By Michael Donovan
The Eagles are relatively injury-free for tonight’s game at the Linc against the Arizona Cardinals, but:
The Cardinals had seven players listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, leaving them with several decisions to make before tonight’s game against the Eagles kicks off.
The outlook for those decisions looks better on defense than it does in the offensive backfield. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Jerraud Powers are both expected to play.
Peterson missed Wednesday’s practice and was limited the rest of the week due to an ankle injury while Powers has missed the last two games because of a calf injury. Justin Bethel has started in his place, but should be able to move back into his regular role as the Cardinals try to nail down both the NFC West and a first-round bye this week.
Running back Andre Ellington has also missed the last two games, but he’s not expected to join Powers in a return to the lineup. He practiced on Friday, but his toe injury kept him off the field the rest of the week and it appears Week 16 will provide him with a better chance of rejoining David Johnson in the backfield.