May 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dontay Moch during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals call-up Dontay Moch to replace Sam Acho


The Arizona Cardinals are 1-2 due to a variety of reasons, one of them being the team’s lack of a consistent pass-rush, and it didn’t help that they lost Sam Acho to a season-ending injury.

Today, they made a small move that they hope ultimately helps improve their ability to pressure opposing quarterbacks, as they’ve signed defensive end Dontay Moch from their practice squad.

Courtesy of Josh Weinfuss via ESPN

The Arizona Cardinals officially announced Monday afternoon that outside linebackers Lorenzo Alexander (foot) and Sam Acho (leg) were placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season.

To counter those moves, Dontay Moch, an outside linebacker, was promoted from the practice squad.

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Moch in the third round in 2011, but the Arizona native played in just one game last season and was inactive for all 16 games in 2011.


Moch has had a great preseason and the Bengals were trying to cash-in on that by letting teams know he was available for trade. He’s shown a lot of promise, but his inability to stay healthy makes him a risky prospect. Injury, suspension and ineffectiveness have limited the 2011 third-rounder to a total of five career snaps, and they ultimately wiaved him in hopes of sneaking him onto the practice squad before Arizona claimed him.

With a change of scenery, Moch will hopefully live up to his potential with the Cardinals.



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