ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals re-sign LB Joe Walker to practice squad

Jan 13, 2022, 9:06 AM | Updated: 9:07 am

Joe Walker #59 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts after tackling Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Ra...

Joe Walker #59 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts after tackling Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of a game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Linebacker Joe Walker rejoined the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on Thursday after being released from the active roster earlier in the week, the team announced.

Arizona also said it officially released linebacker Tahir Whitehead from the practice squad.

Walker has 12 appearances for the Cardinals this year. He has been a practice squad gameday callup but also signed on the active roster in late December before Week 16.

He has 11 tackles and one for loss this year and has primarily played on special teams.

Walker has also contributed as a backup inside linebacker and played a season-high 30 snaps on defense for a Christmas game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Whitehead, 31, has appeared in three games for the Cardinals and picked up an assisted tackle in the regular season finale on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. He has played 40 special teams snaps this season.

Whitehead has spent time with the Detroit Lions (2012-17), Las Vegas Raiders (2018-19) and Carolina Panthers (2020) over his nine-year career. In 14 games (10 starts) with Carolina last season, Whitehead had 51 tackles, an interception, one fumble recovery and one QB hit.

The Cardinals take on the Rams in the NFC Wild Card round at 6:15 p.m. on Monday night. Tune to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station for all the action.

Arizona Cardinals

Budda Baker #3 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on during the second quarter against the Carolina Pan...

Wills Rice

ESPN’s Bowen: Best potential landing spots for Budda Baker, DeAndre Hopkins

ESPN's Matt Bowen gave the best potential landing spots for both wideout DeAndre Hopkins and Cardinals safety Budda Baker.

21 hours ago

James Conner...

Tyler Drake

No complaints: Cardinals’ James Conner excited to ‘prove people wrong’ with new regime

While outside expectations are some of the lowest they have been in Cardinals history, RB James Conner isn't focused on the external noise.

21 hours ago

Kyler Murray...

Arizona Sports

Simms: Cardinals’ Kyler Murray in ‘clock’s ticking’ tier of NFL quarterbacks

After going down with a season-ending knee injury, can Kyler Murray return to form and be one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL?

2 days ago

DeAndre Hopkins...

Tyler Drake

Gannon: WR DeAndre Hopkins’ release best thing for Cardinals

No matter how it all shook out, the Arizona Cardinals parting ways with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins this offseason was expected.

2 days ago

Kyzir White...

Tyler Drake

Kyzir White already running with role as Cardinals’ defensive general

Kyzir White's role at MIKE linebacker could slide Zaven Collins to the edge for the Arizona Cardinals defense.

3 days ago

Hollywood Brown...

Tyler Drake

Marquise Brown leads Cardinals WRs into life post-DeAndre Hopkins

There's no way around it, the Arizona Cardinals' wide receivers room took a shot Friday morning with the release of DeAndre Hopkins.

3 days ago

Cardinals re-sign LB Joe Walker to practice squad