Injured Players May Return After Break

St. Louis Rams safety Craig Dahl (L) tackles Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Early Doucet during the first half of their NFL football game in St. Louis, Missouri, September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

After the bye week,  Arizona Cardinals receivers Steve Breaston and Early Doucet are poised to return to action when the Cards face the Seattle Seahawks on October 24th.  Also preparing for a possible return is linebacker Gerald Hayes.  Hayes has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since preseason.

As far as Breaston and Doucet go, I wouldn't go out and get ready to start them in your fantasy leagues just yet.  First, we need to see if either practice next week.  The bye week bought each of them an extra week without missing another week.  Even if they do return, I would expect to still see quite a bit of Larry Fitzgerald and the rookie receivers.

Quarterback Max Hall needs to develop a working relationship with Fitz and his fellow rookies.  If Hall succeeds, it will be partly because of his receivers.  Right now going into just his second start, it is important to build on what he started against the Saints, where Fitz had his best game of the season.  Having the luxury of having so many receivers give the Cards the opportunity to work both Breaston and Doucet back in at a slow pace.  Don't get me wrong, we need a healthy Breaston and Doucet as soon as possible.  Hall needs veterans to help him along, but the one that needs to remain the happiest right now needs to be Larry Fitzgerald.

Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Early Doucet, Gerald Hayes, Larry Fitzgerald, Max Hall, Seattle Seahawks, Steve Breaston

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