BY: ED COLE
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Cardinals injury report list was 12 deep on Wednesday, with one of the players being outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who was dealing with a chest injury.
Woodley didn’t take part in practice on Wednesday, and a day later he was placed on injured reserve with that chest injury.
To fill his spot on the 53-man roster, Arizona signed defensive tackle Red Bryant.
A veteran of seven NFL seasons, Bryant (6-4, 323) started all 16 games last season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had 22 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and two tackles for loss. Bryant spent the first six years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, after they drafted him in the fourth round (121st overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M.
Bryant’s started 71 of the 80 games that he’s played, gathering up 142 tackles (93 solos), 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, seven passes defensed and 14 tackles for loss. Over the past four seasons, Bryant’s started 63 of a possible 64 games, missing just one game (Nov. 10, 2013 at Atlanta Falcons). Bryant’s also blocked four kicks in his career, three field goals and one PAT in 2011.
Bryant was released by the Jaguars on March 12, and he spent training camp with the Buffalo Bills before he was released on September 5.
Bryant will wear jersey #71.
Woodley played in all 10 games (seven starts) for the Cardinals. He had 15 tackles (four for loss), one sack, one pass defensed, four quarterback pressures and two quarterback hits.