The Arizona Cardinals are going to place another player on injured reserve
Make that six Arizona Cardinals players now on injured reserve. The latest victim? Long snapper Aaron Brewer.
Last season brewer came in after a few weeks into the season and stabilized a position that struggled early on in the 2016 season. The five-year veteran at the time came in and replaced rookie Kameron Cannady.
Now Brewer himself is needing to be replaced a year later. Brewer broke his hand in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The Cardinals were reportedly bringing in five players to try out for the long snapper position on Monday. This was after guard Evan Boehm and defensive tackle Josh Mauro played admirably in his absence.
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It was reported on Monday evening that the team had signed long snapper Justin Drescher. At last look he was still not officially on the roster. Expect that to take place some time on Tuesday.
For now, the Cardinals must suffer the consequences of losing another player. One of the last things the Cardinals need is a setback on special teams.
Drescher was last with the New Orleans Saints. He was waived in August. He was with the Saints however for seven years. He played in all 16 games each season.
So it seems he has durability. Then again, a lot of Cardinals players have seemed that way but each week someone is going down with a huge injury. This week it is more in the spotlight because it is for a position the Cardinals struggled with mightily in early 2016.
Also injured on Sunday was defensive tackle Olsen Pierre. He is not expected to be out for an extended amount of time, although his absence was notable enough to mention he is likely out an indefinite period.
Hopefully Drescher will do his job. If you never hear his name called, he likely is doing just that.