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 Latest Cardinals Player Notes
Sep 21 2017 - Chris Johnson
  RB Chris Johnson, as expected, will get more carries this week although coach Bruce Arians wasn't ready Thursday to name him as the team's new starting running back in advance on Monday night's game against the visiting Cowboys. Asked specifically if there will be a change among his starters, Arians said: "Not today. Offensively, Chris Johnson's carries right now will be up. We could do something later in the week, but right now, nothing. He'd be the only one."


Sep 21 2017 - D.J. Humphries
  LT D.J. Humphries, whom the team expected to be back this week after suffering a sprained right MCL in the season opener, did not practice Thursday. It's likely he will be replaced in the starting lineup for a second consecutive week by John Wetzel.


Sep 21 2017 - John Brown
  WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday and figures to be a longshot for Monday night's game against the visiting Cowboys.


Sep 21 2017 - Jermaine Gresham
  TE Jermaine Gresham returned to practice after missing last week's game at the Colts because of sore ribs, the result of getting body-slammed to the turf by Lions LB Jarrad Davis in Week 1. Gresham was listed as a limited participant on Thursday, but coach Bruce Arians said the veteran was rambunctious and incredibly active during his time practicing with the team. "He was slamming it up in there pretty good today. I pulled him out," Arians said. "I just didn't want to have a setback because he was going after it. He knows he can do it, and I didn't want to see him get hurt."


Sep 20 2017 - Larry Fitzgerald
  WR Larry Fitzgerald extended his franchise record for consecutive games with at least one reception to 197. He remains third on the NFL's all-time list behind Jerry Rice (274) and Tony Gonzalez (211). If Fitzgerald were to catch a pass in each of his team's final 14 regular-season games, he will tie Gonzalez for second place in Arizona's final game of this season.


Sep 20 2017 - Jared Veldheer
  RT Jared Veldheer had a poor game Sunday against the Colts, getting beat on occasion off the edge and failing to finish blocks by using the wrong hand to push away pass rushers and tacklers. Coach Bruce Arians was asked if the veteran is having problems because he's playing on the right side after being a left tackle all of his career. "Oh yeah, it's not easy," Arians said. "But he's had enough work at it now to use the proper technique. He's got to trust his technique."


Sep 20 2017 - J.J. Nelson
  WR J.J. Nelson is one of the slightest-built players in the league at 5-10 and 160 pounds, but veteran teammate Larry Fitzgerald said the third-year pro should never be overlooked by opposing teams. Nelson, he said, "has never been given a chance," Fitzgerald said, adding, "They said he was too small to go to college. They said he was too small to play in the National Football League. He's always had to overcome obstacles. ... If you were ever to train with him to see how fast and explosive he is or watch him play basketball, he can do windmill dunks. He's an unbelievable athlete. Don't take him lightly."


Sep 20 2017 - Philip Wheeler
  LB Philip Wheeler was re-signed by the Cardinals after he was released again Friday. The 6-2, 245-pound Wheeler spent the preseason with the Cardinals before being released on Sept. 8 and then re-signed on Sept. 11. The Cardinals originally signed Wheeler to a one-year contract on July 27. Wheeler, 32, is a nine-year NFL veteran who played in 133 games (66 starts) with the Colts (2008-11), Raiders (2012), Dolphins (2013-14) and Falcons (2015-16) with 513 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 15 passes defensed.


Sep 18 2017 - Tyrann Mathieu
  S Tyrann Mathieu couldn't have picked a better moment for his first interception since Oct. 17 of last season against the Jets. His pick of a Jacoby Brissett pass Sunday on the first play from scrimmage in overtime helped set up Phil Dawson's game-winning field goal.


Sep 18 2017 - J.J. Nelson
  WR J.J. Nelson elevated his game with fellow receiver John Brown not playing because of a quadriceps injury, catching five passes for 120 yards, including a clutch, 45-yard touchdown bomb. It was Nelson's sixth touchdown in his last seven games for the Cardinals and his second this season in as many weeks.


Sep 18 2017 - Phil Dawson
  K Phil Dawson has missed two field goals in his first two games with the Cardinals, including a 42-yard attempt on Sunday that would have won the game at the end of regulation.


