Fotu was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports. Fotu was listed as a close contact to a player who caught COVID-19, so he had to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The second-year defensive tackle appeared in 11 games last season, tallying 11 tackles and one sack. Any time he's forced to miss should give undrafted rookie Cam Murray more chances to earn a roster spot with the Cardinals.
Fotu (ankle) has been designated for a return from injured reserve by the Cardinals on Wednesday. Fotu has missed the last three games with the ankle issue but returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since the injury. The Cardinals will have 21 days to activate Fotu, so he could return as early as Sunday's game against the Rams. His return won't affect much from a defensive perspective, as Fotu has supplied just five tackles (two solo) this campaign.
Fotu (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports. Fotu was already ruled out for Sunday's matchup with Buffalo, and he'll instead be out for at least the next three games. Jordan Phillips (hamstring) is also sidelined, leaving Corey Peters, Trevon Coley, Angelo Blackson and Josh Mauro as the only defensive linemen available this weekend.