The Cardinals made a slew of adjustments on Friday in preparation for their season finale.
After ruling out rookie defensive lineman Dante Stills due to a knee ailment, they put him on injured reserve. The player, selected in the sixth round, appeared in eight of fifteen games, recording 47 tackles, five for loss, and three and a half sacks.
Coach Jonathan Gannon of the Cardinals remarked, "Dante has been fantastic," according to Darren Urban of the team website. "Really improved a lot throughout the year."
Offense lineman D.J. Humphries was also formally placed on injured reserve by the Cardinals due to a knee injury.
Kevin Strong, a defensive tackle, was waived by the club in an unexpected move. Among the 53 players still on the roster, his departure leaves Roy Lopez, Phil Hoskins, and Naquan Jones at the position.
Starting in eleven of fourteen games, Strong racked up forty-six tackles, five for loss, and two and a half sacks.
To fill one of the three available roster spots, the Cardinals promoted practice squad cornerback Divaad Wilson.
Leki Fotu, a defensive tackle, is still on the team's injured reserve list but might be activated for Sunday's game. Potential members of the defensive line on the practice squad are Ben Stille, Jacob Slade, and Kendal Vickers.