Sep 18 2017 - David Johnson
  RB David Johnson underwent successful surgery to repair damage in his left wrist, which he injured in Arizona's season opener at Detroit. General Manager Steve Keim said he visited with Johnson and wouldn't be surprised if the third-year pro comes back faster than expected. Johnson is supposed to be sidelined two to three months.


Sep 17 2017 - Mike Iupati
  LG Mike Iupati and LT D.J. Humphries were replaced by Alex Boone and John Wetzel, respectively.


Sep 17 2017 - D.J. Humphries
  LT D.J. Humphries and LG Mike Iupati were replaced by John Wetzel and Alex Boone, respectively.


Sep 17 2017 - Alex Boone
  LG Alex Boone and LT John Wetzel replaced Mike Iupati and D.J. Humphries, respectively, in the lineup Sunday.


Sep 17 2017 - John Wetzel
  LT John Wetzel and LG Alex Boone replaced D.J. Humphries and Mike Iupati, respectively, in the lineup Sunday.


Sep 17 2017 - Carson Palmer
  QB Carson Palmer was 19 of 36 for 332 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' overtime win at Indianapolis on Sunday.


Sep 17 2017 - Tyrann Mathieu
  FS Tyrann Mathieu intercepted a pass by Indianapolis QB Jacoby Brissett at the Colts 22 on the first play of overtime, setting up the Cardinals' win. "When you lose, say nothing," Mathieu said. "When you win, say less."


Sep 17 2017 - Karlos Dansby
  LB Karlos Dansby led the Cardinals with 10 tackles, including one for loss.


Sep 17 2017 - Chandler Jones
  LB Chandler Jones finished with seven tackles, including two sacks for 16 yards in losses, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble that the Colts recovered.


Sep 15 2017 - Elijhaa Penny
  RB Elijhaa Penny will have a role in the offense on Sunday against the Colts, according to head coach Bruce Arians. He might not get very many touches, however, as he is listed fourth on the depth chart behind Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson.


Sep 15 2017 - Robert Nkemdiche
  DT Robert Nkemdiche (calf strain) is expected to play this week after missing the season opener at Detroit.


Sep 15 2017 - Deone Bucannon
  ILB Deone Bucannon (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Colts on Sunday. Head coach Bruce Arians said the he will be a game-time decision. Rookie Haason Reddick, who played well last week against the Lions in his NFL debut, is expected to make his second start in relief of Bucannon. "I'm going to be careful with (Bucannon)," Arians said.


Sep 15 2017 - D.J. Humphries
  LT D.J. Humphries will not play against the Colts because of a sprained MCL in his right knee, meaning the Cardinals will have two new starters on the left side of their line with guard Mike Iupati also out because of a triceps injury. Taking their place will be John Wetzel at left tackle and Alex Boone at left guard. "I don't feel great about it, but those guys have played a lot of football," head coach Bruce Arians said.


Sep 15 2017 - Mike Iupati
  LG Mike Iupati has had a setback with his triceps injury and won't play Sunday at the Colts. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by veteran Alex Boone, who joined the team two weeks ago after being released by the Vikings. "It's football for him," head coach Bruce Arians said. "(Center) A.Q. (Shipley) is keeping him abreast, but he knows football so it's just a matter of learning our calls. It hasn't changed much for him. He's a very bright guy."


Sep 15 2017 - John Brown
  WR John Brown continues to be bothered by a quadriceps injury and has been ruled out of Sunday's game at the Indianapolis Colts. "He just can't stay healthy right now," head coach Bruce Arians said on Friday. "It's just a matter now of the next guy to step up and go because I don't know when he's going to be healthy." Arians said Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson will likely see more targets and that Brittan Golden and rookie Chad Williams will be more of a part of the overall offensive package.


Sep 14 2017 - Vinston Painter
  T Vinston Painter was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on Thursday.


Sep 14 2017 - Ulrick John
  T Ulrick John was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on Thursday. John was waived by the Cardinals on Tuesday.


