Cardinals’ Byron Murphy Jr. active, D.J. Humphries out vs. Vikings
The Arizona Cardinals will have their starting cornerback tandem against a scary Minnesota Vikings receiving corps Sunday, as Byron Murphy Jr. avoided the inactives list.
Murphy Jr. was listed questionable due to a back issue that kept him limited in practice on Friday.
He, Marco Wilson and Antonio Hamilton will be tasked to line up against Pro Bowlers Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.
The offensive line, though, continues to lose starters as left tackle D.J. Humphries was ruled out after being listed questionable Friday (back). Humphries, center Rodney Hudson (knee) and guard Max Garcia (shoulder) will be sidelined.
The Cardinals also listed running back James Conner, cornerback Christian Matthew and edge rusher Dennis Gardeck inactive. They were all listed out Friday.
Kicker Matt Prater (right hip) and running back Darrel Williams (knee) are active after each missing multiple games. Prater and kicker Rodrigo Blankenship could split duties with the former handling field goals and the latter kickoffs, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury alluded to this week.
Meanwhile, wide receiver A.J. Green is active despite not playing a snap last week against the New Orleans Saints. Kingsbury is figuring out how to utilize a new-look arsenal with DeAndre Hopkins and Robbie Anderson in the fold and Marquise Brown on injured reserve (foot).
Minnesota, a team reaping the benefits of coming off its bye week, did not rule anyone out Friday. Starting defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard was the only player listed questionable (illness), and he highlights Minnesota’s inactives list:
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 30, 2022
Kickoff is set for 10 a.m.
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