Cardinals’ Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins set to play Bears


Optimism remains for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Quarterback Kyler Murray is expected to play against the Chicago Bears, while wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins could also return, if all goes well in the warm-ups, a source told NFL network insider Ian Rapoport.

Murray injured his ankle in a Week 8 loss to Green Bay. In eight games this season, the third-year Oklahoma QB has 2,276 yards (285 yards per game) with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Struggling with a hamstring injury, Hopkins has just 486 receiving yards in eight games but has caught seven touchdown passes.

The Cardinals (9-2) take on the Bears (4-7) at Soldier Field in Chicago at 1 p.m. ET.

More injury news we’re keeping an eye out for ahead of Sunday’s Week 13 games:

  • Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham, slowed down this week with a hip injury, is expected to play and should be a bigger part of the offense, a source told Rapoport. As for running back Darrell Henderson (thigh), he is hopeful to play even though he may not have a full workload.
  • Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (ankle) and wide receiver DeSean Jackson (calf), both of whom are listed as questionable, are expected to play against Washington barring a setback, according to Rapoport.
  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who missed practice Friday due to illness, was in attendance on Saturday and is expected to play against the Denver Broncos, according to Rapoport.
  • Houston Texans running back David Johnson (illness, thigh) is not expected to play against the Indianapolis Colts, reports Rapoport.
  • The Broncos are recovering their offensive line, as tackles Garett Bolles (ankle) and Bobby Massie (ankle) are both expected to play against the Chiefs despite being listed as questionable, sources told Rapoport.
  • Washington wide receiver Curtis Samuel (groin) is still listed as questionable, but he’s getting healthier and should play, according to Rapoport.


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