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RB Andre Ellington out with hip injury

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals will be without starting running back Andre Ellington against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The second-year back will miss the game because of a hip pointer suffered last weekend in Atlanta. He also is suffering from a nagging foot injury that has hampered him since early in the season. Without Ellington in the lineup, the Cardinals will start Stepfan Taylor, coach Bruce Arians said. Marion Grice and fullback Robert Hughes, who didn't play an offensive snap against the Falcons, will fill out the backfield rotation.

"We're just going to play it by ear," Arians said. "Each guy's got a little package for this one. There's always a surprise here and there."

The Cardinals released running back Michael Bush, who was signed Nov. 25, on Friday. Bush never suited up for Arizona, sitting out last weekend's loss to Atlanta.

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who's missed two-straight games with a sprained left MCL, will be a game-time decision, Arians said. Fitzgerald practiced in full Friday for the first time since Nov. 14. He's officially listed as questionable.

"He's practiced all week," Arians said. "He's gotten better each day, but he's still not 100 percent."

Defensive tackle Ed Stinson (toe) and safety Tyrann Mathieu (thumb) were both ruled out against Kansas City.

Left tackled Jared Veldheer was questionable with an ankle injury but he's practiced the last two days.

"He'll be pretty solid," Arians said.

Linebacker Larry Foote was limited in Friday's practice and was ruled questionable.