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Whisenhunt Quiet on Who Will Start Sunday at QB in New England

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt still isn’t naming a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game at New England.

John Skelton, out with a sprained right ankle, did not practice on Wednesday but Whisenhunt would not rule him out for the game. Kevin Kolb said he practiced with the first unit on Wednesday but has not been told whether or not he will start against the Patriots.

“We’ve still got some days,” Whisenhunt said. “John’s continuing to improve. We were lucky that it was a low ankle sprain and he’s getting better. So we’ll see how it goes as the week progresses.”

Skelton beat out Kolb for the starting spot in the preseason but went down with the ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s opener against Seattle. Kolb came in and directed the Cardinals on the winning touchdown drive in Arizona’s 20-16 victory.

Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said in a radio interview on Tuesday that Kolb would be the starter, but Whisenhunt would not confirm that to be the case.

“He said that?” Whisenhunt said. “I think we’ve still got some days until we play. I know he was excited by the way Kevin played, and deservedly so. Kevin did a nice job.”


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