Cardinals S Budda Baker is active for today's game against the Bills. He likely features some re-injury risk with the groin issue that rendered him questionable and allowed just 1 limited practice this week. But go ahead and play Baker in your IDP lineup if you were waiting for him.
Cardinals S Budda Baker is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but returned for a limited workout Friday. DC Vance Joseph said earlier in the week that he expects Baker to play. We'll check the safety's status Sunday. Chris Banjo stands as a potential replacement if you're looking to wait on Baker for your IDP lineup.
Cardinals S Budda Baker missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a groin injury. DC Vance Joseph, however, said Thursday that he still expects Baker to play Sunday against the Bills, according to Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com. We'll see about Baker's Friday participation and game status. Chris Banjo is listed as his backup and would have tackle upside if Baker can't go.
The Cardinals have officially ruled S Budda Baker out for Week 4. The move was expected after Baker had thumb surgery this week. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 5. Arizona also ruled out S Chris Banjo (hamstring), leaving the defense down its top 3 safeties against the Panthers. (Jalen Thompson is already on short-term IR.)
Cardinals S Budda Baker plans to play against the Lions today despite a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb, according to NFL Network's ian Rapoport. Baker will need surgery afterward, though, and expects to miss the Week 4 visit to Carolina. His absence would likely push S Deionte Thompson into the lineup. It's the same injury that has Eagles WR Jalen Reagor on IR at the moment, so we'll see about Baker's return timeline. Obviously, it's not quite as important for the safety to be able to catch footballs.