TEMPE, Ariz. JJ Redick Jersey . -- The Arizona Cardinals have placed first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper on injured reserve, ending the left guards season after initially expressing hope he could be back for as many as the final six games. Cooper underwent surgery last Sunday after breaking his left leg the previous night in a preseason game against San Diego. Cooper, the seventh pick overall, had been slated to start on a rebuilt offensive line under new coach Bruce Arians. The team released 13 players on Friday, including nose tackle David Carter and wide receiver Mike Thomas. Others released are safety Jonathan Amaya, centre Adam Bice, wide receiver Dan Buckner, tight end Alex Gottlieb, wide receiver Charles Hawkins, guard Senio Kelemente, linebacker Zack Nash, linebacker Colin Parker, tight end Richard Quinn, guard Chilo Rachal and safety Curtis Taylor. The movers leave 61 players on the Arizona roster. It must be reduced to 53 by 6 p.m., EDT, on Saturday. One reduction will come when inside linebacker Daryl Washington serves his suspension for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. Another could be created if tight end Jeff King, who underwent surgery on his ailing right knee, goes on injured reserve. Cooper is expected to be sidelined for at least 12 weeks, Arians said. The Cardinals could have used the rule that allows an injured player to return eight weeks into the season, but the coach said it was decided to save that option in case it could be used on someone else. "We dont feel its fair to our football team in case we get somebody who can come back sooner, if there is another injury," Arians said. "We felt we needed to keep that spot open. As much as we wanted to get Jon back, the chances of him coming back and then getting in football shape werent as realistic as wed hoped for." A question yet to be answered is whether the Cardinals will release Ryan Lindley and go with two quarterbacks. Arians said he was "90 per cent sure" what he would do with Lindley but wouldnt offer any hints what that might be. Carter, a sixth-round draft pick out of UCLA in 2011, appeared in all 16 games for the Cardinals the past two seasons, four last year as a starter. But he lost out in the competition, Arians said. "David was in a battle with Ronald Talley and Talleys strength at the point of attack, the ability to play nose stronger, was better," Arians said. "David has a lot of hustle and a lot of effort but was struggling to hold the point." Arians repeated his commitment, made after Arizonas 32-24 win at Denver Thursday night, to keep all five running backs on the 53-man roster. That means Ryan Williams, the 2011 second-round draft pick who missed much of training camp with a sore knee, will make the team. The other backs are starter Rashard Mendenhall, Alfonso Smith and rookies Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. "I like our running backs. Its one of the strengths of our whole football team, that position," Arians said, "so were not going to weaken it at all." Pending further roster moves, there are five wide receivers on the team -- Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, Andre Roberts, ex-Arizona State player Kerry Taylor and undrafted rookie Jerome Brown. Thomas, a former University of Arizona standout, was brought in last week after being released by Detroit. "It was a decision that right now I like the guys we have a little bit more," Arians said. "The punt returning was an added feature but it wasnt a need." Kelemente was a fifth-round draft pick out of Washington in 2012. Amaya has played in 38 games over three seasons for Miami and New Orleans. Nash appeared in eight games for the Cardinals last year. Rachal has played in 64 games over five seasons, 46 as a starter. He started eight games for Chicago last year. Quinn had signed with the team earlier in the week. Parker signed as a free agent last year. Bice, Buckner, Gottlieb, Hawkins and Curtis Taylor were undrafted rookie free agents. Arians said he told the players remaining on the roster to take nothing for granted as the team looks at those released by other teams. "The entire group, I told them dont go buy a car yet," he said. "These next cuts are the tougher ones." Nikola Vucevic Jersey .A. Happ is coming off his first start of the year, a win at Philadelphia Monday. The former Phillie allowed three hits in five scoreless frames of a 3-0 triumph. Magic Jerseys 2021 . It is unclear how long Kallstrom, who was brought in to alleviate the teams midfield problems, will be sidelined. Arsenals communications director, Mark Gonnella, says the club decided to proceed with Kallstroms signing despite the injury.The Ottawa Senators jumped out to a strong start this season in large part because of defensive consistency and strong goaltending. There hasnt been as much of that lately, though tonights visit to the Florida Panthers could present the Senators with a decent opportunity to win consecutive games for the first time in three weeks. Viewers in the Senators region can watch the game live on TSN5 at 7:30pm et/8:30 at. You can also listen to the action on TSN Radio 1200 starting at 5:30pm ET. Ottawa (10-7-4) began the season 7-3-2 and allowed 2.17 goals per game in that span. Over a 3-4-2 stretch since, its giving up 3.11. The Senators are making their third stop on a five-game trip, which began with a loss in Detroit before Tuesdays 3-2 shootout win at St. Louis. Erik Condra and Alex Chiasson scored third-period goals to help Ottawa overcome a two-goal deficit in the final 12 minutes. Robin Lehner made 27 saves and stopped all three shootout chances as the team focused on returning to its disciplined form. This was a good win for our team, Lehner said. It was very important for our team to come back here and get two points. We played the right way, tried to get back to a structured game. Its something we needed. Lehner has played three of the teams last four and gone 2-1-0 with a 2.28 goals-against average, while Craig Anderson tries to work through a stretch of recent struggles after a stellar start to the season. Anderson has a 3.69 GAA and .894 save percentage over a 1-2-1 stretch after opening the season with a 1.72 GAA and league-best .952 save percentage while going 4-2-2. That start included a 1-0, 30-save victory in Florida on Octt. Tony Battie Jersey. 13. Should Anderson return to face the Panthers (8-6-6), hes got a 10-2-0 record and 1.67 GAA in his last 12 starts against them to fall back on. Clarke MacArthur scored in the latest win and has 11 points over an eight-game streak against Florida. The Senators have won 14 of the last 18 meetings and will also be facing an uncertain goaltending situation. Roberto Luongo left midway through Wednesdays 1-0 home win over Carolina, but Al Montoya concluded the shutout with 22 saves. (Luongos) been so good for us, its tough to see a guy go down with an injury like that, but hopefully its minor, Montoya told the teams official website. For me it was just about believing in my game. Ive been working hard with the goalie coach (Robb Tallas). Its just knowing what I can do and contributing when I get the chance. Luongo hasnt been ruled out, but the team did recall goalie Dan Ellis from AHL San Antonio on Thursday when Scottie Upshall landed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Should they elect to turn to Montoya, they could be in good hands. He has a 1.99 GAA in three starts and three relief efforts this season. Nick Bjugstad remained hot for the Panthers with the only goal against Carolina, his sixth in as many games to go along with three assists. The pucks just going in for me, said Bjugstad, who leads the team with eight goals. Its not going in much for anyone else. No other Panther has more than four, and the rest of the team has four goals in five games. Floridas 2.05 season scoring average ranks 28th. The power play has been barren in the last three (0 for 10) and gone 5 for 37 over 12 games. ' ' '
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