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Kenyan Drake, Budda Baker Active Against Bills

Dre Kirkpatrick also playing as Cardinals have full secondary

Running back Kenyan Drake, who was hurt three weeks ago in a game against the Seahawks, is active Sunday against the Bills.
Running back Kenyan Drake, who was hurt three weeks ago in a game against the Seahawks, is active Sunday against the Bills.

When Kenyan Drake left the field after hurting his ankle against the Seahawks, his reaction showed that he feared the worst.

Instead, the running back missed just one game, and he's back and active for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Also active are key secondary members Budda Baker and Dre Kirkpatrick, along with tight end Maxx Williams. With Drake and Williams active together, the Cardinals have their entire starting offensive lineup together for the first time since Week 1, given guard J.R. Sweezy's return from IR this week as well.

The only player sitting who was questionable for the game is safety Deionte Thompson, who is dealing with a knee issue. The Cardinals had already ruled out starting defensive lineman Jordan Phillips, who has a bad hamstring.

The Bills found out Saturday they are missing four players because of COVID, including their No. 2 and No. 3 cornerbacks in Josh Norman and Levi Wallace and one of their tight ends, Tyler Kroft.

The complete Cardinals inactive list:

  • QB Brett Hundley
  • WR KeeSean Johnson
  • S Deionte Thompson (knee)
  • RB Eno Benjamin
  • OL Joshua Miles
  • OL Justin Murray (hand)
  • DL Jordan Phillips (hamstring)

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