The Cardinals entered their 2012 training camp wit

first_imgThe Cardinals entered their 2012 training camp with 12wide receivers, and based on last year’s depth chart thatnumber will shrink down to seven when cuts must be madefor the 53-man roster.While proven players Larry Fitzgerald, Early Doucet andAndre Roberts are expected to remain on the team andfirst-round pick Michael Floyd can be assumed safe fromgetting cut, head coach Ken Whisenhunt has a decision tomake about the talent at wideout. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away After a week of practice and Saturday’s Red and Whitescrimmage, some players are standing out.“DeMarco [Sampson] has shown some flashes,” saidWhisenhunt on Monday. “Stephen Williams has done somethings for us in camp, LaRon Byrd looks good as a youngplayer, and Isaiah [Williams] has looked good. Big guysthat can run.”This is all during structured practices, mind you. Butwith Sunday’s Hall of Fame preseason game against NewOrleans on the horizon, Whisenhunt will have a betterunderstanding of how these players can fit the mold of hisfootball team.“They’re going to get their time in preseason games.Hopefully we’ll be able to throw the football a little bitand get an opportunity to see these guys play.”Of the above receivers, only Sampson and Stephen Williamshave NFL-game experience, playing in 12 and 11 careergames, respectively. However, both were non-factors in theCardinals’ game plan, as Sampson caught three balls for 36yards last year and Williams totaled nine catches for 101yards in the 2010 season.Isaiah Williams has spent the past three seasonscirculating through NFL teams, including Baltimore,Pittsburg and Seattle. He was signed to Arizona’s practicesquad in 2010 and caught a game-winning touchdown in theCardinals’ 2011 preseason opener against Oakland. 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Byrd signed with the Cardinals on April 30th after notbeing selected in the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent four yearsat the University of Miami accumulating 106 receptions,1,254 yards and seven touchdowns.While all have size and speed they can bring to the table,Whisenhunt understands the reality of subtracting athletesfrom his team.“We’ve got some talented players there; you’re going tohave decisions when it comes down to the final cut.”Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to thisreportlast_img

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