With the Arizona Cardinals practicing the day before Thanksgiving in preparation for their game on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, it looks as if the team is getting healthy. Kevin Kolb was able to participate in practice (limited) for the first time in thee weeks and tight end Todd Heap also practiced. There is optimism that they both may be able to play on Sunday when the team attempts to get back to winning after having lost to the 49ers.
Kolb, in his words, took about 35-40 percent of the first team snaps and also about half of the scout team snaps. He said he felt good, but what will matter is how his toe and foot react after practicing.
Heap, along with fellow tight end Rob Housler both were limited in practice, so the offense may be getting two starters and an important weapon back.
Four players did not practice -- Joey Porter (knee), Kerry Rhodes (foot), Brandon Keith (concussion) and Jeremy Bridges (non-football reasons). In addition to Kolb, Heap and Housler, Michael Adams was limited.
There were also three players listed on the injury report, but practiced fully. Darnell Dockett (groin) was someone new on the list. Linebacker Paris Lenon (groin) and RB/KR LaRod Stephens-Howling (shoulder) also were listed but practiced fully.
Kolb is certainly anxious to play, and after how John Skelton played on Sunday against the Niners, he would love to get back in the saddle against the two-win Rams, who have had a decimated secondary. It would be hard to think of a better game to come back to have a good shot of success his first time out. A solid performance woudl certainly go a long way in the eyes of fans who have labeled him the season's biggest disappointment.