The Cardinals will have some permanent shuffling on the offensive line, after it was announced Tuesday that guard Justin Pugh was headed to season-ending injury reserve after hurting his left knee in Kansas City Sunday.
The Cardinals also released safety Eddie Pleasant and cut wide receiver Montay Crockett from the practice squad. There were no corresponding moves announced. The team has two open spots on the 53-man roster, which figure to be filled before practice begins Wednesday.
There are still 10 offensive linemen on the roster despite losing Pugh, although three are rookies who have yet to play in a regular-season game. Pugh is the third offensive lineman to go to IR this season. Starting center A.Q. Shipley hurt his knee in training camp, and top reserve John Wetzel landed there during the bye week with a neck injury.
Pugh, signed as one of the team's top free agents in March, ended up playing in just seven games, and missing two others because of a hand injury. Newcomer Oday Aboushi took Pugh's place in the lineup against the Chiefs, although the Cardinals' other top reserve guard, Jeremy Vujnovich, was already playing because Mike Iupati was inactive with a back injury.
Pleasant was signed as veteran depth when fellow safety Tre Boston was injured.