Arizona Cardinals

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium | Coach: Bruce Arians
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st81.2 (30th)241.3 (13th)
Defense8th96.8 (7th)223.8 (15th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
54Albright, Bryson LB6-52453/15/19941Miami (Ohio)
36Baker, Budda SAF5-101951/10/1996RWashington
9Barkley, Matt QB6-22279/8/19905Southern California
64Barnes, Khalif T6-63204/21/198212Washington
41Bethea, Antoine SS5-112067/27/198412Howard
28Bethel, Justin CB6-02006/17/19906Presbyterian
70Boehm, Evan G6-33108/19/19932Missouri
75Boone, Alex G6-83105/4/19878Ohio State
46Brewer, Aaron LS6-52327/5/19906San Diego State
12Brown, John WR5-111794/3/19904Pittsburg State
13Brown, Jaron WR6-22051/8/19905Clemson
20Bucannon, Deone ILB6-12118/30/19924Washington State
57Bynes, Josh LB6-12358/24/19897Auburn
56Dansby, Karlos ILB6-425011/3/198114Auburn
4Dawson, Phil K5-112001/23/197519Texas
11Fitzgerald, Larry WR6-32188/31/198314Pittsburgh
37Foster, D.J. RB6-019511/22/19932Arizona State
7Gabbert, Blaine QB6-423510/15/19897Missouri
10Golden, Brittan WR5-111867/20/19884West Texas A&M
42Goodwin, C.J. CB6-42202/4/19902California (PA)
84Gresham, Jermaine TE6-52606/16/19888Oklahoma
95Gunter, Rodney DE6-53051/19/19923Delaware State
69Holden, Will G6-73129/14/1993RVanderbilt
 Holmes, Gabe TE6-52553/29/19913Purdue
 Johnson, David RB6-122412/16/19913Northern Iowa
55Jones, Chandler OLB6-52652/27/19906Syracuse
2Lee, Andy P6-11858/11/198214Pittsburgh
50Martin, Gabe LB6-22366/5/19922Bowling Green
96Martin, Kareem ILB6-62722/19/19924North Carolina
32Mathieu, Tyrann FS5-91865/13/19925LSU
97Mauro, Josh DE6-62822/17/19914Stanford
34Miller, Harlan FS6-01826/20/19941Southeastern Louisiana
14Nelson, J.J. WR5-101604/24/19923UAB
87Niklas, Troy TE6-62709/18/19924Notre Dame
90Nkemdiche, Robert DT6-42969/19/19942Ole Miss
78Painter, Vinston T6-431810/11/19893Virginia Tech
35Penny, Elijhaa RB6-12348/17/19931Idaho
98Peters, Corey NT6-33056/8/19888Kentucky
21Peterson, Patrick CB6-12037/11/19907LSU
23Peterson, Adrian RB6-12203/21/198511Oklahoma
72Pierre, Olsen DT6-42938/27/19912Miami (Fla.)
43Reddick, Haason ILB6-12359/22/1994RTemple
92Rucker, Frostee DE6-32809/14/198312Southern California
86Seals-Jones, Ricky TE6-52433/15/1995RTexas A&M
53Shipley, A.Q. C6-13075/22/19866Penn State
5Stanton, Drew QB6-32435/7/198410Michigan State
79Tuerk, Max C6-52981/27/19942Southern California
71Watford, Earl G6-33006/24/19905James Madison
73Wetzel, John T6-73287/18/19912Boston College
26Williams, Brandon CB6-02009/9/19922Texas A&M
25Williams, Tramon DB6-01923/16/198311Louisiana Tech
16Williams, Chad WR6-120410/19/1994RGrambling State
33Williams, Kerwynn RB5-81986/9/19914Utah State
94Williams, Xavier NT6-23091/18/19923Northern Iowa
58Wright, Scooby ILB6-02408/29/19941Arizona
Injured Players
27Branch, Tyvon (IR) SS6-021012/11/198610Connecticut
30Ford, Rudy (IR) CB5-1120411/6/1994RAuburn
44Golden, Markus (IR) OLB6-32603/13/19913Missouri
74Humphries, D.J. (IR) T6-530712/28/19933Florida
76Iupati, Mike (IR) G6-53315/12/19878Idaho
22Logan, T.J. (IR) RB5-101969/3/1994RNorth Carolina
80Momah, Ifeanyi (IR) TE6-725510/23/19893Boston College
62Munyer, Daniel (IR) C6-13053/4/19921Colorado
3Palmer, Carson (IR) QB6-523512/27/197915Southern California
68Veldheer, Jared (IR) T6-83216/14/19878Hillsdale
38Zamort, Ronald (IR) CB5-1017411/10/19911Western Michigan
Practice Squad
19Agudosi, Carlton WR6-62202/1/1994RRutgers
65Tasini, Pasoni DT6-33075/31/1993RUtah
 Anau, Peli DE6-325010/26/1993RNorthern Arizona
 Victor, Darius RB5-82093/18/1994RTowson
 Carter, Jarell DB5-101968/7/1995RTrinity International
 Snyder, Kevin LB6-22457/25/19921Rutgers
 Denham, Anthony TE6-42357/21/19912Utah
 Okine, Earl DE6-62901/4/19901Florida
 Russell, Alonzo WR6-42109/29/19921Toledo
 Dillon, K.J. DB6-12055/11/19932West Virginia
 
