Johnson, Byrd and Reddick active for Cardinals vs. Falcons
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals will indeed have running back David Johnson available for a Week 6 battle against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after he spent the week listed as questionable with a back issue.
Starting receiver receiver Damiere Byrd, plus starting linebackers Terrell Suggs and Haason Reddick, are also active after nursing injuries this week.
But for the second week in a row, Arizona will go without receiver Christian Kirk, who suffered an ankle injury two weeks ago.
Johnson is averaging 4.1 yards per carry and has 264 yards and a touchdown on the ground so far this season. The running back has an additional 247 receiving yards with two additional scores.
Kirk caught 24 passes for 242 yards in the first four games of the season before his injury in Week 4 that has now kept him out of two outings.
Byrd (hamstring), Suggs (back), Reddick (shoulder), defensive end Zach Allen (neck), punter Andy Lee (hip) and cornerback Trevor Williams (hip) joined Kirk and Johnson as questionable heading into Sunday.
All with the exception of Allen will be available for the Cardinals.
Safety Charles Washington (shoulder), offensive lineman Lamont Gaillard and Brett Toth, plus linebackers Dennis Gardeck (ankle) and Ezekiel Turner (hamstring) are the remaining Arizona inactives.
For the Falcons, punter Matt Wile, cornerback Desmond Trufant, running back Brian Hill, running back Qadree Ollison, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, tackle Matt Gono and defensive tackle Deadrin Senat are inactive.