TEMPE, Ariz. – Had Ted Ginn Jr. not recovered either of his muffed returns Sunday in Oakland, he knew this week might have been vastly different.
But he did and he kept his job as the Arizona Cardinals’ kickoff and punt returner for at least another game.
“The good thing about the whole situation is that it didn’t hurt us,” Ginn said. “So, that’s the biggest thing that keeps me afloat. If we didn’t recover the two, then it can be a possibility of a change or whatever coaches may feel.
TEMPE, Ariz. – If it was up to Calais Campbell, he would be playing Sunday against Philadelphia.
But Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians will be the one who makes that call, and Arians said Friday that that status of his 6-foot-8 defensive end will be a game-time decision.
“When he’s ready to go, he’s ready to go,” Arians said.
Campbell was listed as limited in practice Thursday and Friday, but said he pushed himself hard this week to see how his right sprained MCL will respond.
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- As they make their final preparations for the Kansas City Chiefs, perhaps the St. Louis Rams defense can get some pointers from Vanderbilt alum/running back Zac Stacy.
Vanderbilt's catch phrase -- "Anchor Down" -- makes plenty of sense for the Commodores but it also is a common refrain in the Rams' hopes of improving a run defense that has been continually gashed on runs outside the tackles this season.
To get better in time for Chiefs running backs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis and quarterback Alex Smith, setting a consistent edge on the outside is the first order of business.