The Arizona Cardinals returned from the bye week and held their first practice on Tuesday. The Seattle Seahawks were back at it on Monday. Neither team will release an injury report until Wednesday afternoon, but we do have some insight as to who might be good to go on Sunday night when the two teams face off in Seattle.
For Arizona, it would appear the only player who is likely to be out for the game on Sunday is starting center Lyle Sendlein. He was the only player not to participate in Tuesday's "bonus" practice. Bruce Arians said (via AZCardinals.com) A.Q.Shipley will probably play in Sendlein's place. "He is a tough guy," Arians said of Sendlein. "There's always a chance with him. I've seen him play through it before, but I'd rather have a full speed guy than an 80-percent-hurt guy."
The dropoff shouldn't be too much. Before the season when Arians had to decide who would be the starter, he said it was really close. Shipley has a little bit of an edge in run blocking, while Sendlein is a little more "polished" in pass protection.
Guys who missed the game in Cleveland -- CB Jerraud Powers, OLB Alex Okafor, TE Darren Fells and WR John Brown should be ready to go this weekend.
As for the Seattle Seahawks, they had their first work back on Monday before having an off-day on Tuesday. They will have practice and their first official injury report out today.
Left tackle Russell Okung was back in action. He practiced on Monday and "he looked good," according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Defensive lineman Cliff Avril and tight end Luke Willson did not participate on Monday, but Carroll "thinks" both will be a go on Wednesday. "Expect those guys to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday and then have a chance to play," he told reporters.
Cornerback Jeremy Lane might be back for Sunday's game, which will be a big boost for that defense. He returned to practice for the first time since he suffered major injuries to both his knee and wrist in the Super Bowl.
"He did well," said Carroll of Lane's work in practice. "He practiced in a limited fashion, he'll go more than that on Wednesday. He looked really quick and looked comfortable and all of that. He's worked really, really hard to get to this point. It's fun to see him back out there. It's been a long haul for him, of course, and it's great to get him back."
Carroll said "it's possible" for Lane to play on Sunday. "We'll just wait and see though," he said. "We have no information other than what we just saw. I'm sure he's going to want to, and we'll want to get him out there. We'll just take him one day at a time and see how he recovers and all that normal stuff that we say, and see how it goes."