 
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Position Listing
Vinston Painter
News
Painter signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The move marks Painter's third stint on the Cardinals' 53-man roster this season. Guard Earl Watford is likely to miss some time with a high-ankle sprain, but Painter should still only serve in a reserve capacity on the offensive line.

Corey Peters
News
Peters (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's matchup with the Redskins.

Peters was listed as questionable and had missed the previous four games, but is return to make his late-season return. The 29-year-old should reclaim his starting role at nose tackle for the Cardinals.

Gabe Martin
News
Martin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.

Martin is still feeling the effects of a hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Titans. However, his absence won't have an impact on the defense, as Martin was primarily playing special teams.

Injury
Hamstring - Inactive for Week 15 at Washington
Brandon Williams
News
Williams is competing with Justin Bethel (knee) for the starting cornerback spot opposite Patrick Peterson, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Williams isn't exactly off to a great start in the first week of training camp. First, the 2016 third-round selection was listed behind Bethel on the Cardinals' initial depth chart of training camp, according to Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. To make matters worse, Williams didn't work with the first-team defense when Bethel sat out Friday's practice due to a knee concern, per Darren Urban of the team's official site. Instead, Zamort filled in for the veteran. While Williams may be in a couple in name, signs already appear to indicate that Bethel will be a starter, assuming he's healthy.

Olsen Pierre
News
Pierre (ankle) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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.

Rodney Gunter
News
The Cardinals signed two draft picks on Wednesday, the team announced

Second-rounder linebacker Markus Golden and fourth-round defensive end Rodney Gunter both signed contracts with the team.  

Ronald Zamort
News
The Cardinals waived/injured Zamort (knee) on Monday, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

In recent days, Zamort was taking advantage of Justin Bethel's absence from practice due to a hyperextended knee, running with the first-team defense over 2016 third-round pick Brandon Williams. However, Zamort proceeded to tear his ACL on Saturday, ending his brief dalliance in a significant position. If he passes through waivers unclaimed, the performance was likely enough to earn a place on injured reserve with the Cardinals for the upcoming season.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Pasoni Tasini
No Updates
Scooby Wright
News
The Cardinals released Wright on Monday, Mike Jurecki of ArizonaSports.com reports.

The Cardinals released Wright to make room on the roster for fellow linebacker Philip Wheeler. Wright failed to tally any statistics in Monday's season-opening loss to the Lions. He now figures to either find a new landing spot or join the Cardinals' practice squad.

