TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals are down all 5 members of their projected offensive line after placing left sort out D.J. Humphries on injured reserve with a knee harm Wednesday.
Humphries has been coping with a proper knee harm because it swelled in Arizona’s loss on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on Nov. 11. He then missed the previous three video games earlier than going on IR. Final week, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks mentioned he was “very hopeful” that Humphries would’ve been in a position to play Sunday in Inexperienced Bay, however Humphries suffered a setback that made him inactive towards the Packers.
On Monday, Wilks reiterated his perception that Humphries can be prepared to play this weekend towards the Detroit Lions, saying, once more, that he was “very hopeful.”
After which Wednesday’s announcement ended Humphries’ fourth season. The 2015 first-round choose, who had his fifth-year possibility picked up by the Cardinals, has but to play all 16 video games in any season. He was redshirted his rookie yr and performed 13 video games in 2016, 5 in 2017 and 9 this season.
With Humphries on IR, the Cardinals have now put 4 projected starters on IR and minimize the fifth — with 4 of the strikes occurring within the final three weeks.
Heart A.Q. Shipley was the primary to go on IR on Aug. 7 after struggling an ACL harm in coaching camp. Proper guard Justin Pugh adopted on Nov. 13 with an MCL harm. Arizona minimize proper sort out Andre Smith on Nov. 26 and put left guard Mike Iupati on IR on Tuesday adopted by Humphries’ announcement Wednesday.
Arizona has put two backup offensive linemen on IR, Jeremy Vujnovich and John Wetzel, each of whom began at varied factors this season.
In Sunday’s win over Inexperienced Bay, the Cardinals began two rookies, left sort out Korey Cunningham and middle Mason Cole; proper sort out Will Holden, who they re-signed on Thursday; proper guard Oday Aboushi, who they signed on Oct. 23; and Iupati. After Iupati went down with a knee harm early within the third quarter, Arizona performed rookie Colby Gossett, who they signed on Oct. 30, at left guard.
The Cardinals have performed eight completely different offensive line combos to date this season.