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Arizona Cardinals 2010 Training Camp: Early News And Notes

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 01:  Linebacker Gerald Hayes #54  of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Panthers defeated the Cardinals 34-21.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Jack LondonCorrespondent IJuly 28, 2010

This is a huge training camp for the 2010 Arizona Cardinals, make no mistake about it. 

We'll get to some questions that need answering later in the week. 

Right now though, it's time to take care of a few details for you to keep in mind as you keep up with Arizona in Flagstaff. 

But before I say anything, I would urge you to visit the camp. Not only are you supporting the Cards, but it's a beautiful place to have training camp (Clark Judge of cbssports.com recently rated Arizona's as the best training camp location in the league). 

First of all, I should mention a couple of big names that will be on the PuP (physically unable to perform) list: Gerald Hayes and O'Brien Schofield. 

Schofield's name on the list shouldn't come as a shock, as he tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl practice about six months ago. 

That doesn't mean, however, they aren't thinking of keeping him; they just signed him to a four-year deal in case you hadn't heard. 

I'm excited to see what Schofield can do when he returns, as many experts considered him a late first-rounder coming out of Wisconsin, and Arizona got him in the fourth. 

As for Hayes, this is a bigger blow to Arizona. Usually players that go onto the list in camp don't start the season. 

But this does not mean Hayes can't be taken off the list during camp. He can be activated as soon as he passes a physical

However, at an already thin linebacking core, Arizona now has to have a younger player step up in camp. 

This could open the door to Reggie Walker. Walker has talent and has been around for a bit with the Cards. 

However, I imagine it will be Daryl Washington getting the call.

This might actually be a blessing in disguise for Arizona. 

Not only does Washington get experience he needs if he should have to step in for Hayes, it will prepare him to step in next to Hayes (replacing Paris Lenon) at some point in the season. 

In fact, Washington may be the guy I'm watching in training camp, along with Matt Leinart. 

I urge you personally to go check out training camp this year. Dates and times can be found on Arizona's official website

Later on in the week, I'll give you 10 players (obviously Leinart and Washington included) that you should watch if you go out to Flagstaff. 

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