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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, right, talks with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians during an NFL football training camp practice, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Before #Dbacks game, the ceremonial first pitch thrown by #Cardinals GM Steve Keim pic.twitter.com/bKij2koxWr— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) July 20, 2016Jenkins, a 5-foot-10, 197 pound corner, brings a strong resume and looks like a solid fit in Arizona. As of now, he could be the biggest threat to take Bethel’s job. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals may have two of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, but one of them still plays in the slot.With Patrick Peterson locking up one side of the field and Tyrann Mathieu covering the interior, the second cornerback position remains up for grabs.Arguably, it’s the team’s biggest weakness.Justin Bethel returns after fighting through struggles as a full-time starter toward the end of last season. With Jerraud Powers gone, the job appears to be Bethel’s to lose, but this week’s roster churning for Arizona has made it clear the competition is open.center_img “He’s had some up-and-down years in the NFL, but for what we do schematically, having a bigger press corner, (he) certainly creates more competition at that position,” Keim said. “That’s really been our goal is to continue to stay aggressive, build our roster and stay aggressive regardless whether our guy is a starter, backup. Try to build as much depth as possible so if you have any type of issues moving forward, you have enough players being able to contribute.”Keim also confirmed that the former Washington cornerback, Culliver, will visit next week. The team will still need to get to know Culliver, Keim said, adding that the medical staff will need to evaluate his knee injuries before deciding to sign him.Culliver tore his ACL and MCL on Thanksgiving before he was released in the offseason.“He’ll come in and take a visit with us,” Keim said. “Another guy who’s a longer, athletic press corner. We’ll see. He’s coming off an ACL. There’s obviously the medical side of it that you have to look into. He’s a guy that’s also had some success in the NFL. We’ll see where it goes next week.”Rookies Brandon Williams and Harlan Miller also enter the cornerback competition this season. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories NOTABLE– Asked if the Cardinals will pursue free agents to add depth to the offensive tackle position, Keim said the following: “We’ll continue to monitor that position. (D.J. Humphries) had a really strong offseason. He continued to grow and get better — not only matured mentally but also matured physically.” Keim added that Humphries now weighs 310 pounds and has “really honed his craft in terms of technique and footwork.”– When camp begins, Keim said three to four players could end up on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. Linebacker Zack Wagenmann (foot) is one of those players. Offensive guard signee Evan Mathis is not and should be ready to play after minor surgery that kept him out of mini-camp.— Keim did not want to discuss contract extension matters regarding Mathieu or defensive end Calais Campbell but said he remains “hopeful.“We’ll just continue to stay aggressive,” Keim added. “That’s the one thing I’ve said earlier. Whether it’s signing players, whether it’s readjusting guys who need to be signed for extensions, we’ll continue to stay aggressive and try to keep our foot on the gas pedal.” The Cardinals signed former Pro Bowler Mike Jenkins on Monday and have a meeting with fellow veteran Chris Culliver upcoming, effectively putting Bethel on notice as he hits training camp coming off an April foot surgery,.“Obviously, Justin is the current starter, but it’s always going to be an open competition,” Cardinals general manager Steve Keim told media members at a Diamondbacks game Tuesday. “Knowing Bruce Arians and his staff, we’ll play the best 11 out there, so whoever gives us a chance to succeed. But we have expectations for Justin. He’s got great athleticism and movement skills.“He’s got to continue to hone his skills moreso with the eyes, the vision, the instinctual things that come with the game,” Keim added. “And really, more than anything, he just needs to play football. So I think the more Justin plays, probably the better he’ll get.”last_img read more

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