Cardinals Linebacker Josh Bynes Getting Noticed
Josh Bynes is still relatively anonymous in the Cardinals locker room.
The veteran inside linebacker signed with the team only eight days ago, but with more performances like the one Saturday night, both Bynes’ visibility and his odds to make the team will increase.
“Hell of a game, bro,” said Pro Bowl guard Mike Iupati as he walked past Bynes following the team’s 20-10 win over the Raiders.
While he hasn’t been around long, Bynes, a former starter with the Lions, has made a quick impression. He finished the game with a team-high six tackles, a forced fumble and a half-sack.
“He’s been a great pick,” coach Bruce Arians said. “I thought (General Manager) Steve (Keim) pulled one out of his hat. He can run. He’s smart. He can pick up the whole playbook in two or three days. I’ve been really impressed with him. Hopefully he can continue to improve.”
Bynes assimilated quickly in practice over the past week, capping it with an interception and a tackle for loss in red zone drills on Thursday. He carried it over to the game, combining with Kareem Martin to bring down Raiders quarterback E.J. Manuel in the second quarter…