Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson suffered a broken thumb Week 3 against the 49ers, according to the team's official website. Though, Johnson was able to practice Monday with his hand wrapped in a cast, which was the team's first practice after its Week 4 bye.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday safety Deone Bucannon is dealing with a mild foot sprain following Sunday's game against the 49ers. The Cardinals are on a bye Week 4 before returning to action Week 5 at Denver.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said cornerback Antonio Cromartie's knee injury is not serious and he is expected to play in the team's next game Week 5 at Denver. Arians said Cromartie has been diagnosed with a bone bruise and won't practice this week.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said the bruised nerve in his throwing shoulder hasn't progressed as much as he had hoped, but still thinks he can show coaches he's capable of starting Week 5 at Denver, reports ESPN's Ed Werder. Drew Stanton has started the past two games and could face the Broncos if Palmer can't practice fully this week.
Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife in two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment, according to The Associated Press. Dwyer is facing charges of felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors.
Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has been suspended for the entire 2014 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He was suspended four games last season for violating the same policy.
Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan, who has missed the first three games due to a knee injury, is expected to start in Week 5 against the Cardinals, John Fox told the media on Monday, per the Denver Post.
Broncos kicker Matt Prater, the league's second-leading scorer last year, has been notified he'll be suspended for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Prater has been in the league's alcohol program since he was charged with DUI in 2011. His attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told the Denver Post that Prater got suspended for drinking a few beers at home. "[Matt] feels terribly for his teammates," Steinberg said. "It's cost him personally, both professionally and financially."
Prater nailed 25 of 26 field-goal attempts last year, including a record-breaking 64-yarder against Tennessee. Rookie Mitch Ewald is his backup.