With the bye week here for the Arizona Cardinals, there has been the lingering question about guard Jonathan Cooper. Will he get a shot to win his starting job back during the bye week?
According to head coach Bruce Arians, no.
With previous head coach Ken Whisenhunt, the team would many times use the bye week for competitive work in practice, giving players the opportunity to move up the depth chart.
Arians indicated on Monday the team would use this week to get young guys some quality reps in practice for depth purposes. He named quarterback Logan Thomas, Cooper, guard Earl Watford and defensive lineman Ed Stinson.
Apparently the team is okay with the play of Ted Larsen at left guard. The eye test tells us he is the weakest link in the Cardinals line so far.
Darren Urban gave his thoughts on making the move back to Cooper, "Ted Larsen did have a couple of penalties Sunday, but no, I don't see a change coming. You are 3-0 and the line played well. Why change?"
Unless there is an injury on the line, it appears that Year 2 for Cooper will not be spent on the field.