Valentine signed a contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday. Valentine's spot on the active roster comes following the placement of Robert Nkemdiche (knee) on injured reserve. The Cardinals signed Valentine off Seattle's practice squad, and will utilize the third-year pro as a backup to Rodney Gunter and Corey Peters.
Valentine played 14 snaps during the team's first preseason contest. Valentine's 14 snaps was the first game action the Nebraska product received since landing on injured reserve last season. It's been almost a year coming, but Valentine seems ready to put his knee injury in the rearview mirror with the 2018 season on the horizon.
Valentine (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints. Valentine practiced on a limited basis Thursday but sat out Wednesday and Friday's sessions, so this isn't a major surprise. Undrafted rookie Adam Butler could see an enhanced role with Valentine missing his second consecutive game to start the season.
Valentine (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday. Valentine is slated to be a valuable depth asset on the defensive line since undrafted rookie Adam Butler (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday. Without any injuries for the starters, though, Valentine isn't set to be a fantasy-relevant player.
Valentine (knee) is inactive for the Patriots season opener against the Chiefs on Thursday. This was expected as Valentine was listed as doubtful and did not practice this week. The Patriots will be a bit short on defensive line depth Thursday, and have to hope the 23-year-old can return next week.
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