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Cardinals open camp July 28

Posted by Darren Urban on June 3, 2016 – 7:24 am

The full training camp schedule isn’t out yet — that’s usually later this month — but the Cardinals have announced that the team will report to camp out at University of Phoenix Stadium on July 28 (a Thursday) with the first practice coming July 29. Hard to believe we’re already talking training camp, but here we are. The Cards have wrapped up the OTA portion of their offseason, with the mandatory minicamp running Tuesday through Thursday next week. After that, the veterans are done until camp.

As for camp, the Cardinals’ first preseason game is home against the Raiders on Aug. 12. While details are still being finalized, the Cardinals are also expected to practice in San Diego the following week heading into the second preseason game there against the Chargers on Aug. 19.

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18 Responses to “Cardinals open camp July 28”

  1. By Scott H on Jun 3, 2016 | Reply

    SO….FAR….AWAY! Ugh. EVERYTHING that happens during the NFL off-season is 2, 3 months away and those days pass like molasses. There’s FA, then the draft, then training camp, then Week One – and it somehow feels like there is 4 months between each one of them!

    But for those recovering / re-habbing from injuries, I’m glad for the time those guys have before camp starts.

  2. By Chris on Jun 3, 2016 | Reply

    Darren,

    I am a big Troy Niklas fan and therefore hope that one finally healthy full offseason would help him big time mastering this position, that is relatively new to him, considering he played mostly DE at ND.

    This week on some radio-show (i guess it was Bickley) Jermaine Gresham was interviewed. At one point he remindedthe hosts to not sleep on the TE room as a group, naming Fells, him an Mo as potential surprises.

    Obviously, Niklas is missing.

    Whats your take on that? Not a great deal to not being named or maybe just forgotten by Gresham, or is it time to worry about Niklas and his progress this offseason? Any rumours?

    Thanks for your take/reply.

  3. By Darren Urban on Jun 3, 2016 | Reply

    Chris —

    RE: Niklas

    Troy is still around. Obviously, this is a big year for him. He has not been able to stay healthy. He has to stay on the field and make his presence known. It’ll be harder with Gresham around.

  4. By andystandsup on Jun 3, 2016 | Reply

    Just curious Darren with this oppressive heat and Training Camp news.

    Any inkling of wishing it was still in Flag? I know I do.

  5. By Darren Urban on Jun 3, 2016 | Reply

    Andystands —

    RE: Flag

    Ultimately, it’s all inside now, so it doesn’t mean as much. There are parts I miss of Flag, but I like being closer to home.

  6. By Scott H on Jun 4, 2016 | Reply

    Chris –

    RE: Obviously, Niklas is missing

    Well, really, hasn’t he been? I know the guy has had injury problems but all the same, he HAS been missing, pretty much since he got here. I’d love to see him get on the field and give us another play-maker, but…with Fells and Gresham clearly established as the “top” TE’s on the roster and all the balls that will be going to our WR’s AND our RB’s, we almost don’t really need him to.

    May I ask, how did you become a big Troy Niklas fan?? Is that from his college days? Because he really hasn’t done much in the NFL thus far to be a fan of….

  7. By Craig on Jun 4, 2016 | Reply

    Here’s hoping Corey Peters makes it through the year. Cardinals defense could have really used him instead of relying on a rookie Gunter. Gunter will be much better this year for it but would have rather had him spelling Peters and learning from someone like him.
    On another note, not sure why people out there don’t believe Bethel will improve this year. Of course he will. Another year of study and training camp and he will show that he can be a very effective second cover corner.

  8. By clssylssy on Jun 4, 2016 | Reply

    Gotta say Im loving the focus that’s been paid to the linemen and especially the depth of our oline.
    Now that the Az heat is here, cant imagine that the rookies arent having a tougher time even though practices are inside. Bet everybody is looking foward now to that scrimmage in San Diego w the Chargers!

  9. By Berdj Rassam on Jun 4, 2016 | Reply

    I’m looking forward to the Cards opening up camp – let’s see if they can get over the hump and get to the Big Dance this year.

  10. By Rock on Jun 5, 2016 | Reply

    Darren,

    I remember last year’s opener against the Saints, the field looked pretty ragged/worn where they’d used it during camp. Do you know if there is a different grounds strategy for this year so the field will be in better shape?

  11. By Darren Urban on Jun 6, 2016 | Reply

    Rock —

    RE: Field

    I do not.

  12. By Scott H on Jun 5, 2016 | Reply

    This time of year, I always pick up a few NFL preview mags and some of them are very good. Hey, we’re still a few months from training camp….I need something! Anyway, one of them is called Lindy’s Sports and I get this one every year. Some interesting tidbits include….

    1) A prediction of the Cardinals playing ( and BEATING!!! ) the Bengals in in Super Bowl LI. NICE!! BTW, they have us beating the COWBOYS ( ??? ) in the NFC title game…..does that mean all their credibility just went out the window???

    2) The Cardinals passing game being ranked among the top 10 best overall units in the league ( ALL positions considered, offense, defense, and ST’s )

  13. By D on Jun 6, 2016 | Reply

    Thank you to all living WW II Veterans. Today marks a special date in History, although after a 5 min scan of the Web, would make one think we are forgetting the sacrifices of those brave men who stormed the beach. I am grateful that I am not writing this in German.
    Carry On.

  14. By Richard L on Jun 6, 2016 | Reply

    A Troy Niklas fan sighting. Woops he’s sidelined with an injury just like Troy

  15. By clssylssy on Jun 7, 2016 | Reply

    Waiting for Training Camp is excruciating & seems even more painful this year perhaps because of the “infinished business” of last season and the need for closure.
    With all of the hype about the Cards being featured in “All or Nothing”, I am a little confused over the change in BA’s previous belief that these types of documentaries are a distraction that he didn’t support. What exactly makes this latest docudrama different from “Hard Knocks” (which seems to be a penalty for teams who don’t make the playoffs). I can understand fans wanting to have even the smallest morsal of Card football this time of year but “All or Nothing” sounds like a movie about a team that despite giving it’s all ends up with nothing…not the kind of inspirational message I’m looking for. As a fan for twenty plus years, I kinda feel like we’ve been there, done that!
    Also curious about the selection process for chosing the “stars” to walk the red carpet since “Team is what it takes” & I would think it would be important to recognize that fact.

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