Ware's loss affects Cardinals' defense

The Cardinals will have to make adjustments to their pass defense after placing backup safety Matt Ware on injured reserve Wednesday.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt is scheduled to speak with reporters after practice, which was ongoing as of 3 p.m. ET. I'd be interested in his assessment of rookie safety Rashad Johnson, who played against the 49ers.

Johnson should have a chance to ease into the role as the Cardinals face the Lions and Rams over the next two weeks. Neither team has a front-line quarterback.