Arizona Cardinals

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium | Coach: Steve Wilks
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense32nd64.6 (32nd)156.1 (31st)
Defense24th148.3 (32nd)233.9 (11th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
36Baker, Budda SS5-101951/10/19962Washington
23Benwikere, Bene' DB6-01959/3/19915San Jose State
41Bethea, Antoine FS5-112067/27/198413Howard
33Boston, Tre DB6-12056/25/19925North Carolina
9Bradford, Sam QB6-422411/8/19879Oklahoma
46Brewer, Aaron LS6-52327/5/19907San Diego State
20Bucannon, Deone LB6-12118/30/19925Washington State
57Bynes, Josh LB6-12358/24/19897Auburn
75Clausell, Blaine T6-63301/31/19921Mississippi State
64Cole, Mason C6-53073/28/1996RMichigan
32Coleman, Derrick RB6-023310/18/19905UCLA
79Cunningham, Korey T6-63115/17/1995RCincinnati
4Dawson, Phil K5-112001/23/197520Texas
29Edmonds, Chase RB5-92054/13/1996RFordham
11Fitzgerald, Larry WR6-32188/31/198315Pittsburgh
30Ford, Rudy DB6-020411/6/19942Auburn
92Gardeck, Dennis LB6-02428/9/1994RSioux Falls
7Glennon, Mike QB6-622512/12/19896NC State
44Golden, Markus DE6-32603/13/19914Missouri
84Gresham, Jermaine TE6-52606/16/19889Oklahoma
95Gunter, Rodney DT6-53051/19/19924Delaware State
51Hodges, Gerald LB6-22361/17/19916Penn State
85Holmes, Gabe TE6-52553/29/19913Purdue
74Humphries, D.J. T6-530712/28/19934Florida
76Iupati, Mike G6-53315/12/19879Idaho
31Johnson, David RB6-122412/16/19914Northern Iowa
55Jones, Chandler DE6-52652/27/19907Syracuse
13Kirk, Christian WR5-1120011/18/1996RTexas A&M
2Lee, Andy P6-11858/11/198215Pittsburgh
22Logan, T.J. RB5-101959/3/19942North Carolina
91Mayowa, Benson DE6-32658/3/19916Idaho
56Moore, Zach DE6-62759/5/19902Concordia-St. Paul
62Munyer, Daniel C6-13053/4/19922Colorado
14Nelson, J.J. WR5-101604/24/19924UAB
90Nkemdiche, Robert DT6-42969/19/19943Ole Miss
97Odenigbo, Ifeadi DE6-32754/8/19941Northwestern
98Peters, Corey DT6-33056/8/19889Kentucky
21Peterson, Patrick CB6-12037/11/19908LSU
72Pierre, Olsen DT6-52938/27/19913Miami (FL)
 Pleasant, Eddie DB5-1021012/17/19886Oregon
67Pugh, Justin G6-53118/15/19906Syracuse
43Reddick, Haason LB6-12359/22/19942Temple
3Rosen, Josh QB6-42182/10/1997RUCLA
86Seals-Jones, Ricky TE6-52433/15/19952Texas A&M
16Sherfield, Trent WR6-12052/26/1996RVanderbilt
71Smith, Andre T6-43251/25/198710Alabama
28Taylor, Jamar CB5-111929/29/19906Boise State
47Turner, Ezekiel LB6-22146/9/1996RWashington
68Vujnovich, Jeremy G6-530010/12/19902Louisiana Coll.
59Walker, Joe LB6-223612/11/19923Oregon
73Wetzel, John G6-73287/18/19913Boston College
26Williams, Brandon CB6-02009/9/19923Texas A&M
10Williams, Chad WR6-120410/19/19942Grambling State
Injured Players
52Cash, Jeremy (IR) LB6-023012/9/19923Duke
59Dora, Vontarrius (IR) DE6-42569/7/19921Louisiana Tech
37Foster, D.J. (IR) RB6-019511/22/19933Arizona State
42Howard, A.J. (IR) DB5-1120312/23/1995RAppalachian State
50Martin, Gabe (IR) LB6-22366/5/19922Bowling Green
 Owens, Jonathan (IR) DB5-112107/22/1995RMissouri Western State
3Palmer, Carson (IR) QB6-523512/27/197915Southern California
53Shipley, A.Q. (IR) C6-13075/22/19867Penn State
Practice Squad
 Friend, Kyle C6-23054/3/19941Temple
 Jones, Chris DB6-01958/13/1995RNebraska
 Kamalu, Ufomba LB6-629511/2/19923Miami (FL)
6Kanoff, Chad QB6-421910/6/1994RPrinceton
 Shelton, Coleman C6-52857/28/1995RWashington
65Tasini, Pasoni DT6-33075/31/19931Utah
17Tolliver, Jalen WR6-321012/30/1995RArkansas-Monticello
89Vollert, Andrew TE6-52453/15/1995RWeber State
 Wilds, Brandon RB6-02207/22/19931South Carolina
 
