The Cardinals officially named their team captains today. Offensively, it is Larry Fitzgerald and Lyle Sendlein. Defensively, it’s Paris Lenon and Adrian Wilson. For special teams, however, it’s a couple of new names: Reggie Walker and Anthony Sherman (pictured below).
The first four aren’t surprises. All four were captains last year too. Walker has been good on special teams for a couple of years, and it’s interesting he gets the nod as a captain now after he stood out as a linebacker in preseason. Sherman is only in his second year, but like former Cardinals fullback/special teams Pro Bowler Ron Wolfley, it’s like he was born to play in what Wolfley likes to call “the transition game.”
“It shows he has put in a lot of hard work,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “When you are a fullback you have a limited amount of work in today’s NFL. You’ve got to understand what is important, and being a special teams guy is part of that. He has impressed enough of his teammates that he was named captain in his second year, and that’s one of the reasons we were excited about getting him in the draft.”
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The news that many seemed to be (anxiously) awaiting has been revealed: Team captains were announced Thursday, with mostly repeats. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and center Lyle Sendlein were named on offense for the second straight year. Kicker Jay Feely gets the nod on special teams. And on defense, defensive tackle Darnell Dockett and safety Adrian Wilson were joined this year by a surprise — linebacker Paris Lenon. It shows the respect Lenon has in the locker room, since the captains are voted on by the players.
(UPDATE: You can read more about the captains choices right here.)
Injury-wise, the Cards are in good shape. Only two players failed to practice fully: tight end Jim Dray, who sat out with his pectoral strain, and cornerback Michael Adams, who remains limited after knee surgery. The Panthers did downgrade star linebacker Jon Beason to DNP as he continues to battle a bad ankle.
Tags: Adrian Wilson, captains, Darnell Dockett, Jay Feely, Jim Dray, Larry Fitzgerald, Lyle Sendlein, Michael Adams, Panthers, Paris Lenon
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The Cardinals named their captains today and those chosen come as no surprise. On offense, it’s quarterback Kurt Warner and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Defensively, it’s a trio: safety Adrian Wilson, defensive tackle Darnell Dockett and linebacker Karlos Dansby. On special teams, it’s Pro Bowler Sean Morey. What it does is drive home the star power the Cards have these days; the Cards obviously also have Pro Bowler Anquan Boldin, who has served as a captain in the past.
Tags: Adrian Wilson, Anquan Boldin, captains, Darnell Dockett, Karlos Dansby, Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Sean Morey
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