Warner Taking Normal Snaps in Practice
Kurt Warner (Stas Yamnitskiy)
Kurt Warner (Stas Yamnitskiy)

Posted Nov 27, 2009


Quarterback Kurt Warner has taken the normal amount of snaps in practice this week and he's expected to play Sunday against the Titans. Warner suffered a concussion last week in St. Louis and didn't play in the second half. He passed neurological tests early in the week and has not cut back on his normal amount of practice work.

The Cardinals aren't saying that Warner definitely will play. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Warner will be evaluated each day but that all signs are pointing to Warner playing.

"We'll still taking it one day at a time, but we're certainly optimistic he'll play on Sunday," Whisenhunt said.

It's telling that Warner hasn't decreased his workload. If he were questionable for Sunday, backup Matt Leinart would receive more snaps in practice, and that hasn't happened.

Leinart has failed to impress in five appearances this season. He's completed 17-of-25 attempts but he has an interception and the Cardinals have not scored when he's been in the game.

Leinart has received some criticism from fans and media, but he remains confident in his ability.

"You can't buy into it," Leinart said, "because if you buy into it, and read it, it's going to screw you up. It's just funny, though, that people get off and on the bandwagon so quickly."

PLAYER/PERSONNEL NOTES

--OLB Chike Okeafor has practiced this week after missing two games with a back ailment. Okeafor has been limited in practice but it appears he will play against the Titans. Bertrand Berry is his backup.

--K Neil Rackers has a groin strain and has been limited in practice this week. He is expected to play on Sunday.

--CB Bryant McFadden, who suffered a knee contusion last week, has practiced this week and should be able to play on Sunday.



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