We already know the Arizona Cardinals will be without the services of nose tackle Dan Williams due to the death of his father. His father’s funeral was Saturday, which was attended by the Cards defensive line. Also out for the Cards on Sunday is linebacker Kevin Minter. As far as we know right now, they are the only two players officially out on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall and receiver Larry Fitzgerald were both full participants in Friday’s practice and are probable. The one questionable player is safety Rashad Johnson. When and if he plays, he will have his hand bent and casted on the hand in which he lost the tip of his middle finger last Sunday. It is unknown yet though if he will give it a go on Sunday but apparently that is the plan. Defensive end Ronald Talley was the only other player on the injury report and is probable.
As for the Bucs, officially out are guard Gabe Carimi, defensive tackle Derek Landri, and tight end Tom Crabtree. Cornerback Rashaan Melvin is questionable as are receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. With rookie quarterback Mike Glennon making his NFL regular season debut on Sunday, he will need all the weapons he can get. We’ll have more on the injury front prior to the game on Sunday morning.