The Cardinals will have cornerback Patrick Peterson available today — he is active — despite his Achilles injury last week. Peterson looked good in limited practice Friday and looked solid warming up pre-game with nothing noticeable.
On the flip side, the Cards are without running back Beanie Wells, who was declared inactive no doubt with his ongoing sore knee and the reality that this game probably isn’t worth getting that knee battered again. LaRod Stephens-Howling will get the start in Beanie’s place (and it means Beanie’s only two missed games this season were both against Seattle). Wells finishes the season with 1,047 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns, with a 4.3-per carry average. The first game against the Seahawks, Beanie’s absence was felt, and the Cards gained just 90 yards on 28 attempts. Alfonso Smith led the Cards that day with 54 yards on 17 carries. Stephens-Howling also missed that game with a hand injury.
Safety Kerry Rhodes is also inactive after turning his ankle last week; given that the Cards played weeks with Rhodes out with foot surgery — Rashad Johnson and Richard Marshall filled in well — the Cards should be able to adjust.
Obviously, QB Kevin Kolb is also sitting with his concussion issues. John Skelton, as expected, will start.
The rest of the inactives:
- WR Stephen Williams
- LB Brandon Williams
- T D.J. Young
- WR DeMarco Sampson
Tags: Beanie Wells, inactives, Kerry Rhodes, Patrick Peterson
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