Arizona activates Garcia, releases Foster

Updated: October 3, 2003, 9:01 PM ET

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals guard Frank Garcia was activated Friday after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy.

The team also re-signed kicker Tim Duncan and released fourth-year wide receiver Larry Foster.

Garcia was suspended after testing positive for the banned substance ephedrine in the offseason. He blamed the test result on an herbal allergy medicine.

Garcia signed with Arizona as a free agent after spending the last two years with the St. Louis Rams.

Duncan was in the Cardinals' training camp the past two summers and had been waived Aug. 30 in the team's final roster cuts. With Bill Gramatica, Arizona has two kickers on its roster.

Foster, who spent three seasons with Detroit, was released after reaching an injury settlement. He had been sidelined with a sore shoulder.

Foster was the most experienced receiver in training camp, but was deemed expendable because of the play of rookies Anquan Boldin and Bryant Johnson.

Earlier in the week, the team placed center Jason Starkey on the injured reserve list with a bad shoulder, meaning he will be out for the season.

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