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John Skelton returns to practice for Cardinals

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There’s been a lot of buzz about Kevin Kolb facing the Eagles this weekend, but the other Cardinals quarterback is trying to work his way back into the picture.

John Skelton was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice, the first time that he’s been back on the field since spraining his ankle in the season opener against the Seahawks. Although it was just a partial practice for Skelton and Kolb’s done well enough to lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 start, coach Ken Whisenhunt wasn’t ready to make any kind of ruling on Skelton’s chances of playing this Sunday.

“We got to see if he’s able to handle a practice before we can make any kind of decision like that,” Whisenhunt said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website. “This is the first step in it. We’ll see how it progresses. It was good to see him working.”

While Whisenhunt might like to think he’s keeping opponents guessing by refusing to rule Skelton out, there’s no way that Kolb won’t be the starting quarterback this weekend. The real question still lies ahead for the Cardinals.

If Kolb should keep leading Arizona to victories, Whisenhunt will have to make a tough choice about whether or not the quarterback he picked to start the season loses his job because he sprained his ankle.

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16 Responses to “John Skelton returns to practice for Cardinals”
  1. manderson367 says: Sep 21, 2012 10:38 AM

    As long as Kolb is winning and playing well, there’s no way Skelton should get his job back.

  2. e23r0 says: Sep 21, 2012 10:38 AM

    Welcome back to the fold, Skelton. We’re way better with you than without. #BIRDGANG

  3. greymares says: Sep 21, 2012 10:42 AM

    same/same

  4. petehemlock says: Sep 21, 2012 10:51 AM

    Who’da thunk Kolb would ever be the tough QB?

  5. Stiller43 says: Sep 21, 2012 11:16 AM

    Claim skelton isnt ready and will be an emergency qb and let kolb start. If he does well, make a change. If he doesnt, skelton is back healed and in his starting position. BAM solved.

    Although i wouldnt argue with playing skelton if healthy…not like kolb lit it up last week.

  6. philly2boston says: Sep 21, 2012 11:20 AM

    Interesting, Kolb’s circle will be completed if he manages a win against his old club.

  7. voice0freasonsays says: Sep 21, 2012 11:43 AM

    The redskins should get kolb. We all know he’s a better qb than RG3 will ever be. HTTR Hard To Trust Robert!!!

  8. pmx8411 says: Sep 21, 2012 1:05 PM

    Cardinals O line vs phillys D line ohhh boy Kolb is lunch meat this Sunday

  9. cardsgohard says: Sep 21, 2012 1:33 PM

    Gotta Be Kidding. Skelly Is Superior To Kolb. The 5th Rounder Out Of Fordham who rakes in 550,000 annualy Did not win the job for no good reason. This Defense Has Led Us To A 2-0 Record. Look at what PFF came out with after observing his performance. Exactly who we thought he was. Only 3 passes deeper than 10 yards down the field. (With Larry Fitzgerald On The Field) . Same With Horton Like He’s Really Gonna Tell The World What We Saw Out There With The Rest Of Our Division Still To Play The Pats, Florio Get It Together, We Dominated That Brady Led Offense Just About That Entire Game!

  10. rdixon50 says: Sep 21, 2012 1:34 PM

    Re: PMX8411

    We’ve been sacked once each game by much better defensees than the Iggles will bring

  11. rabidmike says: Sep 21, 2012 1:50 PM

    Maybe it is tough for other Head Coaches. But as the Dallas game shows from last year, the job will be returned to Skelton when he is healthy.

  12. crisper57 says: Sep 21, 2012 2:14 PM

    Fun fact: Kolb’s wife is due to deliver their 3rd child any day now. So Skelton better be ready. Kolb already said he’s not missing the birth.

  13. fordmandalay says: Sep 21, 2012 3:47 PM

    Probably by next year Kolb won’t have to worry about missing the births of his future children. He’ll have plenty of free time.

  14. youareallidiots says: Sep 21, 2012 5:50 PM

    You gotta love this voiceofreasonsays clown. All preseason he has hailed RGIII as the messiah to the Redskins. Now he is backtracking on his statement.
    Go ahead Washington. Take Kolb. He’s just another one of Philadelphia’s trash qb’s. It will never happen though. It is not like the Redskins would ever be interested in a washed up qb anyway.

  15. btizzy1978 says: Sep 21, 2012 7:11 PM

    why is this a story…sorry card fans but its like picking twiddle dee or twiddle dumb

  16. flipadelphia77777 says: Sep 22, 2012 1:47 AM

    What a joke of a team and a head coach. Cardinals will continue to have a QB controversy until they hire a real coach. I feel awful for both guys and the rest of that team. Never seen someone more confused in his life

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