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Arizona Cardinals

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium | Coach: Bruce Arians
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense9th106.8 (17th)262.3 (9th)
Defense1st98.9 (11th)195.1 (2nd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
28Bethel, Justin CB6-02006/17/19905Presbyterian
70Boehm, Evan C6-23108/19/1993RMissouri
65Boggs, Taylor C6-33022/20/19874Humboldt State
27Branch, Tyvon DB6-021012/11/19869Connecticut
46Brewer, Aaron LS6-52307/5/19905San Diego State
12Brown, John WR5-111794/3/19903Pittsburg State
20Bucannon, Deone OLB6-12118/30/19923Washington State
18Bundy, Marquis WR6-42158/5/1994RNew Mexico State
2Butler, Drew P6-12175/10/19894Georgia
93Campbell, Calais DE6-83009/1/19869Miami (Fla.)
7Catanzaro, Chandler K6-32002/26/19913Clemson
41Cooper, Marcus CB6-21922/1/19904Rutgers
38Ellington, Andre RB5-91992/3/19894Clemson
85Fells, Darren TE6-72814/22/19863California-Irvine
11Fitzgerald, Larry WR6-32188/31/198313Pittsburgh
15Floyd, Michael WR6-222011/27/19895Notre Dame
10Golden, Brittan WR5-111867/20/19883West Texas A&M
44Golden, Markus OLB6-32603/13/19912Missouri
52Gooden, Zaviar LB6-12318/31/19903Missouri
84Gresham, Jermaine TE6-52606/16/19887Oklahoma
95Gunter, Rodney NT6-53051/19/19922Delaware State
74Humphries, D.J. T6-530712/28/19932Florida
76Iupati, Mike G6-53315/12/19877Idaho
22Jefferson, Tony SS5-112121/27/19924Oklahoma
75John, Ulrick T6-53075/20/19923Georgia State
31Johnson, David RB6-122412/16/19912Northern Iowa
55Jones, Chandler OLB6-52652/27/19905Syracuse
96Martin, Kareem LB6-62722/19/19923North Carolina
32Mathieu, Tyrann FS5-91865/13/19924Louisiana State
97Mauro, Josh DE6-62822/17/19913Stanford
51Minter, Kevin MLB6-024612/3/19904Louisiana State
54Moore, Sio ILB6-12455/2/19904Connecticut
14Nelson, J.J. WR5-101604/24/19922Alabama-Birmingham
90Nkemdiche, Robert DT6-32969/19/1994RMississippi
57Okafor, Alex OLB6-42612/8/19914Texas
3Palmer, Carson QB6-523512/27/197914USC
98Peters, Corey NT6-33056/8/19887Kentucky
21Peterson, Patrick CB6-12037/11/19906Louisiana State
72Pierre, Olsen DT6-52938/27/19911Miami (Fla.)
92Rucker, Frostee DE6-32809/14/198311USC
53Shipley, A.Q. C6-13075/22/19865Penn State
29Simon, Tharold CB6-32023/6/19914Louisiana State
5Stanton, Drew QB6-32435/7/198410Michigan State
91Stinson, Ed DE6-42872/15/19903Alabama
36Swearinger, D.J. FS5-102052/12/19894South Carolina
30Taylor, Stepfan RB5-92166/9/19914Stanford
61Toner, Cole G6-53003/13/1994RHarvard
89Valles, Hakeem TE6-526011/23/1992RMonmouth (N.J.)
78Watford, Earl G6-33006/24/19904James Madison
73Wetzel, John T6-73287/18/19911Boston College
26Williams, Brandon CB5-112009/9/1992RTexas A&M
33Williams, Kerwynn RB5-81986/9/19913Utah State
94Williams, Xavier DT6-23091/18/19922Northern Iowa
Injured Players
30Bouka, Elie (IR) DB6-12058/15/1992RCalgary
13Brown, Jaron (IR) WR6-22051/8/19904Clemson
59Fua, Alani (IR) OLB6-52341/1/19922Brigham Young
43Jenkins, Mike (IR) DB5-101973/22/19859South Florida
23Johnson, Chris (IR) RB5-112039/23/19859East Carolina
50Martin, Gabe (IR) LB6-22366/5/19921Bowling Green State
69Mathis, Evan (IR) G6-530111/1/198112Alabama
80Momah, Ifeanyi (IR) TE6-725510/23/19892Boston College
87Niklas, Troy (IR) TE6-62709/18/19923Notre Dame
68Veldheer, Jared (IR) T6-83216/14/19877Hillsdale
Practice Squad
 Capi, Cap LB6-32497/11/19921Akron
 Cliett, Reshard OLB6-22224/29/19922South Florida
4Dysert, Zac QB6-32212/8/19902Miami (Ohio)
 Hartfield, Trevon DB6-019511/17/1991RSouthwestern Oklahoma State
 Hubert, Chris WR5-91705/8/1993RFayetteville State
 Johnson, Kaleb G6-43002/22/19931Rutgers
 Leonhardt, Brian TE6-52554/2/19902Bemidji State
34Miller, Harlan CB6-01826/20/1994RSoutheastern Louisiana
35Penny, Elijhaa RB6-22348/17/1993RIdaho
63Price, Givens DT6-431010/3/1994RNebraska
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Arizona6-5311.96-4295.226.42236
 
