Fitzgerald sits out practice, uncertain for Saints

By BOB BAUM - AP Sports Writer
    2013-09-18 17:55

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Larry Fitzgerald sat out practice with his ailing right hamstring on Wednesday and his status is uncertain for the Arizona Cardinals' game Sunday at New Orleans.

Coach Bruce Arians says Fitzgerald wanted to practice but was overruled. Arians doesn't want the injury to linger, and there was a good possibility Fitzgerald would not attempt to practice until Friday.

The seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has missed only four games in his nine-plus NFL seasons.

On the positive side of the injury front, Arizona starting tight end Rob Housler practiced for the first time in the regular season. He missed the first two games with a left high ankle sprain.

Starting running back Rashard Mendenhall did not practice because of a toe injury.