GLENDALE, Ariz. – Cardinals coachBruce Arians raised an interesting possibility on Tuesday when he suggested the Cardinals could keep just two quarterbacks this season, noting he’s been on teams that have done it “for a number of years.”
Carson Palmer is going to be the starter and Drew Stanton is going to be the backup.
If Arians decides to go that route, Ryan Lindley could be looking for work elsewhere (Caleb TerBush doesn’t have a realistic shot at making this team).
“If it comes down to Ryan and another guy at another position, we’ll determine what’s more valuable to our football team at that time,” Arians said. “We’re going to keep the best 53.”
HITS KEEP COMING
The Cardinals welcomed running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee tendinitis) on Tuesday, but they might have lost another running back on the same day. Rookie Andre Ellington left midway through the afternoon practice after possibly suffering a neck or head injury.
Arians will likely address the injury at his Wednesday morning media session. Ellington is the third Cardinals back to suffer an injury in training camp this season. Ryan Williams is still out with inflammation in his right knee.
Mendenhall took limited reps on Tuesday, leaving rookie Stepfan Taylor and veteran Alfonso Smith as the only two backs at full strength. If Ellington does miss time, the Cardinals might need to add another body for camp.
DAY IN COURT
Linebacker Daryl Washington attended his scheduled court date on Tuesday, following his arrest this spring on suspicion of aggravated assault. Washington is already suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Nothing has been resolved in the case, and Washington has another court date set for October.
COMINGS AND GOINGS
The Cardinals signed three linemen Tuesday: centers Deveric Gallington, University of Arizona product Kyle Quinn and defensive tackle Jonathan Mathis.
They waived injured wide receiver LaRon Byrd, who suffered a concussion last week, and defensive end Everrette Thompson (shoulder) and released wide receiver Tyler Shaw.
Training camp normally produces a fight or two as players tire of facing each other every day, or simply try to break up the monotony.
That won’t likely be the case with the Cardinals this year.
“We have a no-fighting policy,” Arians said. “We don’t play the Cardinals.”
Arians would not say what the punishment is for a fight.
DT Ricky Lumpkin suffered a low ankle sprain on Monday and former Arizona State WR Kerry Taylor has a slight hamstring injury.
DT Dan Williams (ankle), LB Karlos Dansby (hamstring), G Daryn Colledge (leg), RB Ryan Williams (knee), WR Robert Gill (hamstring), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), TE Kory Sperry (ankle), LB Alex Okafor (ankle) and LB Kenny Demens (unknown) also missed practice.