Cardinals lose starting Greg Toler for season

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have lost starting cornerback Greg Toler for the season with torn left knee ligaments.

Toler, who tore his left ACL in Saturday night's preseason loss to San Diego, was placed on injured reserve on Monday. The move could mean a starting assignment for first-round draft pick Patrick Peterson.

The Cardinals could wind up with second-year pro A.J. Jefferson at one corner and Peterson -- the No. 5 pick in the draft -- at the other.

Jefferson, on the Arizona practice squad last season, has been one of the big surprises of the Cardinals' training camp.

Jefferson appears to have one cornerback spot sewn up, with Peterson and six-year NFL veteran Richard Marshall the candidates for the other spot.

Marshall was signed as a free agent.

The team also, as expected, placed rookie running back Ryan Williams on injured reserve. Williams tore a patella tendon in his right knee in the team's second preseason game.

Arizona waived-injured wide receiver Max Komar and safety Tommy Irvin.

The Cardinals also released six players: fullback Charles Ali, wide receiver Daivieun Curry-Chapman, linebackers Curtis Gatewood and Duke Lemmens, and tackles Erik Mensik and Jason Speredon.