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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Injury Report: Joey Porter & Three Other Arizona Players Miss Practice

The Arizona Cardinals had four players miss practice on Wednesday, calling into question their availability for Sunday's matchup with the Washington Redskins.

LB Joey Porter (knee): Porter didn't look like he was injured during Sunday's game, so he might just be resting up in preparation for Saturday.

LB Daryl Washington (calf): Suffered a strain in the second half of the Panthers game. He did tell Craig Grialou of 620 Sports Radio that the calf felt pretty good though and he expects to suit up this weekend.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt was typically vague only saying that Washington was improving and would be further evaluated as the week goes on. If Washington can't go, expect to see a mix of Reggie Walker and Stewart Bradley. I would be an interesting exercise to see which got the nod as the starter.

RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hand): Hit on his arm in the Panthers game.  Grialou reports that the wrist is really sore and Stephens-Howling hopes to get the swelling down so he can play on Sunday.

TE Jim Dray (pec): Dray was out of Week 1, and it looks like the pectoral strain might keep him from playing in Week 2 too.

Limited in practice were WR DeMarco Sampson (hamstring) and P Dave Zastudil (right calf).

The Redskins are also dealing with injuries to a couple of key defensive players:

Cardinals Vs. Redskins Injury Report: LaRon Landry, Brian Orakpo Limited In Practice Wednesday - SB Nation DC
Two key defensive players for the Washington Redskins were limited in practice on Wednesday before Week 2's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to coach Mike Shanahan.

For one player, LaRon Landry, that is an improvement over his status last week. For Brian Orakpo, it is a downgrade.

Landry missed the team's Week 1 game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury. He admitted he did practice a bit and that it's "feeling better." His status for Sunday is still unclear. Orakpo, meanwhile, played through an ankle injury on Sunday against the Giants. His status is also unclear for Sunday.

For more news on the Cardinals, head to Revenge of the Birds.