Rondale Moore shines at Arizona Cardinals training camp

(Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) Rondale Moore
(Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) Rondale Moore /

Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Rondale Moore has had some impressive moments during the team’s training camp this summer.

The Arizona Cardinals have a pretty full receiver room at training camp. Of course, that doesn’t include free agent Larry Fitzgerald, who still hasn’t decided if he will be returning or retiring yet.

However, if practice on Saturday at Cardinals camp is any indication, the future certainly looks bright at the position. Rookie receiver Rondale Moore out of Purdue had a very nice day.

Moore, who was limited to just three games in 2020 and four in 2021, had himself a fantastic season in 2018 when he showed the potential he could have at the next level. In 2018 he had 114 receptions and 12 touchdowns.

Arizona Cardinals rookie Rondale Moore impresses during Saturday’s practice

In Saturday’s practice, one that opened with team president Michael Bidwill and head coach Kliff Kingsbury addressing the crowd before the start of practice to welcome fans back this season, Moore made several really nice catches and moves.

One catch, in particular, was made looking over his right shoulder in traffic along the left sidelines. That drew a huge wow from the crowd. Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray also connected with him on a beautiful touchdown pass down the right hash marks.

The Cardinals currently have 12 receivers in camp. Of those 12, four of them are currently in Covid protocols, including KeeSean Johnson and Andy Isabella.

Moore figures to be in the mix for the number three or four receiver. A.J. Green, who signed in the offseason as a free agent from the Cincinnati Bengals, also had a nice practice on Saturday.

If Fitz doesn’t return, Green figures to be the No. 2 receiver behind DeAndre Hopkins.  Also still in the mix is Christian Kirk. There are fans that wish he wasn’t still around. However, he should get another season on the roster. It will be make or break for him this year.

A lot of the receivers’ performances, of course, hinge on the quarterback as well.  Murray will need to continue to improve on his reads and make accurate throws. Colt McCoy looks to be the most competent backup Murray has had since he was drafted two years ago.

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There is a lot of training camp left, so let’s see what happens. The Cardinals’ next practice open to the public is on Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.