McCoy (migraine) wasn't included Wednesday on Arizona's initial Week 18 injury report, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. A late addition to the Cardinals' injury report Week 17, McCoy was ultimately active as Kyler Murray's backup in Arizona's win over Dallas. As per usual, McCoy didn't play any snaps, but his omission from the Week 18 injury report implies that he's healthy heading into the regular-season finale against the Seahawks.
McCoy was added to the injury report ahead of Sunday's contest against the Cowboys with a migraine and is listed as questionable, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. McCoy is the primary backup to Kyler Murray, so if he is unable to suit up, Trace McSorley would likely take over in Week 17. However, barring an injury to Murray, neither backup is expected to see the field. More information about McCoy's status will likely be given closer to the 4:25 PM ET kickoff.
McCoy is expected to serve as the Cardinals' backup quarterback Sunday against the Bears after head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Kyler Murray (ankle) will return to the lineup this week following a three-game absence, Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports. McCoy proved to be a capable replacement while Murray was sidelined for the past three games, despite not having top wideout DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) at his disposal for any of those contests. The veteran signal-caller guided Arizona to a 2-1 record sans Murray and Hopkins, completing 75.6 percent of his throws for 7.6 yards per attempt and a 3:1 TD:INT while adding 40 yards on the ground. Though McCoy is unlikely to see extended action again this season so long as Murray remains healthy, the 35-year-old's strong showing as a fill-in starter should be enough to earn him another one-year deal with the Cardinals or another club this offseason.
McCoy completed 35 of 44 pass attempts for 328 yards and two touchdowns against Seattle on Sunday. With Kyler Murray (ankle) out again, McCoy was asked to step in as starter for the divisional road matchup -- the second divisional road matchup of McCoy's three-game stint as starter. That's normally a lot to put on a backup, but McCoy did a good job and kept the Arizona offense steady throughout the decisive victory, just as he did against the 49ers in Week 9. The Cardinals get a bye in Week 12 before facing Chicago the following week, and by then Murray should be able to step back into the starting lineup.
McCoy (pectoral) is active for Sunday's contest in Seattle, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. With Kyler Murray still nursing an ankle sprain, the Cardinals will roll with the healthiest of their top two quarterbacks Week 11. McCoy was able to practice Wednesday through Friday and even capped the week with a full practice, so he should be able to gut out his own pectoral strain. However, he won't have DeAndre Hopkins (inactive/hamstring) or Chase Edmonds (IR/ankle) at his disposal, leaving A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, Zach Ertz and James Conner as the top skill-position players available to the offense.
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