The Cardinals are reaching into the veteran well for reinforcements down the stretch.
The NFC West co-leaders are expected to sign defensive tackle Domata Peko Sr. to their 53-man roster once he completes COVID-19 protocols, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Peko is currently on a visit to Arizona, which won’t have him available for Thursday night’s game against the Seahawks but is hoping to fill the void created by the season-ending injury to Corey Peters.
Peko, whose career began in 2006 with the Bengals, was in a similar spot last year as he joined the Ravens in mid-November following an injury to Michael Pierce. He played seven games for Baltimore, starting three of them and recording 14 total tackles.
A week from turning 36, Peko would be reuniting with Cardinals DC Vance Joseph, his head coach for two years in Denver.
The Cardinals announced the following moves ahead of Thursday’s game: They signed tight end Evan Baylis and linebacker Reggie Walker to the active roster from the practice squad, they placed Peters (knee) and defensive end Jordan Phillips (hamstring) on injured reserve, and they elevated defensive lineman Michael Dogbe and running back D.J. Foster to the active roster from the practice squad.
Safety Jalen Thompson did not return after being carted off the field late in the second quarter with a lower body injury.
During Thursday’s loss to the Seahawks, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was seen with trainers on the sidelines working on his shoulder. Murray did not miss any plays during the game and following it said, “I’m good,” when asked if he was injured. Coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Murray “banged” his right arm/shoulder area, but he was not sure of the extent of it.
Here’s other news, injuries and transactions we’re tracking on Thursday:
- Seattle Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen was ruled out after being carted into the locker room with a foot injury in the fourth quarter. Pete Carroll said after the game that Olsen suffered a plantar fascia injury and the team fears it’s a rupture and he’s not sure yet if Olsen will be able to return this season. Carroll also said offensive lineman Brandon Shell, who was injured late and did not return, suffered a sprained ankle. Running back Bo Scarbrough (hamstring) did not return after getting injured late in the game; he was activated from the practice squad for the game. Carroll also noted that the team expects RB Chris Carson to play in Week 12. He’s been out since Week 8 with a foot injury. The team announced earlier that cornerback Quinton Dunbar (knee) was placed on IR.
- Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (ankle) did not practice Thursday after being limited the day prior. Cornerback Jaire Alexander, who’s been limited by a concussion and hand injury, was a full participant Thursday. Wide receiver Allen Lazard (core) and tight end aRobert Tonyan (ankle) remained limited.
- Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift was added to the injury report and did not practice Thursday because of a concussion. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) was also sidelined after being limited Wednesday. Quarterback Matthew Stafford (thumb) and wide receiver Marvin Jones (knee) returned as limited participants. Tight end T.J. Hockenson (toe) remained limited.
- Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said star defensive end Myles Garrett, who’s been out with an illness, is expected to return Friday. The team is also hoping offensive tackle Jack Conklin and kicker Cody Parkey can come off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.
- The Kansas City Chiefs activated starting offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of their Sunday night game against the Raiders. Schwartz (back), running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) and defensive end Taco Charlton (ankle) did not practice while receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring/calf) was limited after being full Wednesday.
- The Washington Football Team placed offensive tackle Geron Christian on injured reserve.
- Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) and tight end Noah Fant (ribs) returned to practice Thursday as limited participants. Cornerback A.J. Bouye (hip) and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle) remained limited.
- Cincinnati Bengals rookie wideout Tee Higgins (illness) was downgraded from full to DNP. Running back Joe Mixon (foot) was out for a second day.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Ali Marpet was a full participant in practice, though coach Bruce Arians said but he’s still in concussion protocol. Arians said they’ll know more about his status tomorrow. Wide receiver Chris Godwin (finger) was also full-go.
- Miami Dolphins linebacker Kyle Van Noy (hip) was limited Thursday after being out Wednesday.
- The Minnesota Vikings placed fullback C.J. Ham on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback C.J. Henderson (groin) was placed on IR. Cam Robinson (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday’s practice, wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring) remained out, and quarterback Gardner Minshew (thumb) was again limited.
- Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin (calf) was a full participant.
- Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (concussion) was a full participant at practice. Tight end Mo Alie-Cox (knee) and defensive end Kemoko Turay (ankle) were limited.
- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (foot) remained limited in practice.
- Baltimore Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell (calf) remained out while cornerback Jimmy Smith (ankle) was again limited.
- Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (knee), linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), wide receiver Adam Humphries (concussion) and cornerback Adoree' Jackson (knee) did not practice.
- Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills (back) was limited in practice.
- New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (knee) and special teams ace Matthew Slater (knee) were limited Thursday.
- The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to sign running back Jordan Howard to the practice squad after he clears COVID-19 protocols, Rapoport reported. Howard was recently released by the Dolphins and played the 2019 season with the Eagles.
- The Los Angeles Chargers got a full practice from defensive end Joey Bosa (concussion) for a second-consecutive day, though offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga (back) was limited on Thursday after a full Wednesday. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor (ribs) did not practice.
- San Francisco 49ers center Hroniss Grasu and linebacker Joe Walker were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims has his two-game suspension officially lifted.
- New York Jets offensive lineman Mekhi Becton (chest) was a full participant for a second practice in a row, while quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) did not practice and wide receiver Breshad Perriman (shoulder) was limited.
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