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Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Update

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The big news from yesterday was the release of veteran running back Marcel Shipp and we'll take a look back at his seven year career with the Cardinals later today. The Cardinals did make some other news though so here's a quick overview:

Not Playing on Thursday: We found out that Boldin won't play in the preseason opener, which wasn't a big surprise considering that he hasn't practiced in a week and a half. It was a mild surprise that Doucet also won't be suiting up because of his gimpy hamstring. Neither of the injuries are considered very serious but there's not much point in rushing guys back for an early preseason game. There is no word yet on how much other starters will play, although Matt Leinart did say that he expect to play a series or two.

Another Offensive Lineman Goes Down: Another practice and another offensive lineman carted off the field as Cartlon Medder injured his left elbow. Medder had been running with the second team at left guard, but Coach Whisenhunt did say that he doesn't think the injury is serious. There is some hope that he'll be able to return to the practice field soon even if he has to wear a protective brace. Peter Clifford, who had been practicing at left tackle, moved into Medder's spot and newly acquired Kelly Butler took over at left tackle.

Rookies Changing Numbers: A couple of rookies are swapping numbers before the preseason gets underway. Fourth round pick, Kenny Iwebema  traded in #79 for #91 with newcomer Jasper Harvey taking #79. Undrafted rookie, Ali Highsmith traded in #37 for #95.

Newest Cardinal: The player who took Marcel Shipp's roster spot is Jasper Harvey. Harvey was undrafted out of San Diego State in 2006 and was signed by the Washington Redskins. He spent the next two seasons split between the Redskins and Eagles' practice squads. Harvey was a three year starter for the Aztecs, although he did have to sit out a season (2004) for a campus hazing incident. He was a very good pass blocker at SD State and didn't allow a single sack in 2003 in 502 passing plays. He played for the Orlando Predators of the AFL in 2007 where he started at center for the entire year. Most of his experience has been at center but he's got the ability to compete at both guard and center.