The Arizona Cardinals had a few injuries to talk about on Monday after their victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Cornerback Patrick Peterson will have to go through the concussion protocol after suffering a head injury during the game.
However, things look good. Head coach Bruce Arians said Peterson was "jumping around" with his teammates in the locker room while addressing the media.
Safety Tony Jefferson will also have to go through the concussion protocol. Arians told the media the second-year safety had concussion symptoms Monday morning.
The biggest blow, though, was the calf injury running back Stepfan Taylor suffered. Arians said (via Arizona Sports) Taylor strained his calf and "will miss significant time."
The Cardinals have not made any moves yet. Mike Jurecki reported he heard the Taylor is looking at two to four weeks of missed time.
"Marion Grice will slide up the depth chart," Arians said. "Robert Hughes could get some time, depending on what the situation is and what package, but yeah, Marion will be the next guy up."
Arizona has another running back, Kerwynn Williams, on the practice squad. He could be promoted.
It looks like that will happen. According to one report, former NAU running back Zach Bauman will be added to the practice squad. Bauman was with the team all through training camp.
If Williams is promoted, they will have to make a corresponding move on the 53-man roster.
The guy that would see the most likely to be Thomas Keiser, who has not been active for several weeks now. It could also be defensive tackle Bruce Gaston, who now has been on the roster long enough he could be moved. He was signed from the Miami Dolphins practice squad and if a team signs a player form another's practice squad, he must remain on the new team's 53-man roster for at least three weeks.