Arizona Cardinals training camp opened July 21 with rookies reporting. Veterans reported on July 25. Expectations are high in the desert heading into camp.
Kyler Murray is on hand after signing a huge extension earlire in July. Star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be on hand despite being suspended for the first six games of the regular season.
In no way does this mean everything is great for head coach Kliff Kingsbury and Co. Arizona struggled toward the end of last season and has had issues closing out campaigns during Kingsbury’s tenure. Things must change in that regard. And it all starts during camp.
Arizona Cardinals training camp schedule
With camp opening on July 21, the Cardinals just recently released their practice schedule in Glendale. Here are the ones that are open to the public.
- July 30 Saturday 130-3 p.m. Back Together Saturday (Day 5 of camp)
- Aug. 1 Monday 1-2:45 p.m. (First allowed padded practice)
- Aug. 2 Tuesday 8:30-10 a.m.
- Aug. 3 Wednesday 8:45-10:30 a.m.
- Aug. 4 Thursday 8:45-10:30 a.m.
- Aug. 5 Friday 8:45-10:30 a.m.
- Aug. 6 Saturday 1:30-3 p.m. Red & White Practice
- Aug. 8 Monday 1:30-3 p.m.
- Aug. 9 Tuesday 8:45-10:30 a.m.
- Aug. 10 Wednesday 8:45-10:30 a.m.
Arizona Cardinals training camp location
Here is the history of where the Cardinals have held training camp over the years, via Pro Football Reference.
- 1929: Coldwater High School — Coldwater, Michigan
- 1930: Sturgis Wolverines — Sturgis, Michigan
- 1931-1933: Mills Stadium — Chicago, Illinois
- 1934: Loyola University — Chicago, Illinois
- 1935: Mills Stadium — Chicago, Illinois
- 1936: Michigan City High School Field — Michigan City, Indiana
- 1937: Mills Stadium — Chicago, Illinois
- 1938: Morgan Park Military Academy — Chicago, Illinois
- 1939: Ordean Field — Duluth, Minnesota
- 1940-41: Morgan Park Military Academy — Chicago, Illinois
- 1942-1948: Carroll College — Waukesha, Wisconsin
- 1949-1950: Wayland Academy — Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
- 1951-1972: Lake Forest College — Lake Forest, Illinois
- 1973-1974: Illinois State — Normal, Illinois
- 1975: Eastern Ilinois University — Charleston, Illinois
- 1976-1981: Lindenwoods Colleges — St. Charles, Missouri
- 1982-1987: Eastern Ilinois University — Charleston, Illinois
- 1987: USFL Practice — Memphis, Tennessee
- 1988-2004: Northern Arizona University — Flagstaff, Arizona
- 2005: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Prescott, Arizona
- 2006-2012: Northern Arizona University — