Dealing with back soreness
McBride has missed a couple practices with a sore back, but coach Kliff Kingsbury is still hopeful to have the rookie available next Friday (Aug. 12) for the Cardinals' preseason opener against Cincinnati, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
McBride could see quite a bit of run this preseason, as he's unlikely to have a huge role once the games count, barring an injury to veteran tight end Zach Ertz. The Cardinals also have Maxx Williams, who is coming back from an ACL injury and was activated from the PUP list Thursday morning. Williams isn't likely to catch many passes, but his size and blocking advantage could get him on the field over McBride as the second tight end. It thus looks like an uphill battle to fantasy relevance for McBride, even as a second-round pick coming off a 1,000-yard season at Colorado State.
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Ertz finished with six receptions on 10 targets for 53 yards in Sunday's 35-16 loss to San Francisco.
Dobbs completed 28 of 41 pass attempts for 265 yards, a pair of touchdown passes and no turnovers to go along with 48 rushing yards on 12 attempts in Sunday's 35-16 loss to San Francisco.
Wilson caught all seven of his targets for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 35-16 loss to San Francisco.
Brown had seven receptions on 10 targets for 96 yards in Sunday's 35-16 loss to the 49ers.
Conner rushed 11 times for 52 yards while adding a four-yard reception off of two targets in Sunday's 35-16 loss to San Francisco.
Ingram (neck) is listed as inactive Sunday at San Francisco.
Brown (thumb) is active for Sunday's game in San Francisco.
Brown (thumb) is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Murray (knee) is not expected to return off the PUP list next week when eligible and is still considered "weeks away from playing," Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Brown (thumb) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.