Nick Eason DL ARI May 25 '12
Cardinals DL Nick Eason has dropped 40 pounds to 282 after taking up boxing and changing his diet this offseason.
"I realized that I could probably help myself and extend my career if I lost a little weight," Eason said. The difference is huge. I feel a lot quicker now. I have a lot more endurance." The 32-year-old graded out poorly as a run defender in 2011, according to Pro Football Focus.
Nick Eason DL ARI Jul 28 '11
Cardinals agreed to terms with DE Nick Eason on a two-year contract.
The 31-year-old Eason has ties to new Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton from their time together in Pittsburgh. Beat writer Kent Somers confirms that this signing was made strictly for depth. Eason knows the zone-blitz schemes Horton learned from Dick LeBeau, but he wouldn't be effective in a big role.