NFC West Blog
Seattle Seahwks WR Percy Harvin (hip) will not take the field again until the playoffs begin. HC Pete Carroll had stated that they would evaluate Harvin when the Seahawks hit the practice field on Wednesday. But Matt Verderame at SB Nation reports that the decision has been made, and Harvin will not return this regular season.
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald won't practice Wednesday, but head coach Bruce Arians said today he expects the nine-year wideout to be ready for Sunday's game in Seattle. Fitzgerald, who suffered a concussion during the late stages of Arizona's Week 15 win, said during a Monday radio interview that he feels good and passed a has baseline test conducted by an independent neurologist.
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion while attempting to recover an onside kick late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win against the Titans. His father, Larry Sr., tweeted Monday that his son "passed concussion tests and feels good." However, head coach Bruce Arians said later in the day that Fitzgerald still has a number of tests to pass before he can be cleared for Sunday's game at Seattle.
In other Cardinals injury news, Arians said quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a low-ankle sprain, and running back Andre Ellington came away with a thigh bruise during Sunday's game. But Arians added that both players will be fine.
Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd didn't do much during the practice week in order to rest his injured ankle, but according to Kent Somers of AZCentral Sports, he is still expected to play Sunday against the Titans. Floyd was officially limited during Thursday's and Friday's practice and is listed as questionable.
Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin has played in one game this season. When number two will come is anyone's guess. Harvin was officially ruled out for Week 15 on Friday. Since playing in Week 11, Harvin has experienced pain in his surgically repaired hip that has keep him inactive since. He hasn't practiced since Nov. 27. The Seahawks visit the Giants on Sunday.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has admitted that the pain in his right (throwing) elbow affected him during last week's loss to the Eagles, and that pain kept him from doing much throughout practice this week. He was limited to throwing only soft tosses on Thursday. However, head coach Bruce Arians expressed confidence Friday when asked if Palmer would play against the Rams, and Palmer handled all of the first-team snaps in Saturday's walk-through. He is officially listed as questionable but is expected to start.
I usually don't pay much mind to most players who miss Wednesday practices. After getting beat up almost every week for close to three months, all of these players could use a little extra time off, especially those on teams that are eyeing a playoff run. But I do get concerned when I see players whom have already taken a lot of time off, including the previous week's game, not return to the practice field Wednesday. Such is the case with Cardinals running back Andre Ellington.
Ellington, who didn't play last week against the Eagles due to a knee injury, missed the day's practice. For what it's worth, he thinks he will be able to suit up this weekend against the Rams.
"I'm fine right now," Ellington said Monday via Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website. "It's a day by day thing. I'll be ready to go on Sunday."