News: Bucannon wasn't listed on the Cardinals' injury report Wednesday, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impact: Bucannon emerged from the Cardinals' previous game in Week 3 with a mild foot sprain, but afterward, coach Bruce Arians expressed optimism that the bye week would provide enough recovery time for the rookie safety to play this coming Sunday at Denver. Indeed, that has come to pass, as Bucannon attempts to build upon a decent start to his NFL career, with 13 tackles (12 solo) in three outings.
News: Cromartie wasn't listed on the Cardinals' injury report Wednesday, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impact: In the Cardinals' last contest in Week 3, Cromartie was removed with what was eventually diagnosed as a hyperextended left knee and bone bruise. With more than a week to recover, his name didn't make an appearance on the injury report, though, intimating the minor nature of the ailment. Because he's averaged three interceptions over the six seasons before his arrival in Arizona, his first pick as a Cardinal should come sooner rather than later.
News: Housler (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impact: Housler was deemed inactive in the last game prior to the Cardinals' Week 4 bye, but his current activity level will likely result in active status Sunday in Denver. It remains to be seen if he can factor into a passing game directed by backup quarterback Drew Stanton, who didn't target Housler during the tight end's 25 snaps in Week 2.
News: Ellington (foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impact: Ellington's foot isn't yet 100 percent, and while improved health has resulted in more work at practice, he continues to have a cap on his reps. Meanwhile, the injury has resulted in a full yard less per carry this season -- 4.5 versus 5.5 in 2013 -- but the current mark is still respectable. With 15.3 rushes and four targets per game on his ledger, productive outings should soon arrive on owners' doorsteps, especially once he records his first touchdown of the year.
News: Ellington's left foot has improved, which is allowing him more reps at practice, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Although his foot isn't yet 100 percent, Ellington continues to build up his practice participation. It's unknown how much work he'll fit in Wednesday, but because he's avoided earning inactive status on game day, owners should worry little about his availability.
News: Palmer didn't practice Wednesday in order to receive a second opinion on the nerve issue in his throwing shoulder, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impact: Coach Bruce Arians told Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic that Palmer has "regressed" since throwing a fair amount last Thursday and Friday, which isn't a great sign for an immediate appearance in a game. Arians has yet to rule out the veteran signal caller for Sunday's showdown in Denver, but as long as Palmer's status remains in question, Drew Stanton will helm the Cardinals' offense.