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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Recapping the Cards' LB blitz

By Josh Weinfuss

With the addition of Zack "Sack" Nash to the practice squad, the Cardinals capped a whirlwind week of additions and subtractions to and from their 53-man roster.

It started Monday, when Arizona placed OLBs Lorenzo Alexander (Lisfranc) and Sam Acho (fibula) on injured reserve, and promoted OLB Dontay Moch from the practice squad.

On Tuesday, the Cardinals signed LB Vic So'oto to the 53-man and added LB Bruce Taylor to the practice squad.

Then came Wednesday, when the Cardinals relegated LB Alex Okafor (biceps) to injured reserve and promoted LB Kenny Demens from the practice squad.

The flurry of signings came to a close Thursday morning, when Nash was re-signed to the Cardinals' practice squad. That gave Arizona eight practice squad players and 53 active-roster men.

Chances are the Cardinals aren't done wheeling and dealing just yet. This was all mostly a stopgap until Daryl Washington returns Monday, and Arizona's braintrust will determine what spots need to be filled and by whom. If Moch can hold his own against the Bucs, he could stay up. But don't expect this bunch to be the linebackers for the next 13 games.

Breaking down the linebackers:

53-man roster

ILB Jasper Brinkley

ILB Karlos Dansby

ILB Kenny Demens

LB Vic So'oto

OLB John Abraham

OLB Dontay Moch

OLB Matt Shaughnessy

Practice squad

ILB Bruce Taylor

OLB Zack Nash

OLB Kenny Rowe

Injured reserve 

OLB Sam Acho

OLB Lorenzo Alexander

OLB Alex Okafor

Injured

ILB Kevin Minter