Breaston out following knee surgery

The hits keep coming for the Arizona Cardinals.

Wide receiver Steve Breaston, who is hoping to get the kind of financial commitment from the team that Anquan Boldin could not secure, will miss at least the next two games after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, according to Mike Jurecki of XTRA Sports 910 in Phoenix.

Breaston is the team’s leading receiver to this point as the passing game – and offense in general – is bogged down. The Cardinals are at San Diego this week and then host New Orleans in a rematch of the NFC divisional playoff game from last season. Then, they have their bye Oct. 17 with everyone pointing to Oct. 24 at Seattle as a potential return date. That, of course, is if everything goes according to plan.

Top wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had a knee injury in preseason and third receiver Early Doucet has been hampered by a sports hernia. The Cardinals could turn to rookie wide receiver Stephen Williams. The undrafted product from Toledo was impressive during preseason, particularly in the third exhibition at Chicago.

Williams has good size at 6-5, 208 pounds, and he uses his frame well. He caught 223 passes in his final three seasons in school and could be the latest find for the Cardinals at a position they consistently are loaded.

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