Cardinals re-sign Chris Johnson Jersey after RB David Johnson Jersey put on IR

The Arizona Cardinals turned to a familiar face to fill the void left by injured running back David Johnson.
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Game Crockett Gillmore Jersey Veteran Chris Johnson re-signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the team released him Sept. 1.

Cardinals running back David Johnson will have wrist surgery and go to injured reserve with the hope he can return to the team in two to three months, a source told ESPN.

More importantly, Glennon looked like a competent, if unspectacular, passer. If 2017 is going to be the bridge year between Glennon, who can be released after the season with just $4.5 milion of the remaining $29 million in his contract on the salary cap, and rookie Mitchell Trubisky, the former Buccaneer showed he’s a capable caretaker.

Glennon’s steady two-minute drill ultimately failed, but he acquitted himself well in his first game with the team. Forced to throw all afternoon for an offense that never held the lead, he avoided backbreaking mistakes (zero turnovers) and put his team in position to win late in the fourth quarter. His numbers won’t impress anyone, but even the league’s top passers would have a hard time putting up big numbers with a receiving corps that tops out with Kevin White.

2017 probably won’t be a playoff year for the Bears, but their performance Sunday showed growth from last year’s wasted season. Chicago was easy to mock after signing Glennon for big money, trading up to select Trubisky, and neglecting to rebuild their receiving corps 鈥?and it’s possible the franchise just stumbled into adequacy after drafting players like Howard and Cohen. However, this fall could build the bridge between eternal rebuild and postseason resurgence 鈥?even if it started with a heartbreaking loss.

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