Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins active against Panthers

Oct 4, 2020, 8:47 AM | Updated: 9:17 am
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals talks with Andy Isabella #17 during the ...
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals talks with Andy Isabella #17 during the Red & White Practice at State Farm Stadium on August 28, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

As if there was ever a doubt, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is good to go against the Carolina Panthers.

The wide receiver entered Sunday’s matchup as a game-time decision after dealing with an ankle issue throughout the week.

His status was questionable but looking at this career, Hopkins has missed just one game (2017) due to an injury. He even gave fantasy football players a little tease ahead of the game on Saturday.

It’s a welcome sight for the Cardinals, as the wide receiver leads the NFL in receiving yards (356) and receptions (32).

Joining Hopkins on the sidelines is fellow wide receiver Christian Kirk.

Kirk, who was also a game-time decision, practiced in a limited basis as he dealt with a groin injury.

In two games this season, Kirk has been targeted nine times, hauling in three catches for 57 yards.

Center Mason Cole, who has missed time due to a hamstring issue, is also active.

Out of Sunday’s game for the Cardinals is linebacker Devon Kennard. He was questionable with a calf injury. Quarterback Brett Hundley, running back Eno Benjamin and offensive linemen Josh Miles and Josh Jones are also inactive.

For the Panthers, starting left tackle Russell Okung is out for a second consecutive game. He joins offensive lineman Dennis Daley on the team’s inactive list. Quarterback P.J. Walker, cornerback Stantley Thomas-Oliver, running back Trenton Cannon, linebacker Chris Orr and defensive tackle Bravvion Roy are also inactive for Carolina.

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