Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deon Buccanon has undergone surgery on his ankle making his week 1 status up in the air.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians spoke to the media today and said that the surgery was to fix a “lingering“ issue and that he hopes to have him back in early September. There is always the concern that Buccanon will not be ready come week 1 and that will raise the decision of placing him on the PUP list to start the year, costing him the first six weeks off the season.
With Deon Buccanon out for the majority if all of training camp it will open the door for new Cardinals linebacker Haason Riddick to get more starting reps. Also, there is also an opportunity for others to play for depth position like Scooby Wright III and Gabe Martin. We will monitor this storyline down the line of training camp.