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Arizona Cardinals sign former German Football League star

Posted: 4:28 PM, Mar 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-28 22:28:36Z

The Arizona Cardinals have gone across the Atlantic to sign defensive lineman Moubarak Djeri (pronounced Moo-buh-RACK Jerry).

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Djeri played the last two seasons for the Cologne Crocodiles in the German Football League. Last year, he had 12 sacks, 40 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

A native of Togo, Djeri moved to Germany in 2007 as part of a student exchange program. He helped the Crocodiles win the German junior championship in 2014.

“It was a big dream, and right now it’s life. I'm so excited to be here,” Djeri told "I know the NFL is much faster than the league I played in before, but I’m going to keep working.”

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