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Quick recap of Bruce Arians' presser

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians spoke to the media on Thursday morning. Here’s a quick recap of what he had to say:

  • The Cardinals are not in a hurry to fill the two open roster spots.

  • Linebacker Ernie Sims was released Thursday morning because he didn’t fit in Arizona’s defense, Arians said, and younger players were playing better. Arians also wanted to give Sims a chance to make another roster soon.

  • Arians won’t be holding anyone out of Saturday’s game besides center Lyle Sendlein, who’s out about two more weeks with a calf injury.

  • Wide receiver John Brown hasn’t been able to finish the last two practices because of fatigue, not injury.

  • Guard Jonathan Cooper has improved his play since getting his knee drained.

  • Veteran linebacker Larry Foote is capable of being a three-down linebacker, Arians said, a change from Arian’s stance earlier this summer.

  • Arians said the Cardinals will stick to their timeline for Tyrann Mathieu's return, regardless of how ready he feels.

  • Arians doesn’t have a preference for which linebacker, Kevin Minter or Foote, lines up as the nickel linebacker just yet. During practice, it’s a matter of who’s on the field at the time.