Deone Bucannon
News
Bucannon (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Following up Wednesday's limited showing, Bucannon is ramping up his activity level after missing one game due to a ankle injury. When he was running on all cylinders between Weeks 5 and 11, he totaled 56 tackles (45 solo), one interception and one forced fumble in six games. The other two outings were a different story, though. In his season debut Week 4, he managed one tackle as he eased into action after months of recovery from May ankle surgery. During the other two Sundays ago, he suffered the current concern just five snaps into the contest and finished with one assisted stop.

Peli Anau
No Updates
Daniel Munyer
News
Munyer (toe) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Munyer was unavailable for Sunday's win over the 49ers due to the injury, and the Cardinals evidently determined that the issue was significant enough to sideline the center for additional time. Arizona signed fellow center Max Tuerk off the Chargers' practice squad to take Munyer's spot on the 53-man roster.

Injury
Toe - Injured Reserve
Phil Dawson
News
Dawson made field goals from 47, 23, 32 and 35 yards but missed a 40-yard attempt in Sunday's 12-7 win over the Titans.

Dawson's involvement was limited to field-goal tries, but the veteran still managed to post his fourth double-digit performance of the season. Although he missed a kick in the process, Dawson was the only Cardinal to score in Sunday's victory.

Harlan Miller
News
Miller was promoted to Arizona's active roster Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Miller was the Cardinals' sixth-round draft pick back in May and he's spent the season on the practice squad. He likely will just provide special teams help and depth at cornerback.

T.J. Logan
News
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.

Injury
Wrist - Injured Reserve
K.J. Dillon
News
Dillon (knee) had three tackles (two solo) in Wednesday's 27-17 loss to the Panthers in preseason Week 1.

Dillon is a 2016 fifth-round draft pick, who lasted just five games during his rookie season before tearing an ACL. He's back and healthy and looking to win the open strong safety job that was held by Quintin Demps in 2016. Demps went to Chicago via free agency, and safety is one of the main position battles being waged in preseason.

Anthony Denham
News
Denham was placed on the Cardinals' practice squad injury list Thursday with a knee injury, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

Denham suffered a knee injury in practice Wednesday and will likely be shut down for the rest of the season. The Cardinals signed tight end Gabe Holmes to the practice squad Thursday to replace Denham.

Injury
Knee - Out for Week 16 vs. N.Y. Giants
Brittan Golden
News
Golden broke his arm in Sunday's game against the Redskins, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Golden's main contributions are as a return man, since he has just five receptions for 70 yards this season. With a broken arm, though, Golden's season is effectively over, so Kerwynn Williams will likely take over return duties while Chad Williams shifts up a spot on the wideout's side of the depth chart.

Injury
Arm - Out for Week 16 vs. N.Y. Giants
Tramon Williams
News
Williams started Sunday's 33-0 loss to the Rams in London, racking up 10 solo tackles while playing all 80 defensive snaps.

Williams replaced Justin Bethel, the starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson during the Cardinals' first six games. During that stretch, Bethel was overmatched much of the time, but conceding a long touchdown to Mike Evans in Week 6 appears to have been the last straw. Predictably, the Rams' Jared Goff targeted Williams early and often, and the veteran corner matched his career high in tackles in the process. Once the Cardinals return from a Week 8 bye, Williams should continue to make frequent contributions to the box score working with Peterson.

Chad Williams
News
Williams logged 29 of the Cardinals' 73 offensive snaps during Sunday's 27-24 win versus the Jaguars.

Disappointed with the state of the receiving corps behind Larry Fitzgerald, head coach Bruce Arians stated a willingness to give Williams significant playing time in the stretch run of the season. With John Brown (turf toe) and Brittan Golden (groin) sidelined Sunday, Williams ranked fourth among Cardinals wideouts in snap count. The career-high usage didn't translate to the box score, though, as Williams managed just one reception (on three targets) for eight yards. As long as he continues to maintain (or increase) that workload, the 2017 second-round pick should make a larger impact at some point over the final five games of the regular season.

