As usual, there is only so much injury info available Monday morning. Coach Ken Whisenhunt reiterated quarterback Kevin Kolb has turf toe, and while it is black and blue and swollen, what that means to Kolb’s availability for practice and/or the game is yet to be determined. He did play the whole game with it yesterday, so that’s been proven.
Fullback Anthony Sherman (ankle) and tight end Rob Housler (groin) remain as the other question marks coming out of the game. Tight end Todd Heap (hamstring) was “close” but Whisenhunt — while hopeful Heap can play against the Rams — certainly wasn’t saying it was going to happen for sure. As for safety Kerry Rhodes (foot surgery), he remains out indefinitely. It still sounds like it’ll be another couple of games.
– The sacks Kolb took (six in all) were a combination of protection and Kolb holding the ball, Whisenhunt said. Already, it was out there that Brandon Keith and Jeremy Bridges will battle this week to be the starting right tackle. D’Anthony Batiste is the left tackle option, and Whisenhunt did leave the door open for a change with Levi Brown (although I still expect Brown to remain left tackle.)
– On cornerback A.J. Jefferson’s struggles: “He’s essentially like a rookie who is playing. Sometimes, whether you are a veteran or a rookie, you go through stretches like that and it is tough. That’s why it is so tough to play that position, not only from a physical standpoint but from a confidence standpoint. .. We have to continue to work him through this. It’s tough, when you are going against good players and they make good plays. That happens in this league, and we have to work at getting his confidence back.”
– Tuesday (tomorrow) at 5 p.m. Az time the NFL Network will replay yesterday’s game with enhanced replays and interviews. Obviously, not the rally you want to watch if you are a Cards’ fan. But maybe take a look at the first half? Just wanted to pass along the info.
Tags: A.J. Jefferson, Anthony Sherman, Brandon Keith, Jeremy Bridges, Kerry Rhodes, Kevin Kolb, Levi Brown, Rob Housler
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