Cornerback Patrick Peterson did do some work in practice Friday and will be worked out before Sunday’s game to determine if he can play coming off the Achilles injury. He’s said all week he wants to be smart; I think this will truly come down to how Peterson feels Sunday. Quarterback Kevin Kolb is apparently in the same boat, technically, but he remains stuck with concussion symptoms and, other than coach Ken Whisenhunt declining to declare Kolb out officially, conventional wisdom says Kolb won’t be in there.
Safety Kerry Rhodes (ankle) is still sore. His status figures to be a game-day decision too.
– Safety Adrian Wilson was not fined for the play in Cincinnati when officials flagged him for hitting Bengals QB Andy Dalton helmet-to-helmet. No fine generally means there was no foul. That hurts, since Peterson intercepted the pass on the play. It’s really no surprise, though, since from the moment the flag was dropped it seemed like Wilson was the recipient of a bad call.
– Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was fined for a pair of $15,000 no-nos: Hitting Dalton below the knees and a horsecollar tackle.
– Finally, Defensive end Calais Campbell received the Lloyd Herberg Award for team MVP and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald took home the Steve Schoenfeld “Good Guy” Award for the player deemed best for the media in annual honors handed out by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association.
Campbell’s accomplishments have been well-documented. Fitzgerald, meanwhile, has come a long, long way in his dealings with the Fourth Estate. If you would have asked me in 2006 if he would ever win this award, I’d have laughed. But Fitz has been great – he was considered for the award last year – in terms of access and he’s really good when you are able to get him one-on-one. He’s always talking about improving year to year, so maybe this is just him getting better.
Herberg was the original Arizona Republic beat writer covering the Cards before he lost his life to cancer. Schoenfeld was the long-time Republic Cards and NFL writer who was working for cbssports.com when he was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Tempe. (Pictured below, from left, Republic beat writer Kent Somers, Fitzgerald, Campbell, and XTRA 910’s Mike Jurecki).
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