 
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Position Listing
Corey Peters
News
Peters (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.

Peters was forced to sit out of the Cardinals' loss to the Vikings, but will return on Sunday following the one-week absence. He figures to get the start at nose tackle with Xavier Williams providing depth.

Gabe Martin
News
Martin (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Martin is a depth linebacker and special teamer. The Cardinals promoted Zaviar Gooden from the practice squad to take his place.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Brandon Williams
News
Williams logged no snaps on defense and 12 on special teams in Sunday's defeat in Buffalo.

Williams earned the starting spot opposite Patrick Peterson in Week 1 almost by default due to Justin Bethel's lingering foot injury and the placement of Mike Jenkins (knee) and Elie Bouka (hamstring) on injured reserve. Among other faux pas, Williams was burned off the line by the Patriots' Julian Edelman for an easy touchdown in that contest, spurring the Cardinals to test recent addition Marcus Cooper in Week 2. Cooper took full advantage with two interceptions of Jameis Winston and has now notched exactly seven tackles in back-to-back games. Thus, Williams has thus been relegated to special teams duty for the time being.

Olsen Pierre
Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 13 vs. Washington
No Updates
Rodney Gunter
News
The Cardinals signed two draft picks on Wednesday, the team announced

Second-rounder linebacker Markus Golden and fourth-round defensive end Rodney Gunter both signed contracts with the team.  

Kevin Minter
News
Minter posted seven tackles (six solo), including two tackles for loss, in Sunday's tie with the Seahawks.

With 5.3 tackles per game, Minter is behind last season's pace (5.9 per) but has put together a more well-rounded game log to date. He's already surpassed his sack total entering the campaign, racking up 2.5 to bring his career total to four. Moreover, he's tacked on four tackles for loss, including a stop of Christine Michael for minus-five yards Sunday to push the Seahawks to third and 25 early in the fourth quarter. On the year, the starting ILB pair of Minter and Deone Bucannon have held down the fort in the middle of the Cardinals' defense, helping to keep opponents out of the end zone for nine consecutive quarters.

Reshard Cliett
News
Cliett (hamstring) has returned to practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Cliett suffered an injury on the first day of full contact drills and hasn't practiced in two weeks. The former safety has bulked up since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 draft out of South Florida and is now considered a linebacker, but needs to build up reps and get on the field for games.

Chris Hubert
News
The Cardinals promoted Hubert from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Resigned to the practice squad only Tuesday, Hubert appears to have bested notable tryout Aaron Dobson for the roster spot available following Jaron Brown's (knee) placement on injured reserve. Hubert fared well in the preseason, recording five receptions for 96 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown. Although the Cardinals are suffering through a handful of injuries to wideouts -- Michael Floyd (hamstring) and John Brown (leg) -- Hubert will be hard-pressed to make an impact from the bottom of the depth chart.

Mike Jenkins
News
Jenkins (knee) will be placed on IR, ending his season.

Jenkins was brought in at the beginning of training camp as the Cardinals looked to strengthen the depth of their defensive backfield. However, the veteran suffered an ACL injury in Sunday's preseason game and had to be carted off the field. At 31, it's tough to guess where Jenkins will go from here and if he'll be revitalize his career after a year on the sidelines.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Cap Capi
News
The Jaguars placed defensive end Nordly Capi on the Active/non-football injury list on Tuesday, the team announced. Capi went undrafted out of Akron. 
Deone Bucannon
News
Bucannon (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Completing his first uncapped practice since landing on the injury report last week, the dollar linebacker should resemble his versatile self Sunday in Atlanta. With 7.4 tackles per game on the season, Bucannon is on pace for a career-best 118 stops.

