With the Arizona Cardinals participating in the Hall of Fame game this season, it would stand to reason that everything in their schedule would have to be adjusted a bit. That is why, according to the team's official site, the Cards will be heading up to Flagstaff to begin training camp on July 24th this year.
As of now, no other dates have been released. The odd thing about it all is that they could have actually gone up to camp a bit sooner if they wanted to. More details after the jump.
According to Darren Urban, under the new rules of the collective bargaining agreement, the Cards could have traveled north as soon as July 21st. That would have marked 15 days before their first preseason game.
So what's stopping them from going up a bit earlier? Coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn't want it. Although he admitted that the extra reps that the Hall of Fame game will provide should benefit the young players on the team, it seems that he does not want to overwork them. He would rather just have his guys mentally prepared to take the field in Canton on August 5th.
No other dates for training camp have been announced at this time. Urban speculated that the team will still hold their annual Red and White practice, but it still remains a bit unclear. As he said, as soon as he knows, you will too.
On a side note, I will be up in Flagstaff for at least a couple of days for training camp this year. Who else is going? I look forward to meeting some of you!