Gresham (ribs) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Cowboys.
Gresham sat out last week's game due to his rib injury, but he was able to practice on a limited basis at each of the Cardinals' three practice sessions this week, and head coach Bruce Arians expects him to return to action Monday night. If Gresham is indeed able to take the field, expect him to start at tight end like he usually does.
Head coach Bruce Arians said Thursday that Gresham (ribs) will likely suit up Monday against the Cowboys, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.
Gresham kicked off the week with a limited showing at Thursday's practice, but Arians' comment indicates he's marching toward a return. Assuming he avoids a setback with his rib injury, he'll push Troy Niklas and Ifeanyi Momah down the depth chart at tight end.
Gresham was unable to fit in any practice reps a week ago, so his return Thursday, while limited, is a step in the right direction. His usage is Week 1 (73 percent of the offensive snaps) is representative of his import, but he may not reach the threshold if his health remains an issue. Expect his status to become more clear as Monday's game against the Cowboys approaches.
Gresham (ribs) is listed as inactive Sunday in Indianapolis.
Gresham was last seen on the field in Week 1, when he was body slammed by a Lions defender on the Cardinals' last possession of the game. With no practice reps in the meantime, the team will take a cautious approach and hold out the veteran tight end, leaving Troy Niklas (hip), Ifeanyi Momah and Jim Dray to hold down the fort at tight end.
Gresham was held out of practice all week, suggesting he's actually closer to "doubtful" status. Troy Niklas (hip) is dealing with an injury of his own, but he at least managed limited participation Thursday and Friday. If neither tight end is able to play, the Cardinals will turn to Ifeanyi Momah and Jim Dray. Regardless, the team's passing attack will focus on wideouts and running backs, as has always been the case under Bruce Arians.
|5||10/8/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ LAR||1:00 pm|
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|9||11/5/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
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