Cardinals’ Housler out for Week 1

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Updated: September 6, 2013

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) – Arizona Cardinals starting tight end Rob
Housler will not play in Sunday’s season opener at St. Louis due to a high
ankle sprain the third-year pro sustained during the preseason.

Housler, who posted career bests of 45 catches and 417 receiving yards last
season, suffered the injury against San Diego on August 24 and has yet to
resume practicing.

With veteran Jeff King out for the season with a knee injury, the Cardinals
have only Jim Dray, Kory Sperry and rookie seventh-round pick D.C. Jefferson
available at tight end for Sunday’s matchup against the Rams. The trio has
just 15 career catches combined.

Defensive end Calais Campbell is the only Cardinal whose status is uncertain
for Week 1. The 6-foot-8 lineman did not practice Friday because of a sore
quadriceps and is listed as questionable.

Running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee), wide receiver Andre Roberts
(quadriceps) and nose tackle Dan Williams (ankle) are among those probable to
play in the opener.