The Arizona Cardinals have placed starting right tackle Jordan Mills on injury reserve and elevated tight end Darrell Daniels from their practice squad, according to AZCardinals.com senior writer Darren Urban.
Mills was signed by the Cardinals due to Justin Murray’s struggles and Marcus Gilbert’s torn ACL injury. The 28-year-old offensive tackle started the last two games for the Cardinals, earning himself a low 38.0 grade by Pro Football Focus.
Daniels has been on and off the team as a player on the short-end of the 53-man roster. He has played primarily on special teams and will resume that role on the team.
Now the attention switches to Murray, who started the first two games of the season at right tackle.
Murray was a priority waiver claim for the Cardinals at the beginning of the season. He currently has a 50.3 PFF grade, which is better than that of Mills. Though he has shown signs of improvement in pass protection, he has been a major liability on the offensive line overall. Week after week, there is constant pressure allowed on the right side.
Tomorrow, the Cardinals will face off against the winless Cincinnati Bengals. Murray will likely see a constant rotation of defensive linemen, expecting to fend off Carlos Dunlap and Sam Hubbard from getting to Kyler Murray.
If Murray continues to struggle, the next man up would be seventh-round pick Joshua Miles. Expect Miles to enter the starting lineup sooner rather than later.
Don’t be surprised if the Cardinals try to add another offensive tackle to the mix next week.