Joey Porter season ends as Cardinals place him on IR

By Ross Dinsdale

When LB Joey Porter was signed by the Cardinals last season there were hopes that he might have season similar to the one he had with the Miami Dolphins in 2008.  He recorded 17.5 sacks that year.  Lofty expectations left many to be disappointment by his performance throughout the 2010 season.  This season the veteran has spent the last eight games on the bench nursing an injured knee, which ultimately led to the Cardinals to place him on the leagues injured reserve list this afternoon.  Porter has been replaced by rookie linebacker Sam Acho.  Sam Acho has taken advantage of every opportunity given to him this season and is second on the team with five sacks.  At 34 Joey Porter’s career could very easily be over, but with a career mileston of 100 sacks just two away that might fuel the fire for one more season to get there.  If it does it is likely for a team other than the Cardinals.

A potential media storm is brewing over the decision Ken Whisenhunt will make at quarterback this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.  Kevin Kolb and John Skelton received reps today with the starting offense, but Skelton was the one receiving the majority of the reps.  Its tough to say who should or who will start.  It is definitely harder to develop a game plan when your unsure of which key players will start.  I am not an expert nor a doctor,that may depend on who you ask, but I think that the Cardinals should start Skelton.  He has been a big part of this team winning six of their last seven.  Ken Whisenhunt is a wise man and will make the choice that is best for his team.

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