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07-24-2008, 11:09 AM
Thanks to a Thursday night preseason opener -- nationally televised game on ESPN Aug. 7 against the New Orleans Saints at University of Phoenix Stadium – the team heads north July 23. Players undergo timed conditioning tests on July 24, with two practices on July 25 – a Friday.

The Cards will have a pair of afternoon practices that opening weekend beginning at 3:05 each day.

Other highlights from the 30-practice camp include a pair of 7 p.m. night practices at Lumberjack Stadium on July 30 and Aug. 13 and the special “Red and White” Saturday practice at 11:15 a.m. Aug. 2 which will be preceded by an autograph session.

As usual, fans can get autographs throughout camp after practices as players come off the field.

The team will travel for its second and third preseason games, going to Kansas City for a game Aug. 16 and Oakland for a game Aug. 23. Camp breaks in Flagstaff after a morning practice Aug. 21, with preseason practices resuming in Tempe.

With inclement weather, the practices will move indoors to the Skydome, where RealGrass Matrix turf should allow the team full workouts rather than the forced walkthroughs in the past because of the old, cement-like artificial turf.


Date Practice Time
Friday, 7/25/08 9:05-10:30 AM
3:05-5:15 PM
Saturday, 7/26/08 3:05-5:15 PM
Sunday, 7/27/08 3:05-5:15 PM
Monday, 7/28/08 9:05-10:30 AM
3:05-5:15 PM
Tuesday, 7/29/08 3:05-5:15 PM
Wednesday, 7/30/08 9:05-10:30 AM
7:05-9:15 PM (Lumberjack Stadium)
Thursday, 7/31/08 3:05-5:15 PM
Friday, 8/1/07 9:05-10:30 AM
3:05-5:15 PM
Saturday, 8/2/08 11:15 AM-1:35 PM
Monday, 8/4/08 9:05-10:30 AM
3:05-5:15 PM
Tuesday, 8/5/08 3:05-5:15 PM
Wednesday, 8/6/08 9:00-10:00 (Walk Thru)
Sunday, 8/10/08 3:45-5:30 PM
Monday, 8/11/08 9:05-10:30 AM
3:05-5:15 PM
Tuesday, 8/12/08 3:05-5:15 PM
Wednesday, 8/13/08 9:05-10:30 AM
7:05-9:15 PM (Lumberjack Stadium)
Thursday, 8/14/08 3:05-5:15 PM
Friday, 8/15/08 9:00-10:00 AM (Walk Thru)
Monday, 8/18/08 3:05-5:15PM
Tuesday, 8/19/08 3:05-5:15 PM
Wednesday, 8/20/08 9:05-10:30 AM
3:05-5:15 PM
Thursday, 8/21/08 8:15-10:00 AM

