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Cardinals CB Clemons joins teammate Demens on season-ending IR

Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor (57) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor (57) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals paid a hefty price for their impressive 42-17 victory over the Detroit Lions last weekend.

Coach Bruce Arians said on his radio show Tuesday night that safety Chris Clemons will be placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a hamstring injury sustained in Sunday's contest.

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Clemons was the second player to see his season come to an end against the Lions, joining backup linebacker Kenny Demens, who suffered a torn ACL and was placed on IR earlier Tuesday. Demens and Clemons are among two of Arizona's best special teams players.

In addition, outside linebacker Alex Okafor strained a calf muscle in Sunday's contest. Arians said the injury was not as bad as initially feared and expects Okafor to miss 2-for-4 weeks. Okafor had a team-high eight sacks last season.

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