Cooper (foot) was absent from Arizona's final Week 8 injury report, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Cooper was limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday but was a full go on Friday. He likely won't be limited in any fashion come Sunday.
Cooper notched a season-best eight solo tackles during Sunday's 6-6 tie with the Seahawks. The cornerback working opposite Patrick Peterson will always receive a decent amount of attention from opposing quarterbacks, but Cooper didn't record a pass defended for the second time in four games. The deficiency aside, Cooper currently ranks fourth among Cardinals defenders with 29 tackles, leads the way with three interceptions, and has recorded their only defensive touchdown through seven games.
Cooper intercepted a pass and recorded three tackles in Week 5 against the 49ers. Cooper now has three interceptions on the season, one of which he returned for a touchdown in Week 2. In addition, he's averaging five tackles over his last four contests, giving the cornerback additional value. With opposing quarterbacks likely to shy away from throwing the ball Patrick Peterson's way, Cooper could be in line for a solid number of picks this season, making him a viable option in IDP leagues.
Cooper has been traded from the Chiefs to the Cardinals for an undisclosed draft pick. Cooper figures to help the Cardinals' situation at cornerback, where All-Pro Patrick Peterson leads an otherwise unproven unit. A former seventh-round pick, Cooper totaled 65 tackles and three interceptions through his first two seasons, but made just two stops in 10 games after having his role reduced last term.
The Chiefs listed quarterback Alex Smith as inactive for Week 17's game against the Chargers. Smith is suffering from a lacerated spleen which is expected to keep him out for six weeks. Other inactives included Donnie Avery, Phillip Gaines, Marcus Cooper, Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Nick Williams. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) and running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) were listed as questionable, but are active.