Cardinals: Gilmore and Foster return, but rookies will start
by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Thursday, September 25, 2003
Wide receivers Bryan Gilmore
(knee) and Larry Foster (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday, the Arizona Republic reported. Gilmore declared himself 100 percent ready to go, but Foster seemed less certain about his availability for Sunday. "It's too early to tell," Foster said. "I still have a lot of pain. I'll continue treatments and if I can get through the week without limping, maybe I'll get a chance to play." Both Gilmore and Foster were starters before being injured in week one, but now they have lost their jobs to Anquan Boldin and Bryant Johnson. The two rookies will continue to start even if Gilmore and Foster are both ready to play on Sunday. "I think they've earned it, don't you?" head coach Dave McGinnis
Yes, Dave, they've definitely earned the right to continue starting. Boldin is second in the NFL in both receiving yards (378 ) and receptions (23), and Johnson has a solid 13 catches for 154 yards! in his two starts. For now, fantasy owners should have a keen interest in these two rookies, as Arizona tends to pass the ball a lot and Jeff Blake has been firing bullets. However, as with all rookies, watch out for these two guys hitting a wall down the road.