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The career of four-time Pro Bowler Joey Porter is likely over after the Arizona Cardinals placed the outside linebacker on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season, The Arizona Republic reported.
The 34-year-old started the first six games of the season but missed the last eight with a knee injury that required surgery.
Even if he had recovered from the injury he would not have played because rookie Sam Acho had surpassed him on the depth chart.
Porter had accepted a pay cut from $5.75 million to $1.5 million for this season and this was the last year of his contract.
He had one sack in six games this season, compared with five in 14 last year. If he does not return next year he will finish his career with 98 sacks.
Porter played for the Steelers from 1999 to 2006 -- winning a Super Bowl -- and the Dolphins from 2007 to 2009, before signing with the Cardinals in 2010 as a free agent.
He was named to the Steelers All-Time Team and the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.
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The Cardinals placed linebacker Joey Porter (knee) on injured reserve and elevated linebacker Brandon Williams from the practice squad to the active roster.
Porter has one sack and 16 tackles this season and has been replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Sam Acho.
Williams (6-3, 250) has been on the Cardinals practice squad since Nov. 22. He played six games with the Dallas...
According to the Arizona Republic, Cardinals outside linebacker Joey Porter is likely done for the season, and also done with his NFL career after he was placed on injured reserve.Porter has missed the last 8 games for the Arizona Cardinals with an knee injury. The injury required surgery earlier this season. It's being said that Porter wasn't going to play EVEN IF he had...
The Arizona Cardinals have placed outside linebacker Joey Porter on injured reserve, ending the season for the four-time Pro Bowler.
Porter has missed eight games with a knee injury. The 34-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers star is two sacks shy of 100 for his career. He agreed to take a pay cut, from $5.75 million to $1.75 million to return to the Cardinals for a second season...
The Arizona Cardinals placed linebacker Joey Porter on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday.
Porter has been sidelined since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in early November.
A former All-Pro linebacker, Porter had only 16 tackles and one sack this season.
Arizona, which has won four straight games and six of seven to keep its flickering playoff hopes alive, promoted...
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The Cardinals have placed Joey Porter on injured reserve, ending his 2011 season. The move may also mean Porter has played the last game of his NFL career. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that Porter’s career is most likely over. The 34-year-old Porter was a starter for the Cardinals’ first six games this…
Outside linebacker Joey Porter was played on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season for the Arizona Cardinals.
The Arizona Cardinals have placed linebacker Joey Porter on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Outside linebacker Joey Porter was played on injured reserve on Wednesday, ending his season and, most likely, his career.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have placed outside linebacker Joey Porter on injured reserve, ending the season for the four-time Pro Bowler.