Friday, September 13, 2013
Larry Fitzgerald questionable vs. Lions
By Josh Weinfuss
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The last game Larry Fitzgerald missed was Dec. 2, 2007 against the Cleveland Browns.
He’s close to missing a game for the first time since then. Fitzgerald was officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s home opener against the Detroit Lions.
“He’s OK,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “He’s doing fine.
“We’ll see more [Saturday].”
Fitzgerald tweaked his hamstring during Wednesday’s practice and was limited the rest of the week.
He only participated in a handful of reps during the open part of Friday’s practice. Andre Roberts and Michael Floyd ran routes with the first-team offense while Fitzgerald watched.
If Fitzgerald's snaps are limited or if he doesn't play, look for Roberts to assume a larger role and take most of the throws that were intended for Fitzgerald. Roberts is more capable of running short, precise routes than Floyd, although Floyd will likely be out wide and used to stretch the field. Rookie Jaron Brown will also be more involved than the two passes thrown his way last week.
Tight end Rob Housler was ruled out Sunday as he continues to rehab his right ankle.
Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (biceps) was also listed as questionable.
Linebacker John Abraham (shoulder), defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (shoulder), Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) and Roberts (quad) were listed as probable.