Change is in the air as Cardinals open training camp in home stadium
GLENDALE, Ariz. – New location, new coach, new quarterback.
Change was definitely in the air when the Arizona Cardinals reported to training camp on Thursday at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
The Cardinals had held training camp at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff for all but one season since the franchise moved to Arizona in 1988, but the team shifted the site this year to its home stadium, joining a league-wide trend.
New coach Bruce Arians cut short a planned team run on Thursday, saying he'd seen them run enough in the offseason. The initial public workout is scheduled for Friday and the team will don pads for the first time on Saturday.
Absent on Thursday was guard Jonathan Cooper, the first-round draft pick who has yet to reach a contract agreement.