Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins was formally activated to the 53-man roster Monday coming off a six-game PED suspension. The crew opened the spot after it launched kicker Matt Ammendola, who spent two weeks on the job.
Hopkins joins an underwhelming passing attacking heading right into a Thursday Night time Soccer sport towards the New Orleans Saints. The crew’s 226.7 air yards per contest ranks seventeenth within the NFL by six video games, and Arizona simply misplaced Marquise Brown to a foot damage suffered Sunday that’s reportedly conserving him out about six weeks, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Hopkins, who six occasions in eight NFL seasons has surpassed 1,000 yards, recorded 572 yards in 10 video games final yr because the Cardinals began 8-2.
He went for 1,407 yards throughout 2020, his first yr with the Cardinals.
In the meantime, the Cardinals transfer on from Ammendola, who has performed the previous two weeks in reduction of beginning kicker Matt Prater (hip). Ammendola missed an additional level in a 19-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Ammendola went 2-for-3 on area objectives and the identical mark on additional factors for Arizona.
His field-goal miss was a 43-yarder two weeks in the past within the remaining seconds that, if made, would have despatched the sport into additional time towards the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ammendola additionally missed a area purpose and additional level in a sport as a member of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs this season. That efficiency led to him being minimize regardless of the Chiefs’ common kicker, Harrison Butker, not but being wholesome.
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admitted the crew went for it 5 occasions on fourth downs Sunday, changing 4, due to the kicking scenario.