Another Arizona Cardinals training camp is in the books
The Arizona Cardinals completed their almost four-week training camp at State Farm Stadium on Sunday. The camp was their seventh in Glendale since moving it back from Flagstaff.
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury ended camp by talking to the team and letting them know the last practice (which was closed to the public) was “crisp”. The team now gets a day off on Monday before resuming practice in Tempe on Tuesday morning.
The team travels to face the Minnesota Vikings next Saturday morning at 10:00 am Arizona time. Look for starting quarterback Kyler Murray to play most if not all of the first half.
The most exciting thing about the end of camp for the players? Well, if you see in this posted video on Twitter from the team, it was the ice cream cornerback Patrick Peterson brought for everyone.
Although the last two preseason games can still bring injury, the Cardinals managed for the most part to avoid a major injury….for the most part. We still don’t know how long cornerback Robert Alford will be out.
Alford missed Thursday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders and many were left wondering why. He injured his leg during the week in practice. Reports are he could miss a couple of months all the way up to missing the entire season.
Either way, it isn’t good news for the Cardinals secondary, especially since Patrick Peterson will miss the first six weeks of the season. Don’t be surprised to see the Cardinals scour the waiver wire over the next two weeks to find another corner.
That said, offensive lineman Justin Pugh missed time and may not play in the preseason but is not expected to miss any regular season time. Whether offensive lineman Max Garcia does or not remains to be seen. He’s currently on the PUP list.
For now, the Cardinals get their Monday off and then start preparing for Saturday’s game as if it was the regular season, as Kingsbury called it, a mock prep week.