Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Update: It Rains While Kevin Kolb Sits

Jul. 28, 2012; Flagstaff, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Stephen Williams (18) attempts to make a catch against cornerback Marshay Green (30) during training camp practice on the campus of Northern Arizona University. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

On Tuesday in Flagstaff, Kevin Kolb sat out of practice with a bruised quad, but he will practice on Wednesday, according to Ken Whisenhunt. It also rained Tuesday afternoon, but apparently it was not enough to move practice inside to Lumberjack Stadium.

Troy Erickson was there at practice covering for SB Nation Arizona, and wrote the update for the site.

The big question at the Arizona Cardinals training camp today was, 'How is Kevin Kolb feeling?' Kolb was removed from practice towards the end of yesterday's scrimmage when he took a knee to his right thigh from defensive tackle David Carter. Team representatives said that this type of injury is typical for this time of year, as players get more and more amped in anticipation of their first preseason game. The removal of Kolb from the remainder of yesterday's practice was only a precautionary measure, but Kolb was noticeably limping around practice this afternoon. His injury has been labeled as a right quad contusion, but Kolb is expected to resume practice as early as tomorrow.

As the afternoon practice began, dark clouds hovered overhead and lightning struck in the not too far distance. During the walkthrough, the rain began to fall, but that did not deter the Cardinals from practicing outside. After about fifteen to twenty minutes, the rain subsided, but many of the players were having a difficult time getting their footing on the wet field. It made for a sloppy practice, but there were some good signs as well, as Larry Fitzgerald and rookie wide receiver Michael Floyd made some nice plays.

Please read the rest of the update as well for more.

Erickson notes that accuracy was an issue for John Skelton and Rich Bartel.

Despite the injury, Kolb is not expected to miss more time and that he will still start on Sunday against thew New Orleans Saints. However, Darren Urban does not believe that Kolb starting on Sunday necessarily means anything.

Writes Urban in his daily update:

Starting Sunday doesn't mean much; I'd expect that John Skelton will get a start or two in the preseason as well as the two continue to compete for the permanent starting job.

Erickson will be in camp the rest of the week.

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