Arizona Cardinals training camp stock: One up, one down

(Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) Greg Dortch
(Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) Greg Dortch /

The Arizona Cardinals’ on-the-field news has been much slower than their off-the-field stories.

When it comes to figuring out who is impressing and disappointing in the 2022 rendition of the Arizona Cardinals, one doesn’t find a whole lot of news. The roster pretty much seems to be set, minus a few deeper position battles going on.

That’s why there has been limited news about those making a role for themselves and those who are headed down a slippery slope. Let’s get to the player whose stock is falling so far:

Arizona Cardinals are still expecting more from Marco Wilson

Wilson was the second person in Arizona Cardinals history to get the “Byron Murphy” treatment when Robert Alford went down with an injury. Wilson did the best he could, but an injury late in the season caused even further problems for the Cardinals.

Now that Wilson is sitting out due to a groin injury, the Cardinals have to send replacements up to play as starters. Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury also didn’t give the most raving update about Wilson either:

"“We want him to step up and be an every-down starter but we’ll see,” head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday."

Wilson could be in danger of not only missing time but also falling further on the depth chart.

Greg Dortch is surprising the Arizona Cardinals, coaching staff.

When Greg Dortch made his debut for the Cardinals last season, no one thought he would have much of a shot at the wide receiver depth chart. Dortch only had three catches for 15 yards last year.

But that’s what makes the NFL great; anyone can step up at any time and make their case. Dortch has been seeing making plays deep downfield and could be one of Kingsbury’s guys to make the roster long-term (Antoine Wesley is another candidate, but his injury could result in him missing a ton of time).

There’s still a lot left of August and the Dog Days of Summer, so anything can happen. But these are the two Arizona Cardinals who have stood out since training camp began.

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