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All Eyes Will Be on Carson Palmer When Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Opens

July 29th, 2015 at 6:12 AM
By Steve Smith

If the Arizona Cardinals are to make it to Super Bowl 50 then quarterback Carson Palmer has to stay healthy and productive throughout the 2015 NFL season.

Plain and simple.

That's why all eyes will be on the veteran signal-caller, who turns 36 in December, when Arizona's training camp opens up on Friday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

How will his surgically repaired left knee hold up this season?

“I’m not even thinking about my knee,” Palmer told the team’s web site. “I’m still rehabbing just to be on the safe side of things but I don’t need to be at rehab. I’m ‘full-go’ in the weight room, ‘full-go’ on the field, and until it’s brought up, I haven’t thought about what I’m not doing because I’m doing everything I was doing.”

So far, so good. The USC product, now entering his 13th NFL season, has worked diligently on his own and with teammates to get back into form. Palmer realizes his window of opportunity to capture a Super Bowl trophy is dwindling with each passing year.

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Arizona Cardinals’ Damond Powell Jr.’s Injuries not Life-threatening, Police Say

July 26th, 2015 at 6:58 AM
By Steve Smith

Rookie wide receiver Damond Powell Jr. of the Arizona Cardinals suffered a gunshot wound to the face Friday night outside his home in Ohio, but the injury is not life-threatening, according to police.

The 22-year-old Powell was shot around 8:36 p.m. while sitting in a car with some friends in the driveway of his Toledo, Ohio, home, according to the Toledo Police Department. According to witnesses, the shots came from a gold-colored car down the street. Powell was rushed to the University of Toledo Medical Center by private means. Police said the suspects are three men who wore masks covering their faces.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder signed with the Red Birds on May 5 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Iowa.

The Cardinals released a statement yesterday morning regarding Powell.

"We are aware that Damond Powell was the victim of a shooting last night in Toledo, where he remains hospitalized," the team stated. "We have been in communication with his family to offer whatever support and resources we can provide. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as appropriate."

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Arizona Cardinals Single-Game Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

July 24th, 2015 at 5:49 AM
By Steve Smith

Single-game tickets for Arizona Cardinals home games will go on sale later tomorrow, first to Cardinals season ticket members and then to the general public.

Due to the very strong demand for Red Birds 2015 season tickets, the supply of tickets for individual games is extremely limited and it is expected to be exhausted rather quickly.

PRE-SALE FOR SEASON TICKET MEMBERS: Arizona season ticket members will have the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets three days before the general public on-sale date through an exclusive pre-sale opportunity starting on Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. via www.ticketmaster.com (password required).

GENERAL PUBLIC: Single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public tomorrow, July 25 at 10 a.m. exclusively through Ticketmaster. Fans can purchase tickets on-line at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone (800-745-3000), or at participating Arizona Ticketmaster ticket centers. These include locations at Fry's/Fry's Marketplace and La Curacao.

Fans should check with each individual outlet for hours of operation, as they vary by location. Starting on Monday, July 27 tickets will also be available at the Cardinals Tempe training facility box office (8:30 a.m-5 p.m.) and the University of Phoenix Stadium box office (10 a.m.-6 p.m.).

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It’s Never Too Early to Prepare for Your Fantasy Football Draft

July 23rd, 2015 at 7:15 AM
By Steve Smith

As a long-time fantasy football player, I've learned a long time ago that it's never too early to prepare for the best day of the season – your fantasy football draft.

Drafts won't begin in earnest until next month so whether you leaf through a somewhat out-dated FF magazine or check out a number of free websites (fftoday.com is a good one), preparation is key. I refuse to pay for fantasy football information because there are a myriad of good free sites available (espn.com is another one).

Another tip I have is to participate in some mock drafts – try fantasy football calculator (just google it – and you can engage in mock drafts for any type of league you can imagine. It's great fun and will give you a good read as to where players will most likely be drafted. Remember, the key to a solid draft is to get excellent value with each draft pick. For example, don't draft your defense and kicker until the last two rounds.

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Carson Palmer Rehabbing with Arizona Cardinals Teammates

July 21st, 2015 at 6:06 AM
By Steve Smith

The start of Arizona Cardinals training camp, the 2015 edition, is still a couple of weeks away but veteran quarterback Carson Palmer is busy rehabbing his knee that required surgery after he tore his ACL in Week 10 of the 2014 NFL campaign.

He's enlisted the help of some of his teammates – including wide receiver John Brown – near his home in San Diego. So far, so good regarding his repaired knee.

"I’m not even thinking about my knee,” Palmer said via the team's website. “I’m still rehabbing just to be on the safe side of things but I don’t need to be at rehab. I’m full go in the weight room, full go on the field, and until it’s brought up, I haven’t thought about what I’m not doing because I’m doing everything I was doing.”

Also working out are tight ends Troy Niklas and Ifeanyi Momah, quarterback Drew Stanton, and Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd might still take part. The on-field throws are only part of it; Palmer and the others also work out with Ryan Flaherty and Prolific Athletes, a popular training center with NFL players based in nearby Carlsbad, CA. A few NFL defensive backs, including the Chargers’ Jason Verrett and Jahlell Addae , took part too.

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