TEMPE, Ariz. -- Monday’s news conferences with Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer revolved around one topic: the year-long suspension of linebacker Daryl Washington. Arians made it clear Monday was the last time he’d be talking about the player and the questions took advantage of it.
Here are a few notes from practice and the pressers:
• Arians said Monday would be the last time he would address Washington.
• Arians said Larry Foote -- right now a leading contender to replace Washington -- can be a two-down linebacker but not likely a three-down backer.
• Foote filled Washington’s role at inside linebacker alongside Kevin Minter.
• Rookie tight end Troy Niklas was back on the field Monday going through drills.
• Monday was Bobby Massie's day to work with the first-team offense.
• Safety Deone Bucannon, defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu, linebacker Matt Shaughnessy, running back Zach Bauman, wide receiver Teddy Williams, wide receiver Jaron Brown and offensive lineman Anthony Steen didn’t practice for either all or part of Monday’s session.