Help could be on the way for a struggling Arizona Cardinals offense that has managed just three points over the past seven quarters.
"I'm highly likely," Fitzgerald said Thursday, via The Arizona Republic, "but it's not my call, though."
Fitzgerald insists his sprained MCL isn't limiting his ability to run this week.
"I'll put my check up against your check and we can go outside and race right now," Fitzgerald quipped to a reporter.
With or without Fitzgerald, Arizona has an inviting matchup against an Atlanta defense that entered this week with the NFL's worst total defense (409.9 yards per game), worst passing defense (284.1) and 30th-ranked third-down defense (47 percent conversion rate allowed).
Here are some other injuries we are following Friday:
- Steelers corner Ike Taylor is on pace to make his return to the lineup for the first time since breaking his arm Sept. 21. Troy Polamalu (knee) is also expected to return after missing two games. Both defenders are listed as probable. Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) is listed as questionable.
- Bears linebacker Lance Briggs has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. Briggs previously said this "could be" his last year with the team that he's played with since entering the league in 2003. If so, that would make the Bears' win over the Buccaneers his last home game at Soldier Field.
O'Brien also reiterated that he expects Arian Foster to return Sunday and he was listed as probable on Friday's injury report.