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Stock up, stock down from the Arizona Cardinals first weekend of training camp

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There have been four practices, two in pads and not everyone has participated.

Yet, through four practices we can look at some of what has happened and give you a stock up, stock down report.

Let’s get to it.

Stock Up

KeeSean Johnson - Buzz within is greater than the oohs and ahhs that the other rookies are drawing from the crowd, but no one has started out better. Johnson has a real shot to be a consistent contributor in year one.

Andy Isabella - While Johnson has been all steak, Isabella is definitely the sizzle. He’s a dynamic player off the line of scrimmage and when he gets the ball in his hands.

J.R. Sweezy - Mean, nasty and working well within the new system. From someone I trust that’s been at every practice thus far: Sweezy been good. Pugh/Shipley have been meh. DJ has his ups and down.

Dennis Gardeck: It’s only been two days, but Gardeck will have every opportunity to keep Haason Reddick off the field. He’s done a nice job thus far.

Darius Philon - Much is expected of the one big offseason acquisition along the defense and he’s been consistently causing problems for the offense.

Kyler Murray - Last but not least. Meeting the expectations will be hard simply because they keep getting raised. Except he keeps meeting and exceeding them.

Fitz, David Johnson, Christian Kirk, Corey Peters, Patrick Peterson, guys that we expect big things from have all performed at or above those expectations.

In fact, there have not been much in the way of stock down except for three players we have been waiting to see something from.

Stock Down

Haason Reddick - Not his fault, but the injury which will likely cost him the rest of training camp is just another in a myriad of setback’s the third year player has dealt with in his career.

Chad Williams - Where are you, Chad?

Brandon Williams - While the rest of the secondary fights for their chance to prove themselves while Patrick Peterson is out, Williams is still working his way back, as he currently sits on the PUP with a back issue.

The stock down is simply because these three are not competing in a training camp that is really all about competition. It’s about getting a new shot or a last shot to prove yourself.

Injuries are hard to predict and harder to overcome, but this isn’t about negative plays, this is just about losing a battle because you can’t compete right now.