Decimated D: Shaughnessy to miss 8 games with knee injury
OCT 6, 5:29p ET | Craig Morgan
Rotowire: May 20 / 12:17p ET
News: Shaughnessy has moved from outside linebacker to defensive end this offseason, the Cardinals' official site reports. "We can always stand him up in run defense if we want to do that," coach Bruce Arians said. "He gives us such good position flexibility. Get him inside and let him get back to his natural stuff."
Impact: Before a knee injury limited Shaughnessy to eight games in a sack-free 2014 season, he racked up 18.5 across 67 contests in his first five professional seasons, shedding light on his pass-rushing prowess. Because he's struggled to keep his weight in relation to playing linebacker, according to Arians, the switch in positions appears logical and could push Shaughnessy into the fringes of the IDP landscape in the upcoming campaign.