Cardinals designate 3 players to return from IR

Oct 3, 2022, 1:06 PM

Arizona Cardinals CB Antonio Hamilton runs through drills during training camp on Wednesday, Aug. 1...

Arizona Cardinals CB Antonio Hamilton runs through drills during training camp on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Glendale. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports)

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The Arizona Cardinals on Monday designated cornerback Antonio Hamilton, receiver Antoine Wesley and quarterback Colt McCoy to return from the injured reserve list.

The team can activate them within or at the end of the next 21 days.

All three players missed the first four games of the season, as is the minimum requirement for IR stints.

The Cardinals notably did not designate offensive lineman Cody Ford to return on Monday.

He was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 22 but injured his ankle badly enough to find himself on the IR on Sept. 10. His injury status looms coming off a win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in which the Cardinals lost starting left tackle Justin Pugh to an elbow injury.

Hamilton had climbed into the No. 2 cornerback slot with a strong training camp before a kitchen accident left him with burns that placed him on IR just as the regular season was set to begin.

McCoy suffered a calf injury toward the end of camp and went onto the IR on Sept. 7. Trace McSorley has served as starting quarterback Kyler Murray’s backup with McCoy sidelined.

Wesley was recovering from a hip/groin issue and was expected to see snaps, especially with outside receiver DeAndre Hopkins missing the first six games due to a PED suspension.

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