Larry Fitzgerald
News
Fitzgerald caught half of his 10 targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Redskins.

Fitzgerald was the leading receiver, but Arizona's passing game struggled on the whole, as quarterback Blaine Gabbert threw for 189 yards on 41 attempts while also taking five sacks. Still, Fitzgerald was almost able to set his team up for the game-winning touchdown in the final minute before having a hit knock the ball out of his hands on a fourth-down play. Even with his team's less-than-ideal quarterback situation, Fitzgerald remains a hot fantasy commodity thanks to his massive share of targets.

Gabe Holmes
News
The Cardinals promoted Holmes to their active roster Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

With Jermaine Gresham (illness) considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, the Cardinals have opted to call up Holmes to bolster their depth at tight end. While he still remains unlikely to see much time on offense, the 26-year-old could see some action on special teams.

Justin Bethel
News
Bethel is the top candidate to start opposite Patrick Peterson this season, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports. "The biggest thing is body language," head coach Bruce Arians said of Bethel on Tuesday. "You saw that in practice last year. Frustration. ... Now it's totally different."

Bethel's nearly two-year pursuit of the starting gig has been wrought with injuries, which actually reared their head in the early portion of training camp. With a hyperextended knee a thing of the past, he's beginning to lock down his long-coveted role. Although second-year pro Brandon Williams and veteran Tramon Williams are also a part of the competition, Bethel seems on pace to lock down the job by Week 1.

Frostee Rucker
News
Rucker had three solo tackles and one sack against the Seahawks on Thursday night.

Rucker has yet to compile more than three tackles in a game this season. This kind of game seems to be the ceiling for Rucker, keeping him from fantasy considerations.

Tyrann Mathieu
News
Mathieu recorded his second pick of the season in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars.

Mathieu added four solo tackles to go with the interception he recorded late in the fourth quarter. The 25-year-old was the only Cardinals player to see all 64 defensive snaps. He figures to continue seeing a heavy workload going forward.

Darius Victor
No Updates
Max Tuerk
News
The Cardinals signed Tuerk to a contract Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Tuerk, a 2016 third-round pick, proved to be a bust for the Chargers, with the team waiving him in October immediately after he was reinstated from a four-game suspension. The 23-year-old had been a member of Los Angeles' practice squad, but Tuerk will now move up to Arizona's 53-man roster after the team was in need of a depth option at center when Daniel Munyer (toe) was moved to injured reserve.

D.J. Foster
News
Foster played 21 of 65 offensive snaps during Sunday's 12-7 win against the Titans.

In the absence of Adrian Peterson the last two games, Kerwynn Williams has been the lead back, accruing 185 yards from scrimmage. Behind Williams, though, Foster has served as a change-of-pace option. With 49 snaps on offense total during that span, Foster has notched four carries for 12 yards and gathered in four of seven passes for 26 yards. Reps will likely dry up if Peterson gets over his neck injury, but there's no timetable for his return, all but guaranteeing touches for Foster moving forward.

Bryson Albright
News
Albright signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

Albright bounced between the Bills' practice squad and 53-man roster last season, and he has spent this season on the Cardinals' practice squad. The 23-year-old will likely serve as a reserve linebacker and special teams player.

Markus Golden
News
Golden (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

Golden is out for the season after Monday's MRI revealed a torn ACL, which he sustained during Sunday's matchup with the Niners. Despite being off to a slow start this season, his absence is undoubtedly a blow to the Cardinals defense. Kareem Martin, a 2014 third-rounder, is expected to slide into the starting lineup as a result.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Alonzo Russell
News
The Cardinals signed Russell to their practice squad Wednesday, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

Russell, who went undrafted out of Toledo in 2015, spent last season on the Bengals' practice squad, but is still awaiting his NFL debut. He'll assume the spot on the Cardinals' practice squad that had previously belonged to fellow wideout Carlton Agudosi, who was promoted to Arizona's 53-man roster Tuesday.

