TEMPE, Ariz. – 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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