Defensive end Benson Mayowa takes part in a recent minicamp practice.

The way Benson Mayowa even reached the NFL was already crazy, the veteran defensive end noted, so that the path would continue to be a somewhat twisted one doesn’t matter much.
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Every time you go somewhere new or every time something happens you can’t control, it’s a chip on your shoulder, Mayowa said as minicamp came to a close last week. There is always a chip on my shoulder. When you come to a new situation with new coaches, it has to be a boulder.

As the Cardinals switch to a 4-3 base defense and with starter Markus Golden rehabbing from a torn ACL, the search for depth is paramount as the team enters training camp next month. Mayowa is the lone man on the roster with significant experience beyond Golden and Chandler Jones.

That led to a contract with the Seahawks, and a brief two-game appearance in 2013. After a release, he hooked on with the Raiders for two seasons, getting two sacks and convincing the Cowboys to sign him to a three-year, $8.25 million offer sheet as a restricted free agent. Dallas was in need at the position because of off-field issues at the position with DeMarcus Lawrence, Randy Gregory and Greg Hardy.

Mayowa came through with six sacks in 2016, but fell off Filip Forsberg Youth Jersey to just one last season as the Cowboys overall slipped. Then came his release.

TE Ricky Seals-Jones Like Markus Golden on defense, Jermaine Gresham still has to show he’s ready to be back on the field after an Achilles injury suffered in the 2017 finale. That’s a tight timeline for the season opener. Seals-Jones makes sense, although the blocking aspect could make an impact here.

LT D.J. Humphries Another guy coming off an injury, but Humphries has made nice progress Jake Matthews Jersey in the offseason and seems to be trending just fine to be ready for September.

LG Mike Iupati It was up in the air for a while if Iupati would be back, but he is, after a pay cut. Quietly, he may end up being the key to this line, one way or another.

C A.Q. Shipley Rookie Mason Cole has gotten a lot of reps at center with the backups, but every time Shipley is counted out, he’s in the lineup. And he’s the one guy who has stayed healthy.