Report: Cardinals reverse course, will start QB Ryan Lindley
Arians earlier said he'd play Thomas for at least the first half. Thomas has appeared in two games, completing 1 of 9 throws. Starter
Arizona remains a 6-point underdog Sunday.
Chip Kelly not fully committed to Nick Foles for 2015
Asked about his quarterback situation heading into 2015,
"The reality is the reality," Kelly said, referring to the broken collarbone that ended Foles' season after eight games.
"I can't say, 'Hey, let's not make a decision because I need to see him play 16 more games.' In certain times we're going to have to make decisions, so you have to make it based on what you have. We don't have any control over the injury."
Foles threw 13 touchdowns against 10 interceptions this year after sparkling with 27 touchdowns and two picks last season. Foles has one more year on his contract at $660,000, while replacement
Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur sounds like a believer in Foles.
"I think we know what we have in Nick, and we've seen a guy that I think, by last count, he's 14-4 as a starter," Shurmur said. "So that's really how you judge a quarterback."
Eagles OLB Trent Cole plans to play Week 17
'No plans on how long' QB Logan Thomas plays Sunday
After earlier saying
Thomas has appeared in two games, completing 1 of 9 passes. That completion was an 81-yard touchdown to running back Andre Ellington.
Quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) isn't expected to be ready until the playoffs, so Lindley is the only option behind Thomas. Lindley has zero touchdowns and eight interceptions in 225 career pass attempts. Arizona has not scored a touchdown in its past two games.
A 6-6, 250-pounder out of Virginia Tech, Thomas had a "shaky" start to Wednesday's practice before finishing "pretty strong," according to Arians.
Arizona is a 6-point underdog Sunday. The line opened at 4.5 before bettors pounced on the 49ers.
Despite their offensive struggles, the Cardinals can win the NFC West with a victory and a Seattle loss to the Rams.
Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse not practicing
If Kearse sits out, rookie
Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams practices fully
However, coach Ron Rivera has indicated he'll stick with
Carolina is a 4-point underdog at the Georgia Dome.
Chuck Pagano 'hopeful' T.Y. Hilton will play Week 17
Hilton leads the Colts with 82 catches for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns. Indy is a 7-point favorite over the 2-13 Titans.
Ravens RT Ricky Wagner undergoes foot surgery
Wagner, who allowed two sacks and drew high marks from coaches in his first season as a starter, is expected to be ready for next season, the report said.
Bears sign DE Austen Lane
Lane will fill the roster spot of defensive end Willie Young, who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Lane was with the Bears during the preseason but didn't survive the final cuts. He's managed three sacks in 30 career games.
Cardinals' Thomas starts practice 'shaky,' finishes 'pretty strong'
"He's worked, fundamentally, extremely hard and gotten much better," Arians said. "But putting those fundamentals to use in the offense, that's two totally different things."
Thomas has just three days of practice before facing the 49ers in a game that has the possibility of landing his team with a first-round bye with a win and help from other results.
"It wasn't the greatest, but as it went on, it got better and better," Thomas added. "It just comes with reps and comes with time."
The Cardinals are a 6-point underdog in San Francisco Sunday.
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