According to CBS Sports, Arizona Cardinals linebacker Jeremy Cash will be forced to miss the entire season after tearing his ACL and MCL in Saturday's preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He is yet another player in the NFL who has suffered an injury that will force him to the sidelines all year.

It was an unfortunate occurrence for Cash who scored a touchdown in the game off a fumble recovery. He is the second player for Arizona who will miss the season with a significant knee injury. Center A.Q. Shipley is out for the year with a torn ACL after starting all 32 games for the Cardinals over the previous two seasons.

Staying healthy is crucial for the Cardinals' team that many have predicted to finish in last place in the NFC West. Through just one preseason game, that hasn't happened.

Cash looked to have good shot at making 53-man roster

Since going undrafted out of Duke in 2016, the 25-year-old Cash began his NFL career by signing with the Carolina Panthers. In the 2016 season, Cash played in eight games (primarily on special teams) and recorded six tackles. After playing just one game for Carolina in 2017, he was placed on injured reserve with a calf injury. A few days later, the team released him.

Cash was signed to the New York Jets practice squad in October of 2017. About a month later, he was waived.

The New York Giants signed him to their practice squad a few days later, but he was cut in the middle of December of 2017.

Next was the Cleveland Browns to give Cash a shot as he was claimed off waivers. The team decided to part ways with him back in March of this year. To help bolster a linebacker group that needed depth, the Cardinals signed Cash a day after he was released by Cleveland.

Linebacker Gerald Hodges signed by Cardinals after injury to Cash

Cards Wire, part of USA Today, reports that the team has since signed linebacker Gerald Hodges after the news broke that Cash would be forced to miss the entire 2018 season. The 27-year-old Hodges was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

After not seeing much action in his rookie year (five tackles in 11 games), Hodges started seven of his 14 appearances for Minnesota in 2014. He finished the year with 66 tackles, an interception (returned for a touchdown), and 0.5 sacks.

After four games (three starts) for the Vikings in 2015, he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Altogether that year with the two teams, he started seven of his 14 games and ended with 70 tackles.

He started 12 of his 15 games for the 49ers in 2016 in what has been his best statistical season to date. Hodges recorded 83 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions.

Hodges signed with the New Orleans Saints for the 2017 season. He did not start in any of his 11 games and finished the year with just three tackles. The team cut him back in February of this year.