It’s not what anyone in Minnesota or Chicago or Green Bay is dealing with, but there was a little poor weather for the Cardinals’ practice Thursday (and it’s relative — coach Ken Whisenhunt was still wearing shorts) as the rain came down at a steady clip. Which, all things considered, isn’t a bad turn of events. Some rain is forecast for Charlotte this weekend, and while it isn’t supposed to come down Sunday, dealing with a wet field is something useful. “We get something positive out of today’s work,” Whisenhunt said.
Every once in a while, Whisenhunt likes the idea it’ll rain during the week. Sunny every day seems nice and “I’m not going to complain.” But, he added, “At some point we’re going to need to play in it so it’s good to get work in it today.”
– The injury report remained unchanged from Wednesday, meaning QB Derek Anderson still is not practicing and seven others were limited.
– Running back Beanie Wells was much better Thursday from his illness, Whisenhunt said, although he was still limited. The big concern now is making sure Wells remains hydrated, especially with a long flight to Carolina tomorrow. That’s always impressed upon the players, to drink a lot of fluids for long flights, and it’s more important for someone who has been sick and lost a lot of fluid.
– Anderson still can’t come back. Whisenhunt said Anderson is having headaches every time he returns to activity, a red flag that prevents him from being cleared. Again, a scary situation. Until he can avoid those, he won’t get back on the field. I was asked if Anderson could go on IR; I don’t expect it, but if he can’t come back this week, it may be worth it to pick up a third QB for the last two games and shelve Anderson. Again, it’ll depend on Anderson’s progress.
Tags: Beanie Wells, Derek Anderson, Ken Whisenhunt, Panthers
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