Cardinals tight end Ifeanyi Momah suffered a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery tomorrow, sources tell Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Momah will subsequently be placed on IR, ending his season before it could start, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
It’s a sad piece of news for Momah, who came from out of nowhere to win one of the Cardinals’ starting tight end jobs this offseason. The converted wide receiver first hooked on with Arizona after a tryout and he made the most of his opportunity. Now, he’ll have to wait another year to try and make his NFL mark.
With Momah out, the Cardinals are probably hoping that Jermaine Gresham can get himself ready for significant usage early in the season. They could also go out-of-house for another tight end. Joseph Fauria is among the notable names now available at the position.