Patrick Peterson
News
Peterson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The Cardinals will be happy to have their top corner back Sunday, but fantasy owners should see Peterson as a risky option. Titans QB Marcus Mariota is averaging just 27 pass attempts over the last three games, which could keep the ball away from Peterson.

John Wetzel
News
Wetzel (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Wetzel was a surprise appearance on the injury report this week, but his injury won't keep him from starting at right tackle Sunday.

D.J. Humphries
News
The Cardinals officially placed Humphries (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

Humphries suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks. He will now set his sights on a 2018 return.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
A.Q. Shipley
News
Shipley (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Shipley was a limited participant in this week's practices, but he'll slot back into his starting center position Sunday.

Tyvon Branch
News
Branch suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Coach Bruce Arians said earlier Friday morning that Branch could be headed to injured reserve, and that is all but confirmed now with the news of Branch tearing his ACL. Moving forward without Branch, veteran Antoine Bethea and rookie Budda Baker will likely see an increase in reps in the secondary.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
J.J. Nelson
News
Nelson gathered in two of three passes for 26 yards during Sunday's 12-7 win versus the Titans.

After Larry Fitzgerald's five catches for 44 yards on 62 (of 65) offensive snaps, Nelson was second among Cardinals wideouts in receiving yards, despite Jaron Brown (15 yards) out-snapping him, 55-40. Nelson has actually earned three of his five greatest workloads of the season the past trio of games, but it hasn't translated to the game log, which displays five receptions (on 15 targets) for 82 yards. His explosiveness also hasn't shown through, as evidenced by one reception of 20-plus yards during that stretch. Due to the lack of production, he defines what it means to be hit or miss, with more of the latter than the former at this point in his career.

Carson Palmer
News
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Palmer (arm) would enter the 2018 season as the team's starting quarterback if the veteran opts against retiring, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Though Blaine Gabbert has performed adequately while starting the last three games and will likely finish out the season as the team's signal caller with the Cardinals not expected to activate Palmer from injured reserve, it doesn't sound like a quarterback controversy is in the works. Gabbert is slated for free agency this season and could be retained by the team, but Palmer's longer track record of success looks like it will work in his favor should he elect to keep his career going. With Palmer no longer requiring a cast for his broken left arm, the expectation is that he'll be back to full strength well in advance of the Cardinals' Organized Team Activities in the spring.

Injury
Arm - Injured Reserve
Elijhaa Penny
News
Penny earned eight of the Cardinals' 65 offensive snaps during Sunday's 12-7 win versus the Titans.

The Cardinals have been deliberate with Penny during Adrian Peterson's (neck) two-game absence. Of his 13 snaps on offense during that stretch, Penny has taken four carries for 15 yards and one touchdown while hauling in his sole target for 18 yards. Among his four rushes, three of them happened inside the 10-yard line, so he may continue to snipe prime TD opportunities from current starter Kerwynn Williams and D.J. Foster as long as Peterson is sidelined.

Carlton Agudosi
News
The Cardinals signed Agudosi to their practice squad Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

After getting cut loose from the 53-man roster earlier in the week, Agudosi will remain in the organization after going unclaimed off waivers. The undrafted rookie wideout from Rutgers is still waiting to make his NFL debut.

Mike Iupati
News
The Cardinals placed Iupati (triceps) on injured reserve Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

This move comes as no surprise, as head coach Bruce Arians announced Friday that Iupati would need to undergo surgery on his elbow to repair a bone spur. It was quite the turn of events, as the guard indicated a few days earlier that there was "100 percent chance" he would start this week. The injury is expected to keep him sidelined roughly eight weeks, which is around the time he will be eligible to return from IR.