 
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Position Listing
Dennis Gardeck
No Updates
Corey Peters
News
Peters (elbow) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Peters' presence will be a considerable boon for Arizona's offense, with fellow defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (foot) inactive. All signs point toward Peters receiving a full defensive workload against San Francisco on Sunday.

Jalen Tolliver
No Updates
Gabe Martin
News
Martin had two solo tackles in three games with Arizona in 2017.

Martin was signed to the Cardinals' 53-man roster in late November off the Saints practice squad and served as a reserve linebacker and special teams player. The 25-year-old isn't guaranteed to remain with Arizona and is likely to be battling for a roster spot in training camp, wherever he ends up.

Injury
Achilles - Injured Reserve
Brandon Williams
News
Williams is dealing with an apparent ankle injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Williams was held out of Sunday's preseason contest due to the ankle issue. The Cardinals are hoping Williams will be able to suit up for Thursday's preseason finale as they hope to further evaluate his worth. As it currently stands, Williams seems to be on the roster bubble.

Olsen Pierre
News
Pierre (toe) is active for Sunday's game against Seattle, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Pierre will suit up after missing the last two games of the regular season due to a toe injury. The defensive tackle will serve as the primary backup to Robert Nkemdiche.

Zach Moore
News
Moore was signed to the Panthers' 53-man roster Saturday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Moore had been residing on the team's practice squad so far this season. The 27-year-old takes the roster spot of offensive lineman John Theus (concussion), who was placed on injured reserve, and should serve as a depth option on the defensive line.

Coleman Shelton
No Updates
Rodney Gunter
News
Gunter totaled 17 tackles (11 solo) and one sack in 16 games with the Cardinals in 2017.

Gunter's production in 2017 was similar to his first two seasons in the league as he remains in a reserve role in the defensive line rotation. The 25-year-old is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2018 and appears slated to serve as starting nose tackle Corey Peters' backup once again.

Pasoni Tasini
No Updates
Andre Smith
News
Smith (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game at Minnesota.

Smith sustained the injury last week but is good to suit up Sunday. Mike Iupati (shoulder) is also active, keeping Smith in a reserve role.

Derrick Coleman
News
Coleman signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Coleman spent the 2017 campaign with the Falcons, recording two carries for eight yards and a pair of receptions for 20 yards. More importantly, he suited up in all 16 games and was an asset as a blocker, so Arizona brought him aboard with the hope that he would provide similar reliability on those fronts. The expectation is that Coleman will operate as the team's starting fullback right away ahead of other potential options like Elijhaa Penny and undrafted rookie Austin Ramesh.

Jamar Taylor
News
Taylor (back) is active for Thursday's game against the Broncos.

Taylor appears to have fully recovered from a lingering back injury and will suit up against the Broncos. The starting cornerback will attempt to contain the Case Keenum-led passing attack.

Chris Jones
No Updates
Deone Bucannon
News
Bucannon (knee) is expected to return to practice this week, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Bucannon hyperextended his left knee over two weeks ago and has been sidelined since, but it looks like he's finally healthy enough to return to the practice field. Expect an update on Bucannon's status when he does ultimately participate in practice this week.

Sam Bradford
News
Bradford (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

As expected, Bradford has yielded the No. 2 job to Mike Glennon after losing the starting QB gig to Josh Rosen last weekend. Unless something happens to the duo, Bradford seems destined to be deactivated on game day for the foreseeable future.

Daniel Munyer
News
Munyer re-signed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Munyer will give the Cardinals some added depth on the offensive line after beating out two draft picks in training camp last season. He only appeared in one game before landing on injured reserve with a toe injury last November .

