Powers produced three solo tackles and one pass defended in Sunday's defeat to the Seahawks. After two complete campaigns in 2013 and 2014, Powers has been beset by injury this season, missing two games due to a strained calf and failing to log a snap in another as a result of a Grade 2 hamstring strain. As long as the Cardinals remain in the playoff picture, though, he'll serve as the nickel corner following Tyrann Mathieu's season-ending ACL tear.
Powers (calf) is listed as active Sunday versus the Packers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Powers has missed three of the past four games due to a strained calf, but in his return to action, he's expected to take over Tyrann Mathieu's (torn ACL) role as the nickel cornerback. In 11 games this season, Powers has notched 46 tackles (41 solo), one interception, and one sack.
Head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Powers will man the nickel cornerback spot previously held by Tyrann Mathieu (knee) for the rest of the season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Mathieu picked off his fifth pass of the season Sunday in Philadelphia, yet the dynamic one also suffered a torn ACL on the same play. Because Powers has logged most of his snaps on the outside this season, he might face a slight learning curve in Mathieu's stead. However, Powers' steadiness (nearly four tackles per game and five interceptions in 43 career contests with the Cardinals) should serve him will in the new role.
Powers (calf) is active for Sunday's contest at Philadelphia, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports. After a two-game absence due to a strained calf, Powers will take his rightful place as the Cardinals' starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson. Powers will push Justin Bethel to a reserve role, but the absence of strong safety Rashad Johnson (ankle) could provide Bethel with any opportunity to pick up snaps elsewhere.
Powers (calf) is expected to play Sunday against the Eagles, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Powers has failed to pick up more than three tackles in his last four appearances, while he hasn't picked off a pass since Week 3.