Sam Acho LB ARI 7 Months
Cardinals placed OLB Sam Acho on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.
Acho suffered the injury in Arizona's Week 3 loss to Detroit. Since an impressive rookie season (seven sacks, four forced fumbles) in 2011, Acho has seemingly flatlined as a player, and was only playing about 50 percent of the snaps in new DC Todd Bowles' defense. He's signed cheaply through 2014, but the Cards need to find a more explosive edge presence in the offseason.
Sam Acho LB ARI Nov 29 '11
Cardinals fourth-round rookie OLB Sam Acho recorded two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery in Week 12 against the Rams.
His transition from college defensive end is going swimmingly, with five sacks in five starts since taking over for a washed-up Joey Porter. Acho's surprisingly quick development bodes well for a Cardinals defense desperately in need of a young pass rusher. He should be a fixture for 2012.