The defensive line and running back positions have been hit by injuries and absences. Although none of them is believed serious depth has temporarily been affected and practices plans adjusted.

For instance the Cardinals probably won’t conduct the live goal-line sessions planned for today’s practice.

At running back Rashard Mendenhall is out with knee tendinitis. It’s not serious coach Bruce Arians said but Mendenhall needs a couple of days off. He is expected to practice Monday.

Ryan Williams continues to miss time with a knee problem. He’s questionable for the Green Bay game next week.

That leaves three healthy running backs: Alfonso Smith Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington.