Suggs, Brock and punter Lee active for Cardinals against Cincinnati
The Arizona Cardinals inactive list was not nearly as crowded as it could have been if you took a looked at the team’s weekly injury report.
Wide receiver Damiere Byrd will not be available as he will miss the game due to a hamstring injury.
However, defensive end Terrell Suggs, cornerback Tramaine Brock and punter Andy Lee will all be at coach Kliff Kingsbury’s disposal as the Cardinals look for their first win of the season in Cincinnati against the Bengals.
With 136 career sacks, Suggs sits 12th all-time in the category and could leap Jared Allen, Richard Dent and John Randle with two more sacks on Sunday. Dent and Randle are tied for ninth all-time while Suggs trails Jared Allen by one sack.
He will get a chance to play against a struggling Bengals offensive line that gave up nine sacks to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4, despite missing practice time with a back injury.
Lee, who was inactive against the Seahawks in Week 4, will be available for Arizona on Sunday. It means the Cardinals will carry two punters on the road in what looks to be a rainy Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Ryan Winslow is the second punter on the active roster.
Brock was a limited participant on Wednesday and Friday and missed practice on Thursday with a back injury, but he is good to go. He will have an opportunity to take advantage of a banged up Bengals receiving corp that is missing A.J. Green and John Ross III.
Christian Kirk, Zach Allen, Dennis Gardeck and Jordan Mills were already ruled out of the game following Friday’s practice.
Kirk suffered an ankle injury on the second-to-last play of the game against the Seahawks in Week 4 and will sit out Week 5.
Mills was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and Friday but was ruled out by the time Friday’s practice was done.
Neither Gardeck nor Allen practiced on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with ankle and neck injuries, respectively.
For Cincinnati, former Cardinals tackle Andre Smith will play. He was listed on the Bengals injury report with a hamstring injury but was a full participant all week in practice and will give it a go in Week 5.
Their defensive line will get a boost with Carlos Dunlap, Carl Lawson and Ryan Glasgow all available. Dunlap missed Thursday’s practice with a knee injury but was a full participant on Friday.
They will be without leading receiver, Ross, who was placed on IR with a sternoclavicular injury. Ross is fifth in the NFL in yards per catch.