CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin was active for Arizona's game Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, suiting up for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a fractured sinus and other facial injuries.
The two-time Pro Bowl selection had not played since being injured after a crushing hit by Eric Smith of the New York Jets on Sept. 28. Arizona went 2-0 without him with Steve Breaston filling in at receiver opposite Larry Fitzgerald.
Receiver D.J. Hackett (knee) missed his third straight game for Carolina. Reserve defensive tackle Darwin Walker was also inactive with a stiff neck, a day after he was involved in a minor car accident.