Wideout Chris Hubert has been moved up from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad to the active roster. He was just signed yesterday.
The move is to replace Jaron Brown. He’s been put on IR with a torn ACL and is done for the year. The Cardinals also cut Martin Wallace, who was on the practice squad, to make room for Hubert initially.
Hubert was with the team during the preseason, but he didn’t make the final roster. They instead moved him to the practice squad for the first week of the season. On September 13th, they cut him entirely. Since he’s not playing anywhere else, though, they’re able to bring him back now that they have the room. That will make the transition somewhat easier since he’s already familiar with the offensive system, the players and the coaches.
Hubert stands just 5-foot-9 and weighs in at 170 pounds, making him perhaps best suited for a slot WR role. He played his college ball at Division II Fayetteville State, where he was a standout. By the time he was done there, he had 19 receiving TDs, which was a school record, and 129 receptions, putting him second on their all-time list. He also had the third-most yards in school history, with 1,784.
This doesn’t mean Hubert will get snaps instantly. The Cardinals will likely use him at the bottom of the depth chart, hoping for more production out of JJ Nelson, Michael Floyd and John Brown, who is coming back this week after missing Sunday’s game.