Cardinals place TE King, DT Lumpkin on IR, release 5 players

The Arizona Cardinals have placed tight end Jeff King and defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin on injured reserve.

King underwent surgery on his right knee earlier in the week, Lumpkin has a shoulder injury.

Arizona also released five players — wide receiver Kerry Taylor, linebacker Reggie Walker, offensive tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, linebacker Kenny Rowe and defensive tackle Padric Scott.

By releasing Taylor, a former Arizona State player, Arizona has four wide receivers on its roster. Undrafted rookie free agent Jaron Brown beat out Taylor for the No. 4 receiver spot.

The moves also mean coach Bruce Arians will have three quarterbacks. He had considered releasing No. 3 QB Ryan Lindley.

The moves get the Cardinals to the 53-man roster limit for the regular season.


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