The Arizona Cardinals made several significant roster changes on Tuesday, one of which involved placing tight end Zach Ertz on the injured reserve list, the team announced
To fill his spot, they brought in tight end Blake Whiteheart. Additionally, the team decided to part ways with safety K’Von Wallace and cornerback Quavian White from their practice squad.
Zach Ertz is set to be sidelined for a minimum of four upcoming regular season games while he recovers from his injury before he can make a return.
Ertz, 32, originally started his NFL career as a second-round pick by the Eagles in 2013.
He was traded to the Cardinals during the 2021 season in exchange for cornerback Tay Gowan and a fifth-round pick in the 2022 draft.
Ertz completed the final year of his six-year, $43.64 million contract, which included $20 million in guaranteed money and a base salary of $8.25 million for the 2020 season.
Last year, he secured his future by signing a three-year, $31.65 million contract with the Cardinals, of which $17.5 million was guaranteed.
Also in the preseason season, he participated in seven games, making 27 receptions for a total of 187 receiving yards and finding the end zone for a touchdown.