Better news for the Cardinals: WR Anquan Boldin returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable to play in Saturday’s NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Panthers.
Boldin, who left last week’s wild-card victory over the Falcons in the second quarter because of a hamstring injury, missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before coming back to participate in some of Friday’s session. He said Thursday that he wouldn’t seriously test the hamstring until just before kickoff.
“We’re just trying to be smart about the entire situation and just see how it feels on Saturday,” Boldin told The Associated Press.
If Boldin does play, it would be a huge boost. Boldin injured the hamstring while making a 71-yard touchdown catch (watch video). He had 12 TD receptions in 11 regular-season games.
DE Travis LaBoy (ankle) and TE Ben Patrick (knee) are also questionable for the Cardinals, and TE Leonard Pope (knee) is probable.
The Panthers listed G Geoff Hangartner (ankle) as questionable. DTs Maake Kemoeatu (ankle) and Damione Lewis (shoulder) and OT Jeff Otah (toe), who all fully practiced Friday, are probable.