Mills, who has 82 starts to his name over six years in the NFL, was one of multiple offensive linemen the Cardinals worked out on Monday.
Arizona Cardinals sign Jordan Mills per report
Mills figures to help the Cardinals make up for the loss of starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who the Cardinals placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Gilbert will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
A former fifth-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2013, Mills has been on five NFL teams. Mills started at right tackle as a rookie for the Bears in 2013 and an additional 13 games in 2014.
According to Ian Rapoport the Arizona Cardinals are signing veteran right tackle Jordan Mills to a one-year contract.
Photo by Al Tielemans/AP The Cardinals have signed offensive tackle Jordan Mills to a one-year contract. The Cardinals wont have Marcus Gilbert the rest of the season, and they are hoping that Jordan Mills can help fill the void at right tackle.
Free agent OT Jordan Mills is signing with the #AZCardinals, source said, on a 1-year, $1.25M deal. He started for the #Bills for years.
Since 2016, Mills has led the Buffalo Bills in total pressures allowed and has posted the lowest pass-blocking grade among the teams qualifying offensive lineman. The ceiling hasnt been very high for Mills thus far in his career, only earning a game grade above 80.0 just once since entering the league in 2013 (Week 13 vs. DAL, 83.9). However, Mills strengths have changed since coming to Buffalo from Chicago. After earning a higher run-blocking grade than pass-blocking grade each of the two seasons in the windy city, Mills has improved his pass blocking while his run blocking has taken a dip. His 47.7 run-blocking grade in 2018 ranked 77th out of 85 qualifying tackles.
Needless to say, Mills salary doesnt require he start, so he may simply be a veteran backup for incumbent starter Justin Murray, who played not awful in his first NFL action.