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Quick recap of Arians' news conference

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians addressed the media before Monday's practice. Here is a recap of what Arians discussed:

  • Arians said if safety Tyrann Mathieu doesn't play Thursday night he won't play in Week 1 on "Monday Night Football." But he did not say whether Mathieu would play against the Chargers this week.

  • The Cardinals' starters won't play Thursday at San Diego, Arians said.

  • Rookie Logan Thomas will start and play the entire game.

  • After looking at the film, Arians thought the Cards' pass rush was "decent." Following Sunday night's game, Arians said he was concerned with the pass rush.

  • Arians said linebacker Kevin Minter was full-go for practice this week but guard Jonathan Cooper is still nursing his turf toe. Both were expected to practice, Arians said.

  • Veteran tackle Max Starks was cut by the Cardinals on Monday but bringing him back in September is a possibility if he goes unclaimed.

  • On the wide open deep pass from Carson Palmer to Michael Floyd that was thrown ahead of Floyd, Arians said Floyd slowed down but the ball was still overthrown. "It was a bad throw."

  • There are at least five jobs available to be won Thursday night in San Diego. "It's highly competitive and it's a big night for a lot of them."