The Cardinals have activated running back Alfonso Smith to the active roster from the practice squad, no shock given that Beanie Wells is dealing with an iffy knee, Jason Wright is coming off a concussion and LaRod Stephens-Howling missed practice all week because of a bad hamstring. All three of those backs were listed as questionable, and my guess is that things didn’t get significantly better Saturday — leading to Smith’s promotion.
To make room for Smith, the Cards released wide receiver Max Komar (although my guess is this isn’t the last time we see Komar in a Cards uniform).
Smith can play some special teams and could see some significant time there, depending on what happens with the active players on game day. After the Hyphen didn’t practice all week, I find it hard to see a scenario where he plays. And Wright has been steadfast all week he doesn’t want to take any risks with his head injury. “I need this brain,” Wright said earlier in the week. I do expect Beanie to play.
Tags: Alfonso Smith, Beanie Wells, Jason Wright, LaRod Stephens-Howling, Max Komar
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