Andre Ellington, Michael Floyd miss practice

AP

The Cardinals were missing a pair of key offensive players at Wednesday’s practice as they started preparing for their game against the Rams.

Running back Andre Ellington was on the sideline after missing their Week 13 loss to the Eagles with a knee injury. Ellington predicted he’d play this weekend while talking to reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

“I’m fine right now,” Ellington said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website. “It’s a day by day thing. I’ll be ready to go on Sunday.”

Ellington’s status was up in the air all last week before he was inactive for the game. Coach Bruce Arians said after the game that he was never that close to playing, which makes his Wednesday absence feel a concern even if Ellington says otherwise.

Wide receiver Michael Floyd was also out on Wednesday. Arians said that he thought Floyd would be back at practice on Thursday because he knows he won’t play against St. Louis. The Cardinals need a win this Sunday to avoid the possibility of falling two games out of playoff position with three games left to play.