The hits keep on coming, but for the first time in 2017, it is a season ending injury, as the it has announced that Ronald Zamort will miss the 2017 season with a torn ACL.
For the Cardinals, it is tough because Zamort had been excellent all camp:
Ronald Zamort impressing, has moved ahead of Brandon Williams on depth chart https://t.co/n804gQDA0r— TheCardsWire (@Cards_Wire) July 29, 2017
Arians, "He's had a hell of a camp" re: Ronald Zamort; added he's "worked himself into the outside (CB) rotation"#CardsCamp— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) July 29, 2017
Unfortunately, the NFL is a fickle mistress, and the cruel reality reared its ugly head on Saturday.
Zamort had been one of the shining examples of perseverance and putting in the work. After being an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan in 2016, spending the offseason and 2016 camp with the Cardinals, he was cut late in camp. No one offered Zamort an opportunity, but that didn’t stop him.
The work paid off, as the Cardinals came calling in December and gave him a practice squad and futures contract.
That meant that to start 2017 he would be on the roster, but he’d have to work his way onto the roster.
Through the offseason workouts and now training camp, he had not just worked himself onto the roster, but into a high profile role, as the second team corner, ahead of 2016 third round pick Brandon Williams.
Now, its back to the drawing board, as the Cardinals will be without Zamort.
Don’t count this kid out for 2018 though.