Whisenhunt maintaining silence on QB

BY foxsports • September 19, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz. – In what is becoming a weekly routine, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt declined to name a starting quarterback for this week's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, although John Skelton (low-ankle sprain) did not practice on Wednesday.

It would seem a lock that Kevin Kolb will start against his former team, but if Skelton manages to practice on Thursday, there remains the possibility he could play.

When asked if there was any doubt in his mind he'd be starting this week, Kolb smiled and said: "I don't know. You'd have to ask Ken."


The main storyline this week will focus on Kevin Kolb's first game against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. But there's another former Eagle anxious for another shot.

Linebacker Stewart Bradley technically played when the teams met last season in Philadelphia, but he didn't post any stats. Like Kolb, he was still learning the intricacies of a new defense with the added challenge of calling plays from the inside linebacker position.

"Two years removed you have still have the friendships, but a lot of the guys have moved and are in different places," said Bradley, who maintains friendships with Eagles like tight end Brent Celek and tackle Todd Herremans. "I still have a connection and it's still going to be fun, but it's not that weird any more."


Defensive end Calais Campbell was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week following the Cardinals' 20-18 win over the England Patriots on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.

Campbell had 10 tackles, two sacks and two tackles for loss in the game. It was the second time he has earned a weekly honor from the league in his career. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after Week 2 in 2009.

Seven of Campbell's tackles were solo efforts and he finished with three quarterback hurries on Sunday. He is the first Cardinal to win the conference's defensive player of the week award since safety strong safety Adrian Wilson won it after Week 1 of the 2010 season.


The Cardinals will wear their black uniforms Sunday against the Eagles.


In addition to Skelton, tight end Todd Heap (PCL sprain) did not practice on Wednesday. Safety Rashad Johnson (hamstring), safety James Sanders (calf), outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield (knee), guard Adam Snyder (elbow), running back Ryan Williams (knee) and strong safety Adrian Wilson (ankle) were all limited.

Guard Daryn Colledge (shoulder), cornerback Jamell Fleming (shoulder), tight end Jeff King (knee), running back Beanie Wells (knee) and free safety Kerry Rhodes (foot) were all listed on the injury report, but practiced fully.

For the Eagles, safety Colt Anderson (knee), T King Dunlap (hamstring) and WR Jeremy Maclin (hip) did not practice. WRs Riley Cooper (collarbone) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) were limited.

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