In some ways, this is a make or break season for the Cardinals. The 2015 season was successful, despite the debacle in Carolina. The 2016 season was anything but. They did not win the close games like they did in 2015, and they also had a few key injuries, including the Browns. John Brown has ongoing sickle cell issues, and doctors also found a cyst on his spine after the season. Jaron Brown tore his ACL during the seventh game of the season. Both John and Jaron look to be healthy heading into training camp.
Oh, and everyone is one year older this season.
Let’s take a quick look at the rest of the receivers that the Cardinals will bring into training camp 2017.
Arizona Cardinals Training Camp – The Receivers
As usual, the receiving corp starts and stops with future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald. The 14 year veteran is not the threat he once was, but he is still looking to have a productive season. In addition to both John and Jaron Brown, the Cardinals will have 5th year pro Aaron Dobson, who played with Detroit last season, but did not have any receptions after playing with New England his first three years.
Brittan Golden will be entering his fifth year as a pro. Last season, he played in 12 games and had eight receptions for 82 yards for Arizona. Marquis Bundy will also be at training camp. He was with the Cardinals organization last season, but did not contribute on the field. Jeremy Ross played with both Arizona and the New York Jets last season. In addition to playing receiver, Ross also played on special teams, returning punts and kickoffs. J.J. Nelson will also be back at training camp. Nelson has played a total of 26 games, and he has caught 45 balls for 867 yards.
The Cardinals will bring in six rookies for a look. They include; Carlton Agudosi out of Rutgers, Larry Clark from Colorado State-Pueblo, Krishawn Hogan from Marian, Ricky Seals-Jones out of Texas A&M, James Summers from East Carolina, and Chad Williams from Grambling.
On the surface, depth may be a concern, but we will hold off on that assessment until we see some of the rookies and how they perform.