Cardinals' David Johnson placed on injured reserve; Chris Johnson, DJ Foster signed


Cardinals do-it-all star running back David Johnson left Sunday's game against the Lions after injuring his wrist in the third quarter.

The team and player were waiting for results on the second opinion they sought for the injury.

David Johnson likely is headed for injured reserve, not necessarily for the season but maybe for most of it. National Football League rules allow up to two players to be brought back from IR.

Without Johnson, the Cardinals could turn to Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington in the backfield while also considering signing a free agent running back.

In addition, the team has re-signed tackle Givens Price to the practice squad and has released cornerback Ryan Lewis and running back James Summers from the practice squad. It's a tough call and one that's not a very simple solution. He makes bold fashion choices off the field and calls bold plays on the field.

Johnson's elusiveness was one of his biggest assets.

Despite the fact that Johnson is no longer as explosive as he was earlier in his career, he is familiar with Arizona's playbook, and his experience alone should allow him to be a factor for the Cards until the younger Johnson returns. Their offense is short on playmakers, even more so after losing Kevin White to a should injury.

The Lions veteran receiver led the team with 10 receptions for 107 yards in Detroit's win over the Arizona Cardinals.

The defense got the ball back in short order, thanks to a third-down sack by Zettel, and the offense was able to sustain its momentum, thanks in large part to receiver TJ Jones, who made a pair of hard grabs, including a third-down conversion on a ball behind him. In an interesting twist, it was an injury to Chris Johnson that gave David Johnson the starting running back job as a rookie two years ago. In addition to being the team's leading rusher a year ago, he was the second-leading receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald. "But you've got to be smart". Typically, I wouldn't consider a backup who doesn't catch a ton of passes, but Tolbert is an interesting option.