Arizona Cardinals place Tyrann Mathieu on injured reserve, promote Curtis Taylor

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The team makes the move official to end the rookie's season.

The Arizona Cardinals officially ended rookie Tyrann Mathieu's 2013 by placing on injured reserve. he suffered a torn ACL and a torn LCL in his left knee on Sunday in the team's 30-10 win over the St. Louis Rams.

To fill his roster spot, the team has promoted safety Curtis Taylor from the practice squad.

Taylor (6-2, 212) spent the preseason with the Cardinals and has been on the practice squad all season. He has played in 12 games and has seven tackles in his NFL career after entering the league with the 49ers as a seventh-round pick (219th overall) in the 2009 draft out of LSU. Taylor spent the 2012 postseason on the 49ers practice squad, including Super Bowl XLVII after signing on December 26.

As a rookie in 2009, Taylor played in seven games with San Francisco where he had four tackles and played in five more games in 2010 and collected three tackles.

Taylor will wear jersey #27.

Don't expect Taylor to see playing time. At best, he will be on special teams. What is also very possible is that he is inactive each of the final three games of the regular season.

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