Offensive Lineman Out 3-10 Weeks

Managing Editor
Posted Aug 3, 2006


It is pretty easy to say that the one thing the Arizona Cardinals offensive line does NOT need right now is injuries. That is why, of course, one of the top tackles on the team took a fall Tuesday that could keep him out 3-10 weeks.

Outside of the Matt Leinart holdout the biggest focus of Training Camp in Flagstaff has been the offensive line and if they will be able to open some holds for Edgerrin James.

With the rumors swirling about Lincoln Kennedy coming to the desert at 390+ lbs and 35 years old, it seems the Cardinals might be grasping at straws, but with Tuesday's news that tackle Oliver Ross will miss somewhere between three and 10 weeks with a knee injury, it starts to look like maybe the Cardinals are just trying to plug the holes in their line before they sink the ship.

"We'll just have to see what's going to take place," Denis Green said about Ross, "They can get a little more examination of the information and make a decision on him."

The question will be whether the Cardinals place Ross, who signed a five year free agent contract with the Cardinals last season, on the Injured Reserve, where he would be lost for the season, or try to wait the injury out, holding a roster spot for him.  The eight year veteran from Iowa State miss four games last year, and despite being one of the more athletic offensive lineman on the team he has never been able to step up and play with the same consistency he showed in Pittsburgh..

"My foot slipped, and then I felt something," Ross told the Associated Press, "I was just like, 'Football.' I kind of tried to work through it. It started getting tighter and tighter as practice went on."



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