Welcome to #CardsMailbag, a weekly installment that allows you to ask me questions about the Arizona Cardinals throughout the week via Twitter@joshweinfuss. I'll answer them every weekend during the offseason. Make sure to use the hashtag #CardsMailbag.
@joshweinfuss First, no, running back is not a position of need anymore. Especially not after the Cardinals drafted David Johnson. Maybe I’m putting too much stock and faith in him, but I think he’s the answer Arizona needs. And I don’t see why the Cardinals need a veteran like Johnson. He’s older, he’s beat up and he has a lot of yards on his legs. If the Cardinals went after a veteran, it wouldn’t be him.
@joshweinfuss I’ll address them in order: Carson Palmer is ahead of schedule and was on the field this week for Phase 2 workouts, but don’t expect him to participate much in OTAs. He may be back for minicamp. Tyrann Mathieu seems to be back at full strength, as does John Brown. Patrick Peterson has said his blood-sugar issues are under control. They haven’t practiced in front of the media yet so it’s tough to gauge their physical condition without watching them practice.
@joshweinfuss if I remember correctly, Steve Keim mentioned targeting players the second half of FA. At this point do they seek a TE or CB?— Mathias Brown (@Hollywood_Sias) May 6, 2015
@joshweinfuss Arizona addressed the cornerback issue for now by claiming Alfonzo Dennard from the Patriots earlier this week. Next up will have to be tight end. The Cards have two tight ends who’ll for sure make the team in Troy Niklas and Darren Fells. Aside from them, the two other spots in the tight end room are wide open.
@joshweinfuss thoughts on bringing in either Gresham or Miller for a look?— Brian Sharp (@bjsharpy916) May 6, 2015
@joshweinfuss I think at this point it would be in Arizona’s interest to at least give them a once-over. Jermaine Gresham’s back likely will scare them away. He had surgery in March. Zach Miller is dealing with a severe ankle injury and that might keep teams away from him as well.
@joshweinfuss Because at that point, Collins’ situation was still pretty murky. And as general manager Steve Keim said on the radio earlier this week, unless there was enough -- or any -- solid information regarding Collins’ role in the murder, he’s too much of a risk.
@joshweinfuss I think the left side is one of the best, if not the best, left sides in football. The rest of the line, however, is still being worked out. I think the D.J. Humphries vs. Bobby Massie battle will be interesting to watch, but I’m not so sure Humphries is the better answer immediately unless he comes in and plays like a wily veteran.