Arizona Cardinals wrapping up rookie mini-camp
The Arizona Cardinals are wrapping up their three day rookie mini-camp on Sunday
After Sunday, the next scheduled offseason activity for the Arizona Cardinals is the first round of OTA’s. OTA’s are “voluntary” and start a week from Monday on May 20th.
Although they are voluntary, it would really behoove any player to show up and participate. The NFLPA bargained for the voluntary status and if they don’t participate, there are no “official” repercussions.
There has already been rumblings of whether Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson will show or not. We’ve already talked about trade possibilities for him at this point.
It is still hard to imagine, even if Peterson were to skip any of the OTA’s, they would allow him to be traded for anything but a huge haul in return. It could all be posturing on his end as well, we just don’t really know at this point.
As for the rookies, quarterback Kyler Murray got off to a good start on the field on Friday. Defensive end Zach Allen was also said to be impressive.
It will be interesting to see if any of the undrafted free agents camp invites make it past this weekend and stick around longer for the three rounds of OTA’s. The team is consistently making updates to the roster.
The Cardinals made nine roster transactions a couple of days ago. They just as easily could do the same this week in between team activities. There were 28 players invited for tryouts.
As a reminder, many of these guys aren’t just trying out for the Cardinals but for the other teams as well. If a certain player performs well but there just isn’t space for him here, there are other teams paying attention.
For now, we continue to look forward to the OTA’s and then the team mini camp in June before breaking for the summer until training camp starts in July. These are exciting times.