Another day of practice went by and the Arizona Cardinals saw some perhaps significant changes to the injury report. The Seattle Seahawks, on the other hand,had a new player added who did not practice.
The big news for Arizona was Drew Stanton. After spraining knee ligaments in last Thursday's game against the Rams, the veteran quarterback was limited in practice. There is a little bit of "hmmm" going on, as Bruce Arians seemingly joked that Stanton could be back for Sunday's game. Whether it is really a possibility or simply casting a shroud of doubt over who will be the starter, making Seattle have to prepare a little bit differently, we don't know. But Stanton's knee is getting better.
Mike Jurecki reported things are improving. Stanton's knee has minimal swelling, but the question is lateral movement and playing with a knee brace, something Stanton has never done.
While Stanton was upgraded in practice, guard Jonathan Cooper went from limited on Wednesday to DNP on Thursday. He has a wrist injury and i wearing a cast. However, guard Paul Fanaika, who sat out the last two games with an ankle sprain, was a full participant in practice. You can probably assume that means Fanaika will be back in the starting lineup this weekend.
Linebacker Larry Foote also was downgraded to DNP, although the general feel from reporters was that it was a "veteran's day off." Foote has played all but one snap all season. Receiver Jaron Brown was also upgraded to full, as was receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Left tackle Jared Veldheer also practiced fully.
Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (knee), defensive lineman Calais Campbell (hip), safety Tyrann Mathieu (thumb) and running back Kerwynn Williams (knee) remained limited.
Over in Seattle, their report looked the same, except for one change. They added rookie receiver Paul Richardson to the injury report, who did not practice due to a hamstring injury.
That gives Seattle seven DNPs and one full. Tight end Cooper Helfet was again a full participant, but offensive linemen Max Unger, Russell Okung and J.R. Sweezy, defensive end Demarcus Dobbs, receiver Paul Richardson, running back Marshawn Lynch and tight end Tony Moeaki all did not practice.