The Arizona Cardinals have activated linebackers Gerald Hayes off the physically unable to perform list, and O’Brien Schofield off the reserve/non-football injury list, the team announced on Saturday.
Wide receiver Onrea Jones and linebacker Alex Hall have been waived to make room for Hayes and Schofield on the 53-man roster.
A third-round pick out of Pittsburgh in 2003, Hayes spent his first two seasons in a reserve role before spending 2005 on injured reserve. Hayes returned in a full-time starting in 2006, totaling 341 tackles, 5.5 quarterback sacks, and 4 interceptions in 60 games during that period.
Hayes has been on PUP with a back injury.
Schofield has been recovering from a torn ACL, an injury that occurred during a practice at the Senior Bowl. Despite the injury, the Cardinals used the 130th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft on the former Wisconsin standout.
A two-year starter for the Badgers, Schofield earned first-team All-Big Ten honors after a senior season where he tallied 62 tackles, including 24.5 for a loss (second-most in the nation) and 12 quarterback sacks.