Cardinals place RB Foster on IR, sign RB Victor

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August 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm.

The Arizona Cardinals placed D.J. Foster on injured reserve and signed fellow running back Darius Victor, the team announced Tuesday.

Foster sustained a torn ACL and MCL after he was hit by two members of the Dallas Cowboys while running downfield to cover a kickoff during Sunday’s preseason game. The 24-year-old Foster immediately clutched his knee and was carted off the field.

“Just personally for him, really disappointed and saddened for him because he had a great training camp,” coach Steve Wilks said. “He was performing well, doing some things even on special teams. He was standing out there as well. He had some good runs last week.”

Foster joined the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has recorded 13 carries for 43 yards and 18 receptions for 135 yards in 10 career games with the Patriots and Cardinals.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Foster was listed as the third-string running back on the Cardinals’ latest depth chart, behind star David Johnson and Chase Edmonds.

“It’s a major hit to the room. Anytime you lose a guy, it’s disappointing, and the guys feel it as well,” Wilks said. “We just have to be able to step up in this room and continue to move forward. I think Chase did some good things (on Sunday), and I’m very excited about that, but definitely unfortunate for D.J.”

Foster posted a positive message over social media on Monday.

“I’ve never been through an injury like this before, and it’s amazing to see all the support and love I’ve already received,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’ll always take God’s journey and plan and keep my faith!”

Victor, who is listed at 5-8 and 209 pounds, spent time on the Cardinals’ practice squad before being released on May 1.