Cardinals Activate Tackle From Injured Reserve

The Arizona Cardinals offensive line had a game to forget in Week 6's ugly 19-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and they've already begun reshuffling and moving on. The team activated offensive lineman Cody Ford from injured reserve Tuesday. Ford's return coincides with news of guard Justin Pugh suffering a potentially season-ending knee injury. Pugh had been one of the Cardinals' most-established veterans, starting 56 games since his arrival in 2018. It would be optimistic to believe Ford could offset Pugh's absence.

Ford has yet to appear for the Cardinals since they traded for him in August. He'll join an offensive line coming off arguably its worst game of the season. The Cardinals allowed six sacks in their loss against the Seahawks and managed only 2.4 yards per rushing attempt from their running backs. Ford joined the Cardinals this preseason following three years with the Buffalo Bills. The 38th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Ford started 15 games for the Bills as a rookie before being relegated to a backup role the past two seasons. The Cardinals hoped a reunion with fellow Oklahoma Sooner Kyler Murray might revive his career. He should get a chance to carve out a role for himself in the coming weeks.