Here’s what you need to know about safety Adrian Wilson’s injury as of Monday: He tore a biceps tendon in his right arm. He will try to rehab it and will try to play at some point. The timeline will be determined by how Wilson responds but “we do expect for him to play this season.” Whisenhunt didn’t have a lot of details, and said it was going to be tough to guesstimate anything. Cornerback Patrick Peterson was telling reporters after practice Wilson told them he was going to be ready Week 1 against Carolina, but Whiz certainly wasn’t willing to nail anything down.
(Wilson, not surprisingly, is avoiding comment right now.)
Whisenhunt said he has been encouraged by the play of safety Rashad Johnson, who will fill in alongside Kerry Rhodes while Wilson is sidelined. Matt Ware would have been signed anyway, Whiz said, because there was a player who decided he didn’t want to play anymore (Kent Somers reported it was rookie safety Andrew Rich). Watching this develop now will be one of the more intriguing things as we approach the regular season. In the meantime, Wilson has already been a treatment demon — would you expect anything else? — and Whiz acknowledged he’ll probably have to be make sure Wilson doesn’t overdo it.
— CB Michael Adams had his minor knee surgery but Whisenhunt doesn’t want him trying to come back too soon. That was one of the things that hurt RB Beanie Wells last year.
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Tight end Stephen Skelton of Fordham and safety Jared Campbell of Miami — brothers of current Cards John Skelton and Calais Campbell — are among the 21 undrafted rookies the team has signed for training camp.
The rest of the lengthy list includes:
- Northern Arizona WR Daiveun Curry-Chapman
- Fresno State CB Desia Dunn
- Baylor P Derek Epperson
- Wofford S Tommy Irvin
- Elon WR Sean Jeffcoat
- Florida LB Duke Lemmens
- Kentucky DT Ricky Lumpkin
- Oklahoma T Eric Mensik
- Syracuse CB Da’Mon Merkerson
- Oregon State WR Aaron Nichols
- UMass G Greg Niland
- USC C Kris O’Dowd
- Kansas State RB William Powell
- BYU S Andrew Rich
- Florida State LB Kendall Smith
- BYU T Jason Speredon
- Kansas T Brad Thorson
- N.C. State G Jake Vermiglio
- Michigan State T D.J. Young
As has been mentioned before, all rookies are going to have an uphill climb this season because of the lack of offseason work. Undrafted guys usually have a tougher time anyway.
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