With the off-season upon us the Arizona Cardinals are entering into a truly new era, as the rookies join the veterans and the team is together for the first time in the Kliff Kingsbury era.
Well, most of the team.
On the day voluntary offseason workouts begin, the Arizona Cardinals were missing a number of key veterans.
No Fitz, Suggs or Pat P at this voluntary practice— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) May 20, 2019
Joining the much maligned Patrick Peterson with some time away from football are veterans Larry Fitzgerald and Terrell Suggs, and likely paternity leave candidate David Johnson.
David Johnson also not here. His wife Meghan gave birth to a girl last week— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) May 20, 2019
Obviously it’s less than ideal to have any players missing, but it’s not uncommon.
Especially because of the date changes that happened when the Cardinals decided to push everything back a week in April. Outside of Johnson, I’m guessing a lot of plans were in place already.
It’s not overly concerning, but it would be nice to have some of the top vets there to set the tone.
All in all, no harm, no foul.