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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Flush the Pocket: Arians wary of injuries

By Josh Weinfuss

Flush the Pocket will be your daily morning dose of the Arizona Cardinals. It’ll recap the top story line from the previous day and give you a look at what everyone is saying locally and nationally.

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There was no escaping the news at it flowed it all weekend.

Injuries claimed the seasons -- or at least large chunks of seasons -- for some of the game’s biggest names. Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne went down with an ACL, so did St. Louis’ Sam Bradford. Chicago’s Jay Cutler is out at least four weeks with a groin sprain. Houston’s Brian Cushing is out with an lateral collateral ligament and broken fibula.

There were more, but those were the biggest names injured in Week 7 and they opened the eyes of the rest of the league, including Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians.

Arians said one reason for giving his younger players more reps Monday was in case the injury bug hits the Cardinals.

“It’s that time of year,” Arians said. “You hit the halfway part, before your open date and guys get injured. That’s why we’re looking at those five or six guys today, in case it happens to us. When I say we’re looking at opportunities, that’s the opportunities we’re talking about.”

The Cardinals added cornerback Teddy Williams today and waived linebacker Kenny Demens, but according to reports, Arizona will use Williams as a receiver.


In other news...

Kent Somers of writes about Bruce Arians looking at younger players.

Bob McManaman of writes about Karlos Dansby’s quest to lose weight and play better.

Jack Magruder of writes about John Abraham still making plays at 35.

Darren Urban of also writes about Abraham’s appreciation of quarterbacks.