The Cardinals cut Mauro on Tuesday, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports. After spending his first four seasons in Arizona, Mauro returned to the desert last season, but he only appeared in three games, registering five tackles and one sack. The 30-year-old will now look elsewhere to find a new opportunity for the 2021 campaign.
The Cardinals waived Mauro (hamstring) off injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Mauro signed a contract with the Cardinals in October of 2021 and, after three games, he landed on IR with a hamstring injury. Zach Allen likely will continue playing most of the defensive snaps for the Cardinals with Mauro off the team.
Mauro (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday. Mauro has spent three weeks on IR, and he'll start preparing to be activated. The Cardinals have a 21-day window to activate the 29-year-old defensive end. If he's able to return this week against the Eagles, Mauro could handle a substantial workload because Jordan Phillips (hamstring) has already been ruled out.
Mauro was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury Saturday. Mauro joined the Cardinals during the bye week and had five tackles and one sack in a rotational role over the past three games, but he'll now be sidelined for at least the next three contests. Zach Allen (ankle), fresh off injured reserve, should fill the vacated snaps for Arizona.
The Jaguars placed Mauro on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Mauro had his suspension lifted Monday and was expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Lions, but now he'll need to clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols before returning to team activities.
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