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Report: Budda Baker to have thumb surgery after playing Sunday

Cardinals safety Budda Baker is reportedly set for a trip to the operating room. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Baker has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb. Baker’s plan is to play against the Lions on Sunday before having surgery to repair the injury. The hope is that Baker will only [more]

Cardinals promote Jonathan Ward

The Cardinals announced they elevated running back Jonathan Ward to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday. Ward, 22, signed with the Cardinals this year as an undrafted rookie free agent from Central Michigan. The Cardinals cut him before the season, but he re-signed to Arizona’s practice squad. Ward finished his college career with [more]

Lions downgrade CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) to out

The Lions will need reinforcements against the air raid. Cornerback Desmond Trufant has been downgraded to out for Sunday’s game at Arizona. Trufant had been listed as doubtful. He didn’t practice on Wednesday, and he was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday. The eighth-year veteran, in his first season with the Lions, started Week [more]

Cardinals remain the longshot to win NFC West

Three NFC West teams have started the season 2-0. The defending champions, ravaged by injuries on both sides of the ball, have a 1-1 record. The biggest surprise of the bunch is the undefeated Cardinals. Bettors, however, aren’t buying these birds just yet. Via PointsBet, the Cardinals have the longest odds to win the division, [more]

Kenny Golladay hopes to make his 2020 debut on Sunday

The 0-2 Lions could use a spark. Maybe they’ll get one from receiver Kenny Golladay. Golladay missed the first two games of the year with a hamstring injury. He practiced all week on a limited basis, and he’s listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Arizona. “God willing, I’m going to try everything in my [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Christian Kirk won’t play on Sunday

The Cardinals Offense has gotten off to an impressive start this season, but they’ll have to keep things going against the Lions without the help of one of their top wideouts. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said on Friday that Christian Kirk has been ruled out with a groin injury. Kirk has been out of [more]

Kyler Murray’s rushing output is on a record pace

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray‘s stellar rookie season featured less running than anyone expected. His even-more-stellar second season has, so far, featured more. While it’s still very early, Murray’s willingness to take off and to do so in a way that avoids hits and potential injuries puts him on pace to do much more on the [more]

DeAndre Hopkins’ natural chemistry with Kyler Murray has led to 22 receptions

Saints receiver Michael Thomas set the NFL record last season with 149 catches. He made 20 of those in the first two weeks. Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins has 22 catches already this season. His previous best through the first two games was 14 receptions, which he accomplished three times with the Texans. Yes, it’s early, [more]

DeAndre Hopkins says he’s at fault for Kyler Murray’s interception

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins says he is the one responsible for Landon Collins‘ interception of Kyler Murray in Sunday’s 30-15 win over the Washington Football Team. Collins jumped in front of a pass intended for Andy Isabella over the middle of the field that he intercepted at the Cardinals’ 20-yard line. Washington was [more]

Kenny Golladay returns to practice on a limited basis

Lions coach Matt Patricia said Monday that star receiver Kenny Golladay was “close” to returning. Golladay did indeed return to practice Wednesday, getting in limited work on his balky hamstring. The next two practices will determine Golladay’s availability for Sunday. Matthew Stafford and the Lions have missed Golladay’s big-play ability. “He’s one of the top [more]

Christian Kirk misses practice with groin injury

The Cardinals opened the practice week without three of their wideouts on the field. Christian Kirk was listed as a non-participant in practice. A groin injury was given as the reason why Kirk wasn’t able to join his teammates for the session. Kirk had two catches for 57 yards in last Sunday’s win over Washington. [more]

Cardinals add Jaron Brown to practice squad

Jaron Brown is back in Arizona. Brown, who made the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie in 2013 and ended up playing five seasons in Arizona, signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad today. In past seasons, Brown wouldn’t have been eligible for the practice squad, which was originally intended for inexperienced players only. But this year [more]

Panthers put Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve

After reports early this week projected that running back Christian McCaffrey would be out for at least a month after hurting his ankle in last Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers, McCaffrey said that his hope was that “I can get back a lot earlier.” If McCaffrey does beat that timetable, it won’t be by much. [more]

Lions DC Cory Undlin: Let’s not panic

The Lions are off to an 0-2 start despite holding leads of at least 11 points in each of their first two games and the defense has allowed 56 points over the last five quarters. Neither of those things inspire much confidence about the direction of a team coming off of a 3-12-1 season, which [more]

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