Trevon Hartfield
No Updates
Tharold Simon
News
Simon (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Simon missed the past two games due to an ankle injury, but even now that he's healthy, snaps will be difficult to come by on defense. Instead, special teams are expected to be his domain Sunday in Atlanta.

Ulrick John
News
John was signed by the Cardinals on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of National Football Post reports.

John had been on the Dolphins practice squad but with the Cardinals needing a depth lineman they picked him up. It's unlikely he sees the field any time soon unless the team gets desperate at offensive line.

Tony Jefferson
News
Jefferson totaled seven solo tackles, including a tackle for loss, during Sunday's victory versus the 49ers.

Jefferson opened the season as tackle machine, racking up at least nine in four consecutive games. He's since topped out at seven stops in a given contest and yielded the team lead to Deone Bucannon, but the first Pro Bowl season of Jefferson's career continues unabated. As evidence, Jefferson entered Week 10 with the top grade among safeties against the run, per Pro Football Focus, helping to alleviate Tyrann Mathieu's (shoulder) underwhelming return from another torn ACL.

Elie Bouka
News
Bouka (hamstring) was placed on the Cardinals' injured reserve list on Tuesday.

The Canadian was signed as an undrafted rookie earlier in the offseason, but missed portions of the offseason while recovering from an Achilles injury suffered in 2015. However, he then suffered a lingering hamstring injury that has sidelined him for the majority of training camp. He had a solid chance of making the team had he stayed healthy, though, and will likely be given another opportunity to do so in 2017.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Stepfan Taylor
News
Taylor garnered just four of the Cardinals' 77 offensive snaps in Monday's win versus the Jets.

With a pair of rushes for 14 yards, including one for 12 yards, Taylor matched his carry count on the season. Active for the fifth time in six games, Taylor has been afforded just nine offensive snaps this season, as special teams is his domain with 99 snaps in that realm to date. Expect garbage time to be the extent of his work with the offense as long as the top-2 running backs read David Johnson and Andre Ellington.

Harlan Miller
News
The Cardinals selected Miller in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 205th overall.

Arizona went the small-school route yet again Saturday by taking another secondary player out of a non-FBS program, nabbing Miller out of Southeastern Louisiana. Miller has decent size for a corner, checking in at 6-0, 182 with 31 3/8-inch arms. He lacks elite speed for the position, however, running a 4.57, 40-yard dash at his pro day, but he has been lauded for his fluidity in coverage and his willingness as a tackler. Miller looks to be a project at the next level, but Arizona is an excellent landing spot for developmental defensive backs.

Chandler Catanzaro
News
Catanzaro struck true on both field-goal attempts and one extra point during Sunday's 38-19 defeat in Atlanta.

Catanzaro was afforded a trio of opportunities before halftime, including a 54-yard boot as the final seconds ticked off the clock. If the Cardinals' offensive rhythm had extended to the second half, a season-best performance was possible, but it wasn't meant to be. With one perfect outing after another, he's been one of the team's most consistent performers. However, the lack of explosiveness from Carson Palmer and company hasn't yielded the fruit of Catanzaro's first two seasons, when he averaged 7.1 and 8.6 points per game, respectively. In the current campaign, Catanzaro rings in at 6.1 points, which ranks 25th among kickers.

D.J. Swearinger
News
Swearinger was listed as the Cardinals' starting strong safety on the initial depth chart of training camp, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Surprisingly, Swearinger appears before Tyvon Branch, who was the Cardinals' notable offseason addition to the secondary. Swearinger may have a leg up due to his spell in Arizona last season, but ultimately their participation in the preseason will determine who gets to operate next to a healthy Tyrann Mathieu (knee), once he's cleared for action.

Brittan Golden
News
Golden logged 22 of the Cardinals' 66 offensive snaps Sunday in Atlanta.

