Dykes to IR; Holmes to practice squad

Posted by Darren Urban on November 3, 2009 – 9:26 am

As expected, practice squad DL Keilen Dykes was placed on injured reserve Tuesday as he has surgery to repair a bicep torn during practice last week. To replace him, the Cards have brought aboard DT Antoine Holmes, an undrafted guy out of North Carolina State who spent training camp with the Vikings.

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5 Responses to “Dykes to IR; Holmes to practice squad”

  1. By Dave on Nov 3, 2009 | Reply

    Hopefully he’s related to Larry.

  2. By tw3kr on Nov 3, 2009 | Reply

    Dykes is developing a bad reputation for injuries, and has barely even been part of the 53. Not a good sign…

  3. By shannon robinson on Nov 4, 2009 | Reply

    I thought Dykes played well when he got the chance – I don’t remember when he was hurt before. Darren, what are the rules for players on IR – do they lift in the weight room – go to meetings? can they participate in practices at all? Can they come off IR without being cleared through waivers? Maybe a year with Lott will help if Keilen has access – who wouldn’t it help?

  4. By darrenurban on Nov 4, 2009 | Reply

    Shannon —

    They can lift, after they have recovered from whatever surgery they may have had. IR guys are often hanging around; I see FB Justin Green in the locker room all the time. And IR has nothing to do with status of the contract; if you go on IR, it’s specifically so a team can hang on to your rights.

  5. By Kelly on Nov 5, 2009 | Reply

    They are lucky to have signed Holmes, I’ve seen him play at NCSU and I know him personally — I mean it when I say that he is extremely underrated. His performance on the field is matched only by who he is as an individual — an incredible person with a great head on his shoulders and huge heart. Antoine Holmes will go on to do great things, I am absolutely certain of it!

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