The Arizona Cardinals have signed fourth-round pick CB Greg Toler to a
three-year, $1.5 million deal which includes a signing bonus of $316,000, a
league source told Scout.com.
Toler (6-0, 193) earned All-CIAA and Little All-American first-team honors as
well as being named Virginia small school Defensive Player of the Year as a
senior in 2008 after collecting a career-high 51 tackles (37 solos), seven
interceptions, and three blocked kicks. The first player from Saint Paul’s ever
to be drafted, Toler set school records with 16 interceptions and 38 passes
defensed during his four seasons.
The Washington, DC native finished his collegiate career with 161 tackles (101
solos), 16 interceptions, 38 passes defensed, four fumble recoveries and one
forced fumble in 40 starts at Saint Paul’s.
Despite being only a Division II standout and also not being invited to the NFL
combine, Toler gained buzz around the NFL before the draft after making a bunch
of visits to various teams and conducting strong personal workouts.
Toler should have a good chance to make the team as a fourth cornerback or
better based on the lack of current depth at the position.
Toler becomes the fifth member of Arizona’s 2009 draft class to agree to
contract terms after the team previously signed LSU OL Herman Johnson
(fifth-round, 167th overall), Illinois OLB Will Davis (sixth-round, 204nd
overall), Pittsburgh running back LaRod Stephens-Howling (seventh-round,
240nd overall), and Cincinnati G Trevor Canfield (seventh-round, 254th
In addition, the Cardinals have released WR Justin Brown. Brown signed
with the team as a rookie free agent out of Hampton on April 27.
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