Arizona Cardinals finally announce training camp
The Arizona Cardinals waited three weeks longer this year to make the official announcement
It seems the training camp announcement wait was worth it. The Arizona Cardinals officially announced the dates and times of their training camp schedule.
There are going to be 14 open practices. Last year there were only nine and the delayed announcement left some wondering if there would be any open practices at all this year.
Mystery solved. The team reports to camp in Glendale one month from today on Wednesday July 24th. The first practice will take place the afternoon of Thursday July 25th at State Farm Stadium. It was earlier believed the first practice would be a few days later.
The first practice will be an afternoon affair from 3:30-5:30 p.m. That entire first weekend will have open practices. Friday July 26th is from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday July 27th is again 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Sunday July 28th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The usually much anticipated Red-White practice will be Saturday August 3rd from 1:30-4:00 p.m. The Cardinals will have two home games during the preseason. The first on Thursday August 8th against the Los Angeles Chargers at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday August 15th against the Oakland Raiders at 5:00 p.m.
The last open practice of training camp will be two days after the Cardinals game against the Raiders on Saturday August 17th. That practice will take place from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
It was reported that new head coach Kliff Kingsbury wanted to keep the offense a secret, so naturally there was speculation that training camp could be a whole lot different when it came to fans being able to watch. It is great news that didn’t turn out to be the case.
Now we just have to wait one more month for it to all get started. The rookies will have to report a little earlier however, as they begin their camp on Wednesday July 17th.