Rucker (neck) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Rucker missed Week 6's contest against the Seahawks with a neck injury, but it seems the bye week gave him enough time to heal. Barring a setback, the defensive end will likely resume his starting duties against the Colts on Sunday.
Rucker (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Rucker's Week 6 absence was foreshadowed by his failing to practice Wednesday and Thursday, so Arden Key should be busy at defensive end across from Bruce Irving against Seattle.
Rucker (neck) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Rucker returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday, but that may not be enough for him to suit up for Week 6 after missing practice Wednesday and Thurdsay. Rookie Arden Key figures to see a healthy dose of playing time regardless of Rucker's availability, but the former could take on an even more significant role across from Bruce Irvin if Rucker is out.
Rucker didn't take part in Wednesday's practice due to a neck injury, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Rucker's status was in doubt for Week 5 due to what is likely the same neck issue, but he wound up playing 16 defensive snaps in the contest. It's possible the training staff is holding him out to ensure his health for Week 6, but the final injury report Friday should reveal more about the prospects of him suiting up against the Seahawks.
Rucker (neck) was able to retake the field in Sunday's game against the Chargers, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Rucker suffered a neck injury during the second quarter of Sunday's matchup, but has managed to return to action. Based on his ability to retake the field, it does not appear that Rucker's injury is of long-term significance.
Rucker is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers due to a neck injury, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Rucker exited Sunday's game during the second quarter, and has been replaced by Fadol Brown. If Rucker is unable to return to the field, expect an update on the defensive end's health after the conclusion of the Week 5 contest.
Rucker signed a one-year contract with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Rucker comes to Oakland after spending five seasons with Arizona, having averaged 21 tackles per season and only once topping three sacks in a single campaign. The Raiders don't have much depth at defensive end, so it's possible the 12-year vet could work with the first-team offense right away while star defensive end Khalil Mack holds out for an extension.
Rucker totaled 29 tackles (23 solo) and 1.5 sacks in 16 games for the Cardinals in 2017.
Rucker signed a one-year deal last spring and improved upon his sackless 2016 season. Retirement is certainly a viable consideration for the 34-year-old at this point, and he is likely to be limited to a rotational role if he does return for the 2018 season, which he enters as a free agent.
Rucker had three solo tackles and one sack against the Seahawks on Thursday night.
Rucker has yet to compile more than three tackles in a game this season. This kind of game seems to be the ceiling for Rucker, keeping him from fantasy considerations.
Rucker (shin) was a full participant at Tuesday's walk-through.
It appears the Cardinals were exercising caution with Rucker on Monday by only having him practice in limited fashion. His return means he is presumably on track to play Week 10 against the Seahawks assuming he does not suffer any setbacks.
Rucker (knee, hip) is officially active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Rucker put in limited practices Thursday and Friday, and cautiously was expected to play. The 34-year-old should start at defensive end for the Cardinals with Robert Nkemdiche serving a reserve role.
Rucker has knee and hip injuries and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Rucker put in limited sessions Thursday and Friday after starting out the week not practicing, so he would seem on track to play Sunday. Robert Nkemdiche and Olsen Pierre would likely see increased workloads should the 34-year-old be unable to play against the 49ers.
The Cardinals signed Rucker to a one-year contract Friday, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports.
The last two seasons have been injury-riddled for Rucker, who mentioned in January that his return to play another season at 34 years old would be contingent upon his health. After earning just 28.3 percent of the defensive snaps in 2016, due in part to a sprained MCL that sidelined him for three games, he's merely a rotational defensive end at this point in his career. That said, Rucker could be in line for a bit more work in the upcoming campaign following the departure of long-tenured defensive end Calais Campbell.
Rucker (undisclosed) will make a decision on his future once he grows healthier, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. "I just want to rehab and feel better, and then make my decision," he said recently. "I played through a couple injuries this year -- and not like everyone else doesn't have to -- but it was a tough road for me [last] offseason and I want to give myself and my body a chance."
Rucker spent the bulk of last offseason recovering from ankle surgery, limiting the defensive end to one preseason appearance. He then kicked off the 2016 campaign with a sprained MCL, which forced DNPs from Weeks 2 through 4. Although he played out the rest of the schedule, he picked up just 28.3 percent of the Cardinals' defensive snaps and didn't record a sack for the first time since 2007. As he mentioned, Rucker's upcoming unrestricted free agency will be contingent upon his health.
Rucker (knee) is active and will play in Thursday's Week 5 tilt against San Francisco, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Rucker was questionable in the lead up to Thursday's game after sitting out since injurying his knee in Week 1. He practiced in a limited fashion this week and will be expected to slide back into the starting lineup, meaning that Rodney Gunter will likely see a reduction in reps.
Rucker (knee) will not play in Week 4 against the Buccaneers, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.
Rucker did not practice this week after not playing in Week 3. Rodney Gunter projects to start at defensive end once again.
Rucker (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Rucker's absence opens the door for Rodney Gunter to start at defensive end opposite Calais Campbell.
Rucker (knee) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports reports.
Rucker wasn't able to practice throughout the week as his status for Sunday's matchup doesn't look good. In his potential absence, Rodney Gunter figures to get the start at defensive end.
Rucker suffered a sprained MCL and is expected to miss around two-to-three weeks, Darren Urban of AZcardinals.com reports.
Rucker had offseason ankle surgery and dealt with some other minor injuries in the lead-up to the team's regular season opener on Sunday. However, he was cleared prior to the game and resumed his role as a starter at defensive end. The injury bug has struck again for Rucker, who has now suffered a sprained MCL. He's expected to sit out around two-to-three weeks, so look for Rodney Gunter or Robert Nkemdiche to see some increased reps in his place.
Rucker (neck) was not listed on the Cardinals injury report Friday.
Rucker was limited in practice during the week prior to Friday, but that now appears to have been a precautionary measure. His absence from the injury report indicates he will be ready to go Sunday as the team's starting right defensive end.