Quick Hits With The Arizona Cardinals – 5/10 Edition


Here is another Sunday edition of Quick Hits. Check out the latest news about your Arizona Cardinals.

Rodney Gunter worth the work for the Arizona CardinalsDarren Urban of AZCardinals.com

"The NFL world was surprised even as the Cardinals heard from another team telling them it would have drafted Gunter in the fourth round if the Cardinals had not.Gunter is raw, Buckner said, but he has a lot of the defensive tools that coaches usually have to teach young players. With his size and athleticism, the Cards are convinced he’s got a chance to be a very good 3-4 defensive end. It just took a little more work to get him to Arizona in the first place."

Arizona Cardinals drafting RB should help Andre EllingtonKent Somers of azcentral.com

"Ellington felt the opposite of threatened when the Cardinals drafted running back David Johnson in the third round last week. If Johnson, from Northern Iowa, is what the Cardinals think he is, he will lighten Ellington’s load.Ellington is already feeling as if a weight has been lifted, and he hasn’t even practiced with Johnson."

Former ASU Sun Devil Taylor Kelly gets chance with Arizona CardinalsCraig Grialou of Arizona Sports

"The connection was hard not to make: A young quarterback from Idaho who played his college ball at Arizona State now wearing No. 16 for the local NFL team.“He kind of reminds me of Jake (Plummer) in that number,” Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said, referring to Taylor Kelly.Four months removed from throwing his final pass as a Sun Devil — a four-yard touchdown strike to Demario Richard for the game-winning score in the Sun Bowl –Kelly arrived at Cardinals headquarters for rookie mini-camp."

Draftee Riddick says he is ‘athletic enough’ to switch positionsAndrew Gilstrap of Arizona Sports

"Even if there are any doubts about Riddick’s ability to move to the linebacking unit, the fifth-round draftee doesn’t seem concerned about the task ahead.“It’s not that big of a deal,” he told reporters during Cardinals rookie minicamp Friday in Tempe. “It’s just something different that I’ve just got to keep practicing. You know, the more practices you get, the better you’re going to get with things. So, it’s just more reps and more practice with it.“I’ll be all right. I’m athletic enough to do it, so I’ve just got to keep practicing with it.”Riddick stands 6-foot-6 and 242 pounds. At his school’s pro day, he ran 40-yard dash times of 4.65 and 4.67 seconds."