Cardinals OT Humphries is done for the season with a dislocated kneecap
- Arizona Cardinals left tackle D.J. Humphries has been diagnosed with a dislocated kneecap/MCL injury and will miss the remainder of the season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- Humphries, who missed time earlier in the season with a knee sprain, had been playing well for the team since his Week 6 return. Through 10 weeks of the season, his PFF overall grade of 76.1 ranked tops among Cardinals tackles and ranks 24th among 78 players at the position.
- The third-year offensive tackle had been performing well in pass protection for his team, and provided a bright spot in an otherwise dismal pass-blocking unit. He played a total of 96 pass-blocking snaps and allowed just five hurries, for a pass-blocking efficiency of 96.1, the best mark among Cardinals tackles. However, the team will likely miss his presence in the run game the most. Through 10 Weeks, Humphries’ run blocking grade of 85.0 is good for fifth among the league’s offensive tackles.
- With Humphries out, Bruce Arians announced that Jared Veldheer will be taking over at left tackle. The eighth-year lineman had been the team’s starting left tackle since Week 7 of the 2010 season, before he was moved across the line this off-season. In his time as the team’s left tackle, Veldheer was a consistent performer, and achieved PFF overall grades above 80.0 in four of his seven professional seasons.