For the Arizona Cardinals, the 2018 season has been slightly forgettable. That’s what happens when you get off to a 2-7 start.
Now, in week 11 of the 2018 NFL season, with a matchup against the worst team in the NFL, the Oakland Raiders.
First, the good news, D.J. Humphries was back at practice for Friday, meaning that 4/5 of the starting offensive line from the beginning of the season is back in the fold.
The bad news...
At #AZCardinals practice, T D.J. Humphries returned, but DT Rob Nkemdiche, who had returned Thursday, was on side again. Also on side: S Budda Baker, WR Chad Williams, K Phil Dawson, S Rudy Ford.— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) November 16, 2018
Budda Baker still out, Robert Nkemdiche back out again, but Phil Dawson is still sidelined with a hip problem.
Those are some possible concerns for the Cardinals, especially Baker, Ford and Dawson, who are key factors in most Cardinals games.
Nkemdiche and Chad Williams being out is just another strike on the drafting of Steve Keim. Not that he can control players injuries, but when a first and third round pick are missing long stretches of games and not improving when they are on the field... Those are issues.
Let’s hope all players are healthy for Sunday.