The Cardinals have signed veteran defensive lineman Frostee Rucker to a one-year extension, per NFL.com Insider Ian Rapoport. Rucker, who is entering his third season with Arizona, has played in all but one game over the last four years. He started eight last season and contributed a career-high five sacks.
Cardinals starting safety Tyrann Mathieu and defensive end Calais Campbell are both set to play Saturday against the Panthers in the Wild Card round of the NFC playoffs. Both were considered probable coming into the matchup. Mathieu has played the last two weeks with a club cast on his thumb after having surgery on a broken bone. Also set to play Saturday are Larry Foote (knee) and Frostee Rucker (ankle).
The Cardinals have released their final injury report in preparation for their wild card matchup against the Panthers Saturday. Among those listed, quarterback Drew Stanton is out after not being able to practice all week. Coach Bruce Arians said earlier in the week if Stanton was able to practice for one of the three days, he would have been the starter. Others on the injury report include Jonathan Cooper (wrist/knee) and Dan Williams (foot) as questionable. Calais Campbell (hip), Larry Foote (knee), Tyrann Mathieu (thumb/hip), Frostee Rucker (ankle) and Lyle Sendlein (back) are considered probable.
All the Cardinals who were probable on the injury report are active for the game against the Eagles. The list includes wideout John Brown (ankle), safety Rashad Johnson (knee) and defensive end Frostee Rucker (calf).
The Cardinals are in excellent shape heading into their Sunday clash against Philadelphia. Only six players are listed on their Friday injury report and one is deemed less than questionable. That is tight end Troy Niklas (ankle), who has been ruled out. Defensive end Calais Campbell (knee), who returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday and Friday, is questionable. The probables are wideout John Brown (ankle), running back Andre Ellington (foot), defensive and Frostee Rucker (calf) and safety Rashad Johnson (knee).