With the Cardinals for home stretch

August, 19, 2012
8/19/12
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The signs reading "Flagstaff" weren't really necessary Sunday.

Temperatures in the 80s, brief sprinkles, scarce oxygen and a few lightning strikes in the distance left little doubt of my location following a two-hour drive from Phoenix up I-17.

The Arizona Cardinals have a walk-through session and a full practice scheduled for Monday at Northern Arizona University. They break training camp with a practice Tuesday morning.

Two weeks have passed since the Cardinals opened their exhibition season in Canton at the Hall of Fame Game. We're still seeking answers to a few questions as the Cardinals head into their final days of camp:
  • Who will start at quarterback? John Skelton would appear to have the edge, but Kevin Kolb remains in the mix until coach Ken Whisenhunt says otherwise.
  • Who will start at right cornerback? William Gay has the job for now.
  • Can Stewart Bradley beat out Paris Lenon at inside linebacker? Lenon has been hurt. Bradley has shown improvement.
  • What happens at left tackle? Start Levi Brown has a torn triceps. The Cardinals will audition multiple players for the role.
  • What happens at right tackle? The situation at left tackle could influence the answer.
  • Are running backs Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams healthy enough to suppress concerns in the backfield? Williams looked good against the Raiders in his first game back from knee surgery. Wells did not play, but he could make his preseason debut this week.

Those are among the questions on my mind heading into practices Monday. The walk-through is scheduled for noon ET, with the full practice at 6:15 p.m. ET (sorry for the listings in Eastern time, but we generally seek consistency across the site to avoid additional confusion).

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