The Arizona Cardinals once again have several players that are likely unavailable against the Chicago Bears Saturday night
The Arizona Cardinals have only had to deal with one really major injury during training camp so far. They’ve had a number of injuries however that have kept players out of practice and games.
Those that have missed time, still have time to get right for the regular season. However time is starting to run short. There are only three weeks remaining until the start of the 2017 NFL regular season.
Receiver John Brown likely won’t see action Saturday night. Neither will inside linebacker Karlos Dansby. Dansby, in his third stint with the team, needs to find a way to get some time in before the preseason ends.
The Cardinals have seen a few injuries to their linebackers this week. At this point, it was a concern enough to bring one in on Friday, Ryan Langford, but it shouldn’t be a time to hit any panic button’s yet.
Some injuries can linger and the Cardinals have seen their share of those. Deone Bucannon’s status for the first couple weeks of the regular season are still not known. He arguably is the most important piece in the middle of the defense.
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On offense, left tackle D.J. Humphries will finally see some game action. He has missed the first two preseason games. The Cardinals biggest area of offensive improvement is needed right there on the line.
The Cardinals still need to get through the game against the Bears on Saturday. Then they must travel next week to face the Atlanta Falcons before closing out the preseason at the Denver Broncos.
Starters should see a quarter tonight and a half next week and that should be it for them. If they can make it to halftime next Saturday, then the Cardinals should be able to have enough time to allow their injured starters to get healthy for September 10th in Detroit.
Some teams have been rumored to want to trim rosters before the cutdown date on September 2nd. This season there is no cut down to 75 then 53.
They can go straight from 90 to 53. That’s tough but it may come in handy for the Cardinals if they have some injured players they can’t get onto the playing or practice field over the next couple of weeks.