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Arizona Cardinals pay price in win, will lose another starter to injured reserve

The Cardinals won, but it may have cost them.

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For the Arizona Cardinals, it feels like every victory comes at a cost.

This time, it is starting left tackle, no the other one, Jared Veldheer.

Veldheer “cracked his ankle” in the win over the Titans, while also playing with a severe elbow issue that was more than apparent in pass pro situations.

He wasn't the only injury, right guard Earl Watford has a high ankle sprain, meaning it may be time to go back to Evan Boehm.

With the injuries, it looks like the starting lineup along the line will be:

Will Holden/Alex Boone/A.Q. Shipley/Evan Boehm/John Wetzel

In other words, it's getting ugly, folks.

For Veldheer, you wonder at this point if it means he has played his last snap as an Arizona Cardinal. If so, it'll be the end to another era with the biggest free agent signing of the early Steve Keim era, where they decided to finally cement their left tackle position.

It worked well in 2014 and for most of 2015, but the ravages of NFL offensive line play take their toll on all and Veldheer will now finish his last two seasons on IR with the Cardinals.

If this is the end, thank you for what you did to help turn the franchise around and good luck in whatever comes next, let's hope for Veldheer's sake it is retirement.