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Arizona Cardinals could practice in San Diego for part of training camp

A mix of practicing against another team and the Guns N' Roses concert factor in.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals could be taking training camp to San Diego this year. No, it would not be a permanent thing. Head coach Bruce Arians suggested the team might practice in San Diego the week leading up to their second preseason game, when they will play the San Diego Chargers on the road.

As noted on, Arians has always liked the idea practicing against another team during training camp. Players get tired of practicing against themselves. The Cardinals have done this in the past. When Ken Whisenhunt was head coach, they practiced against the Titans one week in training camp one year.

The team will have to be away from University of Phoenix Stadium anyway at least for a day that week.

After the Cardinals open the preseason at home against the Oakland Raiders on Friday August 12, there will be a Guns N' Roses concert on August 15. Assuming they can work something out in California, it would be the perfect opportunity to get some work in against another team.

Assuming those practices are also open like the Cardinals have open practices during training camp, it might be the perfect reason to take a week-long vacation in San Diego in August -- see practices, go to the beach and watch the preseason game there.