Nkemdiche (ankle) will take part in individual drills at Monday's practice, Lisa Matthews of the Cardinals' official site reports.
On Sunday, Tyrann Mathieu (knee), Justin Bethel (foot), and Frostee Rucker (foot) all made their first practice appearance of this term. Individual work was the expectation of each, but they also proceeded to participate in 11-on-11 drills. While only time will tell if Nkemdiche does the same, he's practicing earlier than expected, so it isn't out of the realm of possibility.
Fitzgerald (knee) won't practice Monday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. "It's more me than him," head coach Bruce Arians said.
Stuck to the sideline during Friday's preseason game due to a slight MCL sprain, Fitzgerald alleviated fears about the injury with a return to practice Sunday. Just a day later, though, he'll sit out again. Arians relayed that Fitzgerald "overworked" the knee Sunday, so a spell of rest may be in order for the veteran wide receiver. Because the issue may be one of pain tolerance moving forward, the Cardinals will likely follow a cautious approach with Fitzgerald for the foreseeable future.
Okafor has opted to avoid surgery and play with a torn biceps, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Okafor sustained the injury in Tuesday's practice, the second such torn biceps in his three-year career. In 2013, surgery was ordered up for the then rookie, but examinations may have revealed that the tear was less severe than three seasons ago. The pass rusher has totaled 10 sacks the past two campaigns, while logging 66 and 58.5 percent of the defensive snaps, but the addition of Chandler Jones along with the injury could very well result in a scaled-back role.
Brown (concussion) hasn't been cleared for contact, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Individual drills were on Brown's docket Sunday for the first time since sustaining a concussion on July 31, but the speedy wideout left the field before the conclusion of practice, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site. Until Brown ditches the yellow no-contact jersey, he'll be inhibited in his work with the first-team offense. With Week 1 drawing ever closer, his continued absence could hinder his readiness for the regular season.
Jenkins (hand) returned to practice on Sunday, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.
Jenkins had surgery for a broken hand at the start of August. He was expected to miss anywhere from 2-to-3 weeks, so his return Sunday appears to be on the early side of that original projection. Jenkins will have to battle for a role as a depth option at cornerback for the upcoming season.