The Arizona Cardinals are hopeful that receiver John Brown will be able to return on Sunday
Good news for Arizona Cardinals and John Brown fans. He returned to practice Thursday and appears to be on track for a return to the field against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon.
Brown was listed as limited on Thursday as well as Wednesday but Wednesday’s practice was more of a walk through than anything else just two days removed for their Monday Night Football loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Brown has only played in week one so far this season. He caught one pass for 10-yards in the Cardinals week one loss to the Detroit Lions.
After missing the week two game at the Indianapolis Colts and the week three game at home against the Cowboys, he may finally be ready to get back into action. The Cardinals still list him as limited in practice however, so we’ll have to see how they designate him on Friday’s injury report for both practice and his official game status.
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Getting Brown back on the field should also take some pressure off of Larry Fitzgerald and the other receivers. Fitz had 13 receptions on Monday night for 149-yards and a touchdown.
When Fitz is grabbing that many balls, that means a lot less contributions from others. No one else had more than five receptions against the Cowboys.
The leading receiver against the Colts was J.J. Nelson. He caught five passes for 120-yards and a touchdown. He too has been hampered with a hamstring injury.
Nelson was listed as limited again on Thursday as he was on Wednesday. Unless there is a huge set back, expect one or both to see action against the 49ers.
The Cardinals can still get the ball to Fitz but 13 receptions a week will not allow Fitz to last the season. That’s a tough pace to follow week in and week out.