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Arizona Cardinals rookie WR reportedly shot in hometown

The initial report is he will be okay.

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Arizona Cardinals receiver Damond Powell was involved in a shooting, reported Toledo's Fox 19 on Friday. According to the story, Powell was in his old neighborhood in West Toledo and was the victim of the shooting.

The initial report stated the bullet grazed his face and he would be okay, but the report has since been edited to say Powell's condition is unknown.

Powell was one of 14 undrafted rookies the Arizona Cardinals signed right after this year's NFL Draft.

Powell (5-11, 180) played his final two collegiate seasons with the Iowa Hawkeyes after starting his career at Snow Community College in Utah. At Iowa, Powell played in all 26 games and had 31 receptions for 608 yards (19.6-yard avg.) and five touchdowns to go along with three carries for 23 yards. As a sophomore at junior college, Powell had 41 receptions for 1,231 yards and 14 touchdowns to lead the nation in yards per reception (30.0) while receiving honorable mention All-American accolades.

Here's to hoping the initial report of only being grazed is correct and, if it is more than that, he recovers quickly.

He is set to report this next week to training camp. The Arizona Cardinals open camp on July 31.