The Arizona Cardinals ended practice early on Wednesday and there was not much new with injuries, as they prepare to play the Denver Broncos. Derek Anderson still did not pass his concussion tests, so he sat out. Calais Campbell (ankle) and Greg Toler (foot) fully participated in practice today. Other than that, the injury report was not much different. Darnell Dockett (shoulder was listed on the report but practiced fully. Kicker Jay Feely (groin) and linebacker Jerry Porter (knee) were the newcomers to the injury report and were limited. Their injuries are not considered serious. The other players limited in practice were Michael Adams (shoulder), Steve Breaston (knee) and Clark Haggans (groin).
In other news, Ken Whisenhunt once again did not announce who would start on Sunday at quarterback. Both John Skelton and Richard Bartel took reps with the first team. However, in what revealed more than asking the coach, Skelton said that his parents were flying in for Sunday's game. Most parents, unless there is something else going on in the city as well, would not fly in to just watch their kid stay on the sideline. We can probably safely guess that Skelton will be the starter against Denver.
Now before everyone gets excited for the young quarterback, we should note that even his coach has said that while there were some positives from Skelton in his limited playing time, he is nowhere near being ready to be an NFL starter. That obviously is deflating news for fans, and is a testament, more than anything else, to how badly this season has gone.
In some actual good news related to the Cardinals, the NFC released the latest vote tallies for the Pro Bowl. Punter Ben Graham is currently the leading vote getter among the punters (and Kent Somers said that the Cards would be looking to upgrade at that position).
In roster moves, to replace offensive lineman Herman Johnson on the practice squad (who signed earlier this week with the Bears) they signed tackle Cliff Louis.