07-24-2008, 11:15 AM
Cardinals Training Camp Roster

No Name Pos Height Weight Birthdate Exp College
27 Adams, Michael DB 5'8" 178 6/17/1985 2 Louisiana-Lafayette
28 Arrington, J.J. RB 5'9" 212 1/23/1983 4 California
Bain, Travarous CB 6'0" 175 10/15/1983 1 Hampton
62 Banks, Jason DE 6'5" 300 5/8/1985 0 Grambling State
Baylark, Steve RB 6'0" 225 7/28/1983 1 Massachusetts
52 Beisel, Monty LB 6'3" 240 8/20/1978 8 Kansas State
92 Berry, Bertrand DE 6'3" 264 8/15/1975 11 Notre Dame
83 Bienemann, Troy TE 6'5" 253 2/19/1983 2 Washington State
81 Boldin, Anquan WR 6'1" 217 10/3/1980 6 Florida State
78 Branch, Alan DT 6'5" 332 12/29/1984 2 Michigan
15 Breaston, Steve WR 6'0" 189 8/20/1983 2 Michigan
61 Brown, Elton T 6'5" 332 5/22/1982 4 Virginia
75 Brown, Levi OT 6'4" 322 3/16/1984 2 Penn State
36 Brown, Marcus CB 6'2" 200 4/2/1986 0 McNeese State
20 Brown, Ralph DB 5'10" 185 9/16/1978 9 Nebraska
Campbell, Calais DE 6'8" 282 9/1/1986 0 Miami (Fla.)
Castaneda, Eduardo LB 6'2" 243 1/19/1983 1 No College
46 Castille, Tim FB 5'11" 234 5/29/1984 2 Alabama
35 Celestin, Oliver SS 6'0" 207 2/25/1981 5 Texas Southern
Clifford, Peter T 6'7" 312 4/3/1984 0 Michigan State
65 Coleman, Thaddeus T 6'8" 308 6/20/1985 0 Mississippi Valley State
Cornelius, Jemalle WR 5'11" 185 8/10/1984 1 Florida
58 Dansby, Karlos OLB 6'4" 250 11/3/1981 5 Auburn
90 Dockett, Darnell DT 6'4" 285 5/27/1981 5 Florida State
Doucet, Early WR 6'0" 212 10/28/1985 0 Louisiana State
73 Dykes, Keilen DT 6'3" 294 1/26/1984 0 West Virginia
11 Fitzgerald, Larry WR 6'3" 226 8/31/1983 5 Pittsburgh
47 Francisco, Aaron DB 6'2" 207 7/5/1983 4 Brigham Young
69 Gandy, Mike T 6'4" 308 1/3/1979 8 Notre Dame
25 Green, Eric CB 5'11" 195 3/16/1982 4 Virginia Tech
Haggans, Clark LB 6'4" 243 1/10/1977 9 Colorado State
Harrington, Chris DE 6'5" 264 1/19/1985 0 Texas A&M
54 Hayes, Gerald MLB 6'1" 249 10/10/1980 6 Pittsburgh
Highsmith, Ali OLB 6'0" 227 1/20/1985 0 Louisiana State
Hightower, Tim RB 6'0" 226 5/23/1986 0 Richmond
48 Hodel, Nathan LS 6'2" 238 11/12/1977 7 Illinois
57 Holloway, David LB 6'2" 230 12/4/1983 1 Maryland
26 Hood, Roderick CB 5'11" 198 10/3/1981 6 Auburn
Iwebema, Kenny DE 6'3" 263 2/6/19 0 Iowa
32 James, Edgerrin RB 6'0" 220 8/1/1978 10 Miami (Fla.)
50 Johnson, Al C 6'5" 305 1/27/1979 6 Wisconsin
44 Johnson, Dionte RB 6'0" 238 6/28/1986 0 Ohio State
Johnson, Dirk P 6'0" 205 6/1/1975 5 Northern Colorado
34 Jue, Bhawoh DB 6'0" 200 5/24/1979 8 Penn State
Keith, Brandon T 6'5" 343 11/21/1986 0 Northern Iowa
Keyes, Dennis FS 6'2" 199 3/26/1985 0 UCLA
LaBoy, Travis DE 6'3" 260 8/20/1981 5 Hawaii
7 Leinart, Matt QB 6'5" 232 5/11/1983 2 USC
19 Long, Lance WR 5'11" 186 5/4/1985 0 Mississippi State
76 Lutui, Deuce G 6'4" 328 5/5/1983 3 USC
66 Medder, Carlton G 6'5" 319 12/1/1984 0 Florida
86 Merritt, Ahmad WR 5'10" 195 2/5/1977 4 Wisconsin
Minter, DeMario CB 5'11" 195 2/20/1984 1 Georgia
Morelli, Anthony QB 6'3" 220 6/21/1985 0 Penn State
87 Morey, Sean WR 5'11" 193 2/26/1976 7 Brown
56 Okeafor, Chike DE 6'5" 265 3/27/1976 9 Purdue
89 Patrick, Ben TE 6'4" 270 8/23/1984 2 Delaware
Peters, Scott C 6'3" 300 11/23/1978 4 Arizona State
82 Pope, Leonard TE 6'8" 258 9/9/1983 3 Georgia
1 Rackers, Neil K 6'1" 202 8/16/1976 9 Illinois
10 Rector, Jamaica WR 5'10" 183 8/10/1981 1 Northwest Missouri State
71 Robinson, Bryan DT 6'3" 297 1/25/1986 0 Wesley
Robinson, Bryan DE 6'4" 304 6/22/1974 12 Fresno State
Rodgers, Dominique CB 6'2" 182 4/7/1986 0 Tennessee State
21 Rolle, Antrel CB 6'0" 208 12/16/1982 4 Miami (Fla.)
67 Satele, Hercules G 6'2" 308 7/18/1985 0 Hawaii
63 Sendlein, Lyle G 6'2" 300 3/16/1984 2 Texas
31 Shipp, Marcel RB 5'11" 224 8/8/1978 8 Massachusetts
Shor, Alex TE 6'7" 250 1/29/1983 1 Syracuse
94 Smith, Antonio DE 6'4" 282 10/21/1981 5 Oklahoma State
45 Smith, Terrelle FB 6'0" 250 3/12/1978 9 Arizona State
St. Pierre, Brian QB 6'3" 230 11/28/1979 6 Boston College
Stewart, Matt LB 6'3" 239 8/31/1979 7 Vanderbilt
71 Tafoya, Joe DE 6'4" 258 9/6/1978 7 Arizona
Tuman, Jerame TE 6'4" 253 3/24/1976 10 Michigan
85 Urban, Jerheme WR 6'3" 212 11/26/1980 5 Trinity (Tex.)
Vallejo, Elliot T 6'7" 315 5/17/1984 1 California-Davis
Vincent, Chris RB 6'1" 224 9/2/1981 1 Oregon
22 Ware, Matt DB 6'2" 214 12/2/1982 5 UCLA
13 Warner, Kurt QB 6'2" 222 6/22/1971 11 Northern Iowa
98 Watson, Gabe NT 6'3" 332 9/24/1983 3 Michigan
74 Wells, Reggie G 6'4" 305 11/3/1980 6 Clarion
24 Wilson, Adrian SS 6'3" 230 10/12/1979 8 North Carolina State

