Moats, 30, spent the last few seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but lost playing time to younger players such as Bud Dupree.
Moats brings veteran leadership to the defense, and will likely contribute on special teams in Arizona.
Cardinals’ Robert Nkemdiche Suffered Torn ACL
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche was placed on injured reserve earlier this week with no details as to the specific injury he endured.
However, Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks announced on Wednesday that Nkemdiche suffered a torn ACL, which will keep him out of action for the rest of the season and put a cloud of uncertainty over his availability for the start of the 2019 season.
Nkemdiche has been a disappointment since the Cardinals took him in the 1st round of the 2016 NFL draft.
Three Takeaways from the Detroit Lions road victory against the Arizona Cardinals 17-3, somehow keeping their playoff hopes alive
1. Zach Zenner showed up to play this week
Late in the game, Zach Zenner got a few series at running back and he made an immediate impact. He helped the Lions drive down the field and score their only offensive touchdown of the game. Not only did he do that, but he helped ice the game by getting first downs late in the 4th quarter. Zenner finished with 54 rushing yards on 12 carries and a touchdown.
2. Jarrad Davis was all over the place on defense
Davis is really starting to get in his zone on defense. He was breaking up pass plays, stuffing the run, and even got himself a sack in this game. Davis finished with eight tackles, one sack, and pass deflection. Throughout his first two years in the league, Davis is improving week by week and it is a great sign of things to come at linebacker for the Lions.
3. The offense continues to struggle each week while the defense has improved each week
If it wasn’t for Zenner’s spark and Darius Slay’s interception for a touchdown, the rest of the Lions offense was only able to manage three points. While fans should understand that the offense will struggle due to injuries, etc. it shouldn’t be as bad as it is. Stafford only threw for 101 yards because every pass was short and everybody struggled to get open. As long as Marvin Jones and Kerryon Johnson are still on the sidelines, there is nothing really positive going for the Lions offense.
With this victory, the Lions still somehow have a chance to make the playoffs. While they will need lots of help from other teams, the possibility is still there. Now, this victory wasn’t against a very good Cardinals team, but the defense still looked really good and was a major factor in the Lions winning. With three games left in the season and two of those being divisional games, it will be very interesting to see where the 2018 season pans out for the Lions.
Cardinals Place D.J. Humphries On IR
The Arizona Cardinals have placed left tackle D.J. Humphries, who has been out of action since Week 10’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs due to a knee injury, on injured reserve, according to an official team announcement.
In corresponding moves, the Cards have signed offensive lineman Joe Barksdale and Rees Odhiambo from the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad.
Arizona now has to decide if they will keep Humphries beyond this season, as they have a $9.625 fifth-year option they can opt to pick up on his contract.
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