Phil Dawson
News
Dawson converted his lone field-goal and extra-point attempt in Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

Dawson got off to a solid start with a 43-yard field goal in the first quarter, but the Cardinals offense found little breathing room most of the evening. The 43-year-old has made three of five field-goal attempts and all 11 extra points through the first seven games, but his scoring opportunities remain minimal due to Arizona's struggling offense.

T.J. Logan
News
Logan returned three kickoffs for 49 yards during Sunday's 43-0 loss to the Rams.

On the field for all five Rams kickoffs, Logan otherwise didn't receive any reps, either on offense or other special-teams units. With David Johnson and Chase Edmonds taking on all the snaps at running back, Logan will be contained to his current role for the foreseeable future. However, Logan would be the next man up in the event of an injury.

Chad Kanoff
No Updates
Chase Edmonds
News
Edmonds totaled five carries for nine yards and three catches (on three targets) for 12 yards during Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

In what quickly became a blowout, the Cardinals gave Edmonds his most run of the season -- 22 snaps on offense -- which he turned into his second-most yards from scrimmage (21) as a professional. The Cardinals axed offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday, so it remains to be seen if Edmonds' workload will be little more than scraps left behind by starter David Johnson, or something more. At the very least, Edmonds' do-it-all skill set allows him to get involved in all aspects of the offense.

Chad Williams
News
Williams brought in four of eight targets for 34 yards Thursday in the Cardinals' 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

Williams' modest catch total served as a season high, despite the fact the second-year receiver has already logged 23 targets through five games. The 24-year-old remains behind the emerging Christian Kirk and trusted veteran Larry Fitzgerald in production, but he could conceivably put up better numbers if rookie quarterback Josh Rosen continues peppering him with targets as he furthers his own development. Williams will look to build on Thursday's effort against the 49ers in a Week 8 divisional battle.

Ifeadi Odenigbo
No Updates
Larry Fitzgerald
News
Fitzgerald brought in four of eight targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' 45-10 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.

Fitzgerald logged the only touchdown of the game for the Cardinals when he hauled in a four-yard scoring dart from Josh Rosen just before the halfway point of the third period. It was notably the veteran receiver's first trip to the end zone this season, while his 40 receiving yards actually represented his best total since a 76-yard effort against the Redskins in Week 1 with Sam Bradford under center. Fitzgerald does continue to see plenty of targets, with Thursday serving as his second straight game with eight looks. While Rosen's inconsistency is likely to continue wreaking havoc with Fitzgerald's overall production, he remains a fantasy consideration heading into a Week 8 divisional battle against the 49ers.

Gabe Holmes
News
Holmes got the start in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, catching both of his targets for 34 yards.

Holmes started for a second straight week, splitting first-team work with Ricky Seals-Jones. While the latter is far more intriguing for fantasy purposes, Holmes seems to have a real shot at the Week 1 starting job in the presumed absence of Jermaine Gresham (Achilles).

Josh Rosen
News
Rosen was diagnosed with a sprained left toe following Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Coach Steve Wilks said he expects Rosen to be OK for the Cardinals' next game Week 8 against the 49ers.

Coming off a solid showing in a loss to the Vikings in Week 6, Rosen looked the part of a 21-year-old rookie against the Broncos. The quarterback threw three interceptions -- two of which were returned for scores -- and lost two of his three fumbles while being sacked six times and hit on five other occasions. It's unsurprising that he was banged up amid the ongoing harassment from the Denver defense, though it appears Rosen only escaped with a minor injury. He'll benefit from the extended rest between games with the Cardinals and 49ers playing next Sunday, but the rough outing certainly didn't help the youngster from a confidence standpoint. In response to the embarrassing loss, the Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday, replacing him with quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich.

Injury
Toe - Questionable for Week 8 vs. San Francisco
Eddie Pleasant
News
Pleasant signed a contract with the Cardinals on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Pleasant spent the preseason with the Patriots but was released just before roster cutdowns at the end of August. Prior to this season, the 29-year-old spent his first six seasons with the Texans serving as a depth option in the secondary, and is likely to have a similar role with the Cardinals.

D.J. Foster
News
Foster (knee) has been placed on IR, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With Foster -- who suffered both a torn ACL and MCL in Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys -- out for the season, the Cardinals bolstered their running back depth Tuesday by signing Darius Victor.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Markus Golden
News
Golden (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Golden was listed as questionable, although it was reported Sunday morning he was expected to play. The 27-year-old missed Week 5 and continues to deal with the knee injury that had him on the PUP list in August, but he will suit up for his third game of the season Sunday.

