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3 former Cardinals on practice squads of 49ers, Lions

The Arizona Cardinals are not in the playoffs but a few former Cardinals players find themselves on playoff teams.

In the NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions, there aren’t any former Cardinals on their active roster.

However, there are three former Cardinals between the two teams’ practice squads.

Lions QB David Blough

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Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Blough is on Detroit’s practice squad. He started a pair of games for the Cardinals last season late in the year and was with them all offseason and preseason this year.

Lions TE Zach Ertz

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Ertz signed with the Lions this week but was not elevated to the active roster so he did not play in the game.

49ers OL Ilm Manning

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Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Manning is on the Niners’ practice squad. He was on the Cardinals’ roster early in the season after claiming him off waivers from the 49ers.

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Story originally appeared on Cards Wire