Arizona Cardinals tight end Ifeanyi Momah sustained a torn meniscus and will have surgery, reports Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. The surgery is expected to land Momah on injured reserve, reports NFL Media‘s Ian Rapoport.
Momah, 26 next month, was a feel-good story of Cardinals training camp after he made the 53-man roster. Over the past two seasons, he was cut five times by three teams.
The Cardinals listed the 6'7", 255-pound Momah on their initial first-team depth chart opposite second-year pro Darren Fells. Second-year pro Troy Niklas and sixth-year veteran Jermaine Gresham were listed as the second-team tight ends.
The Cardinals did not immediately confirm Momah’s injury.
After going undrafted out of Boston College in 2012, Momah signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in March 2013. After signing a reserve/future contract with the Eagles in January 2014, he was added to the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad that September but released a week later.
Momah signed with the Detroit Lions’ practice squad last October, but was released a month later. After participating in the NFL veteran combine in March, he signed with the Cardinals.
At Boston College, Momah tore an ACL in the first game of his senior season in 2011. He appealed to the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility, but was denied.
- Mike Fiammetta