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Monday, August 13, 2012
A little health could help Cardinals' QBs

By Mike Sando

The Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks might fare better with superior talent around them.

That should be the hope, anyway.

Running backs Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams are practicing and should begin contributing in games before much longer. Both could make their 2012 preseason debuts this week if they make it through practices without any setbacks.

Tight end Jeff King, a reliable contributor on early downs last season, has been activated from the physically unable to perform list, the team announced. King became an immediate and somewhat surprisingly productive target for Kevin Kolb in particular last season.

Getting the running backs into the offensive flow figures to make the biggest impact for Kolb and John Skelton. LaRod Stephens-Howling broke free for a 15-yard run early in the opener, but the Cardinals netted three yards on their first four carries against Kansas City. That included one carry for negative yardage on third-and-1.