The Cardinals’ injury list was a little longer than normal, topped by the two banged-up running backs — LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) and Jason Wright (concussion) — sitting out.
Stephens-Howling dealt with a hamstring issue last season. He said he hoped to play Sunday but certainly wasn’t sounding sure of it. Wright, meanwhile, said he didn’t pass his first neurological exam Tuesday but will take one again tomorrow. Wright said he has had some minor concussions before but “this is new.”
“I was out the moment he hit me,” Wright said. “I remember (the hit). It was the last thing I saw. Then 10 minutes later on the bench, I was asking Beanie (Wells) why he wasn’t dressed. He was like, ‘Uh, Tom (Reed, head athletic trainer)?’ “
– The “limited” included two newcomers. Cornerback Greg Toler now has a foot injury. Nose tackle Dan Williams has a calf issue. The other limited players all have been nursing their ailments: DT Darnell Dockett (shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (groin) and RB Beanie Wells (knee). Wells actually said he feels the best he has since before suffering his knee injury in the preseason.
– Mostly, the talk of the day was about Chiefs coach Todd Haley, who was the Cards’ offensive coordinator in 2007-08 and will be facing his former team for the first time. Not that he or coach Ken Whisenhunt — who coached together with Haley as lower-end assistants back with the Jets in 2000 to begin a friendship — are thinking about that too much. “There are a ton of people back there I care for,” Haley said. “But my focus is on the Chiefs.”
Tags: Beanie Wells, Clark Haggans, Dan Williams, Darnell Dockett, Greg Toler, Jason Wright, LaRod Stephens-Howling, Todd Haley, Tom Reed
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