John Skelton available vs. Bills

Updated: October 14, 2012, 2:55 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton is almost recovered from the sprained ankle he suffered in Week 1 and is available to play Sunday against Buffalo, even though he didn't get many reps in practice this week.

Skelton has missed the last four games but is active against the Bills. Kevin Kolb is starting, and the Cardinals can re-assess their quarterback situation after Sunday's game.

Arizona believes Skelton will be ready to play next Sunday at Minnesota if the Cardinals need him. For now, the Cardinals aren't making any long-term commitments about who will be their quarterback.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has only said he will address the situation when needed. But this will be the first week this regular season that the Cardinals have the choice of sticking with Kolb or going back to Skelton.

Skelton beat out Kolb as Arizona's starter after a tight preseason race but sprained his ankle in the fourth quarter of the opener against the Seahawks.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.