Arizona Cardinals: Receivers need big game against Bears
The Arizona Cardinals receivers have made news this past week and for all the wrong reasons
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians called out the receivers this past week, saying that he only had two NFL-quality receivers on his roster. He said he didn’t know why he said 12 earlier in the offseason.
The fact is it was a ploy to get his receivers going. On Friday however, the Cardinals sent a message, get the job done or ship out. They released receiver Marques Bundy.
Now Bundy may have already been on the hot seat anyway. He got into some off-field trouble in the offseason. That one strike wasn’t helping his cause.
With John Brown unable to practice and is unlikely to play again on Saturday evening against the Chicago Bears, that continues to leave the Cardinals short handed in finding their top receivers.
When asked, Arians said only Larry Fitzgerald and Jaron Brown were getting the job done in camp so far. Remember, Brown is coming off of a torn ACL back at the end of October. To see him on the field now is truly amazing.
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If he is currently the number two, then maybe the Cardinals do have a real issue here. Aaron Dobson has also been hurt and right now is likely on the outside looking in as far as a roster spot goes.
Not sure what Arians is seeing in practice but in each of the first two games, Brittan Golden has looked good. J.J. Nelson needs to step up though as well.
The Cardinals promised to be watching the waiver wires. I fully expect the Cardinals to add another receiver or two and drop a couple they currently have to keep the competition fresh.
The game against the Bears on Saturday likely goes a long way in determining the near future of these receivers. Its a shame we can’t get at least a brief look at John Brown. We can only hope he will be ready for the start of the regular season.