07-24-2008, 11:17 AM
Preseason Schedule

Wk Date Opponent Time
P-1 Thu, Aug 07 New Orleans 8:00 PM ET
P-2 Sat, Aug 16 @ Kansas City 8:00 PM ET
P-3 Sat, Aug 23 @ Oakland 9:00 PM ET
P-4 Fri, Aug 29 Denver 10:00 PM ET

07-24-2008, 11:20 AM
Key comings and goings

Veteran additions
Clark Haggans, LB
Travis LaBoy, DE

Veteran departures
Eric Green,CB
Bryant Johnson, WR
Calvin Pace, LB

07-24-2008, 11:22 AM
2008 NFL Draft class

Rd No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. School
1 16 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB 6-2 182 Tenn. St.
2 50 Calais Campbell DE 6-8 282 Miami
3 81 Early Doucet WR 6-0 212 LSU
4 116 Kenny Iwebema DE 6-4 274 Iowa
5 149 Tim Hightower RB 6-0 226 Richmond
6 185 Chris Harrington DE 6-5 264 Texas A&M
7 225 Brandon Keith OT 6-5 343 No. Iowa

07-24-2008, 11:26 AM
Key camp questions

Will Boldin show up to camp happy?
Receiver Anquan Boldin is looking for a new contract, which could cast a shadow over the Cardinals training camp. Boldin is expected to have key roles for the team this season. Boldin will likely seek a contract similar to the huge contract signed by teammate Larry Fitzgerald. Boldin appeared in 12 games in 2007, with 71 receptions for 853 yards -- snapping a modest two year streak of having at least 1,000 receiving yards. Boldin has been vague about his plans for training camp, and any absence will surely cause a distraction. If Boldin does not show up, that gives a chance for guys such as Steve Breaston and rookie Early Doucet.

Will Antrel Rolle flourish at free safety?
The Cardinals selected Rolle with the eighth overall selection in 2005, but never quite lived up to his billing -- except for one game last season when he intercepted Carson Palmer three times. Whisenhunt announced that he was going to move Rolle to free safety this season, and that could be the making of a top secondary in Arizona. Rolle will be spending his training camp getting familiar with a new role. The Cardinals invested a first-round pick in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and have Pro Bowl strong safety Adrian Wilson. If Rolle can make the transition and Rodgers-Cromartie is as good as advertised, this could be the strength of the defense.

Will the offensive line continue to improve in 2008?
Offensive line coach Russ Grimm improved the offensive line last season, as the unit was long a sore spot for the organization. The unit is practically unchanged this season, allowing for another year of growth and improvement. The team spent last year's training camp getting familiar with a new system, so this training camp will be used to improve on the progress from last year. And that will be important for a running game with an aging back and two quarterbacks who suffered significant injuries last season.

Key position battle

QB Matt Leinart vs. Kurt Warner: The Cardinals have been looking for the future with Leinart. But Warner is possibly the best chance to win in the present. Warner threw for 3,417 yards, 27 touchdowns and had a passer rating just a tick below 90 when Leinart was injured. In fact, the duo also worked some games as a tandem with good results. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has given Leinart the nod for the starting job, but the young quarterback is going to have to contend with playing while knowing that a proven veteran is ready to take his spot.

