The draft picks are at the NFL rookie symposium, although they have apparently taken John Lott’s message of staying in shape to heart (Dan Williams gets mentioned by name!). The rest of the undrafted rookies, and a handful of other players, are still working with Lott downstairs. I’ll have a column on undrafted rookie cornerback Marshay Green later today.
For those that have asked, I have no idea if the report of Deuce Lutui weighing 396 pounds is true. I saw Deuce the day he signed, but I have long since passed my time as guy-who-guesses-weight-at-the-carnival, so I couldn’t tell. I’m lousy at that sort of thing. But, at 6-foot-4, my guess is that the Cards would want him around that 338-pound mark (or maybe even a few pounds less) when he is playing, so he’d have major work to do if the report is true. We will know soon enough. When camp starts, if Deuce is really that bad, I’d guess coach Ken Whisenhunt isn’t going to shower him with compliments.
Some are asking about draft picks getting signed — even defensive lineman Keilen Dykes brought up the subject this morning — but those will come soon. Post-July 4th is typical for the franchise, and then there will be a flurry over the next month. Remember, the Cards have 86 on the roster including the seven unsigned draft picks. They have to be at 80 (unsigned guys don’t officially count) so right now, the “official” number is 79 — meaning every draft pick they sign after the first one means a player must be cut.
Tags: Dan Williams, Deuce Lutui, John Lott, Ken Whisenhunt, Marshay Green
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