Arizona Cardinals Start Strength and Conditioning Today


This is the first of off-season workouts allowed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement

They may be voluntary, it may be just strength and conditioning but for the Arizona Cardinals it is significant because it means players back in the building to start working towards the 2015 season.  Players are allowed back at the team facility Monday to begin strength and conditioning.

The only coaches allowed to attend these voluntary workouts are the strength and conditioning coaches.  The workout is deemed as voluntary, however there are a number of players who have bonus money tied into participation in these voluntary workouts.

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The rest of the coaching staff will be allowed back on the field with players in a couple of weeks on May 4th.  Rookie camp takes place several days later on May 8th.  The 2015 NFL Draft will take place at the end of next week starting April 30th and running through May 2nd.

We will keep on top of any news that comes out of the Cardinals on Monday.  We do know they will be having a press conference with former Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson to make an announcement of some sort.  Most of the speculation is that he will officially announce his retirement but there could be a couple of other reasons such as an addition into the Ring of Honor or coming back to the team in some capacity.

It will be good to have the players back getting ready.  It’s been three and a half months since the Cardinals were on the field in the playoffs and lost to the Carolina Panthers.  It is time to start erasing that memory and start anew.  There has been no word on who or who will not be participating on Monday.

One guy who will not be participating in his team’s workout tomorrow will be the Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson.  He is unhappy with the Vikings and wants to be traded.  Of course the Cardinals have been knee deep in speculation for his services but rumors have started to swirl that it might take an arm and a leg to get Peterson.  Either way, we’re happy to see current Cardinals on the field this week.

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