With the Cardinals returning to the field today, a few quick notes after coach Bruce Arians spoke to the media:
– He was asked about the health of rookie wide receiver Ryan Swope, who was not out there practicing. Teammate Larry Fitzgerald had said in a Sirius NFL radio interview that Swope had been out because of concussion-related issues. Arians did not get specific. “There’s nothing really to report,” Arians said. “We don’t have injury reports this time of year.” Asked if he was concerned about Swope, Arians said “He’ll be fine.”
– Arians was happy with the work after the team had a week off. “I expected it to be sloppier,” Arians said.
– Cornerback Patrick Peterson has missed the last nine days because of family issues, Arians said. Cornerbacks Jerraud Powers and Antoine Cason were also working on the side. Tight end Jeff King was limited as he rehabs his knee.
– Tackle Levi Brown was taking part in the work for the first time as he returns from his triceps injury. Arians said he was limited but he looked good in his reps.
– Rookie guard Jonathan Cooper is working with the first unit, which isn’t a surprise. As for his progress, “he’s getting so many reps he can’t help but but improve,” Arians said.
– Special teams coach Amos Jones was absent because his father passed away.
– Rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu made an interception that Arians was willing to call a Pick-6. (Since no one can tackle, you never really know.)
Tags: Amos Jones, Antoine Cason, Jeff King, Jerraud Powers, Jonathan Cooper, Levi Brown, Patrick Peterson, Ryan Swope, Tyrann Mathieu
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