The Cardinals placed Gonzalez (back) on injured reserve Saturday. Gonzalez will be forced to miss the final three games of the regular season due to his back injury. Through 12 appearances with the Cardinals this season, Gonzalez has converted 16 of 22 field-goal attempts (73 percent) and 38 of 39 extra-point tries. In a corresponding move, Arizona elevated Mike Nugent.
The Cardinals have ruled Gonzalez (back) out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Arizona Republic reports. Gonzalez didn't practice in any fashion Wednesday through Friday, so he'll be sidelined for a second straight game while he contends with the back issue. In Gonzalez's stead, Mike Nugent will likely be elevated from the practice squad once again to handle kicking duties for Arizona. Nugent proved to be a capable replacement in the Cardinals' Week 14 win over the Giants, knocking down all four of his field-goal tries and both of his point-after attempts.
Gonzalez (back) didn't practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Gonzalez was seen working out on the side during the open portion of the session, setting the stage for his second straight DNP. He'll have one more chance to prove the health of his back this week, but if he's unable to do so the Cardinals are poised to elevate Mike Nugent from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Gonzalez (back) was spotted working off to the side Thursday and looks set to go down as a non-participant at practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. While it's somewhat encouraging that Gonzalez wasn't absent from practice entirely, the kicker will likely need to join the main group in some fashion Friday to have a shot at playing Sunday against the Eagles. If Gonzalez is sidelined for a second straight week, however, the Cardinals would likely call up Mike Nugent from the practice squad to handle kicking duties.
Gonzalez (back) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. A late addition to the injury report last week due to a back injury, Gonzalez was ruled out prior to this past Sunday's game versus the Giants. Now that he's absent entirely to begin Week 15 prep, he may be trending toward a second straight inactive status. If Gonzalez sits out Sunday against the Eagles, the Cardinals will turn to practice squad member Mike Nugent at kicker.
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