Coach Bruce Arians just said on his weekly Sirius XM NFL radio spot that rookie linebacker Alex Okafor has suffered a torn biceps tendon — in New Orleans, like everyone else — and will miss the rest of the season. That’s another killer blow at a position the Cardinals cannot afford losses. That means the only two outside linebackers left on the active roster that were with the team going into the weekend are converted defensive ends Matt Shaughnessy and John Abraham. Brutal doesn’t begin to describe the outside linebacker situation.
Arians also said Kenny Demens will be promoted from the practice squad, but Demens has been an inside linebacker. The Cards signed linebacker Vic So’oto just today, and promoted Dontay Moch from the practice squad — and apparently those guys are going to play right away. Arians talked often this offseason about how the Colts suffered so many injuries last season he often as interim coach had to take a guy and play him only a few days after signing him. Now he unfortunately is in the same boat with the Cardinals.
Linebacker Daryl Washington — who arrived in Florida tonight to take part in the week’s meetings — returns from suspension next week, but that still doesn’t solve the outside issues.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) September 25, 2013
Tags: Alex Okafor, Bruce Arians, Daryl Washington, Dontay Moch, John Abraham, Kenny Demens, Matt Shaughnessy, Vic So'oto
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