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Sunday, November 8, 2009
Cardinals name Anquan Boldin inactive

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

CHICAGO -- Anquan Boldin warmed up for the Cardinals at Soldier Field on Sunday morning, but the team named him inactive at the last minute.
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The decision gives Boldin a week to recover from the ankle injury he aggravated against the Panthers in Week 8.

Sitting down Boldin strikes me as a smart decision. If allowed to play, Boldin would have toughed it out, perhaps at the expense of his ability to recover -- and arguably at the expense of the offense.

Steve Breaston joins Larry Fitzgerald in the starting lineup at receiver. Jerheme Urban becomes the third receiver. Early Doucet is active after getting additional reps during the week. Doucet, a third-round draft choice in 2008, hasn't had many opportunities. It's important for him to play well.

Also inactive for the Cardinals: safety Rashad Johnson, linebacker Gerald Hayes, tackle Herman Johnson, guard Brandon Keith, tight end Stephen Spach and tight end Dominique Byrd. Brian St. Pierre is the third quarterback.

Spach was healthy enough to be active this week.