Cardinals WR Michael Floyd returning to health


TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians held his breath when wide receiver Michael Floyd had to chase and extend for a couple of passes during Friday’s practice.

But Arians was eventually able to exhale. Floyd, who is recovering from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss Sunday’s game against the Bengals, has “progressed nicely,” Arians said.

Floyd feels he’s ready to play this weekend in San Francisco. “I felt good,” he said. “I’m feeling like I have been when I’m healthy and the legs are feeling good.”

The only two Cardinals ruled out of Sunday’s game are defensive tackles Frostee Rucker (ankle) and Cory Redding (ankle). Everyone else on the injury report, including right guard Jonathan Cooper, was limited Friday.

Cornerback Patrick Peterson returned to practice Friday and was returning punts during the open portion. Despite Peterson saying his left ankle was sore, Arians was optimistic about Peterson’s chances of playing Sunday.

“I would say Patrick would be available looking at him today,” Arians said.

Safety Deone Bucannon (concussion), Cooper (knee), Floyd (hamstring), Peterson (ankle) and defensive tackle Ed Stinson (groin) were all listed as questionable.