Players to work out Friday morning

Posted by Darren Urban on April 28, 2011 – 6:40 pm

During his press conference talking about the pick of Patrick Peterson, coach Ken Whisenhunt said — with the in-flux labor situation currently opening a window for players to work out — that the team has talked to a number of players and he expects some to come in Friday morning for the first off-season strength and conditioning work.

“It will be exciting to have guys at the facility,” Whisenhunt said. “It’s nice to have contact with these guys immediately. We got a number of calls and communication from players, and that’s exciting. When your players say they want to be here working out, I know they didn’t miss (strength and conditioning coach) John Lott, but they say they want to work out and that’s a good thing.”

Whisenhunt said he doesn’t know how many will come, since he knows many are out of town and this resolution — however tenuous it might be — just happened.

“It’s short notice,” Whisenhunt said. “Whatever we get tomorrow I will be excited. They are here working out. It’s hard to imagine … who knows if they are even around. It’s not something I am concerned about. Whoever shows up, I will be happy about.”

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  1. By nick on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    will you be letting us know who shows up? do you think whiz called free agents who he might want to resign?

  2. By Darren Urban on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nick —

    RE: Workout

    I will be there. As for free agents, I don’t know who Whiz called.

  3. By tom on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    will peterson come to facility tomorrow?

  4. By Darren Urban on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    Tom —

    RE: Peterson arrival

    Have not heard yet. He won’t work out. He’s in New York right now.

  5. By tom on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    wont he have a press conference like we do every year?

  6. By Darren Urban on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    Tom —

    RE: Presser

    Probably. Just not sure what day.

  7. By georgiebird on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    Outside of QB, the most important Cardinal player in 2011 will be Beanie- he is only 23 months older than Peterson and he’s finally at about the age most RBs get out of college.
    Hope that Beanie’s one of the guys that comes in early and accepts one of the leadership roles on the team. Beanie’s upside is so high but he’s got to get his head in the game.
    Still think Cards will get McNabb for two years and compete for the West.

  8. By tom on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    oh okay. thanks darren!

  9. By Paul H on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    J Porter has been working out a lot at Tempe LTF the last couple of months. Working with a Personal Trainer. Looks like he wants to give it another shot. Not sure what kind of money he would be willing to take but I would like to see the Cards at least give him a shot at making the roster.

  10. By cahongisto on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply


    So 1st round down and no Brooks Reed… If a name gets thrown at ya enough will you jump on the bandwagon? haha … and if you could give advice on how to get started working towards a career in the cardinals organization what would you recommend?

  11. By skeltonfan on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    Any word if Skelton will be there?

  12. By skeltonfan on Apr 28, 2011 | Reply

    The cards need the veteran linebacker leadership for 2011.

  13. By dan on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    I hope we take Mallet or Bowers………I’d prefer Mallet, I think he would be a great fit.

  14. By ross on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply


  15. By JC_AZ on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    Skelton has been practicing with Fitz and others at ASU

  16. By John the draft guy on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    Let me be the only one on the board to say the Cards made a big mistake yesterday. Before you say hindsight, I wrote before the draft that the Falcons wanted to come up. I thought if Miller isn’t there, move down with the Falcons trade.

    I would have taken the Falcon deal in a heartbeat yesterday. Peterson is a solid player, but he is not the next Deion. He might be a safety and follow Rolle’s path. With a trade, We could have landed #27 this year, a first next year, a second and forth this year and a 4th next year.

    Take it a step further, the Saints wanted to trade up and did so with the Pats at 28, giving away this years 2 and next years 1.

    We could be sitting here with 4 of the next 37 picks not to mention THREE number 1’s next year. and 2 4’s in each year.

    We could have landed our OLB like Ayers, a CB like Ras-I Dowling, and 2 OL like Ben Ijalana and Clint Bowling. Then be set up next year to move up for any QB we wanted with 3 number 1’s, such as Andrew Luck.

    Wonder why the Patriots are so good each year?? Didn’t the trade down again to have another year of multiple 1’s? Peterson better be worth it.

  17. By Darren Urban on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    John the draft guy —

    RE: Atlanta trade

    You are assuming that was even an option.

    As for the Patriots, someone made a good point yesterday — at some point, they have to actually pick players. Draft picks don’t win games.

  18. By cowboyssuck on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    cards need to give colt brennan a shot

  19. By Travis McCollum on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    Any word on who showed up yet

  20. By Darren Urban on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    Travis —

    RE: Workout

    Handful of guys, DRC, Levi Brown among them.

  21. By John the draft guy on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    But the patriots do win games Darren, Year after year.

    Look over their past couple of drafts. The second round is littered with good picks. As for the 1st round, they use someone elses pick to get players, ie the raiders pick for Nate Solder. Another example that would apply more to what we would have done is 2009. The Pats traded down, took no 1st round picks and ended up with 4 2nd round picks, all 4 guys are on the team contributing like the left Tackle Volmer or Chung at safety.

    This year the land the bookend tackle and have 3 picks in the second and picked up another 1st next year. Watch them trade down from 33 and get another 1 .

    Lets face it. CB was not a top need. We do have lots of needs such as QB, ILB, OLB, The whole OL, WR, and even depth at DE.

    If the trade was there, to give up that much for a CB who might be switched to safety, doesnt make sense to me. Peterson was the right pick looking at Best player available. I just think a trade would have benefitted this team.

  22. By Chris B on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    Draft Guy,
    You’re still assuming Atlanta offered the same to the Cards. They knew the Cards weren’t going to pick Julio Jones but Cleveland might, hence the King’s randsom.
    Your idea is fine but it’s based on the assumption the Cards refused Atlanta’s offer. And I think if the Cards were offered that offer, they would have taken it.

  23. By John the draft guy on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    Actually Chris,
    Insiders said the Falcons contacted all the teams in the top 7. The top 4 teams were set.
    If the Falcons thought the Browns would take Jones, then of course they would contact the team in front of them (Cards).
    I don’t believe I am assuming if you look at it logically.

  24. By Doblerfan on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    Draft Dude,
    Peterson is gonna be fun to watch but for what it’s worth, I’m with you on taking the Falcon trade if we were offer such.

    Ayers, Reed, Rudolf, Wilson, or Ijalana in the 2nd please. I could see a surprise pick in WR Hankerson or T. Smith or dare I say Mr. Mallet.

  25. By RRW on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    Please Cards — do not draft a QB — BUT if Kaepernick is available in the 4th? well maybe then (but it’s not likely).
    On the offensive side: Kyle Rudolph,Marcus Cannon, Clint Boling would And on the defensive side assuming Akeem Ayers is off the board — Brooks Reed, Martez Wilson, Steven Paea.
    Bowers is temping but likely will be off the board — even still — too big an injury risk. Dalton is too short and overrated, Mallot and J. Houston have some “character/drug” questions? No QB or RB will be successful in AZ without making some real improvements in the OLine/TE. Imagine any QB facing Detroit’s Suh and Fairley coming at you…..”oh @#($* ttt !!” just my opinion

  26. By John the draft guy on Apr 29, 2011 | Reply

    Bye Bye Beanie. What a wasted pick.

    Well, I think we figured out why Whiz thought we couldn’t run the ball.

    Never would have guessed it.

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