Amid Mathieu contract reports, a lunch update

Posted by Darren Urban on August 2, 2016 – 12:39 pm

A quick lunchtime update from training camp, amid multiple reports that the Cardinals and Tyrann Mathieu have agreed on a contract extension. Nothing official yet, so we’ll see how it plays out. In the meantime:

— On the injury front, WR J.J. Nelson (groin), WR Franky Okafor (ankle) and DT Ed Stinson (calf) got hurt Monday. LB Alani Fua hurt his knee and that’s the one the Cards are most concerned about. Fua is having an MRI to determine the severity.

— QB Carson Palmer will have a vets day off Tuesday. Larry Fitzgerald was supposed to, but with all the receiver injuries, he’s going to do some work.

— Arians on LT Jared Veldheer, who weighed about 310 last year but it up to 330 this year despite cutting body fat. “When he came to us he was a mountain,” Arians said. “Last year he was a pole.” Arians said Veldheer needed the weight after getting bullrushed too much in 2015.

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6 Responses to “Amid Mathieu contract reports, a lunch update”

  1. By creditcard on Aug 2, 2016 | Reply

    Honey Badger and Cards reach an agreement. Good for both sides, comforting knowing that the Cardinal Organization supports its players and is dedicated in bringing a winning organization to the desert.

    As a side note, (pardon the pun) the opening bars of Pink Floyd’s song “Money” is playing in my head.

  2. By Scott H on Aug 2, 2016 | Reply

    I like the thought of Veldheer putting some more weight back on. It DID seem like he was getting pushed around a bit too much last year.

    I don’t see Fitz as a guy who ever wants to take a day off. He is a vet, yes, but he is not as old as his chronological age. He plays “younger.” Hey, he’s the “old man” here and HE’s the one filling in because of injuries to the other guys!

    Darren – I commented on a previous blog that Palmer looks to be throwing with confidence and accuracy and zip. Can you say, has there been ANY concern about his finger since the team has started working?

  3. By Darren Urban on Aug 2, 2016 | Reply

    Scott H —

    RE: Palmer finger

    Nope. Honestly, I hadn’t even thought about it until you just mentioned it. He’s been fine all offseason too.

  4. By Scott H on Aug 2, 2016 | Reply

    Well, good news and bad news…..looks like we are getting a deal done with The Honey Badger but I hear that Freeney is on his way to Atlanta. Dang it! Sigh. I know we are ultimately better with Chandler Jones, but…..there was just something SOOOOO re-assuring about having Freeney around.

    Oh well. Onward. Freeney can’t possibly believe he is going to be with a legit contender in Atlanta….can he????

  5. By Brett in Colorado on Aug 2, 2016 | Reply

    Congratulations T Mat!! Keep up the pace!! Freeny thank you for the great 11 games!! Wish you could have stayed

  6. By georgiebird on Aug 2, 2016 | Reply

    With all of HB’s injury history, I wonder if Lloyds of London wasn’t a a major partner in this contract.

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