Patrick Peterson
News
Peterson made six solo tackles, one pass breakup and one interception in Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

Peterson ranked third on the team in tackles and forced the team's only turnover. The 28-year-old corner has two of the team's six interceptions now, and he'll look to add to the total in Week 8 against C.J. Beathard, who has thrown five interceptions in three starts this season.

John Wetzel
News
Wetzel (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Wetzel will suit up Sunday, and rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will benefit from the protection of his starting right tackle against San Francisco's defensive front.

Tre Boston
News
Boston (elbow) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Broncos, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Boston will sit out Thursday Night Football while nursing an elbow injury of undisclosed severity. It remains to be seen whether Boston's injury will require an extended absence, but expect Rudy Ford to see increased defensive snaps as long as Boston remains sidelined.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 8 vs. San Francisco
Mike Glennon
News
Coach Steve Wilks called Glennon the Cardinals' backup quarterback Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Glennon opened the season as the No. 3 behind Sam Bradford and 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen, but Bradford faltered so much that he lost the starting job in the fourth quarter of Week 3. Wilks is sticking with Rosen as the director of the offense moving forward, leaving Glennon as the direct backup and Bradford a weekly inactive.

D.J. Humphries
News
Humphries (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Humphries was listed as questionable but will take up his usual starting post at left tackle against Minnesota.

A.Q. Shipley
News
Shipley (ACL) signed a one-year contract extension Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Shipley landed on IR earlier this offseason after suffering a season-ending ACL tear, so a one-year extension is a positive sign of Arizona's confidence in his recovery. The 32-year-old is now locked up through the 2019 season, and is all but guaranteed a role in the team's O-line next year if he can get healthy.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
J.J. Nelson
News
Nelson compiled one rush for seven yards and two receptions (on four targets) for eight yards during Thursday's 45-10 defeat to the Broncos.

Benefiting from his most targets and first carry of the campaign, Nelson surpassed 10 yards from scrimmage for the first time in 2018. His production isn't even sniffing that of the first three years of his career under former coach Bruce Arians, who used the wideout's blazing speed to keep defenses honest. With a change from Mike McCoy to Byron Leftwich at offensive coordinator, perhaps Nelson can begin to approach his marks of 18.6 YPC and 8.5 YPT from before this season.

A.J. Howard
News
The Cardinals and Howard (undisclosed) came to terms on an injury settlement Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Howard was able to make the Cardinals' initial 53-man roster, but was waived/injured early last week and ultimately waived again Friday. The defensive back will look to earn a depth role elsewhere in the league.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 8 vs. San Francisco
Carson Palmer
News
Palmer announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

One day removed from head coach Bruce Arians making the same announcement, Palmer will head into the sunset after 15 seasons with three different teams. After waiting one year to get his first shot with the Bengals in 2004, the previous year's No. 1 overall pick spent seven years with the organization as the starting quarterback. A dispute with ownership in 2011 eventually resulted in a trade to the Raiders, where he suited up the next two campaigns. To wrap up his career, Palmer landed in the Arizona desert in April of 2013 and spurred one of the most successful runs in the history of the Cardinals in that state, accumulating a 38-21-1 record as a starter. His injuries woes emerged at inopportune times, though, as he was only available for one of the team's two playoff runs. In 182 regular-season games played, Palmer averaged 254.1 yards per contest, completed 62.5 percent of his passes and accrued 294 touchdowns versus 187 interceptions for an 87.9 quarterback rating.

Injury
Benson Mayowa
News
The Cowboys released Mayowa (back) on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The 26-year-old was set to enter the final season of his three-year, $8.25 million contract, a price Dallas wasn't willing to pay for a rotational end who struggled to make an impact in 2017. Though he saw his sack total drop from six in 2016 to just one a season ago, Mayowa's extensive experience in his five NFL campaigns shouldn't make it too difficult for him to find work somewhere this offseason.

Mike Iupati
News
Iupati (back) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Broncos, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Iupati exited Sunday's loss to the Vikings due to a back injury and was unable to recover during Arizona's short week. Expect Jeremy Vujnovich to continue to draw the start at left guard as long as Iupati remains sidelined. With right guard Justin Pugh (hand) considered questionable, the Cardinals' O-line could conceivably be without its two starting guards during Thursday Night Football.

