The Cardinals go into their Thursday night game against the Seahawks hurting on the defensive line, and it figures to be an issue at least in the short term.
The Cardinals placed not only Corey Peters, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week, on Injured Reserve on Thursday, but also Jordan Phillips, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury. That means Phillips is out at least three more weeks, in addition to already missing Thursday night's game against the Seahawks and last week against the Bills.
To help, the Cardinals also elevated defensive lineman Michael Dogbe from the practice squad, giving them four linemen for the Seahawks game, joining Angelo Blackson, Josh Mauro, and Trevon Coley.
The Cardinals now have five defensive linemen on IR: Peters, Phillips, Leki Fotu, Rashard Lawrence and Zach Allen.
NFL Network reported the Cardinals expect to sign veteran Domata Peko, who played under Vance Joseph when Joseph was head coach in Denver. Peko must first go through COVID protocols.
The Cards also elevated running back D.J. Foster from the practice squad, as well as signing two players from the practice squad to the 53-man roster: tight end Evan Baylis and linebacker Reggie Walker. Baylis is necessary with Darrell Daniels battling an ankle injury; Daniels didn't practice this week. Walker helps with special teams, especially if Isaiah Simmons must take a bigger defensive role with De'Vondre Campbell dealing with a calf injury.