Cardinals release corner Barksdale, sign Ford as replacement

FLAGSTAFF (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals signed cornerback Trevor Ford and released cornerback Rashad Barksdale on Friday.

Ford, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Troy by Green Bay in 2008, appeared in three games for the Packers last season after being signed from their practice squad Nov. 24.

Barksdale, a sixth-round pick by Philadelphia in 2007, played in six games for Kansas City that year. He was on the New York Giants practice squad in 2008 and the Cardinals practice squad last season.