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Arizona Cardinals insider access: Quick hitters from Wednesday media access

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Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians addressed the media Wednesday afternoon and then the media had player access before practice. Here are some of the highlights from the press room and the locker room.

  • Calais Campbell, Glenn Carson, Paul Fanaika and Troy Niklas did not practice. Everyone else was on a limited basis.
  • Quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton did some early throwing in the open part of practice. Palmer threw at about 35-40 percent on Tuesday and felt good. He intended on ramping it up a bit each day. Stanton was cleared to throw and to do some physical activity. He was part of the early QB footwork and throwing drills.
  • Arians said the team simply has not been running the ball enough, which is why there have been few carries for anyone but Andre Ellington.
  • Calais Campbell has not heard from Julius Thomas and was disappointed he didn't, but he has moved on.
  • Logan Thomas was set to get all the first team reps in practice.
  • Arians called the Washington Redskins a "big, physical football team" with a "formidable defense." He said they would need a lot of help from the crowd.
  • Lorenzo Alexander is excited about playing against his former team. He holds no hard feelings for not being re-signed and doesn't view this game as any bigger other than for bragging rights. He compared it to playing against your brothers. You want to win.
  • Carson Palmer is tired of talking about his shoulder and gave many of the same answers. There hasn't been real progress and he just wants to keep working and increasing his workload. He said he will probably head back out to Denver for more treatment on Friday.
  • Arians expects teams to go after Antonio Cromartie after the success Demaryius Thomas had against him. Arians said that will continue "until you put out the fire." He did indicate that Denver simply "outran man coverage" and with no pass rush, the result was what it was.
  • Arians indicated the team will first formulate a game plan to beat Washington and then work with whoever the quarterback is to execute it.
More will come later once I get through the audio. More stories are to come.