Arizona Cardinals remove Tyrann Mathieu, Justin Bethel, Frostee Rucker from PUP list

Posted at 12:01 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 15:13:59-04

As the regular season fast approaches, the Arizona Cardinals are slowly healing up.

A trio of Cardinals -- safety Tyrann Mathieu, cornerback Justin Bethel and defensive tackle Frostee Rucker -- were removed from the team's Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announced Tuesday.

It will be a while longer, however, before all three men will be cleared for practice.

Mathieu, a 2015 All-Pro selection, is coming off an ACL tear he suffered late last season. He signed a $62.5 million extension with the Cardinals last week.

Bethel and Rucker have both been dealing with foot injuries. Rucker started 13 games for the Cards last season, recording three sacks and a safety.

In somewhat of a surprise move, Bethel has been listed as a second-stringer on the Cardinals' depth chart behind rookie cornerback Brandon Williams, who was tested early and often during the Cards' preseason loss to the Raiders on Friday.