The Arizona Cardinals are ready to add one more player to injured reserve on Saturday
The injured reserve list for the Arizona Cardinals is about to grow. On Friday it was announced that guard Mike Iupati was heading there.
Although he has not been officially added as of yet, expect that move on Saturday in order to free the roster spot up in time for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. He will make the fourth player on the list.
Already on injured reserve are running backs David Johnson and T.J. Logan and cornerback Ronald Zamort. Johnson and Logan are both eligible to return this season. Zamort will not be able to play this season.
Therein lies a possible issue down the road. Iupati will also be eligible to return after eight weeks. He is going to have surgery on his elbow.
With the new rule this season, two players can return from injured reserve. Logan is a rookie with a lot of promise, especially with kick off returns.
More from Raising Zona
- DeAndre Hopkins future with Arizona Cardinals still a mystery
- Are the Arizona Cardinals looking to add more coaching candidates?
- One bad thing that may come from Arizona Cardinals hiring Mike Kafka
- 5 big mistakes that doomed the Arizona Cardinals in 2022
- Brian Flores may have known Arizona Cardinals weren’t sincere
Initially it appeared it would be a no-brainer to bring Logan back in mid-season. After Johnson went down in week one, the thought that maybe only Johnson would be able to return surfaced.
After Iupati had a bone spur come loose causing the upcoming surgery, there is a chance he could return. When the time comes for them to be eligible, do you return any of them?
A lot will depend on where the team stands in November when Johnson and Logan can return and where Iupati has progressed. He would be eligible to return at the end of November at the earliest.
If the Cardinals are in contention and it appears Iupati can still play this season, don’t be surprised if they return Johnson and Iupati and shelve Logan for the season. It’s a tough call but truly the performance of the Cardinals over the next six weeks will determine their course of action.