ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals place safety Deionte Thompson on reserve/COVID-19 list

Nov 24, 2020, 2:51 PM | Updated: 8:25 pm

Arizona Cardinals safety Deionte Thompson (22) tackles Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (88) ...

Arizona Cardinals safety Deionte Thompson (22) tackles Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (88) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday they have placed safety Deionte Thompson on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Thompson, 23, has been Arizona’s third-string safety this season, a role that has led to him starting in the middle of the year. That was due to starting safety Jalen Thompson injuring his ankle, followed by backup safety Chris Banjo dealing with a hamstring issue.

Deionte Thompson went on to start four games before the return of Banjo and Jalen Thompson moved him back down the pecking order.

Jalen Thompson, though, re-injured that ankle against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday and is expected to miss at least a week or two, according to defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

Banjo replaced him in that game, and with both Thompsons out, he figures to start alongside Budda Baker. Beyond those two names starting, Charles Washington is the only other safety on the Cardinals’ 53-man roster.

Arizona’s defense has been ravaged by injuries, playing from behind in training camp when cornerback Robert Alford was ruled out the rest of the year. Defensive lineman Corey Peters is out for the season, as is pass rusher Chandler Jones, while defensive lineman Jordan Phillips was just placed on injured reserve prior to the game against Seattle. He joins his position mate Leki Fotu on injured reserve as well.

That group did receive a boost Tuesday, however, when defensive lineman Zach Allen was designated to return from injured reserve.

Deionte Thompson becomes the fourth Cardinals player to be on the list after wide receiver KeeSean Johnson, cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. and pass rusher Devon Kennard.

Presented By
Western Governors University

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinal wins the Topham Handicap Chase race on the second day of the Grand National Festiv...

Tyler Drake

High horse: Arizona Cardinal takes home Topham Handicap Chase victory

Given the same namesake as the NFL team, Arizona Cardinal finished first in the Topham Handicap Chase on Friday morning.

1 day ago

Monti Ossenfort could control the draft if he trades the No.4 pick, NFL Draft insider Matt Miller s...

Bailey Leasure

ESPN’s Miller: It would take a ‘Trey Lance’ trade package to move Cardinals out of No. 4

NFL Draft insider Matt Miller thinks the Arizona Cardinals could control the 2024 NFL Draft if they decide to trade down.

1 day ago

Presented By...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Arizona Cardinals in good spot with No. 4 pick in 2024 NFL Draft

The Arizona Cardinals have a lot of leverage when it comes to their No. 4 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Burns & Gambo talk about what could be if other teams give GM Monti Ossenfort a call about it.

2 days ago

Nate Wiggins #DB42 of Clemson participates in the 40-yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil ...

Damon Allred

Arizona Cardinals could trade up from No. 27 for a cornerback, ESPN says

After some successful maneuvering a year ago, Cardinals general manager Monti Ossenfort is poised to do the same in the 2024 NFL Draft.

2 days ago

Darius Robinson makes a tackle...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals address 2 big defensive needs in Mel Kiper Jr.’s 2-round NFL mock draft

The Arizona Cardinals added a pass rusher and a cornerback in ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest two-round mock NFL Draft.

2 days ago

Marvin Harrison Jr. looks on...

Tyler Drake

Mel Kiper Jr. still has Cardinals landing Marvin Harrison Jr. in latest NFL mock draft

Marvin Harrison Jr. is still the answer for the Cardinals at No. 4 overall following a run of quarterbacks in Mel Kiper's latest mock draft.

3 days ago

Cardinals place safety Deionte Thompson on reserve/COVID-19 list