The Arizona Cardinals spent a first-round pick on Mississippi’s Robert Nkemdiche in the 2016 NFL draft.
Last month, rookie head coach Kliff Kingsbury cut the defensive tackle after three seasons with the team, a year before his rookie contract expired. His offense? He wasn’t in shape.
He’s since signed with the Miami Dolphins, where he joined the team on the active/PUP list, which means he can practice but is not on the team’s gameday roster.
Judging by a report from Thursday’s preseason pregame drills, he won’t be suiting up on gameday anytime soon.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Nkemdiche couldn’t complete a basic drill that requires players to run the width of the field and back again.
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