Despite an easy light-hearted day at practice yesterday the Arizona Cardinals front office was busy making moves. Defensive end Jason Banks was sent to the injured reserve list ending his season (torn meniscus) and they signed undrafted rookie Alex Field, also a defensive end. Field (6-6, 267) was originally signed by the Giants but was cut before their training camp started. He started for one season at Virginia and managed 48 tackles and five sacks after spending most of his career backing up Chris Long. As for the other injured defensive end, Keilen Dykes, we've seen one report that he could be out up to four weeks. That would put him out through the rest of training camp and he'd be able to return about a week before the season opener against the Niners, although he hopes to return sooner.
In other injury news the small injuries are starting to pile up and the list of 'walking wounded' now includes two defensive ends (Keilen Dykes and Jason Banks), a couple of tight ends (Anthony Becht and Stephen Spach), a couple of receivers (Early Doucet and Sean Morey), a running back (Beanie Wells) , an outside linebacker (Chike Okeafor) and a fullback (Dan Kreider).
As for the actual practice yesterday, there isn't much to report. It was basically a glorified walk through with the guys not even wearing helmets. They will have two practices today and another one tomorrow morning before finally getting a day off on Sunday. When they come back on Monday it'll officially be a game week with the preseason opener on the horizon (at Pittsburgh on Thursday).