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Arizona Cardinals Gear up for Preseason Tilt with Minnesota Vikings

August 15th, 2014 at 5:41 AM
By Steve Smith

As Arizona Cardinals Training Camp 2014 nears two weeks old now, the Red Birds are gearing up for their preseason clash with the Minnesota Vikings tomorrow night in Minnesota.

The 1-0 Cards are coming off a very impressive 32-0 preseason win over the Houston Texans last Saturday night in Glendale. Veteran quarterback Carson Palmer was 5-for-5 for 84 yards and a TD pass in that lopsided contest. His QB rating was a perfect 158.3.

Here are some of the latest news and notes from Cardinals Training Camp:

**Jay Feely will get his chance to kick in the Vikings contest. The 38-year-old Feely is being challenged for the kicker job by undrafted rookie Chandler Catanzaro. Catanzaro, a University of Clemson product, kicked very well against the Texans last week so the pressure will be on Feely to perform well against the Vikings. This competition is up for grabs.

**Linebacker John Abraham has finally reported to training camp. Abraham led the Red Birds in sacks last season with 11.5 and still has quite a motor at 35 years of age.

Abraham has been absent from camp due to a personal issue. The Cards need him to help bolster their pass rush, especially with Daryl Washington being suspended for the 2014 campaign.

**QB Ryan Lindley will get a chance to show what he can do against Minnesota as he battles rookie Logan Thomas for the third quarterback slot on the roster. A sixth round draft pick in 2012, Lindley is expected to play the entire second half against the Vikings.

Lindley is not practice squad eligible so he's facing an uphill battle to stick with the club. The Cardinals drafted Thomas in the fourth round this year and love his physical tools. Thomas also performed very well against Houston so Lindley is facing a lot of pressure to make the club. The odds seem stacked against him, barring injury.

The San Diego State University product has not played in a game since the 2013 preseason finale against the Denver Broncos.


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