The final injury reports are out for both the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers. For Arizona, it appears the injury situation will be a little less dire than it appeared early in the week. Only two players have been ruled out. Defensive tackles Cory Redding and Frostee Rucker are the only players sure to miss this week. Ed Stinson, who appeared earlier in the week to be on track to be unavailable, was able to practice on a limited bases Friday and is questionable for the game.
Safety/linebacker Deone Bucannon cleared the concussion protocol and was able to practice on a limited basis. He is questionable for the game, although head coach Bruce Arians made it appear as if they are leaning toward sitting him out on Sunday. Bucannnon said it would be a purely coaching decision. He made it very clear he wants to play. If he sits, Sean Weatherspoon will start at linebacker in Bucannon's place and would rotate out with other players in nickel and dime packages.
Cornerback Patrick Peterson is questionable, but returned to practice on a limited basis after missing Thursday for the birth of his child. Guard Jonathan Cooper is also questionable, although he did practice, albeit limited, all week.
The receiving corps, banged up a week ago, appears to be ready to go. John Brown is probable, while Michael Floyd is questionable, but he sounded ready to go on Friday. Larry Fitzgerald is also probable. We will have to see if all six receivers are active on Sunday. J.J. Nelson might return punts in place of Patrick Peterson, but if all the other wideouts are good to, he might find himself inactive after catches four passes for 142 yards and a touchdown last week.
For the Niners, only running back Carlos Hyde has been ruled out. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks was limited on Friday and is questionable for the game. Everyone else is probable.