Quick Hits With The Arizona Cardinals – 5/9 Edition


Saturday has arrived folks. Whatever you decide to do today, make it a great day. Here is your latest news surrounding the Arizona Cardinals.

Darryl Sharpton visted with the Arizona CardinalsVince Marotta of Arizona Sports

"Sharpton, 27, spent the 2014 season with the Chicago Bears, playing in five games (two starts), registering 15 total tackles.He had signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins in March of 2014, but was placed on injured reserve in training camp.The former Miami Hurricane was originally a fourth-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2010 and spent four seasons with the club. His best season came in 2013, when he played in 15 games, starting eight, and racking up 55 total tackles and two forced fumbles."

Arizona Cardinals Rookie D.J. Humphries satisfied with first dayKyle Odegard of AZCardinals.com

"Humphries wants to play immediately, and he was soaking in the individualized instruction from assistant offensive line coach Larry Zierlein on Friday. There will be a learning curve as Humphries adapts to both the new position and the NFL, and he appreciates all the help he can get.“As soon as I turn around, we’ll make eye contact and he’ll tell me if I did it right, or he’ll tell me high leg, or get out of your stance faster,” Humphries said. “It worked perfectly. That’s how I’m used to being coached. As soon as I get done with something, I need to know, ‘Is that exactly how he wants it done or do I need to tweak something?’”"

Arizona Cardinals free agent tight end possibilitiesM. Jussin of Sports World Report

"According to Pro Football Talk, Carlson is set to retire after playing 12 games for the Cardinals last season, leaving a void at tight end in Arizona. The Cardinals may look at free agents on the market heading into offseason workouts, with players like Jermaine Gresham and Zach Miller as options according to Charles Robinson at Yahoo Sports. Gresham is coming off of back surgery, but he is expected to be ready by training camp. Carlson has 210 career receptions and he previously played with the Vikings and Seahawks."

UDFA Mike Orakpo has upside for the CardinalsDan Schmelzer of NFL Spin Zone

"After the debacle at Colorado State, Orakpo transferred to Texas State where he turned his career around for the better. Orakpo became a force at middle linebacker for Texas State in 2013, when he totaled 71 tackles, and a team-leading 4.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss. Unfortunately, just two games into his senior season at Texas State, Orakpo suffered a major knee injury (torn ACL and MCL) that ended his college career.Orakpo did not compete at the combine because of his injury, but he did workout for scouts at Texas State’s Pro Day only six months after his surgery. His numbers may not appear to be overly impressive (4.80 40-yard dash, 29 225 pound bench press reps, 9’10” broad jump and 4.44 shuttle), but considering the workout was only six months after major knee surgery, I find them extremely impressive."