Yeah, it might be getting to the end of camp. It might be getting to the end of camp because, while I watched practice today — cornerback Greg Toler made a pick at one point — nothing in particular caught my eye until the quarterbacks started doing the garbage-can toss from 45 yards out after practice had ended and most players had retreated to the locker room. It was windy too, so you had to account for that, which made Matt Leinart’s rainbow that dropped into the can at one point pretty impressive. Leinart took a bow, Derek Anderson gave him good-natured grief and said “Act like you’ve been there before.”
Alas kicker Jay Feely and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald were involved and by the time the competition was over — three points for in the bucket, two for hitting the rim, one for hitting anywhere on the can — Feely had won. “It’s all luck,” Leinart said afterward. How many points did Feely get? He just grinned. “The most,” he said.
– ALERT for anyone coming to Flagstaff Friday to watch the Cards. Coach Ken Whisenhunt decided to cancel the morning practice. There will still be an afternoon workout, but there will be no morning workout. He surprised the players with the news at tonight’s meetings.
– Veterans Alan Faneca, Adrian Wilson, Joey Porter and Bryan Robinson had a courtesy veterans’ day off. The injured guys remained the same: PUP linebackers Gerald Hayes and O’Brien Schofield (back and knee, respectively), Fitz (knee), WR Early Doucet (abdomen) and TE Ben Patrick (knee).
– Whisenhunt talked about a couple of young defenders today. Linebacker Cody Brown, last year’s second-round pick, hasn’t shown enough yet to make the Cards know he is ready to be a heir apparent for Porter or Clark Haggans. That’s what the rest of the preseason is for.
– As for undrafted rookie CB Marshay Green, “he’s probably earned the right to play more in these preseason games,” Whisenhunt said. To me Green is a 53-man roster darkhorse, although the practice squad may still be his most likely destination.
Tags: Alan Faneca, Ben Patrick, Bryan Robinson, Derek Anderson, Early Doucet, Gerald Hayes, Jay Feely, Joey Porter, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Leinart, O'Brien Schofield, training camp
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