Arizona Cardinals lose rookie Alex Okafor for the season

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The linebackers keep falling for the Cards.

The Arizona Cardinals, already having lost outside linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander for the season due to injuries, now have lost another. Rookie outside linebacker Alex Okafor is also done for the year, according to head coach Bruce Arians, who told Sirius XM Radio that the rookie suffered a torn biceps tendon. The injury apparently occurred during the 31-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

This only further hurts the team's depth on the edge.

John Abraham and Matt Shaughnessy will now be the starters, but beyond them they have Dontay Moch and newly signed Vic So'oto.

Assuming that Okafor will be placed on injured reserve, the team will need to add a player, perhaps Bruce Taylor, whom  the signed to the practice squad on Tuesday.

What will the Cardinals do for depth? Perhaps we might see a player like Karlos Dansby slide to the outside after Daryl Washington returns. Dansby has never played OLB in a 3-4, but did so in 4-3 schemes earlier in his career. That is pure speculation, but it also could allow for Dansby and Washington to be on the field more often.

In any case, the game in New Orleans proved to be a costly one, far beyond the loss itself.

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