Originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent on 4/30/10. Waived by Dallas on 9/4/10 and claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Ravens on 9/5/10. Released by Baltimore on 9/15/10 and signed to Cowboys practice squad on 9/18/10. Promoted to active roster on 11/4/10. Released by Cowboys on 9/20/11. Re-signed by the Ravens on 10/4/11 and released on 11/6/11. Signed by Oakland Raiders on 11/17/11. Released by Oakland on 9/1/12 and signed with Miami Dolphins on 11/6/12. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 4/4/13.
2012: Played in eight games with the Dolphins and totaled 10 tackles, a sack, and one pass defensed … released by the Raiders on 9/1 and signed with the Dolphins on 11/6 … made his Miami debut in a reserve role vs. Ten (11/11) … had two tackles and one pass defensed vs. Jax (12/16) … recorded four tackles vs. Buf (12/23) … matched his season high with four tackles and registered his first career sack in season finale @ NE (12/30), taking down Tom Brady for an eight-yard loss.
2011: Spent time with Dallas, Baltimore, and Oakland, playing in 12 combined games and totaling four tackles and one pass defensed … also had 16 kickoff returns for 440 yards and five punt returns for 42 yards … began the season with the Cowboys, playing in two games … had a pass defensed @ NYJ (9/11) … released by Dallas on 9/20 and signed with Ravens on 10/4 … played in three games with Baltimore … made his Ravens debut vs. Hou (10/16), returning two kickoffs for 53 yards … assisted on one tackle @ Jax (10/24) … released on 11/6 … signed with Oakland on 11/17 and played in the final seven games of the season … made Raiders debut @ Min (11/20) … collected two tackles @ Mia (12/4) … set a career high with 149 yards on three kickoff returns, including a career-long 91-yard return to open the game and set up a FG @ KC (12/24) … had one tackle in the season finale vs. SD (1/1/12).
2010: Played in nine games with the Cowboys and collected 15 tackles, one pass defensed, and one INT that he returned for a TD … also had eight punt returns for 165 yards and a TD and returned 23 kickoffs for 507 yards … after being waived by the Cowboys on 9/4, was claimed by the Ravens on 9/5 … inactive @ NYJ (9/13) … released by Baltimore on 9/15 and signed to Cowboys practice squad on 9/18 … promoted to Dallas’ active roster on 11/4 … made NFL debut and recorded first career tackle @ GB (11/7); also set career high with five kick returns for 139 yards … in second career game, returned his first career INT 101 yards for a TD @ NYG (11/14); set Cowboys franchise record for longest INT return and became just the second rookie in the Super Bowl era with a 100-yard INT return for a TD (Louis Delmas, Detroit, 12/20/09); also had a career-high five tackles; earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors … scored a TD for the second straight game vs. Det (11/21), returning a punt 97 yards for a score; marked the second-longest punt return in franchise history; named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week … tied a career high with five tackles @ Ind (12/5) … returned four kickoffs for 89 yards and two punts for 54 yards vs. Was (12/19).
Played in 48 games at SMU and totaled 186 tackles and 11 INTs … had 54 tackles, three INTs, 13 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery as a senior in ’09 … also returned two blocked kicks for TDs and had 34 kickoff returns for 824 yards … started 11 games and collected 35 tackles, three INTs, a sack, and one forced fumble as a junior … started all 12 games in ’07, playing cornerback and safety … recorded 59 tackles, seven passes defensed, and four INTs … was an All-Freshman Conference USA pick in ’06 and co-winner of the James Bradley “New Mustang” award for consistent play … played in 11 games and started three of the last four, totaling 38 tackles, four passes defensed, one INT, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
Attended Putnam City (Oklahoma City, OK) High School where he led the team to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the state quarterfinals … rated the 20th best player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com and 25th by The Daily Oklahoman … played only three games as a senior after suffering a broken leg, but still had six TDs, one INT, and one fumble recovery … also lettered in basketball and track … majored in Economics.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians stops by NFL Total Access to give his thoughts on the current NFL playoff system and hints at which players he will be targeting in free agency and the draft.