On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons held their first practice of the week and the first injury report is out. For both teams, it is the story of important receivers.
For the Cardinals, receiver Larry Fitzgerald was once again a DNP on the report as he did not practice. Head coach Bruce Arians said, while he isn't where he needs to be, Fitzgerald's sprained knee ligament is "making progress."
It still seems unlikely he will play this week.
Atlanta had two receivers miss practice. Roddy White (ankle) and Harry Douglas (foot) opened the week on the sideline.
Arizona's only other DNP was reserve linebacker Kenny Demens, who suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday.
Drew Stanton, who hurt his ankle at the end of the game in Seattle, was a full participant in practice. The rest were limited and included linebacker Marcus Benard (shoulder), linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (knee), receiver John Brown (teeth -- he had his wisdom teeth removed), running back Andre Ellington (foot/hip) and defensive lineman Ed Stinson (toe).
Atlanta's list after White and Douglas was very short. Cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) and defensive tackle Paul Soliai (non-injury) were non-participants. Tackle Jonathan Scott (hamstring) was limited.