Nkemdiche (knee) was placed on the physically unable to perform list Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. It's been a difficult offseason for the 2016 first-round pick. After playing in only 27 of his 48 potential appearances, the Cardinals opted not to pick up Nkemdiche's rookie fifth-year option in May. The edge rusher was then arrested June 6 for speeding and driving on a suspended license -- a legal event that has yet to yield any sort of repercussions while processing through the court systems. Considering Nkemdiche is expected to miss at least some regular-season action while he recovers from a torn ACL he suffered in Week 14 last year, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 24-year-old placed on the regular-season PUP list, but that roster decision likely won't come for a number of weeks.
Nkemdiche (knee) was arrested in Scottsdale, AZ, on June 6 for speeding and driving on a suspended license, Clayton Klapper of ABC 15 Arizona reports. Nkemdiche was reportedly pulled over for going 75 mph in a 45 mph zone and, during the stop, the attending officer discovered Nkemdiche had a warrant issued for his arrest for driving on a suspended license and failing to appear for a court hearing. The Cardinals are aware of the incident but no discipline will likely come until the legal system has run its course.
The Cardinals won't pick up the fifth-year option on Nkemdiche's (knee) rookie contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. Since the Cardinals selected Nkemdiche 20th overall in the 2016 draft, he's been plagued by injuries, culminating with a torn ACL in Week 14 of last season. The struggle to stay healthy has resulted in just 27 appearances in 48 potential games, though he finally flashed some of his potential with 4.5 sacks among 32 tackles in 10 outings in 2018. With his rehab likely to encompass most of the upcoming campaign, the Cardinals seem to be making a cost-cutting move for the future, likely hoping he'll sign a prove-it deal next offseason to reestablish his value.
Nkemdiche (knee) will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn ACL, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Nkemdiche was placed on injured reserve Monday after tearing his ACL in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Over 10 games this season, Nkemdiche had 32 tackles (22 solo) and 4.5 sacks. Zach Moore and Benson Mayowa will likely take over for the remainder of the season.
Nkemdiche (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. Nkemdiche was removed from Sunday's game against the Lions with a knee injury and was unable to return. Though the nature of his injury is unknown, coach Steve Wilks said that Nkemdiche will require surgery.
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