For the third time in five games, Golden earned at least 20 snaps, but the increased usage didn't translate to the box score, as he managed one catch (on three targets) for negative one yard. Pressed into action when John Brown was lost due to a hamstring injury, Golden was less than so, but his own groin limited his practice reps last week and may have had a similar impact Sunday. Nonetheless, Golden may be able to sustain the aforementioned usage if Brown requires some time off.

Cole Toner
Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 13 vs. Washington
No Updates
Larry Fitzgerald
News
Fitzgerald corralled all four passes for 53 yards during Sunday's defeat in Atlanta.

Entering the contest, Fitzgerald's average line was 7.4 catches (on 10.6 targets) for 74.9 yards and 0.5 touchdowns, meaning Sunday's output is merely the baseline for the wideout at this point in his career. In fact, the four targets were his fewest since Week 17 of the 2014 season, a span of 29 games (including playoffs). Therefore, Fitzgerald is a great bet to get back in the act next Sunday against a Redskins defense that has given up 13.5 YPC to wide receivers in the current campaign.

Justin Bethel
News
Bethel (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

Bethel was limited in practice throughout the week due to a minor foot issue, but he'll ultimately be able to suit up in week 12. He'll provide depth at cornerback behind Patrick Peterson and Marcus Cooper.

Frostee Rucker
News
Rucker (knee) is active and will play in Thursday's Week 5 tilt against San Francisco, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Rucker was questionable in the lead up to Thursday's game after sitting out since injurying his knee in Week 1. He practiced in a limited fashion this week and will be expected to slide back into the starting lineup, meaning that Rodney Gunter will likely see a reduction in reps.

Tyrann Mathieu
News
Mathieu (shoulder) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Bills, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Taking a seat for the third time in four games, Mathieu is enduring yet another lost season due to injury. At the moment, his previously subluxed shoulder is ailing him, which will place the recently-activated Tyvon Branch into the slot corner role.

Injury
Shoulder - Inactive for Week 13 vs. Washington
Zac Dysert
News
Dysert was re-signed to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Dysert was promoted to the active roster as a result of Carson Palmer being out with a concussion, but then released with Palmer on the mend. Luckily for Dysert, the team has decided to keep him as part of the team, where he will continue to be available on the practice squad should Arizona go through any more quarterback troubles.

Sio Moore
News
Moore was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Moore was released alongside fellow linebacker Sam Barrington as the Chiefs made a series of moves Tuesday. Moore has now been cut by two separate teams so far this season and failed to record a single stat during his stint with the Chiefs. He'll now look to find his way onto yet another roster looking to bolster their linebacker corp.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 13 vs. Washington
Markus Golden
News
Golden recorded a pair of sacks along with 10 tackles in Week 5 against the 49ers.

Golden has been amazing at getting to the quarterback, as he's recorded a sack in each week of the season, but this was the first game in which he recorded more than a single sack, giving him six on the season. In addition, he had a season-high 10 tackles, and he's now recorded at least six tackles in two of his last three games. Until he shows signs of slowing down, he's an automatic starter in IDP leagues.

Evan Mathis
News
The Broncos signed two-time Pro Bowler Evan Mathis to a one-year deal on Tuesday, the team announced.

The deal that brought Mathis to Denver is worth $4 million.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Patrick Peterson
News
Peterson (knee) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Redskins after fully practicing Friday.

Peterson sat out Wednesday's practice due to knee soreness but increased his workload as the week unfolded, culminating with a full session Friday to remove any questions regarding his availability to face Washington's high-powered passing attack.

John Wetzel
News
The Cowboys signed defensive back Jemea Thomas and offensive tackle John Wetzel to the practice squad Tuesday.
D.J. Humphries
News
The Cardinals signed their last remaining unsigned draft pick on Monday. The team signed offensive lineman D.J. Humphries to a four-year, $8.9 million deal, with a $4.74 million bonus, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Humphries was the 24th overall pick in the 2015 draft out of the University of Florida. 

A.Q. Shipley
News
The Cardinals announced that they've signed center A.Q. Shipley to a two-year contract on Wednesday. 

Shipley started five of the 15 games he appeared in for the Colts in 2014, the only season he was with the team. Prior to joining Indianapolis, Shipley spent the 2013 season with the Ravens and started nine games at guard. Shipley also had a previous stint with the Colts in 2012. 

Tyvon Branch
News
Branch (groin) has officially been activated from injured reserve, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Branch -- who hasn't suited up since Week 4 -- was one of three viable candidates Arizona could have chosen to bring back from IR. While it's unclear when he'll first be ready to play again, his impending availability should bolster a defensive unit that has surrendered at least 30 points in each of the past two weeks.

