Report: Arizona Cardinals’ Bobby Massie suspended

Aug 11, 2015, 11:40 AM | Updated: 12:51 pm
Carson Palmer drops back to pass while Bobby Massie blocks during Arizona Cardinals training camp A...
Carson Palmer drops back to pass while Bobby Massie blocks during Arizona Cardinals training camp Aug. 8. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports)
(Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports)

Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Bobby Massie has been suspended three games by the NFL.

Massie, who started 16 games last season, was expected to be the right tackle again. First round draft pick D.J Humphries had been practicing at right tackle and would be potential competition for Massie.

Humphries had been out of practice for the past week with a knee injury but is expected back Tuesday. Third-year pro Earl Watford and Bradley Sowell are also in the mix, and it was Watford who was playing right tackle with the second-team offense in Monday’s practice.

Whoever ends up filling in, offensive lineman Ted Larsen feels like the Cardinals will be fine.

“We’ve got good depth and guys that have been playing well and that can step and keep trying to play to the level Bobby plays at,” he said.

Still, it’s the type of thing a team like the Cardinals, who have goals of winning the Super Bowl, do not really want to have to deal with.

“It’s one of those things you hate to hear, you hope that the appeal process goes in our favor,” Calais Campbell said. “But it’s one of those things you have to deal with. It’s one of those things that when something happens you look him in the eye, he has to be accountable to his team. Tell him ‘we need you back, make sure you’re ready if you do have to miss games,’ and somebody else gets the opportunity to step up.”

Massie has been with the Cardinals for four seasons, playing in 40 games. He was a fourth-round selection in 2012 out of Ole Miss.

Life Changer Loans

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury watches during the first half of an NFL football game ...
Tyler Drake

Kingsbury: Cardinals must focus on a play at a time to curb slow starts

The Arizona Cardinals embark on a pivotal week of practice from a self-reflection standpoint after yet another slow start on Sunday.
10 hours ago
Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) sets back to pass during the first half of an NFL ...
Arizona Sports

Behind Enemy Lines: Panthers pass game still a concern before facing Cardinals

While the Panthers finally got their first victory of the season with a win over the Saints, the passing game remains a major issue.
1 day ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, center, stands on the sidelines during the second hal...
Jordan Leandre

Football Outsiders down on Arizona Cardinals turning season around

The Arizona Cardinals will be without support from Football Outsiders in their quest to right the ship after a 1-2 start to the season.
1 day ago
Defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence #90 of the Arizona Cardinals lines up during the NFL game at Stat...
Tyler Drake

Arizona Cardinals DL Rashard Lawrence undergoes hand surgery

Cardinals DL Rashard Lawrence is out for Week 4 after undergoing hand surgery for an injury suffered in the team's Week 3 loss to the Rams.
1 day ago
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports)...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Kyler Murray reiterates need for pass catchers to stay locked in

Given Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray's ability to make things happen on the fly, his receivers must remain focused throughout each play.
1 day ago
Report: Arizona Cardinals’ Bobby Massie suspended