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Cards extend invite to LB Ryan Watson despite Air Force duties

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians does not like a new rule implemented by the Air Force on the day of the first round of the NFL draft that prevents Academy cadets from postponing their two-year active-duty military commitment so they could play in the NFL.

"I think it's dumb," Arians said after Friday's rookie minicamp practice.

Arizona invited Air Force linebacker Ryan Watson to its three-day rookie minicamp this weekend knowing they wouldn't be able to sign him to a contract. Arians said he wanted to give Watson a "good look and give him the opportunity.