first_img Comments   Share   Christian was viewed as a hybrid safety who could play in the box but also had the speed to play in pass coverage. Cardinals scout and former safety Adrian Wilson was credited with persuading general manager Steve Keim to pick him 167th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. Safety Marqui Christian backs up during Cardinals rookie mini-camp Friday, May 6. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals wanted to re-sign rookie safety Marqui Christian to their practice squad after cutting their 2016 fifth-round pick on Tuesday. Their next opponent and NFC West rival didn’t give them the chance.The Los Angeles Rams, who visit University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, picked Christian off the waiver wire Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.Arizona head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday during his interview with Sirius XM NFL that the team hoped to add Christian, a hard-hitting 5-foot-10, 196 pound safety out of Midwestern State, back onto the practice squad. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more