Bucannon (ankle) appears to be trending toward his season debut Monday against the Cowboys, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. Although Bucannon replicated his practice participation from last week with a limited showing Thursday, head coach Bruce Arians said the dollar linebacker will "be on a snap count" in his first game action since May ankle surgery. If he's active Monday, Bucannon may not play exclusively at money backer, as he's been building up his knowledge of the other LB positions. IDP relevance may be difficult to come by right away, though, due to the performance of rookie Haason Reddick (15 tackles) in his stead.
Bucannon (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday at Indianapolis, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The Cardinals appear to be waiting until Bucannon logs a full practice before giving him the all-clear for game action this season. Until he achieves said status, he'll yield dollar linebacker duties to rookie Haason Reddick.
Bucannon (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Colts, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Bucannon practice on a limited basis this week, which was his first appearance since spraining his ankle sometime in the latter half of August. The 25-year-old linebacker was a long shot for this week at the outset and always had a much better chance of returning for Week 3.
Bucannon (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. The appearance marked Bucannon's first since spraining his ankle at an unspecified date, likely late in the preseason slate. According to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site, head coach Bruce Arians said that Bucannon "looked good" Wednesday, but the team will take ensuing steps in his recovery slowly to avoid a setback. If he's able to log a full practice by week's end, Bucannon would be on course for a return Sunday in Indianapolis, but his availability is still to be determined.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians ruled out Bucannon (ankle) for Sunday's regular-season opener in Detroit, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. Bucannon has been working himself back into form following ankle surgery in May, but his absence from practice Wednesday wasn't an encouraging sign for his Week 1 availability. Indeed, Arians relayed Bucannon sprained his ankle recently, which could keep him sidelined as many as three weeks, according to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic. With Bucannon out of the lineup, rookie Haason Reddick will man the dollar linebacker spot in the middle of the Cardinals defense.
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