Injury
Triceps - Injured Reserve
Adrian Peterson
News
The Cardinals will place Peterson (neck) on injured reserve Thursday, ending his season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Peterson hasn't taken any reps in practice since injuring his neck against the Jaguars in Week 12 and Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians recently stated he had "no idea" when the running back would play again, so the team's decision to shut Peterson down isn't totally unexpected. With Peterson out of the mix, Kerwynn Williams will continue to shoulder most of the workload in the backfield, with D.J. Foster and Elijhaa Penny also picking up some touches.

Injury
Neck - Injured Reserve
Jarell Carter
No Updates
Ricky Seals-Jones
News
Seals-Jones corralled one of three passes for 20 yards during Sunday's 12-7 win against the Titans.

Seals-Jones broke out during Blaine Gabbert's first three starts as a Cardinal, averaging three catches (on 5.3 targets) for 56.7 yards and one touchdown per game. While Seals-Jones was expected to keep up the pace against Tennessee's lower-tier pass defense, the Cardinals' air attack instead took a step back, with Gabbert capped at 178 passing yards and Larry Fitzgerald pacing the team with 44 yards receiving. Moreover, Seals-Jones ranked behind fellow tight ends Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas in terms of snap count -- 18 (of 65) on offense versus 49 and 19, respectively -- meaning his workload may not be enough to produce consistent results.

Kareem Martin
News
Martin (knee) will be active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Martin will make his regular season debut Week 4 as he projects to serve as Markus Golden's backup at weakside linebacker.

Earl Watford
News
Watford (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.

Watford suffered the high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Titans, and the Cardinals will be down yet another offensive lineman as a result. Accord to coach Bruce Arians, a multi-game absence is expected for Watford, likely ruling him out for the balance of the season.

Injury
Ankle - Inactive for Week 15 at Washington
Blaine Gabbert
News
Gabbert struggled in Sunday's 20-15 loss to Washington, completing just 16 of 41 passes for 189 yards and an interception while adding 28 yards on six rushes.

Gabbert's been awful over the past two weeks, throwing for under 200 yards in each game while mustering a combined 0:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. It doesn't help that he's been sacked a combined 13 times in that span as well. With the Cardinals offense stuck in low gear, desperate deep-league owners could be in line for a surprisingly effective outing from the Giants defense next week in Arizona.

Will Holden
No Updates
Kevin Snyder
News
Snyder was waived by the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports.

Snyder was waived in order to make room for rookie linebacker Joseph Jones on the active roster. Snyder spent most of his time on the Broncos' practice squad, playing in just two games with the team. His only snaps during those contests came on special teams.

Drew Stanton
News
Stanton will remain the Cardinals' backup quarterback Sunday against the Rams after head coach Bruce Arians named Blaine Gabbert the Week 13 starter, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

Facing the team that drafted him 10th overall in the 2011, Gabbert carved up the Jaguars for 241 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on 38 attempts in a Week 12 win, including two big throws on the Cardinals' final drive that led to a game-winning field goal by Phil Dawson. Though Gabbert's ball protection has left something to be desired, his 6.9 yards per attempt over two starts exceeds the 5.9 mark Stanton put up over three games (two starts) in place of Carson Palmer (arm) before Stanton suffered a knee injury that paved the way for Gabbert to earn a look.

Kerwynn Williams
News
Williams suffered a quad injury during Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Redskins, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Williams led the team in carries (17) and rushing yards (61), but he failed to haul in his only target and didn't get any touches in the fourth quarter. Eliijhaa Penny took over as Arizona's lead runner for the final stanza and finished with 10 carries for 45 yards, while passing-down back D.J. Foster caught four of nine targets for 22 yards. Penny would be the obvious beneficiary if Williams were to miss a Week 16 game against the Giants.

Injury
Quadriceps - Questionable for Week 16 vs. N.Y. Giants
Evan Boehm
No Updates
David Johnson
News
Cardinals general manager John Keim said Johnson (wrist) will only return this season if there's no gray area regarding his health, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

Recent comments from both sides suggest that player and team are in agreement, not quite ready to rule Johnson out for the season but also showing no desire to rush him back into action without any realistic shot to reach the playoffs. Given that Johnson said his wrist felt stiff less than two weeks ago, a return still seems unlikely. The Cardinals probably would want to see him get at least one full week of practice before potentially bringing him back for Week 16 or 17.

