Tanner Vallejo, 3 other questionable Arizona Cardinals active vs. 49ers

Jan 8, 2023, 1:26 PM
Denver Broncos tight end Eric Tomlinson (87) is hit by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Tanner Vallejo ...

Denver Broncos tight end Eric Tomlinson (87) is hit by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Tanner Vallejo during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

All four of the Arizona Cardinals who entered Sunday’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers listed as questionable are officially active for the tilt.

Linebackers Tanner Vallejo (knee/wrist) and Victor Dimukeje (illness), defensive lineman Leki Fotu (shoulder) and cornerback Josh Jackson (hamstring) are all set to suit up for the season finale in San Francisco.

Arizona, however, will be without linebacker Zaven Collins (calf), running back James Conner (shin), cornerbacks Marco Wilson (neck) and Antonio Hamilton (hip), wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins (knee) and Robbie Anderson (back), defensive lineman Zach Allen (hand) and quarterback Colt McCoy (concussion), who were all ruled out Friday afternoon.

Rookie offensive lineman Lecitus Smith is a healthy scratch.

Vallejo figures to see an uptick in playing time with Collins sidelined. Entering Week 18, Vallejo had seen no more than 62% of available defensive snaps over 16 games played (five starts). Over that span, the linebacker recorded 33 tackles, two of which were for loss, two QB hits, a pass defensed and a forced fumble.

Fotu, on the other hand, figures to see the same amount of work he typically sees along the interior of the defensive line. This season, Fotu has registered 30 tackles and two QB hits in 16 games played (eight starts).

As for the 49ers, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, defensive linemen Drake Jackson and Kevin Givens, offensive lineman Aaron Banks, cornerback Ambry Jones, tight end Ross Dwelley and linebacker Dre Greenlaw are inactive for Sunday.

Cardinals-49ers kicks off at 2:25 p.m. Catch all the action over at Arizona Sports 98.7, the Arizona Sports app or


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