On Labor Day, the Cardinals were out laboring as usual. The group was much smaller thanks to cuts — it was the first practice with less than 80 guys. That was one thing notable. (The other thing was safety Adrian Wilson changing up his practice jersey number again. This time, it was the No. 3. I was thinking maybe, because he has three kids? Nope. “I’m the third-best safety of this generation,” he said. “I’ve got to do better.” I’m guessing he was referencing Polomalu and Reed? Not sure. Regardless, he finds ways to find haters — that drives him.)
During the early open portion of practice, almost everyone who had been banged up had a helmet and looked ready to go back into the fray — QB John Skelton (ankle), CB Michael Adams (knee), WR DeMarco Sampson (hamstring), TE Rob Housler (groin). The only one who didn’t look like he’d be doing much was tight end Jim Dray (pec strain) but it’s early. We will get a sense of where everyone is Wednesday with the first injury report.
The Cards didn’t have new running back Chester Taylor yet; all the new arrivals were busy getting physicals and taking care of paperwork, so they won’t practice until Wednesday.
Tags: Adrian Wilson, Chester Taylor, DeMarco Sampson, Jim Dray, John Skelton, Michael Adams, Rob Housler
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