Player News - Cardinals

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The Cardinals have named Blaine Gabbert their starting quarterback for Week 11 against the Texans.

Drew Stanton (questionable, knee) will back up Gabbert if healthy, otherwise Matt Barkley will serve as the No. 2. While Gabbert has never lived up to his first-round hype, he should be an improvement on Stanton, who has looked completely overmatched in his two starts this year. It's definitely risky, but Gabbert does flash some QB2 appeal and could make for a cheap DFS tournament play against an injury-ravaged Texans defense.
Nov 17 - 2:57 PM

Drew Stanton (knee) remained limited at Friday's practice and is questionable for Week 11 against the Texans.

Stanton has made a quick recovery from the sprained knee he suffered in last week's loss to Seattle. Regardless, it looks like Blaine Gabbert will be under center Sunday against Houston.
Nov 17 - 1:32 PM

John Brown (back) returned to a limited practice on Friday and is questionable for Week 11 against the Texans.

It puts Brown on track to play Sunday against Houston. It's an inviting matchup, though Brown has done little to warrant fantasy consideration this year. He's best left on the waiver wire.
Nov 17 - 1:31 PM

Cardinals signed WR Larry Fitzgerald to a one-year extension through 2018.

It would suggest the 34-year-old is ready to return for a 15th season next year, especially after this one went up in flames with a David Johnson broken wrist in Week 1 followed by Carson Palmer's broken arm six weeks later. Fitzgerald continues to be a model of health, having missed just two games the past 10 seasons and six overall in his 14 years. He's still as good as ever, averaging 11.3 YPR and on pace for 1,203 yards while acting as a wrecking ball after the catch.
Nov 17 - 8:25 AM

Profootballtalk reports the Cardinals are on the verge of a one-year extension with contract-year WR Larry Fitzgerald.

It would certainly suggest Fitzgerald plans to return for a 15th season in 2018, though it's not a guarantee in and of itself. Either way, the deal would lock Fitzgerald into Arizona if he does decide to suit up. Now 34, Fitzgerald has lost scarily little. Physically, there would be nothing preventing him from returning in 2018.
Nov 16 - 6:29 PM

John Brown (back) didn't practice on Thursday.

It's a downgrade from Wednesday when he was limited. Seemingly never healthy, Brown can be ignored outside of deeper leagues.
Nov 16 - 4:47 PM

Drew Stanton (knee) was seen warming up at the open portion of Thursday's practice.

Stanton was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice and will probably garner the same listing on Thursday. It sounds like the Cardinals are leaning toward starting Blaine Gabbert this week, regardless of Stanton's health.
Nov 16 - 1:48 PM

David Johnson (injured reserve) said his surgically-repaired wrist is "still pretty weak."

"I’m pretty stiff. I’m still getting the range of motion," Johnson said. "But I'm making progress." Johnson had his cast removed this week, but he still has stitches in which complicate his rehab. Johnson said he hopes to return "soon," but it seems unlikely he will be back in time to help fantasy owners this season.
Source: ESPN
Nov 16 - 12:18 PM

Drew Stanton (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Stanton is dealing with a knee sprain suffered last Thursday night. He's expected to miss at least one week. Blaine Gabbert is on track to start Week 11 against Houston.
Nov 15 - 5:01 PM

John Brown (back) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's always something with Brown, though at least it isn't his usual soft-tissue injury. Brown's fantasy significance, if he had any, dried up as soon as Carson Palmer went down with a broken arm in Week 7.
Nov 15 - 5:00 PM

Arizona Sports' Mike Jurecki reports Blaine Gabbert will start Week 11 against the Texans.

Drew Stanton is dealing with a knee sprain suffered last Thursday night in the loss to Seattle. Stanton has started the past two games in Carson Palmer's (arm) absence and has led the Cardinals to a 1-1 record. Gabbert was signed back in May and had a pretty good preseason, completing 61.2% of his passes and averaging 8.2 YPA. He's probably better than Stanton.
Nov 15 - 9:26 AM

Drew Stanton (knee) was seen throwing off to the side at Tuesday's practice.

The Cardinals won't be releasing an injury report until Wednesday, though it sounds like Stanton is making progress after suffering a sprained knee in Thursday night's loss to Seattle. Blaine Gabbert would likely start if Stanton is unavailable for Sunday's game at Houston.
Nov 14 - 1:24 PM

Cardinals placed LT D.J. Humphries on injured reserve with an MCL injury and dislocated kneecap, ending his season.

They'll go forward with Jared Veldheer at left tackle and John Wetzel on the right side. Humphries has been a bust as the 24th pick in the 2015 draft, struggling with injuries and effectiveness in the rare occasions he has cracked the lineup. Arizona may have to go back to the drawing board at left tackle this offseason. Veldheer has considered retirement in recent years.
Nov 13 - 5:01 PM

David Johnson (wrist surgery, I.R.) has shed his cast and will now begin rehab in hopes of a late-season return.

Johnson has said publicly he wants to play this season, but coach Bruce Arians expressed skepticism that would be a possibility. Johnson needs to restore the strength in his wrist and his range of motion. The Arizona Republic believes the Cardinals may ultimately balk at bringing Johnson back even if he is healthy late in the season should they fall out of the playoff race.
Nov 13 - 4:45 PM

Carson Palmer (arm, IR) says there's a chance he could return in Week 16.

"I could potentially be available. Don’t know where I’ll be at that point. Just try to be ready as quick as I can." The Cardinals are hoping Palmer can return, but they'll have to stay in playoff contention. Palmer considered retirement last season and will need to decide whether to play out his deal in 2018 if he's shut down.
Nov 11 - 8:16 PM


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