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Darren Fells shoulder injury could keep him out 2-3 weeks

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Arizona beginning to test its depth.

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The Arizona Cardinals, who has been relatively healthy for much of the season so far, now are beginning to have to test their health. The latest injury is tight end Darren Fells, who left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh with a shoulder injury.

Head coach Bruce Arians addressed the media on Monday and said the team was still waiting for MRI results. He knew at the time it was a shoulder strain, but did not know the time frame of his return.

Reporter Kent Somers revealed more, per a source. Somers reported via Twitter Fells would be out two to three weeks with a shoulder strain.

With three tight ends on the roster, it means there will only be two who are healthy. Jermaine Gresham will step into a starting role and Troy Niklas will have to play a much more prominent role. The team could bring up Brandon Bostick from the practice squad, but that would necessitate another roster move. What seems more likely is one of the team's reserve offensive linemen would be used in the offense's three tight end packages they have used over the first few games of the season. Bradley Sowell and Bobby Massie were used that way in 2013 and Jonathan Cooper saw some time with that role in 2014. Sowell or Earl Watford could see time there now.

Arians said there were no other injuries that would cause players to lose time.