The Arizona Cardinals announced the addition of an offensive lineman to the practice squad a day after the Cardinals promoted safety D.J. Swearinger to the active roster. They added tackle John Wetzel to the 10-man practice group.
Wetzel (6-7, 328) entered the NFL with the Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Boston College in 2013, but was released following training camp. He spent his first two years (2013-14) in the league on the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys. Wetzel started this season on the Cowboys practice squad and also played on the Colts practice squad until he was released on December 1. While at Boston College, Wetzel played in 32 games, including starting all 24 games in his final two seasons.
With guard/tackle Earl Wtaford placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, Arizona now is a man short in practice on the offensive line. While the team has enough depth on the active roster on the line, the addition of Wetzel is likely for practice purposes.