Quick Hits With The Arizona Cardinals – 5/12 Edition
Good morning Zona nation! Check out the latest headlines this morning for your Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals sign three players after tryout – Adam Green of Arizona Sports
"Along with Sims, the Cardinals signed two others who were in Tempe for a tryout in safeties Harold Jones-Quartey and Brandon Person.The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Jones-Quartey played his college football at Division II Findlay, where he was a two-time all-conference selection and honorable mention All-American as a senior. He recorded a career-best 105 tackles in 2014.Person racked up 246 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, eight interceptions and six forced fumbles in three years at Division II Tiffin. He has good size at 6-foot-0 and 220-pounds, and was a three-time honorable mention all-conference selection."
Former Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely believes Brady is innocent – by Arizona Sports
"So much so, that Feely believes the punishment will ultimately be overturned, which could have crippling ramifications for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Of course, this is all provided that the Patriots and owner Robert Kraft are granted neutral arbitration with their appeal.“If you get a neutral arbiter, that’s going to be the whole key in this situation and it goes beyond Tom Brady and it goes beyond the Patriots,” Feely said. “If [Robert Kraft] is able to get neutral arbitration, and that neutral arbiter looks at that evidence — or the lack of evidence — and in any way makes a decision that is different from Roger Goodell, Roger Goodell could end up losing his job over this."
Work ethic not a problem for David Johnson – Kyle Odegard of AZCardinals.com
"Over the past five years, Johnson’s star steadily rose at Northern Iowa, from redshirt to backup to record-breaking running back. But no matter how well he performed in a given season, every summer remained the same. Johnson woke up at 5:30 a.m. each weekday for a maintenance job which lasted until 2:30 p.m., and followed that with several hours of football training. It was a rarity for Johnson to see six hours of sleep a night.“In the summer a lot of people are on vacation,” Johnson said, “but I had to do a job and work out. It definitely taught me not everything’s given. You’ve got to work for everything.”"
D.J. Humphries throws first pitch at D-Backs game – by Arizona Sports
"Humphries floated the ball pretty high and delivered it a little low to D-backs catcher Jordan Pacheco, but, hey, he’s not a quarterback or anything; he’s just supposed to block for one.“It was awesome,” the 6-foot-5 offensive lineman said of the first-pitch experience. “It was a lot less pressure once I got on the mound. I got to practice downstairs, to be honest, so I got pretty comfortable.”Humphries admitted he was cut from every little league team he tried out for."