Cardinals had their annual red & white practice Saturday. Arizona treated the atmosphere of this scrimmage as a real game, not only for their stadium operations staff but for the team. The Cardinals worked out in position groups, reentered the locker room and returned to the field, getting used to a pregame routine.
With nearly 20,000 fans in attendance, Murray preformed fairly well in this practice. He completed 14-of-18 passes, two of which came on drops and another on a throwaway. Murray directed the first-team offense for a touchdown on the first try, mixing in a zone-read keeper and another scramble for 29 total yards before eventually hitting Kevin White on a 3-yard slant for a TD.
“He’s a guy who’s going to come in everyday and work, and he wants to be great, so I feel like you’re going to get the same guy,” rookie receiver KeeSean Johnson said. “You’re going to get the same guy every day.”
I do have to note, Arizona’s first-team offense played against the second-team defense, and the first-team defense faced the second-team offense. So Kyler's big day was verse the backups but he was posed and ran the offense efficiently.
The scrimmage ended when rookie safety Deionte Thompson picked off quarterback Drew Anderson in the end zone and returned it for a touchdown to end the day.
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