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Cardinals optimistic Sean Weatherspoon can practice on Tuesday

Jun 9, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (55) and safety D.J. Campbell (43) during minicamp practice at the Cardinals Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 9, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (55) and safety D.J. Campbell (43) during minicamp practice at the Cardinals Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The beginning of Sean Weatherspoon's tenure in Arizona hasn't quite gone as planned.

Weatherspoon signed a one-year deal in the offseason, but has essentially missed all of training camp and the preseason due to a hamstring injury he suffered the first day of camp.

The veteran linebacker could miss Week 1, if he is not able to recover and get back on the field, according to head coach Bruce Arians, via ESPN.

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The Cardinals made their first round of cuts on Monday and parted ways with linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, making Weatherspoon's return all that more important.

(h/t ESPN)