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Cardinals Blogs | Friday before the Chiefs
The training camp of Palmer, Mathieu and hamstrings takes a brief break so the Cardinals can open the preseason Saturday night against the Chiefs. It figures to be what should always be expected in the first preseason game of the season — some good play, but also some stumbling out of the blocks.
Certainly nothing is set in stone for Johnson to become a Cardinal. But you figure that if the workout and physical go well, there would be a good chance Johnson signs with the Cardinals — because it makes little sense for Johnson to make the trip out to Arizona if the money end of negotations weren’t at least close, and that Johnson believes he could fit. We will see how it plays out.
Records released Thursday by the Tempe Police Department detail Arizona Cardinals player Bobby Massie’s DUI arrest Jan. 31, before the Super Bowl.
"I look at it like this," Weatherspoon said. "If (the injuries) didn’t happen, I wouldn’t be here. I feel I have a place here, so I’m looking forward to taking care of business here."
Points to watch Saturday night when Cardinals play the Chiefs in the first preseason game.
Having a second-team offensive line with nearly as much experience as the starters is rare, but that's what the Cardinals can boast about this summer.
Saturday's Cardinals preseason opener isn't just a tune-up for players. Coaches need practice, too.
Arizona's Tyrann Mathieu took Twitter to answer some fan questions. Here are some of the highlights:
"I’m very excited to see what we’ve been working on extremely hard," Peterson said. "(There’s) a lot of young guys that I’m excited to watch play come Saturday night. I think we have a lot of talent. It’s going to be a very, very close race to see who makes the team, because (there’s) talent and competition at every single position."
The Cardinals defense has been getting after the offense in training camp, but there’s two people linebacker Kevin Minter and his crew aren’t allowed to touch.
"J.J. (Nelson) looks like a different person," Palmer said. "In OTAs and minicamp, he was a typical rookie. I think (he was) probably a little bit nervous, trying to figure out where he fits in, (and) does he belong, that kind of negative self-talk. Now, he’s telling himself he’s the best (wide) receiver on the team. He’s playing like his 40-time."
"It’s another day at work; we’re trying to earn a job," Sims said. "A preseason game is just another opportunity for us to show another reason why we should be on this team, and showcase our talent to the whole rest of the NFL. You never know what your situation may be at the end of the preseason, so you want to put your best foot forward."
Terry McDonough has some high praise for Carson Palmer. McDonough says he wouldn't trade Palmer for anyone. McDonough also says he will be watching the young player on Saturday.
John Clayton says Chris Johnson doesn't want to make the minimum money that Arizona may be offering. Clayton predicts that Kam Chancellor will be in camp on Monday for the Seahawks.
Watch out, Pete!
Marcus Mariota didn't throw an interception in training camp, but he tossed one against the Falcons in the preseason opener on Friday.
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Collins unleashed a ferocious block in Dallas' first preseason game Thursday night, and reminded everyone why he was projected to be a top draft pick.
For players like Ryan Mallett and Montee Ball, 2015 could be a now-or-never season.
There's a difference between being hurt and injured, and Geno needs to learn it quick. If I were a NFL football player I would never get injured because I have to much pride.
Cam Newton and Russell Westbrook must shop together.
Because he's retired now, which ESPN's Adam Caplan apparently forgot.
Philip Rivers, the gift that keeps on giving.
The Texans made a small change to their depth chart, removing the "or" between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett in the starting spot. Meanwhile, the Jets are considering Matt Flynn and other veterans, and more news from around the league.
Rodgers, who has a well-known penchant for overinflated footballs, offered his support for Brady and the NFL quarterback brotherhood Thursday night.
EJ Manuel is behind Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor in the Bills' quarterback competition and continuing to lose ground.
Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor will battle it out in their first preseason game on Friday. Marcus Mariota will also make his debut for the Tennessee Titans.