The Arizona Cardinals just finished OTA’s with just three more days of work before breaking for the summer
It goes by quick at times it seems. For the Arizona Cardinals, they completed OTA’s this past week and now have one mini-camp remaining this upcoming week.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday the Cardinals will hold their mandatory mini-camp before taking off until training camp. Training camp starts next month on July 27th in Glendale at University of Phoenix Stadium.
For the most part, the Cardinals have stayed away from injury. However, there was some rumor going around regarding running back David Johnson.
Coach Steve Wilks would not address it but reporters said they saw Johnson standing on the sidelines of OTA’s looking just fine. It will be interesting if we get any more out of Wilks or Johnson in the future on this.
The Cardinals have some players that will be coming off of injuries that ended their 2017 seasons prematurely. Guys like linebacker Markus Golden, Johnson, offensive lineman D.J. Humphries, all guys expected to make major contributions in 2018.
Hopefully the Cardinals can avoid any other injuries. They’ve also brought quarterback Sam Bradford along briskly. According to Kent Somers at azcentral.com though, the Cardinals may use him finally in 11-11 drills in mini-camp.
Certainly I don’t see it as a big deal at this point that Bradford has not done any 11-11 drills, especially since guys like Josh Rosen and Mike Glennon are. Those are two guys I worry more about getting up to speed.
Wilks has said Bradford is his starter at this point. Unless he gets injured, again, I don’t see that changing before the regular season. Expect to see a lot of Rosen and Glennon in the preseason though.
Hopefully these guys will come in camp fresh and ready to go. You can’t win or lose a championship in training camp for sure, however it goes a long way in creating a mindset and routine.