TEMPE, Ariz. There was good news Monday at Cardinals practice.
None of the other injuries the team sustained on Saturday against San Diego is expected to be long term, and left guard Jonathan Cooper has a chance to return this season from a broken left fibula.
Coach Bruce Arians said the earliest Cooper could return would be with six games left. Whether the Cardinals will be in contention for a playoff spot by then remains to be seen, but Arians had a reason for wanting to bring Cooper back after 10-12 weeks, even if it seems risky to outsiders.
We dont want him to be a rookie again next year, Arians said, noting how Steelers rookie lineman David DeCastro sustained a torn MCL during the Steelers' third preseason game in 2012, yet returned for the final three games.
With Cooper out, Arians announced that left guard Daryn Colledge will move back to his long-time position at left guard, while Paul Fanaika, who played collegiately at Arizona State, will be given the first crack to win ...