The Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams announced their inactives for Sunday’s game
The 2016 ends for the Arizona Cardinals this afternoon. For Cardinals defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, it is already over. He is inactive for Sunday afternoon’s contest against the Los Angeles Rams with an injured ankle.
If the Cardinals are to get revenge on their loss to the Rams on October 2nd in Glendale, a 17-13 decision, they will be doing it without their first round draft pick. However, receiver John Brown and cornerback Marcus Cooper, who both missed some practice this week are both active.
Other Cardinals inactives:
QB Zac Dysert
WR Marquis Bundy
CB Brian Dixon
DT Olsen Pierre
T D.J. Humphries
DT Ed Stinson
For Dysert, this means he never did get into a game once the Cardinals were eliminated from playoff competition. Some thought he should have gotten some time to see what he can do as the Cardinals prepare for 2017.
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Humphries was ruled out earlier in the week. He’s been suffering from a concussion. The Cardinals were taking no chances and shut him down.
As for Dixon, he was just signed this past week. Interesting the Cardinals would go the route of brining him in but then not activating him. It must have come down to Cooper being healthy enough to play.
For the Rams, they are without one of their top receivers. Receiver Kenny Britt is out for Sunday’s game. The Rams also have inactivated quarterback Case Keenum.
Other Rams inactives:
DB Lamarcus Joyner
G David Arkin
G Cody Wichmann
T Rob Havenstein
DE Matt Longacre
The Cardinals could take advantage of no Britt to burn them in the secondary. The Cardinals secondary has been beaten by a number of big pass plays over the last several weeks.
Back to the Cardinals, let’s hope Humphries gets himself healthy for 2017. Also Nkemdiche hopefully sees his ankle heal quickly. The Cardinals will need both of them next season to come up big.