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Johnson (ankle) is active Sunday against the Giants at New York, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The return of Tyrann Mathieu (knee) to the Cardinals' defensive backfield is sure to eat into Johnson's snap count in Week 2, hindering his IDP potential.

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Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Johnson is one of the more steady veterans on the Arizona roster, but his IDP appeal is limited since all of Tony Jefferson, Deone Bucannon and Tyrann Mathieu are battling for safety snaps.

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Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Johnson began the week with limited reps Wednesday, but with an upgrade to full practice already, he appears poised to miss no time. Unfortunately, Tyrann Mathieu (knee) has been unhinged during drills this week and could make his first appearance since Dec. 8, which would likely push Johnson to a reserve role. Friday's injury report should ultimately reveal the state of the Cardinals' defensive backfield heading into Week 2 versus the Giants in New York.

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The Cardinals' website projects Rashad Johnson as the team's Week 1 starter at free safety.

It's the latest sign Tyrann Mathieu (ACL/LCL surgery) won't be ready for Week 1. Coach Bruce Arians recently called October 1 his "target" date for Mathieu. Cardinals.com projects first-round pick Deone Bucannon to start at strong safety. Leaning on aging John Abraham (36) and Darnell Dockett (33) for pass rush, and weak at safety, Arizona's defense is quietly a 2014 concern after losing Karlos Dansby in free agency and Daryl Washington to suspension.

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Cardinals FS Rashad Johnson suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 15 against the Titans.

It's a concern for Arizona's backend because it just lost Tyrann Mathieu to a double-knee-ligament tear. Johnson can now be considered out indefinitely. If he can't start in Week 16 at Seattle -- and we certainly suspect he won't -- the Cardinals would turn to undrafted rookie Tony Jefferson at free safety.

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Cardinals S Rashad Johnson (finger) has been cleared to play in Week 5.

Johnson missed Week 4 after losing the top part of his index finger. He'll likely be Arizona's No. 3 safety behind Tyrann Mathieu and Yeremiah Bell.

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Cardinals declared S Rashad Johnson, RB Ryan Williams, NT Dan Williams, OT Bobby Massie, QB Ryan Lindley, LB Kevin Minter and OG Earl Watford inactive for Week 4 against the Bucs.

Johnson was thought to be on track to play after injuring his finger in last week's loss, but couldn't get final clearance. Impressive rookie Tyrann Mathieu is starting in his place. Ryan Williams has yet to be active this season. Dan Williams is tending to a personal matter.

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Cardinals FS Rashad Johnson (finger) expects to play in Week 4.

Johnson underwent finger surgery last week and is officially listed as questionable. The Cardinals have yet to clear him for Sunday's game, but he's expected to be available on a limited basis."I think he can play in a backup role," coach Bruce Arians said. "He definitely can do some things for us."

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Cardinals FS Rashad Johnson underwent finger surgery Sunday night.

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Cardinals FS Rashad Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and MCL.

It creates an opening for rookie Tyrann Mathieu, who will start this weekend's game against Dallas. The story of Cardinals camp thus far, we wouldn't rule out the Honey Badger taking Johnson's starting job for good.