A couple of quick roster moves to report to you guys on this chilly Arizona morning...
The Arizona Cardinals had a free space on their practice squad after placing defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin on the 53-man active roster for the Lions game. It was a necessary move with Dan Williams and Ronald Talley being ruled out of the game. Following the game, Lumpkin was then cut from the team.
That didn't last long, however, as he was re-signed to the practice squad on Tuesday. In addition to Lumpkin, the team decided to sign former Texas Longhorns running back Fozzy Whittaker to the mix. The Cards tried Whittaker out last week and apparently liked what they saw.
To make room for Whittaker, the Cardinals cut tight end Steve Skelton, brother of quarterback John Skelton. While there is always the possibility of him coming back, I would think it isn't as likely as it was in the past. The Cards passed over the chance to promote him from the practice squad after cutting Todd Heap, instead opting to sign Kory Sperry. It seems that they just don't like what Skelton brings to the table.
Here is the full release (via Twitter) from the Cardinals:
The @azcardinals make some practice squad moves -> DT Ricky Lumpkin and RB Fozzy Whittaker signed, TE Steve Skelton released.#AZCards— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 19, 2012
With Whittaker, the Cardinals will get the final two games worth of practices to evaluate him for next season. Arizona is constantly looking for running backs, as it seems that none of them can ever stay healthy, so don't be surprised if he gets at least a training camp invite next year.
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