Injury
Back - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Denver
Korey Cunningham
No Updates
Christian Kirk
News
Kirk brought in three of six targets for 57 yards in the Cardinals' 45-10 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.

Kirk's modest yardage total actually served a team high on the night, a testament to the struggles of Josh Rosen and the Cardinals' passing attack overall. Kirk also logged a team-best 27-yard catch, and he's now posted one reception of over 20 yards in four of the last five games. The 2018 second-round pick's speed affords him plenty of upside, but his production will likely continuing experiencing its fair share of fluctuation considering it's largely tied in to the fortunes of the inconsistent Rosen. Kirk will look to up his numbers when he faces the 49ers in Week 8.

Ricky Seals-Jones
News
Seals-Jones (forearm) noted that he did not suffer a break in his arm, just a bruise, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

It is a small amount of positive news for the Cardinals on a night where everything seemed to go wrong. Seals-Jones should be okay and seems unlikely to miss an extended period of time due to the bruised arm. However, look for more updates on his official status to come next week when the team resumes practice.

Injury
Forearm - Questionable for Week 8 vs. San Francisco
Vontarrius Dora
News
Dora (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Cardinals on Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Dora made the Cardinals' initial 53-man roster, but was waived/injured early last week and placed on injured reserve. The linebacker was waived again Friday, and is now free to find a new home elsewhere in the league.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 8 vs. San Francisco
Ezekiel Turner
No Updates
David Johnson
News
Johnson rushed 14 times for 39 yards and brought in all three of his targets for another 31 yards in the Cardinals' 45-10 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.

On paper, Johnson appeared to have a tantalizing matchup and opportunity for his first true breakout performance versus a Denver defense that had surprisingly been gashed on the ground this season. However, the game script played out much differently, with the Broncos' three-touchdown first quarter quickly putting an emphasis on the passing game for the Cardinals. Johnson still logged a serviceable 14 carries, but the 25 touches he managed in a Week 4 loss to the Seahawks still serves as his season high. That's a far cry from Johnson's 2016 salad days, when he rivaled Le'Veon Bell for the title of best running back in the league while seeing 377 touches overall. Johnson will look to bounce back from yet another pedestrian outing against the 49ers in Week 8.

Chandler Jones
News
Jones made three tackles (two solo) and one sack in Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

Jones now has a sack in five straight games and 6.5 on the season. He'll look to keep the streak alive in Week 8 against the 49ers and C.J. Beathard, who has been sacked six times in the last two games.

Andy Lee
News
Lee inked a two-year extension with the Cardinals on Thursday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Lee signed his original deal with the Cardinals last September, but his newest contract will keep him in the desert through the 2020 season. The veteran averaged 47.3 yards per punt with a net average of 39.7 yards per boot last season, downing 29 of 88 inside the 20-yard line.

Aaron Brewer
News
The Cardinals signed Brewer to a four-year, $4.15 million contract extension Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. The deal includes $620,000 guaranteed.

Brewer missed most of last season with the broken wrist he sustained in early October, but the Cardinals deemed the long snapper important enough to justify designating him as one of their two players to return from injured reserve. He took back long-snapping duties for the club's final three contests and will now have some job security heading into 2018 after agreeing to the extension.

Trent Sherfield
No Updates
Gerald Hodges
News
Hodges signed with the Cardinals on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Hodges signing comes shortly after Arizona linebacker Jeremy Cash (knee) was ruled out for the season, so Hodges will add some quality depth to the position. Hodges appeared in 11 games with the Saints last season in a reserve role before being let go by the team in February.

Rudy Ford
News
Ford (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, Darren Urban of the Cardinal's official site reports.

The second-string strong safety will miss Week 3's matchup, leaving starter Budda Baker without a clear backup. Tre Boston could be in line to receive limited rotational snaps at the strong safety position in Ford's absence.

Budda Baker
News
Baker recorded eight tackles (five solo) in Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

Baker fell just short of his season average for tackles and played all but one defensive snap Thursday. The 22-year-old leads the Cardinals with 67 tackles (50 solo) and has 1.5 sacks so far this season.

Jeremy Cash
News
Cash (knee) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve on Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

With a torn ACL and MCL, Cash's season is over. He'll remain on IR unless an injury settlement is reached.

