Murray, Hopkins of the Cardinals active against Bears – 95.5 WSB


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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and three-time All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins are active against the Chicago Bears after missing the previous three games with injury.

Murray (ankle) and Hopkins (hamstrings) resumed training this week. Both players have been listed as questionable for NFC West officials.

The league-best 9-2 record-holding Cardinals won two of three without them before a pass last week.

Chicago linebacker Roquan Smith is active after leaving the Bears’ Thanksgiving victory in Detroit with a hamstring injury. Receiver Allen Robinson (hamstring) and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (ankle) miss their third straight game. ___ 12h00

Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings homage paid to the victims of the Tuesday school shooting in Oxford, Michigan, by wearing a gold “O” on the back of their helmets.

During the warm-up for Sunday’s game at Ford Field, many Lions players and coaches and some Viking players and coaches wore white Oxford wild cats T-shirts.

Both franchises have ties to Oxford High School football coach Zach Line. The former NFL full-back played for the Vikings from 2013 to 2016 and New Orleans from 2017 to 2019, when Detroit coach Dan Campbell was assistant coach for the Saints.

The tragedy claimed the lives of four high school students, including Tate Myre, an outstanding football player and wrestler. ___

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Gardner Minshew starts as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback against the New York Jets in place of injured Jalen Hurts.

Hurts has been limited to training all week with a sprained ankle, but insisted he would be ready to play on Sunday. Instead, coach Nick Sirianni chose to play it safe and start Minshew, who has thrown two assists this season for the Eagles.

Hurts was inactive for the game, so Reid Stinnett will serve as Minshew’s replacement.

Hurts was injured in Philadelphia’s 13-7 loss to the Giants last Sunday, when the second-year quarterback had his worst game as a pro with three interceptions. His ankle was trampled in the second half, but he stayed in the game.

Hurts’ mobility is a big part of his game, so playing on a sprained ankle is a problem. He’s the Eagles ‘top rusher with 695 yards on 122 carries and has run for at least 50 yards in the Eagles’ last six games – the first QB in the franchise to do so since Randall Cunningham in 1990.

Minshew was acquired in a trade with Jacksonville just before the start of the season. He was third on the Eagles’ depths chart until Joe Flacco was distributed to the Jets on October 25. Minshew’s only appearance this season was in Week 8, when he completed his two passes for 11 yards in Philadelphia’s busted 44-6 victory at Detroit.

Minshew threw for 5,530 yards and 37 touchdowns with 11 interceptions in 23 games, including 20 starts, in two seasons at Jacksonville. He became replaceable after the Jaguars drafted Trevor Lawrence with the No.1 overall pick in April.

Running back Jordan Howard was also inactive for the Eagles, but Boston Scott was active after missing training all week with an illness unrelated to COVID-19.

Jets wide receiver Corey Davis was also active after missing the game last week with a groin injury and being listed as questionable for that game. – Dennis Waszak Jr. reporting from East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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