Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Haason Reddick named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
Cardinals outside linebacker Haason Reddick has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after setting a single-game franchise record with five sacks during Arizona’s 26-7 victory on Sunday over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
It’s Reddick’s first career Defensive Player of the Week selection and the fifth Cardinals’ Player of the Week award this season, the most the team has had since 2015 when it earned six.
In addition to Reddick’s five sacks, he also recorded five tackles and three forced fumbles, becoming the first player to have five sacks and three forced fumbles in a game since the Packers’ Vonnie Holliday in 2002.
Reddick and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (4.0) are the only players in the NFL this season with at least 4 sacks in a game. He is also just the fourth NFL player in the last 11 seasons (2010-20) to record at least 5 sacks in a game and the first to do so since Atlanta’s Adrian Clayborn (6) in 2017.
Through 13 games, Reddick has 50 tackles, 10 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, 15 quarterback hits, four passes defensed and three forced fumbles. His sack, forced fumble, QB hit and tackles for loss totals are all team highs and also represent career highs for the former first-round pick out of Temple.
His 10 sacks presently rank sixth in the league this season.
This is the second Defensive Player of the Week award for the Cardinals this season after safety Budda Baker was honored following Arizona’s Week 6 victory at Dallas. Quarterback Kyler Murray won Offensive Player of the Week following the Cardinals’ Week 5 victory at the Jets and after Arizona’s Week 7 victory over Seattle; wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins won Offensive Player of the Week following the Cardinals’ Week 10 victory over Buffalo.
Ten players did not practice for the Cardinals on Wednesday: Linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (ankle), running back Chase Edmunds (ankle), defensive lineman Jordan Phillips (hamstring), kicker Zane Gonzalez (back), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring), safety Jalen Thompson (ankle), defensive lineman Domata Peko Sr. (not-injury related) and wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald (not-injury related) and DeAndre Hopkins (not-injury related).
Tackle Kelvin Beachum (back) and running back Jonathan Ward (shoulder) were limited.
For the Eagles, the following five players did not practice: Cornerbacks Darius Slay (concussion) and Avonte Maddox (knee), tackle Jack Driscoll (knee), defensive back Grayland Arnold (hamstring) and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (not-injury related).
Defensive end Josh Sweat (shoulder), defensive tackle Malik Jackson (concussion), linebacker T.J. Edwards (hamstring), cornerback Michael Jacquet (hamstring) and safety Rudy Ford (hamstring) were limited.
The Cardinals on Wednesday designated tight end Darrell Daniels and defensive lineman Josh Mauro to return from the injured reserve list, meaning they can begin practicing and the team can activate them to the 53-man roster at any time during the next 21 days or at the conclusion of the three-week period.
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