Sep 14 2017 - Robert Nkemdiche
  DT Robert Nkemdiche (calf strain) was expected to be a full participant in practice on Wednesday, but he was limited for a second straight day. "It looks like he's trending in a positive way and we'll know a little bit more tomorrow after practice," defensive coordinator James Bettcher said Thursday. "But he is trending in a good direction in terms of what he did at practice today."


Sep 14 2017 - Jermaine Gresham
  TE Jermaine Gresham missed practice again on Thursday as he recovers from sore ribs, the result of getting body slammed in Week 1 by Detroit linebacker Jarred Davis. Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin was asked how he reacted to the play when he watched it from the sideline. "Pissed off," he said. "It wasn't very smart by that guy; I don't know if he got a notice by the league or not. But it was uncalled for. Jermaine's a tough competitor and I'm sure he'll be out there. I didn't like it because at the end of the day, they've got to respect each other because they're all trying to eat, they're all trying to feed their families. For that guy to do that to him, (Gresham) could have landed on his neck or something and hurt himself, so I didn't like it."


Sep 14 2017 - John Brown
  WR John Brown did not practice for a second straight day because of a lingering quadriceps injury. If he doesn't practice at all on Friday, he won't play Sunday at Indianapolis. Look for Jaron Brown to step into that role should John Brown be ruled out.


Sep 14 2017 - John Wetzel
  LT John Wetzel has been getting first-team reps at left tackle with D.J. Humphries still sidelined because of a sprained right MCL. Wetzel will have to play better than he did upon taking over for Humphries in the first half of last week's game at Detroit. He had been practicing at right tackle and both guard spots so getting a week's worth of work at left tackle should help. "It better help him a lot," offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. "Obviously, you guys saw what you saw, I saw what I saw and we were not pleased. And he knows; he's not pleased. At the end of the day it doesn't matter who's out there, they've got to hold up. When you're playing that pivotal position of left tackle, that's the money side of the protection, and you've got to hold up. He's got to do a better job and he knows that."


Sep 14 2017 - Alex Boone
  G Alex Boone, signed as a free agent just a week ago, has been getting reps in practice at left guard in case starter Mike Iupati can't play Sunday at the Colts because of a lingering triceps injury. Iupati did play the entire season opener at Detroit. "Savvy vet," offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said of Boone, who was released by the Vikings just before the start of the season. "He's played a lot of football, he's played left guard. I like Boone. The attitude he brings to the room has been great, it's been awesome. I feel comfortable with him."


Sep 14 2017 - Mike Iupati
  LG Mike Iupati (triceps) didn't practice on Wednesday although he was able to get through last week's game against the Lions despite the injury. Taking his place with the first-team offense in practice was newcomer Alex Boone, whom the Cardinals acquired a week ago as a free agent following his release from the Vikings. Iupati's status will be determined during the next day or so, but if he can't go, don't be surprised if the veteran Boone, a former teammate of Iupati's with the 49ers, steps in and starts Sunday against the Colts.


Sep 14 2017 - Scooby Wright III
  ILB Scooby Wright, who was released from the 53-man active roster when the team brought back veteran ILB Philip Wheeler after a procedural move to save some guaranteed money, was signed to the practice squad on Wednesday. The Cardinals presently have one open spot available on the 10-man squad.


Sep 14 2017 - Mike Iupati
  LG Mike Iupati (triceps) didn't practice on Wednesday although he was able to get through last week's game against the Lions despite the injury. Taking his place with the first-team offense in practice was newcomer Alex Boone, whom the Cardinals acquired a week ago as a free agent following his release from the Vikings. Iupati's status will be determined during the next day or so, but if he can't go, don't be surprised if the veteran Boone, a former teammate of Iupati's with the 49ers, steps in and starts Sunday against the Colts.


Sep 13 2017 - Carson Palmer
  QB Carson Palmer was critiqued by both head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim for being too anxious in the pocket and forgetting his footwork during last week's 35-23 loss to the Lions. While Palmer agreed with those assessments, he doesn't believe he will overreact and try to do too much this week at the Colts, especially because the heart and soul of the team's offense, David Johnson, will be lost for two to three months following wrist surgery. "No, no," he said. "I've been around long enough and been through situations where you lose a handful of guys. Receivers, tight ends, whatever the position is. You just can't, all of a sudden, change what you're doing and change the way you go about your reads. You've just got to continue to play."


