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Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Reaches three-year deal with Cards
Gardeck signed a three-year, $12 million contract with Arizona on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Gardeck has primarily played special teams during his four years with the Cardinals, though he did play a career-high 159 defensive snaps in 2021. He also had seven sacks despite playing only 93 defensive snaps during the 2020 campaign, which are his only sacks through 58 career games.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Activated by Arizona
Gardeck (knee) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.
Gardeck spent most of training camp on the PUP list as he recovered from a torn ACL that he sustained late last year, and he also suffered a hand injury in practice just before Week 1. The 27-year-old played just 93 defensive snaps in 2020 but recorded seven sacks, including six sacks across his final three appearances of the year.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Designated to return from IR
The Cardinals designated Gardeck (knee) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck was placed on IR before Week 1 as he continued to rehab from a torn ACL that he sustained late last season. With the move, the Cardinals will have three weeks to activate him to their 53-man roster. The 27-year-old linebacker appeared in 14 games for Arizona last year and registered seven sacks in a limited defensive role.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Lands on injured reserve
Gardeck (knee/hand) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Gardeck has been recovering from a torn ACL that he sustained late last season, but he also sustained a hand injury in practice recently. While the linebacker had already been ruled out for Sunday's season opener, he'll be ineligible for the first three weeks of the year following his placement on IR.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Out Sunday
Gardeck (knee) won't play in the Cardinals' season opener Sunday against the Titans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck came off the Cardinals' PUP list right after Arizona's preseason finale, but he is still recovering from the ACL tear he sustained late last season. While the linebacker is nearing his return, he won't be able to play in the season opener. Expect Chandler Jones to see extended playing time with Gardeck out.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Back from PUP list
Gardeck (knee) was activated off the PUP list Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck opened training camp on the PUP list as he completed his recovery from the ACL tear suffered late last season, but he's now ready to take the field. The 27-year-old broke out with 16 total tackles and seven sacks while playing only 93 defensive snaps in 14 games during 2020.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Stuck on PUP list
The Cardinals are placing Gardeck (knee) on the PUP list, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.
Coming back from an ACL tear suffered in Week 15 last year, Gardeck could stay on the PUP list into the regular season, which would rule him out for the first six games. It's also possible he's ready to practice at some point in August, in which case he could end up playing Week 1. After breaking out for seven sacks in 14 games last year, Gardeck signed a second-round restricted free agent tender in the offseason, locking him in for a $3.38 million salary. He'll likely come off the bench as an edge rusher again, behind projected starters Chandler Jones and Markus Golden.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Signs tender with Cardinals
Gardeck (knee) signed his second-round tender Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck, who continues to recover from surgery to address an ACL tear suffered Week 15, will stick with Arizona for the 2021 campaign. He's been a key special-teams contributor for the Cardinals over the past three years.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Gets second-round tender
Gardeck (knee) was given a second-round tender by the Cardinals on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
This move will grant Arizona the right to match any offer sheets the restricted free agent receives, ensuring the team will hold onto Gardeck if it wants to. Gardeck is coming off knee surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered Week 15, but he was in the midst of a breakout campaign prior to the injury, racking up seven sacks in just 93 defensive snaps. The second-round tender also guarantees Gardeck a salary of no less than $3.38 million, so the former undrafted rookie is getting a substantial raise to reward last season's efforts.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Undergoes ACL surgery
Gardeck underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck tore his ACL on the final play of the Week 15 win over the Eagles, and he'll undergo surgery with hopes of returning at 100 percent in 2021. The 26-year-old linebacker was a revelation for the Cardinals this season. Gardeck didn't play a defensive snap over his first 34 NFL games, but he finally received an opportunity in Week 5 and posted two sacks over 10 snaps. He continued that momentum and finished with seven sacks over the final 10 games despite totaling just 93 defensive snaps. He'll be a restricted free agent in March.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: To be placed on IR
Gardeck (knee) will be placed on injured reserve, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
There was optimism that Gardeck could return this week after being carted off the field last Sunday during a win over the Eagles, but it turns out that he has suffered a season-ending knee injury. It's a tough blow for the third-year pro, who has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign with seven sacks -- including five over his last three games. Markus Golden could receive more snaps with Gardeck sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Likely a game-time decision
Gardeck (knee) will likely be a game-time decision on Saturday according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Arizona Republic Guild reports.
Gardeck was carted off the field Sunday against the Eagles but is working through the injury according to Kingsbury. The 26-year-old linebacker has had five sacks over the past three games in only 35 defensive reps. Should he be ruled out, look for Markus Golden to potentially see an uptick in snaps Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Carted off Sunday
Gardeck was carted to the locker room with an undisclosed injury during Sunday's 33-26 win against the Eagles, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
With a Week 15 sack of Jalen Hurts, Gardeck established a Cardinals franchise record by becoming the first undrafted player to reach six sacks in a season, surpassing Olsen Pierre's 2017 mark of 5.5. He's been incredibly productive on a limited workload, especially of late, with three sacks on 11 defensive snaps over his preceding two appearances entering Sunday. For as long as the Sioux Falls standout remains unavailable, depth at outside linebacker will be depleted behind Haason Reddick and Devon Kennard.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Dennis Gardeck: Good to go Sunday
Gardeck (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Gardeck will play through his lingering foot injury for a second straight contest. He'll handle his usual reserve role in Arizona's linebacker corps versus Seattle.... See More ... See Less
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