Tyrann Mathieu had another interception today. I still say Carson Palmer is the story of camp, given how good he looks coming off the ACL injury, including his arm strength. But Mathieu is right up there. It’s easy for players to talk big in training camp, about how ready they are to have a big season. But when the Honey Badger says it, it’s been tangibly backed up by what he’s done on the field. His game is to be all over the place and make things happen for the defense, and that’s exactly what Mathieu is doing.
— I know someone will ask. It was Drew Stanton who threw the pick. Stanton had a couple of nice TD passes later.
— D.J. Humphries was hoping to keep that “Knee Deep” nickname in-house, but Bruce Arians let it out of the bag. “I didn’t think that was going to make it to the media,” Humphries said. “I’ve been called that since OTAs.”
Is it valid? “Uhhhhh …. you’ll have to ask them about that,” Humphries said. “I hear it a lot, so I guess it is.”
Humphries said he feels no pain in his knee. He admits he can tell he missed some time, but not so much that he’s behind.
— Running back Andre Ellington got in some 11-on-11 work. While still limited, he did look impressively quick on one screen pass, the first real hint of what the Cardinals will have once he gets fully back on the field. Ellington said he’d play Saturday, but that’s still up in the air. Methinks the Cards will want to do everything in their power to make sure he reaches Sept. 13 healthy.
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