Cardinals bring back Boggs after Veldheer move

Posted by Darren Urban on November 1, 2016 – 11:32 am

The Cardinals officially put tackle Jared Veldheer and tight end Ifeanyi Momah on injured reserve today. To fill those roster spots, the team brought back guard Taylor Boggs — who was with the Cardinals in the preseason — and promoted safety Christian Bryant from the practice squad. The addition of Boggs means that for now, the Cards will deal with a tackle situation that is thinner than before. Ulrick John would be the top reserve, although starting right guard Earl Watford can play there, although it likely wouldn’t be ideal.

Boggs had gotten praise a couple of times in training camp from coach Bruce Arians. He can also play some center.

The Cardinals also cut tackle Martin Wallace from the practice squad. Replacing Wallace and the promoted Bryant are tight end Brian Leonhardt and linebacker Zaviar Gooden. Leonhardt has played in 16 games in his career with the Raiders and 49ers, while Gooden was a one-time third-round pick who has played in 25 games with the Titans and Lions.

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8 Responses to “Cardinals bring back Boggs after Veldheer move”

  1. By TLT on Nov 1, 2016 | Reply

    Been wondering about Antoine McClain, guess not, huh. Also wonder if Toner or Boehm might be in mix at Guard? Also, wonder if Watford just growing pains or if he’s shown he cant play? Earl is not inexperienced rook any more…still better than Bradley Sowell.

    Iupati we knew was liability with pass blocking but a behemoth run blocker, so his pass blocking failure must be factored in, makes Mathis loss now an exclamation point. Moral: run hard, early and often, to avoid needing to pass…of course Carolina whipped our collective ass on runs. So, the die was cast.

    Heard BA comment “C. Palmer took a beating, played extremely well, and NEVER FLINCHED”. Palmer had Larry drop one on second drive, Momah dropped one, seesm like 1 or 2 more drops, had to throw 3-4 in stands bc was gettign killed, that leaves about 3 or 4 out of 45 he missed on. Dude was Warner like when Warner was in a zone.

    Heard Calvisi comment of sideline observation “at start of game, no emotion from Cards, came out flat”. That’s what we all saw. Even with blown shovel pass call, how can that be? SMH. That’s what disappoints. Make mistakes, that’s one thing, but not show up, not be focused…wow…

    BA said will try to see if can put players in better position to succeed. Sounded to me like more chip blocking to help out both Ts and Gs, but with whom? Really thin at TE. We’re going to find out how good our coaches are 2nd half.

  2. By Dr. G. on Nov 1, 2016 | Reply

    Wow! This Veldheer injury is big…remembering how he was able to stop dead in their tracks all the never ending serious issues we had at LT…he deserves major kudos. He’ll be bock!

    Dupe ~ ~
    JTDG ~ ~ Can’t disagree with the emotional take when logic should be the director. …ala giving Mathieu a $40Mil guarantee while he was still basically on crutches. I recall Darren’s logical reluctance to guess what Keim might do before it became necessary.

    My take was that it is not unusual to take until the 2nd year to come back to somewhat good performance. After Tyrann trashed his knee in 2013, he got a “participation” trophy in 2014. Then he was a terrorist in 2015 until he had the repeat misfortune. It is unreasonable to expect he can be his best until he really heals…probably into 2017. But the fans’s and the bosses’ believed he deserved the biggest deal in the nfl at his position…surely emotion driven.

    Kinda my take on some of the deals that sidestep good business sense, but
    emotion can justify when that is your “only” basis…still don’t like the PP deal. Is it fair to judge some of their deals? …Be well…

  3. By Joseph Robinett on Nov 1, 2016 | Reply

    Thumbs up, thumbs down, not too many adults to go round….

    Cards are a mash unit, but looking forward to future’s rollercoaster rides on the AZ highways of broken dreams.

    The refs calls are like life, it isn’t fair and a lot of whining, or F- this silly little beautiful game as a silly little distraction that I sometimes love, but realize isn’t feeding this starving heart.

    Let the thumbs begin…

  4. By creditcard on Nov 1, 2016 | Reply

    This year’s draft is “iffy” at best. Nkemdiche is not playing, Williams was lost during his brief playing, Broehm does not play, Christian was in-explicitly released the other 5th round CB is strictly a practice squad guy — not much gained through the draft.

    The release of Christian was purely illogical, so that Butler could be the field goal holder — wow that decision was epic in stupidity

    The loss of Niklas and Fau is huge for special teams, and now for our TE room. IR on Chris Johnson and T. Branch, now Valdeer looms huge. The O-line already stink — No Valdeer, plus and injured LG, undersized center, rookie RT and career back-up at RG. This doe not look promising for the Cards.

    Cards have not been doing solid decisions, especially this last season. The results are speaking for themselves

  5. By Scott H on Nov 2, 2016 | Reply

    Now Momah, too????? My God, man… we haven’t been disappointing enough, ya know? Now the injuries are piling on big time. This season just has a “dark cloud” feeling to it. And, really, it has felt that way since Week One.

  6. By mitchaz on Nov 2, 2016 | Reply

    Feel so bad for Ifeanyi Momah—-has worked his tail off and every year just when he’s getting his feet wet, he gets injured and sent to the IR. Hopefully he’ll get one more chance to stick next year.

  7. By Scott H on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    Darren –

    Has Fells been back??

  8. By Darren Urban on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    Scott H —

    RE: Fells

    Not yet. They hope he’ll be at practice when they resume.

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