Injury
Knee - ACL + MCL - Injured Reserve
Jermaine Gresham
News
Gresham wasn't targeted while playing 39 of 66 offensive snaps during Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

Since returning to action Week 3, Gresham's practice reps have been monitored closely to ensure no aggravation of his Achilles. On Thursday, he officially earned more snaps in a given game than fellow tight Ricky Seals-Jones (29) for the first time this season, but the younger option again made an impact in the box score (two catches for 12 yards on four targets). On the season, Gresham has hauled in three of four passes for 46 yards in five games, indicating he's primarily used as a blocker at this stage in his career.

Mason Cole
News
Cole will start at center with A.Q. Shipley (knee) ruled out for the season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Cole was drafted by the Cardinals in the third round of this year's draft and has seen plenty of reps at center while working behind the starter Shipley, who suffered a torn ACL. When Cole was drafted, he was seen as a good enough player right out of Michigan to have a legitimate shot at the starting job.

Antoine Bethea
News
Bethea registered eight tackles (six solo) in Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

Fellow safety Budda Baker also tallied eight tackles, as the duo continues to remain among the NFL's more productive IDP options in the secondary. Through the first seven weeks of the season, Bethea has recorded 61 tackles (50 solo), though he has yet to produce a turnover after notching a career-high five interceptions in 2017.

Blaine Clausell
News
Clausell was promoted to the Panthers' 53-man roster on Tuesday.

Clausell has spent the 2017 season on the Panthers' practice squad and fills the roster spot of tight end Chris Manhertz (ankle), who was placed on injured reserve. Clausell should provide depth at offensive tackle for the Panthers' potential playoff run.

Brandon Wilds
News
Wilds signed with the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Wilds replaces running back Jalen Simmons on the team's practice squad. Wilds likely won't be activated unless there's an injury to David Johnson, Chase Edmonds or T.J. Logan.

Joe Walker
News
Walker signed a contract with Arizona on Wednesday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker was signed from the Eagles' practice squad, having logged 10 tackles for Philadelphia in 2017. The 25-year-old should slot in as a depth middle linebacker and special-teams contributer for the Cardinals.

Bene' Benwikere
News
Benwikere (neck) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Benwikere will suit up for the Cardinals' Week 5 matchup, but is unlikely to see a large defensive workload with Jamar Taylor (back) also active. Expect Benwikere to serve a depth role Sunday.

Kyle Friend
No Updates
Jeremy Vujnovich
News
Vujnovich (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Broncos, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Vujnovich was forced out of the Cardinals' Week 6 loss to the Vikings with the hamstring injury and won't be able to rally in time to return to the field on a short week. Fellow guard Mike Iupati (back) has also been ruled out for Week 7 and Justin Pugh (hand) is listed as questionable, so the Cardinals will enter the game quite shorthanded along the offensive line.

Injury
Hamstring - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Denver
Justin Pugh
News
Pugh (hand) is active for Thursday's game against the Broncos.

Pugh will play with his left hand completely contained within a cast, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. It remains to be seen to what extend Pugh's hand injury will limit him on the field, but Arizona's struggling O-line faces a tough matchup against Denver's pass rush in any case.

Jonathan Owens
Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Haason Reddick
News
Reddick posted eight tackles (all solo), including one sack, two passes defensed, and a forced fumble, in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Reddick had seen only 30 snaps in the four weeks prior to Sunday's outing. His eight tackles against San Francisco more than doubled his season total entering the day, and his sack gives him two on the season. He hadn't been given many opportunities prior to Week 5, but he could be a quality IDP option if he starts to see significant snap totals going forward.

Josh Bynes
News
Bynes (wrist) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Minnesota, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

After practicing on a limited basis in the first two sessions of the week, Bynes was a full participant Friday. With his health clear, he'll seek out double-digit tackles for the fourth time in six outings to start the season.

Andrew Vollert
No Updates
Robert Nkemdiche
News
Nkemdiche (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Nkemdiche started the week not practicing after missing last Sunday's game against the 49ers but finished the week with two limited practices to earn the questionable tag. The 24-year-old should serve his usual starting role on the interior of Arizona's defensive line.

Ufomba Kamalu
News
The Texans re-signed Kamalu, an exclusive-rights free agent, to a one-year, $630,000 contract Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 25-year-old has made 13 appearances (two starts) with the Texans over two seasons in the NFL, logging 11 tackles and three sacks. Now that he's back in the fold for 2018, Kamalu will likely serve as a backup to edge rushers Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and Whitney Mercilus (pectoral).