NFL Training Camp 2010: Arizona Cardinals News and Notes 8-9

Jack LondonCorrespondent IAugust 9, 2010

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - AUGUST 02:  Runningback Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals practices in the team training camp at Northern Arizona University Walkup Skydome on August 2, 2010 in Flagstaff, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Ah yes, the NFL Preseason has started. 

For those that watched (I for once did not), they saw a great game between the Bengals and Cowboys. 

And by great, I mean 16-7. 

But no worries, it is the preseason. 

However, for those of you Cards fans out there, you need to care about what goes on in training camp. 

So if you've been living under a rock, here's what you missed the last few days (I take credit for little of this since I can't be there, so thank you Arizona Republic and ESPN):

1. Beanie Wells injured...again. 

And this after I just drafted him in fantasy football.  

But more importantly as a Cards fan, this is the last thing I wanted to see. 

It's not a serious injury, so he won't miss much time, but still it did put a scare into me. 

2. Matt Leinart is the starter, no matter what.

Certain things that have been said by Coach Whisenhunt have made this very clear. 

In other words, Leinart will have to royally screw up to not be the starter come opening day. 

For those that are concerned about his ability to be a starter, this isn't good.

But for those, like me, that would like to see team unity, it certainly helps the cause that everyone is now behind Matt. 

3. The tight ends are, well, all injured. 

If you look at the injury report for the Cardinals today, all the tight ends were mentioned. 


4. Stephen Williams is...wait, who?

Perhaps the most positive news coming out of traning camp recently is Stephen Williams. 

Get to know the name—he may be the fourth option for the Cardinals this year. 

The undrafted rookie from Toledo is making quite the impression in camp according to the Arizona Republic. 

He made several big catches in the Red and White game recently, and the coaches are high on this 6'5", 208 lb. receiver. 

As well, it should be noted that Williams finished as the all-time leading receiver for the Rockets. 

5. The Crowds

Just because the weather has been bad in Flagstaff doesn't mean the fans aren't coming out. 

Word is that there have been very good crowds out for the practices. There were 11,000 there on Saturday. 


Stay tuned—later this week, I'll preview the Arizona Cardinals preseason games.