Skelton fully participates in practice on Tuesday

Getty Images

Cardinals quarterback John Skelton may not be back to 100 percent after suffering a Week One ankle injury, but he’s getting closer.

Skelton fully participated in practice on Tuesday, two days before the team’s Week Five game against the Rams.

Also fully participating were safety Rashad Johnson (hamstring), safety James Sanders (calf), safety Adrian Wilson (ankle, groin), and punter Dave Zastudil (right calf).

Limited in practice were defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (hamstring), cornerback Michael Adams (hamstring), tight end Jim Dray (knee), tight end Todd Heap (knee), linebacker Paris Lenon (knee), linebacker O’Brien Schofield (knee), running back Anthony Sherman (hamstring), guard Adam Snyder (elbow), running back LaRod Stephens-Howling (hip), and defensive tackle Dan Williams (foot).  Linebacker Quinten Groves (hamstring) didn’t practice.

Though Skelton likely won’t start, the bigger question is Dockett, who missed Sunday’s overtime win against the Dolphins.

“We really hope he heals up next week rather than Thursday,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Tuesday regarding Dockett.  “He’s a really good player.  He’s a good player, obviously, if he plays and he’s healthy.  He’s a playmaker.  He collapses the pocket and he’s a good run defender.”

The Rams have plenty of good defenders this year, too, and they’ll need all of them to step up if St. Louis will be keeping the Cardinals from getting to 5-0.

7 responses to “Skelton fully participates in practice on Tuesday

  1. Would really like to see Dockett in this game. He does things that don’t show up on the stats. Very disruptive and talented player who has really stepped it up on and off the field this year. #BirdGang

  2. if Ken Whisenhunt is smart, which I don’t believe he is, he will squash any rumors of a quarterback controversy by saying Kevin Kolb is our starting quarterback this season. Kolb is finally looking like the player most thought he would be coming out of University of Houston. He has some mobility and has a good arm, he just needed the confidence and he’s finally playing with confidence. This team is missing the running game and if that appears, this team will be scary. They have the making of a playoff team.

  3. Whiz is pretty smart. He’s the guy who took our annually awful team to the Super Bowl, remember? I’m sure he’s going to make a good decision.

  4. Wiz won’t do it. He, sadly, seems to have an obsession with his own ego since Warner left. Saying this offseason that “the organization wants Kolb to win the job”, then giving it to Skelton, and now at 4-0 refusing to come out publicly for Kolb says he’s more interested in playing God than choosing a QB.

  5. The Big Red and the Rams on Thursday night! I hope it’s a great game. And, uh kingdm8, c’mon, Warner took that annually awful team to the Super Bowl, remember?

  6. 4-0

    Love it or Hate it

    Cardinals are 4-0

    Last year the games with St. L were close. Having to travel on a short week isn’t easy. If we can get Dockett back Cards will have a much better chance of coming home with a W.

    Say what you want about Coach Whis…but 2 NFC West titles, 1 NFC Championship and now 4-0 speaks all I need to hear…especially how everyone had the Cards listed at the bottom of every power poll after preseason.

    In Coach Whis I trust!

  7. One thing Whiz did, that was awfully smart, was take a 1-6 team to an 8-8 finish. The Jets, in contrast, would have imploded easily. (Sorry Jets fans)

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!