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Arizona Cardinals Injury Update: Stephen Spach on IR, Jerame Tuman Signed

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The Arizona Cardinals got some bad news today when Ken Whisenhunt confirmed that Stephen Spach's season is over. He tore his ACL against the Panthers meaning that the Cardinals will have to sign another tight end before this Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Eagles. Whisenhunt wouldn't say who that player would be but the most likely option will be Jerame Tuman who was cut just a couple of weeks ago. Tuman's health will probably be the deciding factor but if he's healthly, I'd expect he's back in Cardinal-red by day's end.

Spach was an unheralded pickup by the Cardinals towards the end of October but it didn't take him long to make an impression. Spach became the Cards' starting tight end by his third game in town and he started six of the next seven games, missing only the season finale. He's looked like the best, and by far healthiest, tight end in Arizona since he was added and he'll most likey be back in camp next season.

Update: As expected the Cardinals signed Jerame Tuman today and he'll play on Sunday. It sounds like either Leonard Pope or Ben Patrick will get the starting nod though.