Arizona Cardinals: Mini camp wrap-up
The Arizona Cardinals offseason is complete with next stop bring training camp in July
If you were tired of the offseason, well you have your wish, it has ended for the Arizona Cardinals. Now, the hard part of waiting until the start of training camp begins.
For the most part the Cardinals came out of mini-camp this past week unscathed. Only one injury to defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche.
The Cardinals skill players are all healthy, save for a rehabbing receiver in Jaron Brown. The most important thing is the Cardinals will be going into training camp in July with a healthy starting quarterback in Carson Palmer and starting running back in David Johnson.
One of the biggest questions that remain headed into camp is what about the cornerback position. Many still view that as the weakest position on the roster.
Coach Bruce Arians told arizonasports.com that he was excited that cornerback Justin Bethel was able to practice and is healthy. For him, that could be huge for the team and himself.
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Last December Arians called Bethel a “failure in progress”. It sounds like as if he is at least back to a work in progress status. Hopefully Bethel can continue his improvement. It is likely now or bust for Bethel.
Another position the Cardinals will watch carefully will be receiver. With Jaron Brown maybe not ready for the season opener, they still have a number of guys on the roster now that could make the final 53-man cut in September.
There are 13 receivers on the roster now. No more than six will make this team. Guys like Aaron Dobson, Jeremy Ross, and Chris Hubert could be fighting for maybe one spot.
The Cardinals veterans are now off until the start of camp. The younger players will continue to get some practice time before getting some time off before camp.