Rolle returns to practice

Posted by Darren Urban on October 30, 2009 – 12:32 pm

Safety Antrel Rolle, looking remarkably spry considering he didn’t practice the past two days because of a sore foot, was back on Friday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said the key will be to see how the foot responds tomorrow after Rolle worked on it, but if I had to guess, I’d guess Rolle will be able to play. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin (ankle) looks better, Whisenhunt said, even though he remains limited, so I’d expect Boldin to play too. Tight end Stephen Spach (ankle) continues to improve, although his availability — given how long he has been out — is more of an issue.

The only harsh news comes from the practice squad, where defensive lineman Keilen Dykes tore a bicep this week and will have to undergo surgery Tuesday to get it fixed. Otherwise, the Cards will have their roster available — CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie continued to not miss a beat after hurting his ankle as well.

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13 Responses to “Rolle returns to practice”

  1. By Tod on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    Ok … what’s up with Boldin?

    Don’t hear much about him. He seems to always be partly injured somewhere.

    Can this guy survive in the NFL when he is always coming out of the trainers room?

    His stock can’t continue to be in the stratosphere when he’s never healthy.

    What am I missing?

  2. By William C. on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply


  3. By Trips Right on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    Good to see guys push through injuries and gut it out. In years past this wouldn’t have been the case. Amazing what winning will do! Go get em boys!

    Go Cards!

  4. By Tyrelle on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    This is real great news. I would tape Rolle’s feet up though.

  5. By Robert on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    Tod… do you even watch the Cardinals? Your missing the fact that Bolidn never misses a game even when he is hurt. He deserves to be paid a lot more than he gets now, yet he’s the antithesis of every other diva NFL player who holds out or dogs it when they want new contracts. He plays hard every game and makes plays every game. Rolle practicing is good news and it’ll make it that much easier for the defense to steamroll the Panthers Sunday.

  6. By az1965 on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    We need Rolle on Sunday to get at least one of the several picks Delhomme is going to throw 🙂

    Robert – You are right on regarding Boldin… although business side of things probably will overlook the emotioal side which will be sad.

  7. By Chad on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    Robert…actually I kind of agree with Tod. If you look at players who are wanting a new contract that is exactly when they try their hardest. Why would Boldin slack when he wants more money/trade? It is typically after the contract that their progress slips (i.e. Sean Alexander). I love Boldin, but not so much for what he has done for us this year. You had to have seen him limping around the field last week and HAVING to give up on stretching the field or going 100%. He is great, but I am not sure that him limping downfield is doing us as much good as developing someone like Doucet. Doucet is not great, but he would have been more effective later in the game last week than Boldin.

  8. By Ditship on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    Boldin is a warrior and will play as hard as he can for this team hurt or not. A Hurt Boldin is worth more then any Reciever you saw on the Giants last weekend. Much like we saw from Rolle with the Gmen.. When we need him he’ll be out there making plays and making our team BETTER. Stop hating on him. His “stock” is high to the players on this team and to anyone who bothered to watch this team before last year.

  9. By Barry on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    Glad to hear Rolle and DRC are back I’m hoping the next few days they can get back in shape for the game…we definitely need these guys! Go Cards!!

  10. By shannon robinson on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    I’m sorry to hear we lose Dykes – Keilen was playing well on the defensive line until the numbers cut him. I’msure he’ll be missed on the scout team – he was insurance down the road as well. Hope he comes back next year. Q’s three catches were big plays and went for a lot of yards at key times last week. He can change a game just by lining up – Q=power.

  11. By Joe on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    Come on guys, Q is an inspiration and a leader on this team. He fired up every other player on our team with his desire and dedication playing thru pain and injury against the Giants.

    Tod, what you are missing is that while Q was limping thru last week’s game, he still had 75 yards receiving, and if a receiver averaged that many yards per game over a season, it adds up to 1200. Dog the other team, not our own players.

  12. By Andrew on Nov 1, 2009 | Reply

    On a refreshing note Boldin is showing more humility. He’s learning, definitely learned the other method was unproductive on all levels. In addition, Boldin’s surrounded by humble team personalities that produce on the field. This is HUGE. Cheers x 10 that we don’t have a TO personality on the club. They destroy team chemistry — resulting in a horrid season.

    AZ Cardinals will evaluate Boldin at the end of the season and pay him fair market value for his age, risk, and calculated performance moving forward. He’ll take what they offer him.

    Cheers to the well rounded AZ Cardinals Club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. By Fan of the Game on Nov 1, 2009 | Reply

    Wells needs a mentor. They would do well to hire Emmitt Smith as a consultant.

    A mentor handles not only the game aspect but the preparation both on and off the field.

    This team is so close … just a bit more depth and it is a perpetual contender. The NFC Champ curse is over.

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