It is the final practice for the Arizona Cardinals before they open the 2018 preseason and there is plenty to digest.
Let's get to it.
Chad Williams is back
WR Chad Williams (knee) back on the practice field today for the Arizona Cardinals.— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) August 9, 2018
After missing two practices, second year wide receiver Chad Williams is back in the mix. He's had a nice camp thus far, but none of it matters if he's in the sidelines with an injury.
Knee tendinitis is no joke, so it'll be something to watch moving forward...
Robert Nkemdiche exits practice early
Wilks: Nkemdiche left practice early due tendinitis in the knee, he’s fine; Bucannon (knee), Bynes (neck) hope to be back “one day next week”#CardsCamp— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) August 9, 2018
Steve Wilks isn't worried about Nkemdiche's knee, but tendinitis to a big man, whose game is predicated on explosiveness and change of direction is always a bit of a concern. Nkemdiche has been the best defensive player in camp so far, that's the good part.
Let's hope the knee thing is just from a physical training camp.
All four quarterbacks will play Saturday
All four quarterbacks will play on Saturday vs. Chargers, Steve Wilks said.— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) August 9, 2018
An important game for Sam Bradford in just getting back to live action. I'd be shocked if he was in for more than a series.
From there, nothing else matters but Josh Rosen's work.
If he's bad, it's just the preseason.
If he's good, it's just the preseason.
However, you'd much prefer to be termpering expectations than justifying poor play.
That's it for this week at camp.
The Cardinals will be without 2/3 of their starting linebacker group, but that's alright, the backups need work. A lot of work.
We'll start our coverage for the preseason tomorrow morning.