GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The biggest news out of Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’ morning news conference was that center Lyle Sendlein will be out about three weeks with a calf injury. In his place, veteran guard and center Ted Larsen will snap to Carson Palmer on the first team.
Arians said CB Antonio Cromartie will miss four to five days with a pectoral injury. RB Andre Ellington (neck), LB Ernie Sims (back), DT Christian Tupou (groin) and CB Todd Washington (groin) will miss Tuesdays practice.
When asked whether John Abraham’s DUI in June is the reason the Pro Bowl linebacker isn’t in training camp, Arians said, “No comment.” But Arians said he has known about it and was in Georgia at the time of Abraham’s arrest.
Arians said rookie WR John Brown looked as fast in pads as he does out of them: “He doesn’t look like he has them on.”
Rookie S Deone Bucannon laid down some hard hits in Monday’s first practice in pads, but it didn’t impress Arians. “He was trying to show off a little bit. Tried to show that he’s a tough guy. We know that he’s a tough guy.” Arians also pointed out that if Bucannon had been flagged for any of his hits, the offense would’ve end up with prime field position. Arians called the hits “stupid.”
LB Lorenzo Alexander will remain at inside linebacker, Arians said.
With Arizona’s top two nose tackles out with injuries, Arians said he’ll rotate in players with the first team, including rookie Ed Stinson.
The kicking rotation during practice will consist of two kickers every day while the third rests.