Calais Campbell will play today

Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell (93) holds up the ball after recovering the fumbled ball in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals will get star DE Calais Campbell back for another big rivalry game against the Seattle Seahawks, and the Cardinals will certainly need Campbell to be healthy for tonight’s matchup. The Seahawks weakness on offense is clearly the offensive line, and Campbell is a dynamic defensive lineman who has the ability to take control of the line of scrimmage. Both he and Darnell Dockett will need to be at their bests, because it is important for the Cardinals to put pressure on Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. He has more than enough vision and speed to avoid the sacks, but pressure undoubtedly affects quarterbacks negatively.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Calais Campbell will indeed play in tonight’s game against the Seahawks, and it’s just incredible news. Campbell suffered a scary neck injury against another strong NFC West rival last week in the San Francisco 49ers, and he had to be taken to the hospital. Thankfully, Campbell’s injury isn’t nearly as bad as it looked, and he has been fully cleared to play.

Both he and head coach Bruce Arians have expressed optimism on his status, so it’s no surprise to hear that the 27-year-old will be ready for a key game. Campbell has 3.5 sacks, a safety, and a role in two fumbles so far this season. His pass rushing skills will need to be in top form, because disrupting the Seahawks backfield is a huge key to victory.

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Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Calais Campbell, Injury Report

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