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Cardinals sign draft pick Patrick Wisdom

The Cardinals have signed St. Mary's College third sacker Patrick Wisdom to a contract that includes a bonus of just shy of $700,000.

Wisdom expected to be drafted in the third or fourth round, according to comments he made in his school newspaper and was pleasantly surprised that the Redbirds took him in the sandwich rounds between the first and second trip through the draft order.

Because of his unexpectedly high draft slot, Wisdom was willing to take less that the projected slot bonus of $975,000.