While several key players have been absent from the Arizona Cardinals OTAs thus far, it's still an important time for the team to grow.
Notables QB Carson Palmer, WR Larry Fitzgerald and a host of others have been resting but the younger players on the roster are getting important reps.
Of the familiar names standing out, WR John Brown is certainly one. Brown burst onto the scene a year ago as a rookie and has looked better than ever so far this summer. Brown has become more dedicated to his health and body this offseason and could be poised for a big 2015 season.
On the quarterback front, the younger prospects have been receiving most of the reps. Phillip Simms and Chandler Harnish have seen more time than Logan Thomas, but that's not necessarily a sign of where Thomas sits in the eyes of coach Bruce Arians. Simms and Harnish will more than likely see any practice time dwindle as mini camp and training camp commence in the coming weeks and months.
Arizona would also like to get an initial read on what they have in this year's rookie class but one important piece to this year's group, LB Markus Golden, has been held out of action. Golden, however, is expected to see the field soon.
Stay tuned to CardinalFootballTalk.com for the latest news and notes from the Cardinals' offseason activities.
OTA Update: Arizona Cardinals
CardinalsSource Top Stories
Goodwin: Too much talent to play like thatArizona Cardinals' offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said the offensive line struggled against Buffalo's stunts last week.
CardinalsSourceYesterday at 12:57 PM
Bettcher discusses Rams' weaponsThe Arizona Cardinals are looking for a bounce back defensive performance against the NFL's worst offense.
CardinalsSourceYesterday at 11:31 AM
Cardinals' practice squad still fluidThe Arizona Cardinals signed offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson to their practice squad Thursday after elevating Ifeanyi Momah to the active roster Wednesday.
CardinalsSourceThursday at 3:31 PM
Cardinals' run defense a potential issueThe Arizona Cardinals struggled against the run in Buffalo against a Bills team that came in averaging just 75 yards per game on the ground.
CardinalsSourceWednesday at 9:53 AM
Cardinals need to entertain punter battleWith an injury to Drew Butler sidelining the Cardinals' punter it's time for Arizona to consider alternatives.
CardinalsSourceTuesday at 4:21 PM