Atlanta Falcons tackle Sam Baker (72) on the sideline during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. The Atlanta Falcons lost 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons Injury Report

The 3-4 Arizona Cardinals and 2-4 Atlanta Falcons are set to square off this afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET in Glendale, Arizona. It should be an interesting game, with the Cardinals looking to get to .500 and the Falcons looking to slog forward without Roddy White for a second straight week. Below are the injury reports for both teams, as well as a few notes on the injuries.

Arizona Cardinals


RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe)- Mendenhall is fully expected to miss this week’s game after not practicing all week, and Andre Ellington is prepared to receive the brunt of the workload. It’s a big day for Ellington, who is severely undervalued by the Cardinals organization. I hate how they won’t even allow him to try and be the feature back, because he is clearly the most talented RB on the roster. He does an excellent job of catching passes out of the backfield, and he has been very efficient on the ground; he deserves at least a look. Even with Mendenhall out, Ellington is still set to share carries with rookie Stepfan Taylor and Alfonso Smith. I know the Cardinals are worried about his durability, but he’s too talented to significantly restrict.


G Daryn Colledge (back)

OLB Matt Shaughnessy (knee)

DT Frostee Rucker (calf)

G Earl Watford (knee)

WR Brittan Golden (hamstring)


WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring)- The hamstring injury has limited him during games, but he’s still definitely going to continue to play through the nagging injury.

K Jay Feely (right quadricep)

RB Alfonso Smith (hamstring)

LB Karlos Dansby (quadricep)

WR Jaron Brown (ankle)

DT Alameda Ta’amu (hip)

DE Ronald Talley (wrist)

Atlanta Falcons


WR Roddy White (hamstring)- White is still not healthy despite a few weeks to rest since the hamstring injury, and I’m sure his nagging ankle injury is still bothering him. He should be back next week in a key rivalry game against the Carolina Panthers, but he was never expected to play this week and could very well be a game-time decision next week.

LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh)

RB Jason Snelling (ankle)- A high-ankle sprain caused Snelling to miss practice all week, but the Falcons won’t miss him with Steven Jackson finally back in the fold.


LB Akeem Dent (ankle)

LT Sam Baker (knee)- He’s a critical game-time decision in this one, but I expect him to play despite this injury. He was finally able to get on the practice field this week, and I doubt the Falcons want to continue to start Lamar Holmes on the left side. This is a full-blown game-time decision, and it could easily go either way.


CB Robert Alford (ankle)

TE Chase Coffman (knee)

RB Steven Jackson (hamstring)- Despite suffering a reported setback last week and being out since Week 2 with a nagging hamstring injury, the veteran feature back will finally make his return this week. It’s great to have him back, and the Falcons offense will be much better for it.

DT Corey Peters (shoulder)

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Tags: Akeem Dent Arizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons Injury Report Jason Snelling Larry Fitzgerald Rashard Mendenhall Roddy White Sam Baker Stephen Nicholas Steven Jackson

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