Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt proclaimed his team as ready and relatively fit for today’s kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to pool reporter Mike Sando.
The Cardinals listed running back J.J. Arrington (knee), punter Ben Graham (left groin) and defensive end Travis LaBoy (biceps) as questionable and defensive end Antonio Smith (knee) as probable on the final injury report of the week.
“I think we had a good week of work,” Whisenhunt said following a brief walk-through practice at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ facility Saturday. “Everybody looks pretty good as far as getting through. I know there were a couple of guys listed as questionable, but barring something else coming up, which today nothing came up, I don’t anticipate that they will not play.”
It was reportedly a relaxed workout as an estimated 300 family members and friends were allowed to watch the majority of the 35-minute practice, posing for pictures with players and coaches afterward.
“There are so many sacrifices made by families to allow our players and our team to get here,” Whisenhunt said. “This is something that is special and I think it’s important that you enjoy that together.”
On Friday, Cardinals kicker Neil Rackers bounced three 20-yard field goals off the second-floor windows at the Buccaneers’ headquarters. There was no broken glass, though, so I guess the Cardinals don’t owe the Glazer family any money.
“It seems like it fired up a lot of the guys,” Whisenhunt said. “I think some of them wanted to see [a window break].”