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John Skelton makes progress toward Cardinals return


Kevin Kolb was the man behind center when the Arizona Cardinals shocked the New England Patriots on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.

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Based on Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt's update on injured starter John Skelton, Kolb could have the opportunity to build on that surprising victory.

Whisenhunt told reporters Monday he isn't sure if Skelton will practice this week. The coach said Skelton is "walking around," but he'll need to show he can effectively move in the pocket before he is deemed ready to return to action.

Skelton sprained his ankle in the Cardinals' season opener against the Seattle Seahawks.

Kolb wasn't the reason the Cardinals shocked the Patriots (give most credit to the defense and special teams there), but he deserves recognition for playing a generally clean game. He lost one fumble, but didn't throw an interception.

This is likely still Skelton's job barring a lights-out performance by Kolb against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.

In other injury news, tight end Todd Heap said he is day-to-day after suffering a sprained posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) Sunday, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. Heap -- who underwent an MRI on Monday -- was injured on a late hit.

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