Two mistakes too many: Arizona Cardinals release rookie long snapper Kameron Canaday

Posted at 2:24 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 20:08:13-04

Two major mistakes were enough to get rookie long snapper Kameron Canaday kicked off the team.

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that Canaday has been released. The 23-year-old from Portland State had a bad snap on a potential game-winning field goal during the Cards' Week 1 matchup vs. the Patriots, and then essentially handed the Bills a touchdown with another poor snap in the second half of Sunday's game in Buffalo.

ESPN's Josh Weinfuss reported the Cardinals replaced Canaday with former Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears long snapper Aaron Brewer.

After Sunday's loss to the Bills, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Canaday needed to "grow the hell up" and said Canaday's issues were mental, not physical.

Also on Tuesday, the Cardinals announced tight end Troy Niklas has been placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury. In Niklas' place, tight end Ifeanyi Momah was activated from the team's practice squad.

The Cards also released 2016 fifth-round NFL Draft pick Marqui Christian on Tuesday.