Injury
Wrist - Injured Reserve
Chandler Jones
News
Jones compiled five solo tackles and one sack Sunday against the Titans.

Jones played all 60 possible defensive snaps Sunday and was able to extend his career high in sacks to 14. Not only are his numbers solid for the season, but he only has been held without a sack two times through 13 games, giving him enough consistency to be a reliable IDP option.

Karlos Dansby
News
Dansby hurt his calf in Sunday's game against the Redskins and is questionable to return, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Dansby left Sunday's game in the third quarter and Josh Bynes initially stepped in. However, if Dansby can't return, expect Haason Reddick and Scooby Wright to also see an increase in defensive snaps. If Dansby's injury is long-term, he could sit out in Week 16 against the Giants and miss his first game since the 2014 season.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for Week 16 vs. N.Y. Giants
Xavier Williams
News
Williams (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Williams was held out of practice on Wednesday before logging limited participation on Thursday and Friday. Though he may not be 100 percent, he won't need to see the field often as a depth player along the defensive line.

Matt Barkley
News
Barkley has signed with the Cardinals.

Barkley gives the Cardinals some added QB depth, with Carson Palmer (arm) on IR and current starter Drew Stanton dealing with a knee sprain. In any case, he's also behind Blaine Gabbert on the team's depth chart, so game action is not imminent for Barkley in his return to the team.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 15 at Washington
Andy Lee
News
The Cardinals signed Lee to their roster Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

After 11 seasons with the Niners, Lee spent his previous two with both the Browns and Panthers. He failed to win the punting battle with the Bengals during training camp, but the Cardinals were in need at the position. The veteran will now begin his 14th season in Arizona.

Aaron Brewer
News
The Cardinals activated Brewer (wrist) from injured reserve Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Brewer, who fractured his wrist in early October, had been practicing with the Cardinals for about a week after the team designated him as one of two players eligible to return from IR this season. He should immediately settle back in as the team's long snapper during Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Rudy Ford
News
Ford (knee) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Ford has missed the last two games with the knee injury, and the issue will end up being a season-ending one. Ford did not play a single defensive snap his rookie season, with all of his use coming exclusively on special teams.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Budda Baker
News
Baker (thigh) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Redskins, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Baker was a full participant at Friday's practice to help avoid the questionable designation. The rookie second-round pick is in-line to make his fifth consecutive start for the Cardinals on Sunday.

Jared Veldheer
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Veldheer (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Veldheer suffered a cracked ankle in Sunday's win over the Titans in what was another costly injury to the Cardinals' offensive line. With Veldheer now officially done for the rest of the season, Arizona will have to use rookie Will Holden at left tackle.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
C.J. Goodwin
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Goodwin was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

Goodwin was waived by the Falcons earlier in the week. He has recorded eight tackles (seven solo) across 12 games this season. The 27-year-old will presumably provide depth at cornerback for the Cardinals.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 15 at Washington
Jermaine Gresham
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The Cardinals have downgraded Gresham (illness) to out for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins.

The writing appeared to be on the wall regarding Gresham's status for Week 15 after the team promoted fellow tight end Gabe Holmes from the practice squad Saturday. Gresham's absence will mark his first since Week 2. Troy Niklas and the aforementioned Holmes will now provide depth behind No. 1 tight end Ricky Seals-Jones.

Injury
Illness - Inactive for Week 15 at Washington
Antoine Bethea
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Bethea briefly left Sunday's game against the Redskins but he has returned, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Bethea forced a fumble on his first series back, and he'll slot back into his No. 3 safety position for the remainder of Sunday's game.

Alex Boone
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Boone (chest) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Boone missed two straight games with a strained pectoral and finished this week with a full practice to avoid the questionable tag.

