Cardinals Place G J.R. Sweezy & DL Rashard Lawrence On Injured Reserve


According to Aaron Wilson, the Cardinals placed RG J.R. Sweezy and DL Rashard Lawrence on their injured reserve.  

It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding the injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list after just three games. 

Sweezy, 31, is a former seventh-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with Seattle before signing a five-year, $32.5 million deal with the Buccaneers in 2016.

Sweezy was two years into his deal with Tampa Bay when they cut him loose in a move that freed up $6.5million of cap room. He signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks shortly after. 

The Cardinals signed him to a two-year, $9 million contract through 2020 in March of last year. He’s set to make a base salary of $3.5 million this season. 

In 2020, Sweezy has appeared in four games for the Cardinals and started each of them. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 56 overall guard out of 75 qualifying players. 

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