Head coach Bruce Arians said
Look for more updates on the tight end's status to come as the week progresses, but for now Fells is questionable for Sunday. Expect Ifeanyi Momah to pick up extra reps during practice should Fells be limited throughout the week.
Fells corralled his only target for eight yards in Monday's victory versus the Jets.
In Week 4, Fells suffered a stinger and was subsequently unable to take the field a few nights later for a Thursday night affair. Two weeks removed from the injury, he was able to handle 31 offensive snaps Monday, which was well shy of the 73 logged by fellow starting tight end Jermaine Gresham. On a night in which the Cardinals' offense racked up 77 snaps, Gresham was clearly the primary TE, yet he barely surpassed Fells with one catch for 14 yards on two targets. Neither option has been particularly productive this season, though, as the tight ends are primarily responsible for blocking duties in Arizona.
Fells was limited in Thursday's practice due to a shoulder issue, but was able to practice fully after that. He figures to take on his usual duties at tight end Monday.
Fells was unable to log a single practice rep this week due to a stinger, and the short week afforded the Cardinals has forced the team's hand. With quarterback in the hands of Drew Stanton rather than Carson Palmer (concussion) in Week 5, Fells' replacement Jermaine Gresham could serve as a valuable safety valve in a rejiggered offense.
After corralling both targets for seven yards in Week 4, Fells wasn't present at Monday's practice, indicating treatment will dominate his preparation for Thursday's game in San Francisco. If he requires a respite, Jermaine Gresham will have an opportunity to serve as the primary tight end, which could have added importance with Drew Stanton likely directing the offense due to Carson Palmer's bout with a concussion.
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