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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:13 pm | Updated: 3:10 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Arizona Cardinals have signed seventh-round selections Larod Stephens-Howling and Trevor Canfield to three-year contracts.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Stephens-Howling, a running back, was a backup at the University of Pittsburgh last season to LeSean McCoy, who was a second-round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles. Stephens-Howling rushed for 312 yards on 77 carries (4.1-yard average) with five touchdowns and added 493 yards on 23 kick returns (21.4-yard average) in 13 games for the Panthers. The Johnstown, Pa., native finished his college career with 1,959 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on 429 carries. He also added 52 receptions for 453 yards and a touchdown to go along with 775 yards and one touchdown on 34 kick returns (22.8-yard average).

Canfield, a guard from Cincinnati, was a second-team All-American and was also named a second-team All-Big East Conference selection for the third straight season as a senior in 2008. He finished his collegiate career by starting in 42 of the 48 games he appeared in, including 39 consecutive starts at both left and right guard.

Stephens-Howling and Canfield become the second and third members of Arizona’s 2009 draft class to agree to contract terms after the team previously signed LSU offensive lineman Herman Johnson (fifth round, 167th overall).

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