Training Camp Report: Wednesday

The Cardinals roster and injury list received good and bad news during Wednesday's practice. As camp winds down, the need to cut the roster to 75 players has led to several changes. Though disappointing for those cut, opportunity still lies for some to make the roster. Kate Hinojosa is on location in Flagstaff and has all the details, including an update on disgruntled receiver Anquan Boldin.

The three Cardinals players affected by Wednesday's roster changes were WR Ahmad Merritt, RB Chris Vincent, and FB Dionte Johnson. Merritt and Johnson were both cut while Vincent was re-signed. Merritt suffered a broken ankle last season, leaving him out until training camp this year. His performance was not enough to keep him in the running for a roster spot. Meanwhile, Johnson has been hampered by an ankle sprain throughout most of camp. He could return to the practice squad as his injury progresses.

Following these two releases, Vincent was brought back after a being cut earlier in camp and now has another shot at making the roster. Though the Cardinals still need to slim down the roster even further, it leaves a small opportunity open for Vincent.

Wednesday morning's practice was ignited by the return of two players from the injury list. Linebackers Chike Okeafor and Karlos Dansby were back on the field, both looking refreshed and healthy as they eased their way back into their reps.

Multiple players still remain on the injured list, including TE Ben Patrick and CB Antrel Rolle whose status still remains uncertain. In addition, offensive lineman Al Johnson, Carlton Medder, Peter Clifford and DT Gabe Watson are all still suffering from injuries.

Contract issues with WR Anquan Boldin and his desire for a new deal is still in the air as of this moment. Although Boldin appears to playing at full speed during practice, he still claims to be discontent with his current situation. While the Cardinals have repeatedly stated they'll re-sign Boldin at their first opportunity, the standoff continues as the media and team awaits the final decision.


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