Report: Cardinals to activate Tyrann Mathieu from PUP on Tuesday


The Arizona Cardinals defense took a massive hit Monday with defensive tackle Darnell Dockett lost for the season with a torn ACL.

But the Cardinals did get some good news as it appears defensive back Tryann Mathieu is getting closer to returning to the field.

According to Adam Schefter of, the Cardinals are expected to activate Mathieu from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday.

It’s still uncertain whether Mathieu will be ready for the start of the regular season. However, being removed from PUP means Mathieu has passed a physical and should be back on the practice field soon for the Cardinals.

Mathieu believed he was 6-8 weeks away from being able to play when placed on PUP at the start of training camp. That timeline would have Mathieu ready to play sometime between Week 1 and Week 3 of the regular season.

The Cardinals already lost Karlos Dansby to the Cleveland Browns and Daryl Washington to a suspension before Dockett tore his ACL on Monday. A defense that was terrific last season couldn’t take any more bad news. Mathieu coming off PUP now means he’s likely to be ready to play and contribute sooner rather than later.

6 responses to “Report: Cardinals to activate Tyrann Mathieu from PUP on Tuesday

  1. Our great defense, number one in the NFL against the run last year, has now lost Karlos Dansby to free agency, Daryl Washington to ganja, and Dockett to a torn ACL, with Kevin Minter sitting because of a hurt pectoral.

    On the offense, the 7th overall pick from last year, Jonathan Cooper, who missed all of last year after tearing up his knee, is now back but has people wondering if this is the advertised Cooper or the now-damaged variety.

    The only way things could be worse is if the Honey Badger comes back too soon, fouls-up his knee again, and makes things even worse.

    What seemed like an exciting season for Cards’ fans not long ago is turning into something to dread.

  2. Terrible offseason on D.. Bucannon is going to be a real stud….Cards will be ok with the additions on O but you still win the SB with a D

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