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Arizona Cardinals among 'losers of mini-camp'

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

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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?