Quarterback Kevin Kolb didn’t practice for a third straight day because of his turf toe, and has been officially listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Rams. The way he has limped around, that isn’t really a surprise. The door is still cracked — backup QB John Skelton said “As far as I heard, Kevin is still a possibility” — but if Skelton doesn’t start Sunday, it’s an upset.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt again talked about Kolb’s need to be able to push off the right foot, because it would impact his throws. Kolb’s inability to practice points to how difficult that would have been all week.
It’s a laundry list of players already unable to play Sunday, the longest list the Cards have had all season, and that doesn’t even include Kolb. Safety Kerry Rhodes (foot) is of course still out after surgery (he said on his Big Red Rage radio show last night his cast is scheduled to come off a week from today), but also out are linebacker Joey Porter (who has a chronic knee problem), tight end Rob Housler (groin) and fullback Anthony Sherman (ankle).
It stands to reason Sam Acho will get another start at linebacker in place of Porter. Housler is out but the Cards are hoping Todd Heap can finally play again. And the Cards of course signed Reagan Maui’a at fullback to replace Sherman.
For the Rams, there seems to be a small chance QB Sam Bradford (ankle) plays. He is listed as questionable and probably is a game-day decision.
The Cards have five others questionable, including running back Beanie Wells and tight end Todd Heap. Wells, after last week, I would expect to play. Heap is probably a game-day pick again.
Tags: Anthony Sherman, Joey Porter, John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Rob Housler
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