The final week of OTAs has begun. The media got to talk to Bruce Arians and the players. That means a lot of content. Here it is:
Cardinals Blogs | Depth spills on two fields (and other OTA notes)
The Cardinals opened the final week of OTAs Monday (the mandatory minicamp is next week, and then the players are off until training camp.) Nothing eventful, although the rising temperatures played into some mistakes late, coach Bruce Arians said. Some tidbits from the day:
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For the second straight week, A.Q. Shipley started the week of Cardinals OTA practices as the first-team center.
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says that first-round pick D.J. Humphries is steadily maturing and developing in OTAs.
Shaquille Riddick sat out Monday's practice -- the third straight week he's missed at least the Cardinals' opening practice with a hamstring injury.
With just seven practices left, including minicamp, this week is as important as any for the 24 rookies who are vying for a place on the roster.
"It was a very frustrating season," he said. "It's hard to get an explanation for why some of these injuries happened, but I'm not too worried about it. I'm just worried about staying healthy and getting out on the field. I'm not looking back at last year."
There's no better sign of a healthy (ier) quarterback than a bit of variation and speed on offense.
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The Seahawks' development of their cornerback fundamentals are more intricate and detail-oriented than other places, says Cary Williams.
Aldon Smith's name has been popping up recently, and it's been good. How will he do this season?
The San Francisco 49ers rolled the dice on a potential play-maker in Jerome Simpson. He has had some off-the-field troubles, but hopefully he can mature and pay out big.
The San Francisco 49ers paid out $200,000 to Aldon Smith on Monday. It is part of his restructured deal.
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