The weekend was pretty active considering that it only included one practice on Saturday and a rare off day on Sunday. Saturday was a busy day though with Fan Day and the Red and White Practice before players and coaches alike jetted off to enjoy a day away from camp. The day off couldn't have come at a better time with tweaks, pulls, bumps and bruises had started piling up in recent days. Dockett was added to the list although his sprained ankle isn't considered serious and he should miss any time.
Another Roster Move: Scott Peters was officially moved the IR and the Cards claimed Pat Ross on waivers from the Carolina Panthers. Ross was undrafted in 2006 and has spent time with the Colts, Seahawks and Patriots as well as the Panthers. He's was a bit undersized but he's added ten pounds since the 2006 draft. He (6'3 305) was a three year starter at Boston College and is considered a smart player but a marginal athlete. He'll be in the mix at center but unless Al Johnson is going to miss significant time during the regular season, he'll be a long shot to make the roster.
Boldin Injury Update: Q's MRI came back with good results, showing no further problems with the sore hamstring. He tested the hammy over the weekend and will attempt to practice today. They'll probably take it slow with him and Whisenhunt still listed him as day-to-day. It's unknown if he'll try to play in Thursday's game against the Saints, but to be honest I'd prefer they hold him out so that we can see more of the youngsters. Q is a known commodity and there's no reason to rush him back for a preseason game, especially if he's not 100%.
Red and White Practice Recap: All in all, this practice reads just like any other so far during camp. Tim Hightower continues to impress (TD while running with the first team) and even Steve Baylark had a good TD run while taking reps with the second team. Fitz made an acrobatic catch to end the session and Matt Leinart looked very sharp.
First Depth Chart Released: The team has released the first depth chart of the season but before anyone gets too excited, it's very vanilla. It's basically last year's depth chart with the rookies added to the bottom.
The next three days will include four practices (although Wednesday's is just a walk through) but the real salvation will come Thursday night when the Cardinals take the field against the Saints on national TV. I for one can not wait to see this team during a real game situation against an actual opponent.