2013 Arizona Cardinals training camp: Day off, recap, injuries

The players have a day off. What happened the first few days of camp?

The Arizona Cardinals finally get a day off of camp. It is required per the CBA. They will not practice Wednesday. They will not have an open practice on Thursday, as they will be in Tempe at the team facility. Friday they return to the stadium in Glendale and practice will be open again.

So what has happened over the last few days?

1. On Thursday, the players took their conditioning test. They all passed. In fact, they only had to run it twice (they usually do it three times)

2. Right tackle Eric Winston and linebacker John Abraham were late additions to the team. Ryan Swope retired before even practicing in pads. O'Briend Schofield was waived, then claimed by the Seattle Seahawks.

3. Carson Palmer raved about how the Cardinals made big veteran additions late.

4. Roughly 26,000 fans attended practices over the weekend in Glendale.

5. Daryn Colledge missed practice on Friday for the birth of his daughter.

6. Bruce Arians said that the team will (sometimes) use double punt returners.

7. Bruce Arians compares Ryan Lindley to Kelly Holcomb (the circumstances)

8. Jonathan Cooper agreed to terms on his contract on Sunday. He ran his conditioning test in front of the team (he only had to run it twice) and jumped right in with the first team.

9. Bruce Arians was unhappy with the offensive line.

10. Alfonso Smith was praised for his blocking and Paul Fanaika was mentioned for stepping in for Daryn Colledge.

11. NFL Network was here on Tuesday.

12. Eric Winston was promoted to first team.

Injuries:

Daryn Colledge has a nerve issue in his leg. It is not fractured. No timetable for his return.

Tight end Jeff King is having issues with his knee.

Running back Ryan Williams has his knee flare up. He was going to get a second opinion, then didn't. He hopes to return to practice on Thursday.

Receiver LaRon Byrd suffered a concussion.

Linebacker Jasper Brinkley has been out with a knee issue.

Receiver Robert Gill tweaked his hamstring.

Standouts:

Michael Floyd has looked really good.

The defensive backs have been very active. Jerraud Powers and Javier Arenas have gotten their hands on a few balls.

Drew Stanton has looked good.

Jonathan Cooper looks good only after a pair of practices.

The rookie running backs have looked strong.

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