Sep 13 2017 - D.J. Foster
  RB D.J. Foster, signed off the Patriots' practice squad, might get a chance to play some special teams against the Colts, However, it's more likely that he learns more of the playbook before the former Arizona State standout sees any action or any type of reps on offense, especially.


Sep 13 2017 - John Brown
  WR John Brown (leg) did not practice on Wednesday and head coach Bruce Arians offered no details about what exactly is troubling the Cardinals' speedy wideout. Brown was slowed by a quad injury during training camp, but showed no signs of being hurt in last Sunday's season opener at Detroit.


Sep 12 2017 - Ulrick John
  OT Ulrick John was released by the Arisona Cardinals on Tuesday.


Sep 12 2017 - D.J. Foster
  RB D.J. Foster was signed by the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday off the New England Patriots' practice squad.


Sep 12 2017 - Chris Johnson
  RB Chris Johnson was signed by the Cardinals to help fill the void left by Davis Johnson's injury just 10 days after he was released. The three-time Pro Bowl selection played in just four games for Arizona last season due to a groin injury. He collected 95 yards on 25 carries.


Sep 12 2017 - David Johnson
  RB David Johnson (wrist) was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. He is expected to miss 2-3 months.


Sep 11 2017 - D.J. Humphries
  LT D.J. Humphries has a sprained MCL in his right knee. The injury, which occurred during the first quarter of Sunday's loss in Detroit, will force Humphries to miss Sunday's game at Indianapolis and quite likely Arizona's Monday night home opener against the Cowboys on Sept. 25.


Sep 11 2017 - Jermaine Gresham
  TE Jermaine Gresham was scheduled to have X-rays taken of his ribs after getting body slammed by a Lions' defender on Sunday. Head coach Bruce Arians on Monday said everything checked out with Gresham and that he expects the veteran to be available in Week 2 at Indianapolis. "He's just got some sore ribs," Arians said.


Sep 11 2017 - Justin Bethel
  CB Justin Bethel started Sunday's game at Detroit with an 82-yard interception return for a touchdown, but in the fourth quarter, he allowed two touchdown receptions to rookie Kenny Golladay. "I think we did a lot of good things in the first three quarters," Bethel said. "At the end there, the last two series, we just couldn't keep them out of the end zone. Me personally, I know what I gave up in those last two series. There were three plays that I know. ... I think we just didn't finish how we should've."


Sep 11 2017 - Carson Palmer
  QB Carson Palmer, and coach Bruce Arians, dismissed questions following Sunday's loss in Detroit that having Palmer sit out weekly Wednesday practice could affect his performance on game days. "I have a good schedule during the week and a way to compartmentalize different things," Palmer said. "We're not changing what we do. The sky is not falling. It's very early, on the road against a playoff team in their house. You have to look past it. We will get past it. I will get past it. I can't wait to get that taste out of my mouth."


Sep 11 2017 - Scooby Wright III
  LB Scooby Wright III was released by the Cardinals. He was a seventh-round pick by the Browns in 2016 and recorded 18 tackles in five preseason games for the Cardinals.


Sep 11 2017 - Philip Wheeler
  LB Philip Wheeler was re-signed by the Cardinals on Monday. The Cardinals originally signed Wheeler to a one-year contract on July 27, but he was released Friday. Wheeler, a third-round pick of the Colts in 2008, owns 513 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks in 133 games with the Colts, Raiders, Dolphins and Falcons.


Sep 11 2017 - David Johnson
  RB David Johnson has a dislocated wrist and is likely headed to injured reserve, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday. Johnson's injury could require surgery, Arians said. The coach added that the initial prognosis for Johnson is the same as it was for rookie running back T.J. Logan, who was expected to miss 12 weeks after suffering a dislocated wrist in early August. If the 25-year-old Johnson goes on injured reserve, he would be required to miss eight weeks. Johnson exited Sunday's 35-23 loss at Detroit in the third quarter.



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