The Arizona Cardinals returned to practice on Friday after a day off. As I have done for each practice I have not attended, here is a morning recap. Today, the Red and White practice, I will attend and will have my observations in the evening.
So what happened on Friday?
Sendlein back, but not a starter
Center Lyle Sendlein re-signed with the team, but did not jump into the starting role. A.Q. Shipley still held that role. Sendlein ran drills as the second team center and Ted Larsen, previously the backup, shifted over to guard. It was Anthony Steen, though, who ran with the second team in 11-on-11 drills, again with Larsen at guard. But Sendlein got first team reps in 7-on-7 play.
As it would appear, he is behind Shipley on the depth chart, but the team wanted to get him reps all while getting him into football shape -- thus no 11-on-11 on Friday. It would also appear that Larsen is done at center for camp.
A two-point return!
On a two-point conversion attempt, Kerwynn Williams fumbled the handoff and Calais Campbell picked it up and ran with it. He lateraled it to Tyrann Mathieu, who ran it in for what would have been a two-point return. Of course, there was a question as to whether the lateral was a legal one.
Kerwynn Williams praise and then problems
Bruce Arians praises Williams' play in the morning media session and said he is clear No. 2 right now behind Andre Ellington. However, after fumbling twice in practice, once because of a miscommunication on a handoff, he was yanked from practice.
Gresham and Niklas getting closer
On Friday, tight ends Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas got some work in during practice. They worked in team drills and then did work on the side.
Tight ends stand out
Ifeanyi Momah caught a touchdown pass and had other nice catches, and Darren Fells also had a long TD catch.
If anyone got hurt, no one noticed. Finally.
Images from practice