TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Arizona Cardinals have signed veteran defensive end/outside linebacker Dwight Freeney to a one-year contract.

The 35-year-old Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowl player and three-time first team All Pro, ranks 21st in the NFL in career sacks with 111 ½ and led the league with 16 sacks in 2004.

The move comes after the Cardinals' top outside pass rusher, Alex Okafor, went down with a calf injury in Sunday's 42-17 victory at Detroit.

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