Head coach Bruce Arians was noncommittal Monday about Logan's ability to return this season, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. Speaking about Logan's wrist, Arians said, "It's just not loosening up."
Tabbed in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, a healthy Logan would have provided an explosive returner and been among David Johnson's (wrist) replacements in the backfield. However, Logan's rookie season went awry when he dislocated his wrist in the Hall of Fame Game. The Cardinals were hopeful for a midseason return, but his wrist continues to experience tightness and push off an appearance at practice.
According to head coach Bruce Arians, Logan will attempt to field punts with a brace on his wrist next week so the team can get a sense of "where he's at" in his recovery. Once Logan takes part in practice, a three-week window will open in which the Cardinals can activate him from IR. If the team designates Logan as one of their two players to return from IR, they would forfeit the chance to activate both David Johnson and Carson Palmer before season's end.
Logan (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Paul Calvisi of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
The Cardinals' decision to wait until Monday means the 2017 fifth-round pick will be eligible to return from injured reserve until after Week 8. Logan could be back around midseason, as his timetable was estimated at 12 weeks when he suffered a dislocated wrist in early August. The return game represents his best shot at a significant rookie-year contribution.
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