With their starting tight end ailing, the Cardinals have added some reinforcement at the position. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter), the team has promoted tight end Gabe Holmes from the practice squad. To make room on the roster, the Cardinals waived running back Bronson Hill.
Jermaine Gresham has been battling an illness throughout the week, and it was reported earlier today that he’d miss this weekend’s game against the Redskins. As a result, the team added some Holmes for some extra security at the position. The 26-year-old has bounced around the league since going undrafted out of Purdue in 2015. He previously had stints with the Raiders, Seahawks and Ravens, and he’s been on Arizona’s practice squad since the end of November. He’ll slot in behind Ricky Seals-Jones and Troy Niklas on the depth chart.
Hill has spent time with eight different organizations since entering the league as an undrafted rookie out of Eastern Michigan in 2015. He played in three games for the Jaguars in 2016, compiling 11 yards on a pair of carries. The Cardinals will now be rostering three running backs in Kerwynn Williams, D.J. Foster, and Elijhaa Penny.
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