Earl Okine
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Okine was waived by the Lions on Friday, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

If Okine clears waivers, he'll then be eligible to sign elsewhere.

Khalif Barnes
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Barnes signed a contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The Cardinals brought in the veteran Barnes after placing Jared Veldheer (ankle) on injured reserve. Barnes, 35, spent time with the Saints during the preseason but was released prior to Week 1. Rookie Will Holden is likely to start at left tackle in Veldheer's absence, making Barnes a reserve option on the line.

Ifeanyi Momah
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Momah (ankle) was officially placed on injured reserve by the Cardinals on Monday.

The Cardinals have deemed the injury a "cracked ankle" and as a "broken leg" since Momah sustained the injury in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, but his 2017 has come to a close regardless. Ricky Seals-Jones will step in as the No. 3 tight end for Arizona unless the team opts to bring in a free agent.

Injury
Leg - Injured Reserve
John Brown
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Brown (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Washington, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.

Brown has managed a few limited practice sessions the past two weeks, but his turf toe still hasn't improved to a point that would allow him to play in a game. It's fair to wonder if the impending free agent will make another appearance this season.

Injury
Toe - Inactive for Week 15 at Washington
Jaron Brown
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Brown was targeted five times and pulled in two passes for 15 yards during Sunday's 12-7 win over the Titans.

Brown saw the field for a whopping 55 of Arizona's 65 offensive plays with John Brown (toe) out of the lineup. The uptick in role up to No. 2 did little for Brown's production. The fifth-year receiver still hasn't caught more than three passes since Week 5 and, while he's managed to find the end zone twice during that span, the very real risk of low production doesn't make those few highlights worth waiting for.

Haason Reddick
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Reddick will earn reps as an outside linebacker after Markus Golden (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The Cardinals selected Reddick 13th overall in the draft in April for his versatility, which has been on full display during the first four games of his career. He filled in ably at dollar linebacker for Deone Bucannon the first three games of the season before reverting to a reserve role upon the latter's return this past Sunday. With Golden on IR, Reddick will operate as an outside linebacker, a position from which he racked up 9.5 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss during his senior season at Temple. It's unclear if Reddick will slot into the starting lineup again, but working opposite Chandler Jones should provide Reddick with opportunities to knock down opposing quarterbacks.

Josh Bynes
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Bynes had one tackle, one pass breakup and one interception Sunday against the Titans.

Bynes only played 11 defensive snaps Sunday, as he returned to his special teams role after two games playing full-time snaps in place of Deone Buccanon (ankle). Bynes recorded 17 tackles (16 solo) in that span, but with Buccanon healthy again, he won't get many more chances to make a fantasy impact.

Robert Nkemdiche
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Nkemdiche will not return to Sunday's game against the Redskins with a wrist injury, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

The Cardinals were already short-handed at defensive end with Josh Mauro inactive, and will now be without Nkemdiche for the rest of Sunday's game. Olsen Pierre and Xavier Williams are the available options for Arizona at defensive end.

Injury
Wrist - Questionable for Week 16 vs. N.Y. Giants
Josh Mauro
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Mauro (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Mauro was listed as questionable and had played through the injury in recent weeks, but is unable to give it a go Sunday. Thankfully for the Cardinals, defensive tackle Corey Peters (ankle) is active, with Olsen Pierre and Robert Nkemdiche likely to see increased snap counts with Mauro sidelined.

Injury
Ankle - Inactive for Week 15 at Washington
Troy Niklas
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Niklas (hip,knee) put in a full practice Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Niklas was nursing a back injury heading into Sunday's loss to the Rams, but he ultimately shook off the issue to play 36 snaps (25 on offense) during the contest. Though he came out of that game with a couple of new injuries, Niklas' full practice Thursday indicates that neither is a major concern heading into the Week 14 matchup with the Titans. Look for Niklas to act mostly as a blocker when he's on the field now that Ricky Seals-Jones emerging as the clear top receiving tight end for Arizona.