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Arizona Cardinals training camp updates: Lots of injuries, day off for Stanton, more

What should you know from Wednesday's practice?

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday was an eventful practice, as we got the news of Michael Floyd's hand injury. What else happened? Here is your training camp recap:

A day of for Drew

Quarterback Drew Stanton got the day off from practice after Carson Palmer had his day off on Tuesday. Everyone gets Thursday off, so no practice today. Logan Thomas again ran the second team. It would appear that the two guys behind him still are behind him because they are not even rotating with him. Meanwhile, Phillip Sims and Chandler Harnish are rotating most days. After Sims got the third team reps on Tuesday with Palmer out, it was Harnish who did with Stanton out.

Walking wounded

There were 13 players out with injuries on Wednesday, including Jermaine Gresham, who is not hurt, per se, but is getting back into football shape after offseason back surgery. According to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss' count, there are six hamstring injuries, three knee injuries, one foot injury, a hip injury, an ankle injury and Gresham.

During practice, Floyd left with the hand injury that will sideline him about a month. Then there was perhaps the more serious, but less significant injury. Guard John Fullington, wearing the unlucky number 75, was carted off the field. It could be the worst injury of camp so far, but it will not likely impact the team so much because it was highly unlikely he was going to make the team.

First round pick D.J. Humphries will be out a couple of days or up to a week with his knee injury. It was a hyperextension after falling on the field. It is not serious. Guard Earl Watford was wearing a walking boot.

Other notes:

I was not there, but rookie Markus Golden got some first team reps with Alex Okafor. The team has mostly been using Lorenzo Alexander in base formations, but in passing sets, the other side is wide open -- LaMarr Woodley has gotten some looks and Golden. This will continue to be a position to watch.

With Floyd out, the top three receivers were Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and Jaron Brown.

It isn't really anything to get excited about, but Glenn Carson and Josh Mauro were getting some work in long snapping. Carson also did this last offseason. This isn't to say they are trying to replace Mike Leach. We have seen what happens when a team's long snapper gets hurt. Remember that game the Raiders had on Monday Night Football? It was ugly. You have to have some guys to be able to do it on the roster.

Bruce Arians had positive things to say about Rodney Gunter and pointed out Jaron Brown had been taking steps backward before his big catch.

Carson Palmer doesn't like taking days off when there is practice and he was not worried at all about when he went down on Monday.


No practice today. I'll have a practice recap on Saturday morning and then I will be back at camp Saturday.