Pleasant made one tackle with the Cardinals before being cut by the team in mid-November, and ultimately landing in Green Bay. The 30-year-old then played a depth role with the Packers for the remainder of the regular season, though his usage can largely be attributed to numerous injuries in the secondary. Pleasant is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Pleasant was released by the Cardinals earlier in November, and will now take the place of Korey Toomer on Green Bay's 53-man roster. The seventh-year pro will bring depth and a veteran presence to the Packers' injury-riddled secondary group.
The Cardinals released Pleasant on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Pleasant was signed by the Cardinals on Oct. 20 as a veteran depth piece when Tre Boston went down with an injury. He appeared in just one game and recorded one tackle.
Pleasant spent the preseason with the Patriots but was released just before roster cutdowns at the end of August. Prior to this season, the 29-year-old spent his first six seasons with the Texans serving as a depth option in the secondary, and is likely to have a similar role with the Cardinals.
Pleasant has spent the past six seasons with the Texans as a depth safety option, with his best season coming in 2015 when he registered his first two interceptions and his first forced fumble, while setting a career highs with 36 tackles and six passes defensed. The veteran will add some depth to the Patriots secondary after Nate Ebner (knee), Cyrus Jones (knee) and Jonathan Jones (knee) were all placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
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|2018||Green Bay Packers||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|