J.J. Nelson
News
Nelson posted two receptions (on four targets) for 30 yards during Sunday's 38-19 loss in Atlanta.

Nelson jumped John Brown in terms of snap count in Week 12 -- 37 versus 26 -- but there's a logical explanation. Brown was removed from the contest due to an unknown hamstring injury. Barely surpassing Brown's one catch for 19 yards, Nelson's usage has waned in four consecutive games, as has his output. Over the past three contests, Nelson has reeled in a miserable five of 15 passes for 59 yards, indicating that Carson Palmer's deep shots have been awry during that stretch.

Carson Palmer
News
Palmer completed 25 of 45 passes for 289 yards to go with two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's loss in Atlanta.

Working behind a piecemeal offensive line, Palmer was again forced to the air 40-plus times for the fourth time in five games. On the other three occasions, he managed to reach 300 yards, but not this time around for one reason. The Falcons ramped up the pressure in the second half, notching two sacks and the game-sealing interception with 1:22 remaining. The result was four drives in which the Cardinals went punt, turnover on downs, touchdown, and the aforementioned pick, cobbling together just one drive greater than four minutes. Palmer will attempt to turn it around next Sunday against the Redskins' 18th-ranked pass defense.

Elijhaa Penny
News
Penny carried a team-high 15 times for 43 yards in Friday's preseason game versus the Raiders. He failed to reel in his only target.

It was a struggle to generate any big plays for Penny, as he managed a long run of just six yards and averaged 2.9 yards per carry. He is seemingly buried on the depth chart at the moment behind Andre Ellington, Chris Johnson, Kerwynn Williams and Stepfan Taylor for backup duties behind David Johnson, and Friday's performance did little to boost his stock.

Mike Iupati
News
Iupati (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Iupati was able to log full practices on both Thursday and Friday, so it is no real surprise to see him suiting up for Sunday night's game despite his injured ankle. He should assume his regular position as the Cardinals' starting left guard.

Taylor Boggs
News
The Friday injury report issued by the Bears for their Week 6 game at Atlanta is headlined by the thumbs-down given to linebackers Lance Briggs (ribs) and Shea McClellin (hand). But they are not the only Chicago players ruled out.

Also red-lighted are offensive linemen Jermon Bushrod (knee/ankle) and Taylor Boggs (hamstring) and safety Ahmad Dixon (hamstring).

The questionables are linebacker Jonathan Bostic (back) and cornerback Sherrick McManis (quad). Safety Chris Conte (concussion), offensive lineman Roberto Garza (ankle), nose tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) and linebacker D.J. Williams (neck) are all probable.

Kareem Martin
News
Martin (knee) will be active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Martin will make his regular season debut Week 4 as he projects to serve as Markus Golden's backup at weakside linebacker.

Earl Watford
News
The Cardinals declared guard Earl Watford, tight end Darren Fells, linebackers Desmond Bishop (hamstring) and Glenn Carson, defensive tackle Ed Stinson (toe), defensive end Josh Mauro and running back Kerwynn Williams inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Marcus Cooper
News
Cooper (foot) was absent from Arizona's final Week 8 injury report, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Cooper was limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday but was a full go on Friday. He likely won't be limited in any fashion come Sunday.

Marquis Bundy
News
Bundy was released by the Cardinals on Friday, Mike Jurecki of AZCentral.com reports.

Bundy signed with the team in June. He was projected as the ninth receiver on the Cardinals depth chart, so this move is not surprising.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 13 vs. Washington
Brian Leonhardt
News
Leonhardt has signed with the Vikings.

Leonhardt joins his home state Vikings with merely seven catches, 39 receiving yards and one touchdown to his name since entering the league in 2014. With such meager production, Leonhardt is more valuable to Minnesota than fantasy owners at this point.

Darren Fells
News
Fells (ankle) was removed from the Cardinals' injury report and will suit up Sunday against the 49ers.

Fells was limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but return in full capacity Friday. He projects to assume his usual role as the Cardinals' No. 2 tight end behind Jermaine Gresham.