Rookie spotlight

RB Tim Hightower: The 225-pound rookie has been compared favorably to Marion Barber and could see some considerable time in short-yardage situations, especially near the goal line.

Player on the spot

RB Edgerrin James: James has never quite lived up to the lofty expectations that arrived with him from Indianapolis, and it's unlikely that he will rebound now that he's a 30-year old veteran. The Cardinals will likely try to reduce James' carries spreading the ball around to backups such as Marcel Shipp and Hightower.

Fantasy focus

QB Carousel: The rotating quarterback situation was a headache for fantasy football owners last season, until Warner grabbed the spot following Leinart's injury. Barring another injury, there might not be a clear-cut favorite for the entire season, especially if Whisenhunt opts to use a two-man quarterback rotation again. Fantasy owners would probably prefer Warner to win this job.


07-24-2008, 11:27 AM
Rookie Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie fully intended to report to Cardinals camp Wednesday before someone informed him he couldn't because he isn't signed.

Poor DRC. The No. 16 overall pick is officially a holdout, although the sides are said to be close. The Bears' signing of Chris Williams (No. 14) will help.


At least the guy is showing some good enthusiasm.

07-25-2008, 02:09 PM
Current Cardinals third receiver Steve Breaston appeared to be the team's fastest player when the team ran 50-yard wind sprints at practice Thursday.

We might've bet on Larry Fitzgerald or J.J. Arrington, but Breaston has the least wind resistance of the three. The Arizona Republic notes that 30+ OLBs Bertrand Berry and Clark Haggans also impressed in the sprints. Breaston is surprisingly the current favorite to be the team's third receiver.


07-25-2008, 04:16 PM
Ben Patrick took reps with the Cardinals' first team offense at tight end on the first day of practice.

It's unclear if Leonard Pope (ankle) is healthy yet, but he may not be given the job back even if he is. Patrick might already be the superior blocker.


07-26-2008, 03:45 PM
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt wouldn't rule out using Kurt Warner in a specialist's role again this season.

"I wouldn't anticipate it," Whisenhunt said, "but I wouldn't rule it out." Before Matt Leinart's fractured collarbone last season, Warner had emerged as the team's designated no-huddle quarterback. Though Whisenhunt has backed Leinart as the starter, Warner claims he's been told it's a competition. Preseason action should give us a better read on the situation.


07-28-2008, 10:52 AM
TE Leonard Pope practiced for the first time since dislocating his ankle in the 13th game last season.

It's nice that he's back, but Pope still has to show he's 100 percent healthy. He isn't guaranteed his starting job back, and stiff faces competition from Ben Patrick, who held down the spot well with Pope out at the end of last season.

J.J. Arrington is currently running with the fourth team at Cardinals training camp.

Behind Tim Hightower. "He's shown some flashes, but what we really want to see is more consistent output. I don't know if it's make or break but it certainly is an important year for J.J.," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. He's fighting for a roster spot.


07-29-2008, 05:02 PM
Anquan Boldin sat out Monday's practice with a strained hamstring.

According to the Arizona Republic, the injury isn't considered serious.


07-29-2008, 08:55 PM
Cardinals waived TE Troy Bienemann.

Bienemann has been unable to practice because of a stress fracture in his foot.


07-30-2008, 05:03 PM
Anquan Boldin hopes to return from his strained hamstring by early next week.

Boldin has missed a few practices, but the injury isn't serious. While it's hard to question Boldin's professionalism, one can only wonder if the injury is semi-related to his contract displeasure. It sounds like he's day to day.


07-31-2008, 11:18 AM
Arizona Republic beat writer Kent Somers says rookie RB Tim Hightower "has looked very good" in camp and is getting more and more work with the second and third teams.

With Edgerrin James' well publicized short-yardage woes, Hightower could be a goal-line vulture candidate this season. In the long run, he makes for an interesting dynasty league stash behind the well-worn 30-year-old James.


07-31-2008, 06:19 PM
Anquan Boldin hopes to return from his strained hamstring by early next week.

Boldin has missed a few practices, but the injury isn't serious. While it's hard to question Boldin's professionalism, one can only wonder if the injury is semi-related to his contract displeasure. It sounds like he's day to day.


Anquan Boldin will undergo an MRI on his balky hamstring.

Not a great sign for a player who often has nagging injuries, but Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt says the test is precautionary. Boldin can jog, but has missed a few practices and is unable to run at full speed yet.


