Pierre is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Pierre was limited in practice this week due to a thumb injury, but seems to have recovered in time to play Sunday. The 27-year-old should primarily serve as a backup to Robert Nkemdiche, but could see increased playing time with Markus Golden (knee) sidelined.
The nature of Pierre's injury remains unknown, as does the timetable for the 26-year-old's absence. The Cardinals could simply be taking a cautious approach to the recovery of the second-year defensive tackle, who earned a rotational role in the defense last season by accumulating 5.5 sacks.
Pierre finished the 2017 season with 5.5 sacks for the Cardinals, good for second on the team behind league-leader Chandler Jones. The 26-year-old started the season with a minimal defensive role, but close the year as a solid contributor in Arizona's defensive line rotation.
Pierre actually finished second on the Cardinals in sacks behind NFL leader Chandler Jones (17.0), a quality season after starting the year with a minimal defensive role. The 26-year-old enters 2018 as an exclusive-rights free agent, and a return to Arizona would not be surprising given his role in 2017.
Pierre will play Sunday against the 49ers for his first time since Week 5. He hasn't played over 25 defensive snaps in a game yet this season, making it difficult to see him as a fantasy threat at this time.
|5||10/7/18||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/11/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|