Report: Cardinals pessimistic about Kyler Murray’s availability

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The Cardinals have named Kyler Murray a playoff decision, but NFL Media reports that the team is pessimistic about the quarterback’s chances of playing on Sunday.

That would mean Colt McCoy starts at quarterback for the Cardinals for a second consecutive week.

Murray is listed as reprehensible. He returned to practice as a limited participant on Friday, the first time he has managed to enter the field since his ankle injury late in the Week 9 loss against the Packers on October 28th.

The Cardinals won without Murray last week as McCoy completed 22 of 26 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown against the 49ers.

Murray started each game, a streak of 40 consecutive starts, until being inactive last week. He has 2,276 yards passing with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight games this season.

Receiver DeAndre Hopkins may also miss his second consecutive game. He played just 15 of 59 offensive games in the loss against the Packers on October 28 after aggravating his hamstring injury and was inactive last week.

He has not practiced since the loss to the Packers.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that it doesn’t sound promising for Hopkins’ availability. Receiver Rondale Moore, who is doubtful with a neck injury and concussion, has the best chance of the three to play against the Panthers, according to Schefter.

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