08-02-2008, 12:07 AM
An MRI revealed no structural damage to Anquan Boldin's hamstring.

Good news. The Cardinals hope Q will resume practicing next week.

Cardinals C Al Johnson underwent knee surgery on Friday.

It's probably only a scope, but Johnson's status for opening day is in doubt. He's had two surgeries now since May and and has five weeks to get healthy. Arizona's center situation looks very shaky. It's a concern for Edgerrin James.


08-03-2008, 09:44 AM
Cardinals rookie WR Early Doucet is struggling with a hamstring injury.

Doucet could miss the first preseason game, which is disappointing as he's in a battle with Steve Breaston for the No. 3 receiver role.


08-04-2008, 05:18 PM
Rookie Tim Hightower moves up Arizona's depth chart following Marcel Shipp's release.

Hightower was running even with or ahead of J.J. Arrington last week and may already be Edgerrin James' main backup. He is a power back who the coaching staff has compared to Marion Barber and could eat into James' goal-line carries.


08-04-2008, 08:49 PM
Anquan Boldin (hamstring) will miss the Cardinals' preseason opener.
Boldin's MRI came back negative late last week, but the Cards aren't taking any chances. The team continues to call him day to day. Rookie Early Doucet will not benefit, as he'll be out with a hamstring injury of his own.


08-07-2008, 10:22 AM
Kurt Warner may not play in Thursday's preseason opener versus the Saints.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt wants to get Matt Leinart plenty of snaps because he hasn't played since the fifth game of last season. He also doesn't want Warner to play behind the second-team line. Whisenhunt obviously wants Leinart to earn the job this preseason, but Warner still believes he has a shot.


08-07-2008, 02:22 PM
Kurt Warner may not play in Thursday's preseason opener versus the Saints.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt wants to get Matt Leinart plenty of snaps because he hasn't played since the fifth game of last season. He also doesn't want Warner to play behind the second-team line. Whisenhunt obviously wants Leinart to earn the job this preseason, but Warner still believes he has a shot.


i actually like that move by wizz. leinart needs snaps and pt to get beack into a rythm

08-08-2008, 07:42 PM
Anquan Boldin (hamstring) did not play, but took part in some position drills before Arizona's preseason opener.

The team hopes he can resume practicing in the coming week. Boldin has been out for roughly 10 days, but knows the offense and is making progress.


08-09-2008, 12:42 PM
Anquan Boldin (hamstring) is expected to return to practice Sunday.

Boldin has missed almost all of training camp with the injury, but he should be fine for next week's game in Kansas City. Rookie Early Doucet remains day-to-day with his hamstring injury and could also be ready for Kansas City.


08-10-2008, 10:23 PM
Anquan Boldin (hamstring) rejoined Cardinals practice on Sunday.
He sat out about two weeks. The Cards may limit his snaps for the next few days, but Boldin should be 100 percent well before the season and ready to dominate after the catch, as usual. The time he missed is not a concern.


08-12-2008, 11:56 AM
Matt Leinart is expected to stay in games when the Cardinals are in the red zone this season.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt says Leinart has improved at audibling, which he considers "critical" inside the 20. "I don't anticipate Matt having any problems down there," Whisenhunt said. The Cards turned to Kurt Warner at times last season in the red zone. [/quote]


08-12-2008, 11:12 PM
Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was carted off the field with a right ankle injury Tuesday.

Rodgers-Cromartie rolled his ankle during drills. He tried to keep playing but was unable to go. The rookie has impressed with his speed in camp and is expected to push for playing time as long as the injury is not a lengthy one.


08-13-2008, 11:19 AM
Cardinals rookie WR Early Doucet (hamstring) is doubtful to play Saturday in Kansas City.

Doucet impressed early in camp, but his chances of earning the No. 3 receiver's job have taken a sizable hit with the hamstring injury. The goal is to return to practice next week and play the final two preseason games. Steve Breaston remains the leading contender at No. 3 receiver.


08-13-2008, 07:56 PM
Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.
The first-round pick was carted off during Tuesday's practice, but will play this weekend. DRC is scheduled to be Arizona's nickel back as a rookie.


08-13-2008, 09:03 PM
Cardinals waived LB David Holloway.

He played with D'Qwell Jackson, William Kershaw, and Erin Henderson in an impressive Maryland linebacker corps, but may not be cut out for the pros.


