Although Sam Bradford was the big name coming off the Cardinals’ 53-man roster Saturday, another part-time starter will as well.
The Cardinals placed offensive lineman John Wetzel on IR with a neck injury. He must miss at least eight weeks, and given the Cards’ showing to this point, it’s likely the utility blocker will be out for the rest of the season.
Signed to an ERFA tender this offseason, Wetzel started in five games for the Cardinals. He’d played an off-the-bench role before, having started 11 games for a banged-up Cards offensive front. The former UDFA started eight games for the 2016 Cardinals.
Wetzel, 27, stands to be a restricted free agent this offseason.
Following the Bradford and Wetzel moves, Arizona now has two open roster spots. The Cardinals are off this week and return to action in Week 10 against the Chiefs.