DRC, Rolle get work and an injury update

Posted by Darren Urban on January 7, 2010 – 1:47 pm

Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee, toe) and safety Antrel Rolle (thigh) each did some limited work today, a good sign for the Cards’ secondary heading into the playoffs. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin (ankle) didn’t practice, and his comments were the same as yesterday — he’s getting better, we’ll see if he can play. He did say the ankle is a bigger problem than the knee, however. Guard Deuce Lutui (back) didn’t practice,  but he expects to practice tomorrow and neither him or coach Ken Whisenhunt seemed concerned it will keep Lutui out of the game.

Defensive end Calais Campbell (thumb) was limited again, and he is trying to get used to the cast. He said he will have the injury checked again today. He remained cautious about playing — saying he doesn’t want to hurt the team — but I would guess the Cards want him active if possible.

Tight end Ben Patrick (head) also returned to practicing fully.

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20 Responses to “DRC, Rolle get work and an injury update”

  1. By chris on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    omgsh it was like christmas as a kid at work today waiting to see the status on drc ( i expected rolle to be fine) i just couldnt wait ….i think its my fault that drc got injured i bought a premium drc home jersy put that on 5 mins later he gets injured ahhh lol … releved

  2. By Rody on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply


    That’s good to see that DRC and Rolle got in some work today. I think DRC is crucial to the Cards in stopping GB. I’m concerned about Q. You would think it’s the playoffs and he would be in there, but I can only think back to last year and him sitting two playoff games. Do you think we can go forward in the playoffs again this year, like last year with him sidelined? The NFC seems a lot tougher road to the SB this year than last year. Thanks. I don’t think I have to state the obvious that Boldin in helps free up Fitz and the other way around.

    GO BIG RED!!

  3. By Jake on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Were you able to attend practice today? If so, which of the injured players are you most optimistic about playing on sunday? And which not?


  4. By darrenurban on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Jake —

    At this point, I’d say everyone but Anquan is pretty optimistic about playing. Now, whether they are at full strength is another story.

  5. By Felix on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    It is a relief to hear players are getting better, healthier and ready for the game. It takes about three to 5 days for inflammation to decrease. DRC and Bolding will be ready. Calais our dear “almost” is just cautious right now, he still young in the league. Have faith in our team. This isn’t the first time we are the underdogs. Kurt Warner is no worse the aaron rodgers. GO CARDS!!!!!! RISE UP RED SEA!!!!

  6. By joe67 on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Really unfortuanate, stayed pretty healthy all year, and now this. I know we’ve been trying to build underneath, and doing a good job of it, but not there yet. I still think it will be a good game.

  7. By Pay Dockett! on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Darren: im just curious about Sean Morey, how is he doing? I thought he had another head injury like ben patrick? is sean practicing?

  8. By darrenurban on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Pay Dockett —

    Yes, Sean is practicing and he will play Sunday.

  9. By RedSea on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply


    With a high ankle sprain, it seems that Boldin is a game time decision. Do you see this turning into a situation like last year at Carolina and this year at Chicago where he wants to play but the staff benches him? The medical staff/coaches seem to have no problem sitting him even though he says he’s fine. Not pointing the finger rather just wanting him to go out a winner as I think this is his last couple months in a Cards uniform. Would love to see it end on a high note

  10. By darrenurban on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    RedSea —

    I think if Boldin is good enough to play, he will play. To think he is healthy enough to play and he is benched just isn’t going to happen. Now, Boldin wanting to play at, say 60 percent, and the coaches disagreeing because they want healthy bodies, that’s different. It’s like Calais said today: He wants to play, but he doesn’t want to hurt the team. I don’t think the player alone can answer that.

  11. By Mike on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply


    With the possibility of Boldin being out, do you think the team will try to run the ball on the Packers at the start of the game to loosen up the secondary? ……I think the only way to win is to win a shootout, similar to the way the Steelers won against them. If DRC isn’t 100 % then it could be a long day…….do you think Rolle will be 100%?

  12. By darrenurban on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Mike —

    I don’t think the offensive philosophy — whatever it is — changes if Q is in or out. I don’t think Rolle will be 100 percent, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be effective.

  13. By B 4 real on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply


    Kurt has been very quiet these days, how is he looking? On what level do you think practice and preparation has been like compared to last year’s playoff run?

  14. By darrenurban on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    B 4 real —

    I think Kurt is preparing for these playoffs like any other. Will he play like he did last postseason? Don’t know that.

  15. By tom manoogian on Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    don’t count on boldin playing,he sits out more games than he plays,hope we can get a team to give us something we can use for him next year,he won’t be a cardinal next year.good player,no doubt,but we have doucet,and we could use impact player at a different position.go cards,but probably without boldin.

  16. By Steve on Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    If Kurt plays all 16 games during the season he has always gotten to the Superbowl. He only played 15 games this year. (Should have let him take one snap vs. the Titans)

    I bring this up because Kurt knows how to prepare for the playoffs and take his game to a special level when it is win or go home.

  17. By thereisonly1 on Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    whats this? boldin not playing because of injury??!! im shocked!!! (hint of sarcasm).

  18. By Samuel P. Frankin on Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    Is the packers run defense as good as the numbers state. I think we have been coming along running the ball, but are we going to be able to run on them like our fans think we are?

  19. By darrenurban on Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    Samuel —

    If we knew that ahead of time, I’d guess we’d all be running to Vegas to get rich.

  20. By gopackfromohio on Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    It doesn’t make any difference who plays, if the Packs offensive line can keep Rogers upright then he’ll have a big day. Finley has become a real weapon that the Cards D has no answer for. And guaranteed the Packs D will have a few twists to their blitz packages for Warner. He isn’t all that mobile and is prone to throwing picks when he’s pressured. So I hope nobody on either side gets hurt too seriously on Sunday and, as they say, may the best team win. And I just have to add this: Lets go Pack.

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