Arizona Cardinals among 'losers of mini-camp'

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While most of what happens is really hard to tell, they did have one important loss.

If there is anything that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians likes it say, it is how the offseason work -- OTAs and minicamp -- is not really football. Arians frequently calls it playing soccer because the players aren't wearing pads.

So, as you can imagine, it is hard to get a real gauge of how things are really going,

Nonetheless, the Cardinals were considered one of the losers of mini-camp, according to Greg Rosenthal.

The Cardinals lost Daryl Washington to a year-long suspension, and it sounds like he may never play for the team again. Arizona has enough defensive talent to overcome Washington's (absence)[Quote Here], but their route to a Super Bowl goes through a top-five defense. That will be tougher now.

Now...does that make them one of the league's losers in mini-camp? From a straught personnel point of view, yes. They lost a Pro Bowl player for the season. That is not going to be easy to overcome.

While it is early, is that a fair assessment of the offseason?

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