Drew Stanton
News
Stanton will start in place of Carson Palmer (concussion) for Thursday's contest at San Francisco, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The NFL's protocol for head injuries exists to protect players from returning too soon, and without clearance from an independent neurologist -- let alone an appearance in practice this week -- Palmer won't make the trip to the Bay Area. Consequently, Stanton will handle quarterback duties for the Cardinals in Week 5, as he did in eight starts during the 2014 campaign. Stanton didn't exactly prosper, though, completing 55 percent of his passes, averaging 203 yards per game, and recording a 6:5 TD:INT ratio.

Andre Ellington
News
Ellington was targeted five times Sunday in Atlanta, corralling two for a season-high 19 yards.

In essence, Ellington only takes the field when David Johnson needs a breather, and the latter is one of the NFL's workhorse backs, as he's one of four players with at least 260 touches to this point in the season. Ellington is thus relegated to whatever he can get, which resulted in two receptions in a game for just the second time in the campaign. If status quo reigns in the Cardinals' backfield, he can expect 2-to-3 looks on a weekly basis.

Kerwynn Williams
News
Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's contest versus the Jets.

Williams has shuttled between the free-agent market and the Cardinals' practice squad and 53-man roster in the current campaign, but his first game action since Week 17 of last season awaits. Head coach Bruce Arians will instead roll with Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor behind workhorse running back David Johnson.

Evan Boehm
No Updates
David Johnson
News
Johnson (finger) wasn't listed on the Cardinals' injury report Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Head coach Bruce Arians revealed Monday that Johnson dislocated a finger Sunday in Atlanta, but he deemed the running back "OK" in the next sentence. Clearly, Johnson is just that, as he handled every practice rep Wednesday. Although the ailment could impact his ball security Sunday against the Redskins, he has lost just one fumble among 265 touches this season. Even if Johnson faces yet another stacked box, Washington's defense has been ripped by running backs this season, allowing 131 yards from scrimmage per game and 14 touchdowns across 11 contests.

Drew Butler
News
Butler re-signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Mike Jurecki of Four Quarters reports.

Butler was injured Week 1 against the Patriots but now appears healthy enough to return to his role as the team's punter. As a result, the team parted ways with replacement starter Ryan Quigley.

Alani Fua
News
Fua was placed on the IR due to a knee injury, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports.

Fua dealt with a knee injury during the early portion of the preseason, but may have suffered a setback resulting in his Injured Reserve designation. The Cardinals signed Joplo Bartu to provide additional depth at inside linebacker with the open roster spot.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Chandler Jones
News
Jones forced a fumble while notching a sack and five tackles Sunday against the Vikings.

Jones has notched a sack in all but three games this season and he's been an outstanding IDP option on that production alone. However, he's also added three forced fumbles, giving him excellent weekly upside due to his playmaking ability.

Xavier Williams
No Updates
Aaron Brewer
News
The Broncos have re-signed long snapper Aaron Brewer to a four-yeal deal Thursday, according to the team's official website. The deal will keep him with the team through 2018.

The former undrafted free agent has been with the Broncos for three years.  Since being signed, he's played on every punt, field goal and extra point snap.

Calais Campbell
News
Campbell notched a pair of sacks along with four tackles while intercepting a pass in the Cardinals Week 5 victory.

As an interior lineman, this stat line was a major jackpot for those who have Campbell in IDP leagues. The sacks he recorded were his first of the year, and he's averaging just three tackles per contest. In leagues that require a defensive tackle on the roster, he does have upside, though it won't likely be reached on a regular basis.

Michael Floyd
News
Floyd (hamstring) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Redskins after fully practicing Friday.

Floyd was limited both Wednesday and Thursday due to a hamstring ailment, but his full session Friday cleared any concern over his status heading into Sunday, when fellow wideout John Brown's (illness) questionable tag could stand to benefit him.

Ed Stinson
News
Stinson (toe) was removed from the Cardinals' injury report Friday.

Stinson missed last week's game against the Falcons due to a toe ailment but practiced in full capacity throughout the entire week. Thus, he appears ready to play again in his usual role as a depth defensive lineman.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 13 vs. Washington
Hakeem Valles
No Updates
Jared Veldheer
News
The Cardinals will have both Larry Fitzgerald and Tyrann Mathieu Week 16 against the Seahawks.

Both players came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play. Fitzgerald is battling a knee injury. Mathieu has a thumb issue.

