Playmakers for Cards, Steelers healthy for game


Pittsburgh Steelers players are interviewed during the team's media day for Super Bowl XLIII Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. The Steelers will play the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL Super Bowl football game on Sunday, Feb. 1.

Gene J. Puskar/The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 6:10 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 6:10 p.m.

TAMPA, Fla. The Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers had all their regulars ready to play in the Super Bowl.

The inactive lists for both teams Sunday contained no players who had major roles in the teams' postseason success this season. Both running back J.J. Arrington of Arizona and Pittsburgh wide receiver Hines Ward, who were on the pregame injury list, were both, as expected, active for the game.

The Cardinals' inactive list included cornerback Eric Green, fullback Tim Castille, linebacker Victor Hobson, offensive tackles Elliot Vallejo and Brandon Keith, defensive tackle Alan Branch and tight end Jerame Tuman. The third quarterback was Brian St. Pierre.

For the Steelers, inactive were safety Anthony Smith, cornerback Fernando Bryant, linebacker Bruce Davis, offensive tackles Tony Hills and Jason Capizzi, and defensive linemen Scott Paxson and Orpheus Roye. Dennis Dixon was the third quarterback.

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