GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As he does every day during training camp, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians addresses the media after the morning walk-through. Here is a recap of what Arians discussed:
Defensive end Darnell Dockett, lost for the season because of a knee injury, will have surgery "as soon as we can possibly get it done."
Arians will have Dockett on the sidelines for games all season because of his "spirit and leadership."
Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu will go through individual drills for the next couple of days and then be worked into team drills.
Center Lyle Sendlein returns to practice Wednesday from a calf injury, and Arians said the team will monitor his snap count.
Ted Larsen will start at left guard Sunday against the Bengals.
Arians is a fan of the new practice squad rules that expanded the unit from eight to 10 players and allow teams to sign two players with no more than two accrued seasons. That basically makes anyone drafted in 2012 and 2013 eligible for the exception. "I was shocked to see who was eligible," Arians said. "I told Mike Floyd, 'You’re lucky. You’re practice-squad eligible now. You might want to get out of the training room. Jokingly, obviously."
Arians was impressed to see how quickly Ta'amu returned from an ACL injury suffered in Week 17. "It’s amazing for a man that big to recover that fast."