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Arizona Cardinals injury report offers hope of reinforcements

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The Cardinals could get a litany of starters back... Or be in a big hole.

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The Arizona Cardinals are in desperate need of a lift.

On Wednesday, they had quite a few players back practicing in limited capacity:

First, the Cardinals look on pace to have Deone Bucannon back for the first time this season. They need reinforcements on the defensive side, as they have been getting lit up in the second half of games.

The Cardinals could get back two starters on the offensive line, both D.J. Humphries and Mike Iupati are getting some work in.

Carson Palmer could also get the very important John Brown back this week.

The one player who is definitely out, for at least 3-4 weeks, is Alex Boone, who had a pectoral injury on Monday.

You could possibly look at this as a glass half empty type of issue, in that it actually could get worse on Sunday if the Cardinals do not get all these injured starters back, including tight end Jermaine Gresham and defacto number two wide receiver J.J. Nelson.

After a 1-2 start, we should really be looking at this as a glass half full type of thing because a 1-3 start... Well, let’s not go there yet.