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Cardinals’ Josh Rosen Showing Veteran Presence at Training Camp



Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen may be a rookie, but he is displaying veteran characteristics during training camp.

Rosen has done so, so much so, that he is the only rookie with a locker in the veteran’s locker room, situated next to veteran signal callers Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon.

“Command in the huddle is sort of a microcosm of command of the offense overall, and the team,” Rosen, who is working as the 2nd quiarterback, said. “You just have to be confident when going out there, and at some point, you just have to own it. You have to know everything that’s going on.”

Despite tossing an interception during his first training camp practice on Saturday, Rosen aims to be stay playing aggressively.

“You can never give the ball to the other team,” Rosen said, according to ESPN’s Jose Romero. “But I’m not going to play overly conservative and not play like who I am. But you just kind of have to feel that soft spot. I’m aggressive and like to take shots, but you have to be aware of situations and not make it too easy for the other team to get the ball.”

It was the first time that the rookie has practiced in front of so many people, and he is now shifting focus towards studying the playbook and getting more reps, and working on not over-thinking.

“Then you start to focus more on the physical side, when you’re not thinking as much,” Rosen explained.

Rosen is learning from starter Sam Bradford, who has taken the rookie under his wing.

“I think people forget how good he is,” Rosen said of Bradford. “He’s just unbelievably quick and decisive with everything that he does. The ball just doesn’t touch the ground. It’s his first year in this offense, too, and it seems like it’s been his fourth. I’m very fortunate that that is the standard that I get to see coming into the NFL.

“He’s a really good quarterback, and I think a lot of people are sleeping on him.”

Rosen has certainly made an impression on teammates and coaches alike.

“Josh is special. For him to come in the week after he got drafted and being able to put guys in position, being able to make those tight window throws, those seam throws … that goes to show that he’s NFL-ready,” Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said.

“You can tell he’s a footballer. He’s a player, for sure, and I’m definitely happy that we finally found this one in the draft.”

That doesn’t mean he’s perfect, though. “His decision-making sometimes, we’ve got make sure we shore that up,” Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks added. “But for the most part, you can see his arm strength, as well as his accuracy.”

“I love his confidence,” Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “He’s not shy, he’s not boastful, but you know he’s confident in his ability. He has a chip on his shoulder, and I really like that. That’s the way you should be at that position.”

Rosen is off to a good start in his first training camp and the Cards couldn’t be more excited about what the future has in store.

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Three Takeaways from the Detroit Lions road victory against the Arizona Cardinals 17-3, somehow keeping their playoff hopes alive



1. Zach Zenner showed up to play this week

Late in the game, Zach Zenner got a few series at running back and he made an immediate impact. He helped the Lions drive down the field and score their only offensive touchdown of the game. Not only did he do that, but he helped ice the game by getting first downs late in the 4th quarter. Zenner finished with 54 rushing yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. 

2. Jarrad Davis was all over the place on defense

Davis is really starting to get in his zone on defense. He was breaking up pass plays, stuffing the run, and even got himself a sack in this game. Davis finished with eight tackles, one sack, and pass deflection. Throughout his first two years in the league, Davis is improving week by week and it is a great sign of things to come at linebacker for the Lions.

3. The offense continues to struggle each week while the defense has improved each week

If it wasn’t for Zenner’s spark and Darius Slay’s interception for a touchdown, the rest of the Lions offense was only able to manage three points. While fans should understand that the offense will struggle due to injuries, etc. it shouldn’t be as bad as it is. Stafford only threw for 101 yards because every pass was short and everybody struggled to get open. As long as Marvin Jones and Kerryon Johnson are still on the sidelines, there is nothing really positive going for the Lions offense.

With this victory, the Lions still somehow have a chance to make the playoffs. While they will need lots of help from other teams, the possibility is still there. Now, this victory wasn’t against a very good Cardinals team, but the defense still looked really good and was a major factor in the Lions winning. With three games left in the season and two of those being divisional games, it will be very interesting to see where the 2018 season pans out for the Lions.

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Cardinals Place D.J. Humphries On IR



The Arizona Cardinals have placed left tackle D.J. Humphries, who has been out of action since Week 10’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs due to a knee injury, on injured reserve, according to an official team announcement.

In corresponding moves, the Cards have signed offensive lineman Joe Barksdale and Rees Odhiambo from the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad.

Arizona now has to decide if they will keep Humphries beyond this season, as they have a $9.625 fifth-year option they can opt to pick up on his contract.

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Cardinals Release Jamar Taylor



The Arizona Cardinals have released veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor who will be subject to the waiver process, according to NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo.

Taylor rebuild his career in 2 strong seasons with the Cleveland Browns, including setting career highs in 2017, but was lost in the shuffle in Arizona where he collected only 17 tackles and one pass defended in 10 games this season, including 3 starts.

Taylor will now look to latch on to a team for the stretch run of the season. Perhaps a return to Miami could be in the cards?



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