Arizona Cardinals place Tyrann Mathieu on injured reserve

Posted at 12:36 PM, Dec 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-23 16:31:43-05

For the second straight season, Tyrann Mathieu will end the season on injured reserve.

The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday that Mathieu, an All-Pro selection last season, will end the year on IR due to a lingering shoulder injury.

Mathieu suffered a season-ending ACL tear in Week 15 of last season but was named an All-Pro and Pro Bowler for the year. In August, the Cardinals signed Mathieu to a five-year, $62.5 million contract.

Mathieu has missed four games this season and 12 throughout his four-year NFL career. He joins dollar linebacker Deone Bucannon and safety Tyvon Branch, who were placed on injured reserve last week.

The 5-8-1 Cardinals have been eliminated from playoff contention. They head to Seattle on Saturday to face the NFC West-leading Seahawks.