Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was going over his probable wing mates in San Diego — mentioning all the rookies — when it was pointed out that’s all he has to play with him.
“There’s OJ,” Fitzgerald said, referencing Onrea Jones. Then Fitz ran with it. “Early might play this week. Steve is probable. We’re going to go with that.”
Obviously, Early Doucet and Steve Breaston aren’t playing, as both come back from surgery. But Fitz was effusive in his praise of Stephen Williams and Max Komar, talking about Komar’s “moxie.”
Of course, Fitzgerald has to worry about himself too. “I just want to double my catch performance from Sunday and I’ll be a happy man,” Fitzgerald said of his two-catch day against the Raiders. “If I can just get four, I’ll be …”
“We are 2-1 and that’s what it is all about. If we were 0-3, I might pull my hair out but I’m good right now.”
Good thing. That’s a lot of hair to yank out.
– Linebacker Paris Lenon was added to the injury report when he was held out of practice with a sore pelvis.
– Running back Beanie Wells (knee) and guard Alan Faneca (back) both returned to practice fully.
– Rookie Andre Roberts continued to field extra punts after practice at the Tempe facility once the team returned from ASU’s bubble.
– The locker room loudly exploded with racing challenges among the younger defensive backs. Twice players ran outside ready to defend their trash talk. A.J. Jefferson (re-signed to the practice squad earlier this week) won one race over Michael Adams. A second took place but I couldn’t tell who was involved. DRC was not in either race. Proven wrong again: I have been told the second race was DRC, Jefferson and Stephen Williams — and that’s the order in which they finished. I’d guess DRC is going to win most of his races. He didn’t even look like he broke a sweat when he walked in the second time.
The world awaits the true matchup, a battle first suggested by the potential combatants back at around playoff time of the Super Bowl run — DRC and Breaston. Of course, Breaston isn’t doing any racing anytime soon.
Tags: A.J. Jefferson, Alan Faneca, Beanie Wells, DRC, Early Doucet, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Adams, Onrea Jones, Paris Lenon, Steve Breaston
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