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Cardinals vs. 49ers injury report: Rucker, Woodley, Redding, Stinson likely out in Santa Clara

The defensive line depth will be tested

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The first injury report of the week for the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers was released on Wednesday and it was lengthy. Six Cardinals players sat out of practice and three did so for the 49ers. It also appears early on that the Cardinals will not have nearly as deep an defensive line as they have had all season. Three of those players sitting out were on the defensive line -- Cory Redding (ankle), Frostee Rucker (ankle) and Ed Stinson (groin).

Also sitting out for Arizona were receiver John Brown (hamstring), cornerback Patrick Peterson (ankle) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (chest).

It was reported on Wednesday it is likely Rucker, Redding, Stinson and Woodley will miss Sunday's game. That means there will be a lot more playing time for Josh Mauro and undrafted rookie Xavier Williams will have to play a significant role. I wouldn't rule out a move to bring in another guy on the defensive line, even if it is just elevating Olson Pierre from the practice squad.

Another six players were limited for Arizona -- defensive tackle Calais Campbell (knee), guard Jonathan Cooper (knee), receiver Larry Fitzgerald (ankle), receiver Michael Floyd (hamstring), guard Mike Iupati (neck) and running back Chris Johnson (knee).

For the Niners, they were without linebacker Ahmad Brooks (concussion), linebacker NaVorro Bowman (shoulder/finger) and running back Carlos Hyde (foot).

Defensive lineman Arik Armstead (shoulder), guard Alex Boone (triceps), defensive tackle TonyJerrod-Eddie (hip), tackle Erik Pears (knee) and safety Jaquiski Tartt (knee) were all limited.