Former Longhorns Okafor, Redding out for playoffs

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked by Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor (57) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have lost two defensive starters — outside linebacker Alex Okafor and defensive tackle Cory Redding — for the playoffs.

The team placed Okafor on the non-football injury list with a toe injury and Redding on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain.

Coach Bruce Arians says Okafor was hurt over the weekend but would not say how it happened.

To fill the roster spots, the Cardinals signed outside linebacker Jason Babin and elevated outside linebacker Gabe Martin from the practice squad.

Okafor, one of the team’s best outside pass rushers, started 13 games. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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