Kliff Kingsbury “hopeful” Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins return this week

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Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury wasn’t touching questions about a report that the University of Oklahoma was targeting him as their next head coach during his Monday press conference, but there were other topics he was willing to discuss.

One of them was the status of quarterback Kyler Murray (ankle) and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Both players have missed the last three games and Kingsbury said he hopes that they’ll be ready to go coming out of their Week 12 bye.

“I am hopeful,” Kingsbury said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website. “I will leave it at that at this point because I want to see them move around, practice full speed, and see where they are at, and where their comfort level and their confidence is.”

The Cardinals went 2-1 with Murray and Hopkins out of action, but they’d prefer to be at full strength as they try to hold onto the top seed in the NFC over the final six weeks of the regular season.

2 responses to “Kliff Kingsbury “hopeful” Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins return this week

  1. Remember that Thur night game where Murray threw the INT as AJ Green thought it was a running play? Now we know why they didn’t have Murray run– that ankle was much more hurt than they let on as he hasn’t played in a long while.

  2. Or they could just let Colt McCoy go 3-1 and rest them up for the stumbling divisional opponent Rams the next week. Nice to have options.

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