Thursday, January 14, 2010
Players like Darren Sharper, Jonathan Vilma, Mike Bell, Jeremy Shockey and Randall Gay, among others, who have appeared on and off the injury report all year seem to be as healthy as they've been all season. It looks like the bye week was really helpful for this bunch.
As for the Cardinals, Anquan Boldin was held out of practice Wednesday and he's officially listed as a "game time decision" with a high ankle sprain. Linebacker Gerald Hayes was also held out with an ankle sprain, and he was sporting a walking boot at practice. He's officially listed as a game time decision, but the fact that he's got a walking boot on tells me that it's extremely unlikely he'll play. Per the Revenge of the Birds, an Arizona Cardinals blog, "losing Hayes could be costly, as he's been the Cardinals best run defender for the year". The rest of the Cardinals report were minor injuries that shouldn't affect availability for the game, but it should be noted that both starting corners Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee) and Bryant McFadden (chest) are on the report. Bad timing to be banged up when you have to face Brees, Colston and co.
Posted by The Judge at 10:23 AM