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         === Cardinals place King on IR, make final roster cuts ===
 
 Tempe,  AZ (Sports Network) - The Arizona Cardinals placed tight end Jeff King
 as well as defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin on injured reserve and released
 five players to get down to the NFL's 53-man roster limit.
 
 The Cards released tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, linebacker Kenny Rowe,
 defensive tackle Padric Scott, wide receiver Kerry Taylor and linebacker
 Reggie Walker.
 
 Most of Arizona's big moves were made on Friday.
 
 Despite hope earlier this week that guard Jonathan Cooper could return this
 season, the Cardinals placed the seventh overall pick of the 2013 draft on
 season-ending injured reserve.
 
 Cooper suffered a fractured left fibula last Saturday in a preseason game
 against the San Diego Chargers and had surgery the following day. First-year
 Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians had said on Monday that the expected the
 starting left guard may have been able to return in 10-to-12 weeks and the
 club would hold off putting him on IR.
 
 That changed Friday as the Cardinals began trimming their roster ahead of
 Saturday's deadline.
 
 "Based on the medical prognosis and weighing all of the other factors, we
 decided that placing him on IR made the most sense for the team and for
 Jonathan," said Cardinals general manager Steve Keim in a release. "Knowing
 his work ethic and commitment, we have no doubt Jonathan will come out of this
 experience fully ready to be a key contributor next season and for many more
 beyond that."
 
 Wideout Mike Thomas, signed by Arizona on Aug. 20 after being released by the
 Detroit Lions, was among 13 players released. Rookie wide receivers Charles
 Hawkins and Dan Buckner were also cut, as was five-year veteran guard Chilo
 Rachal despite the loss of Cooper.
 
 Defensive tackle David Carter, who appeared in 16 games last year with four
 starts, safety Jonathon Amaya and tight end Richard Quinn were among those
 with experience that did not make the Cardinals roster.
 
 Also released were center Adam Bice, tight end Alex Gottlieb, guard Senio
 Kelemete, linebackers Zack Nash and Colin Parker and safety Curtis Taylor.
 
 
 
 08/31 18:49:56 ET