There aren’t many Arizona Wildcats active in the NFL to begin with, but that number has dwindled the past two days.
Former UA defensive lineman Earl Mitchell announced his retirement Thursday, and Friday his former college teammate Brooks Reed was placed on injured reserve by the Arizona Cardinals, possibly ending his season.
The defensive end recently suffered a hamstring injury.
We have promoted CB Chris Jones and LB Pete Robertson to the active roster from our practice squad, and placed LB Brooks Reed on injured reserve.— Arizona Cardinals ⋈ (@AZCardinals) November 8, 2019
Reed, 32, has five tackles and one sack this season, serving as a situational pass rusher. He has a Pro Football Focus grade of 53.2, which is considered average. He has not missed a game since 2016.
Reed has 22.5 career sacks in the NFL.
In four seasons with the Wildcats, Reed had 114 tackles (25 for loss) and 17 sacks. He was first-team All-Pac-10 in 2010 when he had six sacks and 10 tackles for loss.
Parks is currently sidelined with a broken thumb.