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.