The team will also have Lorenzo Alexander, Calais Campbell, Paul Fanaika, Larry Foote, Jared Veldheer and Kerwynn Williams for the contest. All six players were listed as probable.

The team's only questionable player, Jaron Brown, is also active. He's dealing with a toe injury.

Injury
Triceps - Injured Reserve
Jermaine Gresham
News
Gresham (illness) was a full practice participant Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Gresham is already past the illness that forced a DNP on Wednesday. With touchdowns in back-to-back games, he'll try to make it three Sunday against a Redskins defense that has conceded three TDs to tight ends over the last four outings.

Zaviar Gooden
News
Gooden was waived by the Lions on Monday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

The Lions added Gooden last week due to several injuries among their linebackers. The team likely feels confident with their health at the position going forward, which explains their decision to waive Gooden.

Givens Price
No Updates
Ifeanyi Momah
News
Momah (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Momah suffered a broken wrist in Sunday's loss to the Panthers that ultimately will end his season after five games. In five games, he recorded two receptions for 50 yards as the Cardinals fourth-string tight end. He is expected to come to an injury settlement with the team.

Injury
Wrist - Injured Reserve
John Brown
News
Brown (illness) is active for Sunday's contest against the Redskins, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

One week removed from being ruled out of a contest with hamstring cramps, Brown will take the field after maxing out at two limited practice sessions. His snap count has wavered all season, likely due to a sickle-cell trait, but he's handled at least 28 in the 10 games in which he's appeared. With that knowledge, he's difficult to tab in lineups, even versus a Washington defense that has given up 184.4 yards per game and four receiving touchdowns to wideouts over the last five outings.

Chris Johnson
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Johnson (groin) won't return this season, as the Cardinals have cleared Tyvon Branch (groin) to practice, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Among players placed on injured reserve, each team can designate just one for activation, and the Cardinals have made their choice due to need. With David Johnson regularly churning out 100 yards from scrimmage on a weekly basis, the elder Johnson would merely be an accessory, while Branch would bolster the back end of the defense. An unrestricted free agent in the offseason, Chris Johnson may have played his last down with the Cardinals.

Injury
Groin - Injured Reserve
Jaron Brown
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The Cardinals signed Brown (knee) to a one-year extension through the 2017 season Wednesday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

Due to uncertainty at wide receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald to start the campaign, Brown was able to make inroads in the offense, receiving between two and six targets in each of the Cardinals' first six games. Brown's eleven receptions went for a clip of 17.0 YPC, and he even reached the end zone during a Week 2 demolition of the Buccaneers. The decision to play on an ailing knee eventually reared its head in Week 7, when he was lost for the season due to a torn ACL. After re-signing with Arizona, he'll provide insurance in the event that unrestricted free-agent wideout Michael Floyd is allowed to walk in the offseason.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Kaleb Johnson
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Alex Okafor
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Okafor (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Okafor ended up missing only one game due to his calf injury, and will now assumedly take on his normal position as a reserve linebacker for the Cardinals.

Robert Nkemdiche
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Nkemdiche is listed as inactive Thursday at San Francisco, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Avoiding the injury report for the first time since Week 2, Nkemdiche will nonetheless take a seat against the 49ers' zone-read scheme, as intimated Tuesday by head coach Bruce Arians. "His ankle looks fine," Arians said of the rookie. "This is a game where if you're in the wrong gap, it's going to be a 50-yard run, so I'm not sure I'm ready to put him in there. We'll see." With a bye week on tap, Nkemdiche's next chance to suit up arrives on Oct. 17 against the Jets.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 13 vs. Washington
Josh Mauro
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The Cardinals have listed the following players as inactive for Thursday's Week 15 matchup with the Rams: safety Tyrann Mathieu (thumb), guards Paul Fanaika (ankle) and Anthony Steen, defensive ends Josh Mauro and Kareem Martin, defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu and linebacker Kenny Demens.

Mathieu and Fanaika had been previously ruled out, while the team's other players on the final injury report are all active.

Troy Niklas
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The Cardinals placed Niklas (wrist) on injured reserve Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

Each team is able to activate one player from injured reserve under new league rules, so Niklas could make a return as early as late November. However, he wasn't making inroads on starting tight end Darren Fells and recorded precisely no yards on his sole catch this season. In a corresponding move, Ifeanyi Momah was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Injury
Wrist - Injured Reserve