08-15-2008, 08:24 AM
Cardinals ILB Monty Beisel returned to practice Thursday.
Beisel underwent back surgery in early July. He appears to be a longshot to make the team now that the Cardinals have signed Brandon Moore.


08-18-2008, 09:39 PM
Cardinals TE Ben Patrick suffered a high ankle sprain in Arizona's second preseason game.

Patrick was pushing Leonard Pope to be the Cardinals' starter early in camp, but this knocks him out of the race for now. Patrick will miss at least one week, and most likely more. Jerame Tuman will get increased snaps.


08-19-2008, 12:00 PM
Cardinals FS Antrel Rolle will likely miss the remainder of the preaseason with a high ankle sprain.

The Cards hope he's back by Week 1. If not, Aaron Francisco would start at free safety in the opener at the 49ers. Francisco is burnable in coverage.

J.J. Arrington is expected to make the Cardinals' final roster, most likely as a third-string tailback behind Edgerrin James and Tim Hightower.

Arrington was running with the fourth team early in training camp, but helped himself with a 78-yard kick return in the second exhibition and a third-down conversion. He'll remain a threat to James' passing-game work this year.


08-20-2008, 04:50 PM
Rookie Tim Hightower is now officially listed as No. 2 on the Cardinals' depth chart at tailback, behind only Edgerrin James.

This is a formality, as it was clear from preseason play that Hightower had passed J.J. Arrington. Hightower is the favorite for short-yardage action.


08-20-2008, 05:23 PM
Cardinals WR Early Doucet (hamstring) returned to limited practice Tuesday.

Time is running out on his chances to beat out Steve Breaston for the No. 3 receiving job, but he might have the final two preseason games to make an impression.


08-21-2008, 03:21 PM
Cardinals waived WR Ahmad Merritt.

Merritt was once a third receiver candidate in Arizona, but couldn't recover from a broken ankle. He's 31 and may lack a future in the league.


08-21-2008, 06:06 PM
Travis LaBoy is currently running behind Bertrand Berry as the Cardinals' second-string right outside linebacker.

LaBoy is playing a "Predator" position off the bench. He had two sacks and four tackles for loss in the second exhibition game, but consistent production won't be doable if he's a backup. Berry and LaBoy will likely rotate all year.


08-22-2008, 04:03 PM
Travis LaBoy "appears to have moved past" Bertrand Berry at weak outside linebacker in Arizona.

LaBoy blew up in the last preseason game and is getting paid big bucks. He'll start Saturday.


08-22-2008, 06:04 PM
Beat writer Kent Somers said on ESPNews Friday that he'd guess Edgerrin James will get two-thirds of the Cardinals' carries this season.

We project Arizona to run 383 times in 2008. 2/3 of that would give Edge 257 carries, way down from the 325 he saw last year. If he maintains his YPC average (3.8), it leaves James at 977 yards. He'll also lose short-yardage and goal-line carries to Tim Hightower and third-down work to J.J. Arrington.


08-25-2008, 06:46 PM
The Arizona Republic says it wouldn't be a surprise if Tim Hightower saw "at least" 130 carries this season.

The paper suggests that Ken Whisenhunt could use Hightower and Edgerrin James just as he used Jerome Bettis (110 carries) and Willie Parker (255) in Pittsburgh in 2005.


08-25-2008, 07:44 PM
Cardinals released WR Jemalle Cornelius, CB Marcus Brown, C Hercules Satele, and undrafted rookie DL Bryan Robinson.

Cornelius played his college ball at Florida. Satele is related to the Dolphins' starting center, Samson.


08-26-2008, 03:01 PM
Cardinals FS Antrel Rolle (ankle) is expected to play against Denver on Friday after missing two preseason games.

Rolle was tabbed to miss the remainder of the preseason as recently as last week after suffering a high ankle sprain in the club's first preseason game.

Cardinals TE Ben Patrick (ankle) practiced a little bit on Monday, but it's still unknown if he can play in the preseason finale.

Patrick pretty much handed the starting job to Leonard Pope when he went down with a high ankle sprain in the second preseason game.


08-27-2008, 11:57 AM
Cardinals C Al Johnson (knee) isn't expected to be ready for Week 1.

Johnson underwent knee surgery on the first of the August, his second since May. Undrafted second-year player Lyle Sendlein will likely start in the middle for Arizona. Not great news for Edgerrin James.


08-27-2008, 07:07 PM
Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson is practicing without restrictions and has been starting in the preseason.

Wilson has eight tackles, is flying around again.