Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is listed questionable on the injury report with a hamstring injury, and the Cardinals decision to promote wide receiver Kerry Taylor yesterday had us all wondering about Fitzgerald’s status. Teams don’t usually promote a player from the practice squad the day before the game for no reason, and that created some worry regarding Fitzgerald’s chances of playing today against the Detroit Lions.
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Larry Fitzgerald is “tentatively expected to play”. Fitzgerald was able to practice on a limited basis this week, and he has been called a game-time decision by official Cardinals beat writer Darren Urban. Rapoport also states that Fitzgerald is a game-time decision against the Lions as well, as Rapoport added in the tweet that Larry Fitzgerald will be testing out his injured hamstring prior to the game.
Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns in a monstrous game against the St. Louis Rams last week, and it really was a huge day for all Arizona Cardinals receivers. Chris Houston will most likely be covering Fitzgerald today if he plays, and Darius Slay will handle Andre Roberts in two-wide sets and burgeoning second-year WR Michael Floyd in three-wide sets.
There will almost certainly be more updates later on today regarding Fitzgerald’s status, and he is a definite game-time decision who will likely end up playing.