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Cory Redding Injury: Updates on Cardinals DT's Ankle and Return

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Cory Redding (90) walks in the bench area during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Joe PantornoFeatured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2016

Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Cory Redding left Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks with an ankle injury and did not return. He's been placed on injured reserve.

Continue for updates.


Redding Placed on IR

Tuesday, Jan. 12

The team announced they promoted inside linebacker Gabe Martin to fill Redding's roster spot.


Redding Dealt With Injury-Plagued Season

It's been an uncharacteristic 2015 for the 13-year veteran, who had not missed more than three games in a single season dating back to 2004. He also had recorded at least 20 combined tackles and a sack in each of those years, which included stints with the Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts

This season, though, Redding has been plagued by ankle problems that kept him on the sideline in Weeks 11, 12, 13 and 15. 

Even with his limited time on the field, the defensive end wasn't short on big plays in 2015, including a fumble recovery he scooped up for a touchdown during the Cardinals' 38-8 drubbing of the Green Bay Packers during Week 16 and a one-handed interception of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in Week 5.

The NFL shows Redding's touchdown return against the Packers:

A timetable for a possible recovery has not been disclosed yet, but Redding will have to wait until next season to get back on the field.

 

Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.

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