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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gardeck (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Gardeck played through the foot injury in this past Monday's win over the Cowboys but logged just 16 defensive snaps while Haason Reddick took the lead role at outside linebacker. Gardeck was limited all week in practice and has a good chance to play this Sunday, but he'll likely operate in a reserve role again if he's able to suit up.
Gardeck (foot) is active for Monday's game versus the Cowboys.
Gardeck is slated to enjoy a major increase in usage Monday because Chandler Jones (biceps) is on IR and Kylie Fitts (hamstring) is inactive. The 26-year-old didn't play a defensive snap this season until Jones got hurt in Week 5, and he ended up logging 10 snaps and two sacks in the process. It was quite a disruptive performance, so even if Haason Reddick starts, Gardeck should see plenty of work.
Gardeck (foot) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Cowboys, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
After starting the practice week on the sidelines, Gardeck logged two straight limited sessions to give him a chance to play Monday. The 26-year-old has played nearly all of his snaps on special teams this season, although he recorded two sacks over 10 defensive snaps last week against the Jets. With Chandler Jones (biceps) done for the year and Kylie Fitts (hamstring) ruled out for Monday, Gardeck could start at outside linebacker and look to add to his sack total.
Gardeck had two solo tackles and two sacks during Sunday's 30-10 win over the Jets.
Gardeck spent the first four weeks of the season playing his usual role as a special-teams captain for the Cardinals, but he filled in admirably for Chandler Jones (biceps) and provided Arizona's defense with much-needed pressure versus the Jets. With Jones expected to miss the remainder of the season due to his biceps injury, the Cardinals may call upon Gardeck to handle a notable role on defense.
Gardeck (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Panthers.
Gardeck will resume his typical duties on special teams, as he hasn't played a defensive snap since entering the league in 2018.
Gardeck (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 8 matchup with the Saints, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck was limited in practice this week and questionable entering Sunday. He's been a significant special teams contributor this season but has yet to see a single defensive snap. He'll figure to see a similar role in Week 8, barring injury to others at his position.
The Cardinals have listed Gardeck (ankle) as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Saints, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck was limited at practice all week and is looking like a true game-time decision. Joe Walker and potentially Zeke Turner (hamstring) could be in line for slightly bigger roles if Gardeck is ultimately ruled out.
Gardeck (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck missed the last two games due to an ankle injury, but he now appears back to full health. He'll provide depth in Arizona's linebacker corps.
Gardeck (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck has not been able to practice for two consecutive weeks after suffering an ankle injury in Week 4. Joe Walker is slated to take over Gardeck's role as a depth option at linebacker for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals have ruled Gardeck (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Gardeck was unable to practice all week after injuring his ankle in last week's loss to the Seahawks. Primarily a depth linebacker, his absence should not have much of an impact on the Cardinals' defense.
Gardeck (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.
Gardeck's absence won't shake up the defensive dynamic, but it's still a major loss, as he has played at least 87 percent of special-teams snaps in each of the first three games. Expect his practice status to be monitored throughout the upcoming week if he doesn't return.
Gardeck (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Gardeck spent the week nursing an ankle injury but appears to have fully recovered. The depth linebacker stands to make most of his impact on special teams but could see limited defensive snaps.
Gardeck is nursing an ankle injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Per coach Steve Wilks, Gardeck will need a good week of practice to convince the coaching staff he's ready for Sunday's contest. Employed as a depth linebacker, Gardeck's primary responsibilities come on special teams. If he can't give it a go, Gerald Hodges may be used in more defensive packages in Week 3.
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|Sun 09/20||vs WAS||W 30-15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||vs DET||L 23-26||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ CAR||L 21-31||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs SEA||W 37-34||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs MIA||L 31-34||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||vs BUF||W 32-30||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/19||@ SEA||L 21-28||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ NE||L 17-20||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||vs LAR||L 28-38||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ NYG||W 26-7||2||0||2||2||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||vs PHI||W 33-26||3||0||3||2||0||0||0||0|
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