TEMPE, Ariz., March 16 (UPI) -- The Arizona Cardinals, continuing to be active in the offseason, have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Russell Davis on a three-year contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Davis, 27, claimed off waivers from the Chicago Bears just before the 2000 season, led all Cardinals' linemen last year with 36 solo tackles. He also had two sacks and two pass deflections while starting all 16 games.
The Arizona Republic reported Sunday that Davis cancelled a planned trip to Green Bay because of the new deal. He carried out his plan to test free agency.
Arizona allowed quarterback Jake Plummer and star receiver David Boston to leave via free agency, but has signed 11 players over the last four days. Among five newcomers were Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson and quarterback Jeff Blake.
The Cardinals also have signed offensive linemen Frank Garcia and Raleigh Roundtree, linebackers Greg Jones and James Darling, and fullback James Hodgins.
Also, they are expected to offer a contract to veteran running back Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time rushing leader, as early as Monday.