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Cardinals Activate Chandler Jones, Zach Allen From Covid List

Packers put wide receiver Davante Adams on Covid list

The Cardinals have activated Chandler Jones (55) and Zach Allen (94) from the Covid list.
The Cardinals have activated Chandler Jones (55) and Zach Allen (94) from the Covid list.

Finally, Chandler Jones is back. So is Zach Allen.

The Cardinals activated the linebacker and defensive lineman, respectively, from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, clearing the way for them to be available for Thursday's game against the Packers.

That leaves on defensive lineman Corey Peters -- who is eligible to come off the list Wednesday -- as the only player out with Covid right now.

"It'll be a great boost to get those two guys back," coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "Hopefully they can pick up where they left off."

But the biggest Covid news of the day actually came from the Packers. Green Bay officially placed their top playmaker -- wide receiver Davante Adams -- on the Covid list Monday, likely keeping him out of the game.

"That's a hard guy to replace, but if anyone can do it, they are the type of team that can do it," Kingsbury said.

Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry also tested positive Monday and will miss the game against the Cardinals. Losing Adams and Barry is a blow for Green Bay as they come to town.

Jones had been eligible to come off the list late last week, but the Cardinals, citing a desire to make sure Jones was in top condition after his bout with the virus, kept him on the list and out a second game. He has not practiced since the 49ers game Oct. 10. Getting both he and Allen ready will be a little different this week, since practices will resemble little of what they normally do as Kingsbury tries to preserve his players' bodies for the Thursday game.

"You would probably like a few more live-tempo-type plays for them," Kingsbury acknowledged. "But they both have played a ton of snaps and take care of their bodies. They'll be ready to roll."

The Cardinals also released running back Tavien Feaster from the practice squad.


Quarterback Kyler Murray did indeed appear on the Cardinals' first injury report of the week -- the report was estimated by both the Cardinals and Packers because neither team actually practiced -- with a right finger injury. But he was listed as a full participant.

Kingsbury said Murray was fine, and said center Max Garcia, who was listed as a DNP with an Achilles injury, is day to day. If Garcia isn't available, the Cardinals would be down to third-string center Sean Harlow.

Also listed as DNP were linebacker Jordan Hicks (toe), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring), defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence (calf), and defensive lineman J.J. Watt (shoulder). Those who would have been limited were tight end Darrell Daniels (hamstring), linebacker Devon Kennard (shoulder), linebacker Isaiah Simmons (shoulder), and linebacker Tanner Vallejo (hand/wrist).

For the Packers, tackle Dennis Kelly was the lone DNP. Those limited were defensive tackle Kenny Clark (ankle), cornerback Kevin King (shoulder/back), defensive end Dean Lowry (ankle), and linebacker Preston Smith (oblique).