Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 2/45 - Kevin Minter, ILB, 6-0, 246, Louisiana State...The Cardinals traded down from 38 to 45, picking up a fourth=-round pick from the Chargers. The Cardinals passed on Manti Te'o because they thought Minter was a better player. He is short but Minter packs a punch. He could play right away because starter Daryl Washington is suspended for the first month. - The Sports Xchange
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03/20/17 - LB Kevin Minter was signed by the Bengals to a one-year contract. The deal could reach a reported $4.5 million. Minter, 26, started every game for the Cardinals in the last two seasons and finished second on the team in tackles each year. He played in 61 consecutive games (including postseason) and helped lead the Cardinals to the playoffs in 2014 and 2015. He has 254 career tackles, with five sacks and 11 passes defensed.
03/19/17 - LB Kevin Minter will join the Cincinnati Bengals, according to multiple outlets. The 26-year-old is heading to Cincinnati after spending the past four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. According to NFL.com, Minter is expected to sign a one-year contract. Last season, Minter compiled 81 tackles and a career-high 3.5 sacks. A second-round draft pick by the Cardinals in 2013, Minter started every game the past two seasons. Minter's career NFL totals include 175 tackles and four sacks. He collected a career-high 94 tackles in 2015. With the Bengals, Minter likely will be slotted into the lineup along with linebackers Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga. Minter is expected to replace Karlos Dansby, who left the Bengals as a free agent to return to Arizona.
10/13/16 - ILB Kevin Minter was a full participant in practice for a second straight day after passing concussion protocol. Minter suffered a mild concussion last Thursday night during the Cardinals' win at the 49ers. It was the first concussion the former LSU player said he has ever experienced. "It made you a little nervous, but I'm good, though," he said. "Doing my tests the other day, I did great on them. I pretty much got everything back within a couple hours after the game. It was the first time, though, so I was like, 'What the (heck) is wrong with me?' But I'm cool now."
10/07/16 - ILB Kevin Minter suffered a concussion against the 49ers and is in concussion protocol. "But it's very mild, he should be fine," coach Brice Arians said.
08/31/15 - ILB Kevin Minter continues to play well. He has developed into an every-down player.
09/19/14 - LB Kevin Minter (quadricep) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the San Francisco 49ers.
09/10/14 - ILB Kevin Minter played with a pectoral injury but he's limited. He played 24 snaps, or 39 percent of the defensive snaps. The Chargers used three-receiver formations most of the game, which kept the Cardinals in nickel.
08/25/14 - ILB Kevin Minter practiced this week for the first time since suffering a pectoral injury in the first preseason game. Minter is trying to avoid surgery and likely will play with a harness.
08/19/14 - ILB Kevin Minter (pectoral) might not play again this preseason after suffering the injury in the opener. The Cardinals are hoping Minter can strengthen the injured area and avoid surgery.
06/01/14 - LB Kevin Minter has been given the initial task of trying to replace Karlos Dansby as the Cardinals' signal-calling inside linebacker and coach Bruce Arians said he likes what he is seeing from the former LSU standout.
"He's a different person," Arians said. "Checking back with his coaches at LSU, his freshman year was kind of what he was like last year; he was like lost. His sophomore year he was thrown into a leadership role and really relished it. He's done a really nice job right now, accepting the role he's got and trying to expand it.
"It's a big responsibility. You're the signal-caller, you're the leader of the defense. He's got very big shoes to fill. Karlos was very dynamic in what he did last year. (Defensive coordinator) Todd (Bowles) schemed very well for him, just like he will for Kevin and whoever else that will be in there."