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Andre Ellington 'iffy' for game vs. Eagles; Jerraud Powers, Frostee Rucker likely to return

A bonus practice means no official injury report.

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With the Arizona Cardinals holding a "bonus" practice on Tuesday following the short week last week and 23-20 playoff-clinching win over the Minnesota Vikings, there was no official injury report and head coach Bruce Arians was not overly forthcoming about who did and did not practice.

According to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss, Arians simply said "a bunch of guys practiced. A bunch of guys didn't." But based on what Arians said on his weekly radio spot on SiriusXM NFL Radio, it appears the Cardinals could be without Ellington another week. Arians said Ellington was "iffy" for their Sunday night game in Philadelphia.

During the open part of practice, some reporters noted who appeared to be set to practice and who was not. Cornerback Jerraud Powers and defensive tackle Frostee Rucker were both seen working out of the field with trainers on the side, while running back Andre Ellington and tight end Jermaine Gresham were nowhere to be seen.

When Arians spoke to reporters after practice on Tuesday, he sounded optimistic about Powers and Rucker returning.

Ellington himself seemed less optimistic.

If Ellington is unable to go, it would mean more David Johnson, who himself suffered a thigh bruise on Thursday, and Kerwynn Williams.

A player to keep an eye on is cornerback Patrick Peterson. While the injury has not been mentioned previously, Arians did say on the radio that Peterson "should be fine" for Sunday. He played on Thursday and did not miss a snap.

The first official injury report of the week will come out after Wednesday's practice.