Dylan Cantrell is headed to the Airzona Cardinals to reunite with his old coach, Kliff Kingsbury.
This news comes from ESPN’s Field Yates, and contains an interesting statement that Cantrell could be moved to tight end.
The Cardinals have signed former Chargers WR Dylan Cantrell, who played for Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech. Sounds like he might work at tight end (6-3, 226 coming out of college). Intriguing developmental player.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 1, 2020
The former Red Raider accounted for over 1800 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns during his time in Lubbock and would eventually be drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2017.
Unfortunately for Cantrell, his professional career has been almost put on hold due to injuries after suffering a bone bruise in his foot in 2018 and a shoulder injury in 2019. Since Cantrell has either been on injured reserve or stuck on the Chargers practice squad, he is yet to start an NFL game.
Enter Kliff Kingsbury. Kingsbury has given Cantrell a second chance in the NFL, and according to the report, he is being signed as a TE. With Cantrell’s 6’3” size and blocking ability, he is capable of playing the TE position. Kingsbury played Cantrell at the H-back position consistently while at Texas Tech and it will be intriguing to see if that will continue.
i get the feeling Dylan Cantrell loves blocking pic.twitter.com/gmNMYB0oSF— Alistair's Cut-ups (@alistairscutups) March 30, 2018
finishing his block! pic.twitter.com/aQ9DIVOg1j— Alistair's Cut-ups (@alistairscutups) March 31, 2018
While this is no guarantee from Kingsbury, I’m certainly fascinated by the move and would love to see Dylan Cantrell suit up for an NFL game.