Momah is getting the nod at tight end with Jermaine Gresham (ribs) absent and Troy Niklas hampered by a hip injury. Granted, Niklas is available, but head coach Bruce Arians will role with the healthy body in the top unit.
Momah (wrist) has been a participant during training camp, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
In particular, Momah hauled in a touchdown catch on fourth and 10 during a situational period at Friday's practice, albeit as part of the third-team offense. Fortunately for the tight end, he appears to be past the broken wrist that forced him to injured reserve last season. With his focus on landing perhaps one spot on the roster behind top options Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas, the latter's injury history could result in a significant snap count in 2017 for Momah, assuming he locks down the No. 3 role.
Momah saw each of his last two seasons cut short due to injury, with a torn ACL in 2015 and a broken wrist in 2016 leading to two straight years on IR. His contract with Arizona runs through 2018 and he'll have a chance to earn a role as one of the team's top tight end options. He's expected to be a full go in time for spring practices after being shut down for the season back in November.
Momah suffered a broken wrist in Sunday's loss to the Panthers that ultimately will end his season after five games. In that time, he recorded two receptions for 50 yards as the
Momah recorded two catches for 50 yards in his five games with the Cardinals this season. The 27-year-old's season is likely over, and it is unclear what his next step will be if he indeed comes to terms on an injury settlement with the team.
|5||10/8/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ LAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
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