Cardinals WR Lance Long should get more playing time with WR Anquan Boldin out with a hamstring injury. (Matt York / Associated Press)

Cardinals WR Lance Long should get more playing time with WR Anquan Boldin out with a hamstring injury. (Matt York / Associated Press)

Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin suffered a hamstring injury during Tuesday’s practice, missed Wednesday workouts and probably will not play when the Cardinals host the Green Bay Packers in Friday’s preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

That means more playing time for Lance Long, as well as the other receivers battling for the precious few roster spots available in a crowded field of Cardinals receivers. Jerheme Urban will start opposite Larry Fitzgerald, while Long, Early Doucet, Sean Morey and Onrea Jones will get more opportunities to showcase their skills on the field.

Boldin suffered a strained right hamstring in practice. He also had a left hamstring injury in the Cardinals’ improbable playoff run last year, suffering the injury on a long touchdown score in a wild-card playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons. He also missed the Cardinals’ divisional playoff victory over the Carolina Panthers before returning to the field for the NFC Championship. Full story …