Boldin practices, says he'll play Sunday

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt isn't making a final judgment on Anquan Boldin's status until he sees how the receiver does as the week progresses.

But Whisenhunt says he's optimistic that Boldin will play in Sunday's NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Boldin says a trip to a Dallas chiropractor has greatly improved his strained left hamstring. The injury kept Boldin out of the Cardinals' 33-13 victory at Carolina in Saturday's divisional playoff game.

Boldin practiced Wednesday and said he will play against the Eagles.

Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald form arguably the best receiving tandem in football.

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