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Jeremy Cash Waived After Injury, Cardinals Sign Gerald Hodges

Linebacker Jeremy Cash (left) celebrates his touchdown Saturday night with teammate A.J. Howard. Cash later suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Linebacker Jeremy Cash (left) celebrates his touchdown Saturday night with teammate A.J. Howard. Cash later suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Jeremy Cash was making a strong run at making the Cardinals’ roster, but that run is over.

The Cardinals waived/injured Cash Monday after he suffered a knee injury Saturday night against the Chargers in the preseason opener, replacing him by signing veteran linebacker Gerald Hodges.

Linebacker depth due to injury is an issue right now with the Cardinals. Deone Bucannon (knee) and Josh Bynes (neck) did not play Saturday, nor did injured linebacker Airius Moore. Both Bucannon and Bynes are expected to return sooner than later, but bodies are needed – especially with Cash now done.

"He was having a pretty good game, he was having a pretty good camp, so disappointing for him," Wilks said of Cash. "But again, it's an opportunity for other guys to step up."

Cash's departure may now also help the roster chances of someone like veteran Scooby Wright, who has been battling for a similar role, Edmond Robinson or even undrafted rookie Dennis Gardeck, who saw significant time on special teams against Los Angeles.

Hodges will also try to find his way into the mix. He has 3½ sacks and three interceptions in his career, which began in 2013 with Minnesota. He also played for the 49ers before spending time in 2017 with both the Bills and Saints.

The Cardinals have a short week, with the end of training camp coming Wednesday and their second preseason game in New Orleans on Friday.

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