The Arizona Cardinals have some players eligible to return from injured reserve but their standing may decide who returns and who doesn’t
On Thursday, the Arizona Cardinals announced they would be bringing back long snapper Aaron Brewer from injured reserve. It is an interesting move to say the least given who else resides on injured reserve.
The Cardinals current long snapper Justin Drescher has struggled at times. This is clearly an attempt to get special teams shored up before the season ends.
So who else do they bring back? They are allowed to bring two back this season under the new rule the NFL implemented for 2017.
The Cardinals have possibilities. Do they bring back quarterback Carson Palmer? Running back David Johnson? Running back T.J. Logan?
Johnson has pretty much been ruled out as an option. At 5-7 and out of the playoff hunt there really is no reason for the Cardinals to bring him back anyway.
Logan is a possibility. He was injured in the first preseason game. Do the Cardinals want to get a look at him before the offseason?
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As for Palmer, he is eligible to return on December 24th against the New York Giants if they so choose. If the Cardinals win their next two games, they would be 7-7 and shooting for a possible winning season.
Palmer has yet to make a decision on 2018. He is under contract but word is the Cardinals will decide whether he returns or not.
Right now it is hard to see Palmer retiring with receiver Larry Fitzgerald likely returning. Plus with the way he went out in October is probably not how Palmer wants to end his career.
Some decisions could be made easier (or tougher) depending on the outcome of the game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. A loss on Sunday could mean that maybe the Cardinals decide not to bring back a second player from injured reserve?