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Cardinals first-round pick D.J. Humphries returns to practice

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 01: Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries #74 of the Arizona Cardinals arrives to the team training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 01: Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries #74 of the Arizona Cardinals arrives to the team training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After news of offensive tackle Bobby Massie reportedly being suspended three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Cardinals received better news at practice in the form of D.J. Humphries' return.

The Cardinals' first-round draft pick in 2015 had been sidelined about a week with a hyperextended knee.

Massie's reported absence to start the season could mean a starting opportunity for Humphries right away to start his pro career.

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The Florida product had been listed second on the depth chart behind Massie at right tackle.

In the offseason, the Cardinals beefed up their line with the addition of Mike Iupati; they recently brought back center Lyle Sendlein, too. Jared Veldheer, who started 16 games last season, is returning, as is Jonathan Cooper (two starts).

Finding some continuity along the offensive line in training camp is imperative to keep Carson Palmer upright come fall and boost a ground game that struggled in 2014.

(h/t AZCardinals.com)