Phillips signed a one-year contract with the Bills on Thursday. Phillips dealt with various injuries across his two years with the Cardinals and played in just nine games in each of those seasons. The 29-year-old recorded 22 tackles (14 solo), three sacks and two pass defenses in 2021 but will now return to Buffalo, where he racked up a career-high 9.5 sacks in 2019. Phillips was sidelined with a knee injury to close out the 2021 campaign but should be available for offseason activities.
The Cardinals released Phillips (knee) on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Phillips inked a three-year, $30 million contract with Arizona ahead of the 2020 campaign, but he was limited to nine games in each of the past two seasons and totaled only five sacks. The 29-year-old will likely need to settle for a more modest contract in free agency this time around.
Phillips (knee) is inactive Monday against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Phillips hasn't played since getting hurt in Week 15 against the Lions. Leki Fotu will likely continue to see extra opportunity on the edge behind starters Zach Allen and J.J. Watt.
Phillips (knee) will not play Sunday against the Seahawks, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Phillips suffered the injury in Week 15 against the Lions and hasn't played since. He was also unable to log any kind of practice time this week. Leki Fotu will likely continue to see extra snaps Sunday against the Seahawks, while Phillips will work to be ready for the playoffs.
Phillips (knee) is out for Sunday's game against Dallas, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Phillips failed to practice all week and has been ruled out for his second consecutive contest. Leki Fotu saw an uptick in playing time in Phillips' absence and should maintain a significant role once again.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|1||09/08||@Los Angeles Rams||15|
|6||10/16||@Kansas City Chiefs||25|
|8||10/30||Green Bay Packers||23|
|9||11/06||@New York Jets||10|
|13||12/01||@New England Patriots||14|
|14||12/11||New York Jets||10|
|18||01/08||New England Patriots||14|