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Bills-Cardinals injury report: RB Kenyan Drake is a gametime decision

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (41) runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (ankle) and safety Budda Baker (groin) will test out their respective injuries Sunday and are gametime decisions against the Buffalo Bills, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday.

Arizona, however, ruled backup guard Justin Murray (hand), who had been starting for the injured J.R. Sweezy, out. Also missing the game will be defensive tackles Jordan Phillips (hamstring) — who signed with Arizona after playing for Buffalo last year — and Leki Fotu (ankle). Sweezy has been designated to return from the injured reserve but is not yet on the 53-man roster.

Baker did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but was limited Friday.

“We feel like Budda’s a strong possibility. Still have to get him out there on Sunday and see how he feels,” Kingsbury said after defensive coordinator Vance Joseph sounded confident Thursday that his Pro Bowler would be OK.

Drake, who missed Arizona’s 34-31 loss to the Miami Dolphins, was a limited participant in this week’s practices.

“We want to make sure he feels good pregame and can do what he does best,” Kingsbury said before the official Friday injury report was released. “If not, he won’t go.”

Two new names appeared on Arizona’s injury report Thursday. Backup center Lamont Gaillard and backup quarterback Chris Streveler were out of practice with illnesses, but both returned to practice Friday.

On the positive side of things for the Cardinals, two starting players who missed last Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, corner Byron Murphy and linebacker Devon Kennard, were activated from the COVID-19 list this week.

Additionally, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick went through a limited practices. Tight end Maxx Williams and backup safety Deionte Thompson were also upgraded from out to limited on Thursday as well. They join Drake and Baker as questionable to play against Buffalo.

Here are the full injury reports for each team:

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Budda Baker S Groin DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Larry Fitzgerald WR Not-injury related DNP Full
Leki Fotu DT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Lamont Gaillard C Illness DNP Full
DeAndre Hopkins WR Not-injury related DNP Full Full
Justin Murray OT Hand DNP DNP DNP Out
Corey Peters DT Not-injury related DNP Full
Jordan Phillips DT Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Chris Steveler QB Illness DNP Full
Deionte Thompson S Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Maxx Williams TE Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Kenyan Drake RB Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Dre Kirkpatrick CB Thigh Limited Limited Limited Questionable

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Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Mario Addison WR Not-injury related DNP Full
John Brown WR Knee DNP Full Full
Cody Ford OG Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Jerry Hughes DE Foot DNP Full Full
Taiwan Jones RB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Del’Shawn Phillips LB Quadriceps DNP Limited DNP Out
Tre’Davious White CB Ankle DNP Limited Full
Brian Winters G Knee DNP Limited Full
Jon Feliciano G Back Limited Limited Full
Jake Fromm QB Not-injury related Limited Limited Limited
Micah Hyde S Ankle Limited DNP Questionable
Josh Norman CB Hamstring Limited Limited Full
Mitch Morse C Concussion Full Full Full
Josh Allen QB Left shoulder Full Full Full
T.J. Yeldon RB Back Full Full Full


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