IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys have signed their eighth player of the offseason to a “futures” contract in inside linebacker Brashton Satele.
Satele, 6-0, 248 pounds, worked out for the Cowboys in December at which time they also worked out outside linebacker Baraka Atkins, whom they signed this week.
Satele was among the New York Jets final cuts in 2011 after spending the previous season on the practice squad. He started nine of 35 games at Hawaii but did not play as a senior because of a shoulder injury.
With Bradie James and Keith Brooking set to become free agents, the Cowboys lack depth behind Sean Lee and Bruce Carter. The only other inside linebacker is Orie Lemon, who spent the year on the practice squad.