Cardinals Place G Justin Pugh On IR, Waive S Eddie Pleasant


The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they’ve placed G Justin Pugh on injured reserve with a left knee injury and waived S Eddie Pleasant.

  • The Cardinals also released WR Montay Crockett from their practice squad.

Pugh, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $8.346 million contract and made a base salary of $1,157,307 for the 2016 season when the Giants elected to pick up Pugh’s fifth-year option.

Pugh later signed a five-year contract worth over $45 million with the Cardinals this past March. He stands to make base salaries of $5 million and $7.25 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Pugh appeared in seven games for the Cardinals.

Pleasant, 29, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2012. The Texans cut Pleasant coming out of the preseason before adding him to their practice squad.

Houston elected to re-sign Pleasant to a two-year, $2.15 million contract back in 2016 and he wound up finishing out the deal. After a brief stint with the Patriots, Pleasant signed on with the Cardinals last month.

In 2017, Pleasant appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and recorded 32 tackles, two sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and three pass defenses.

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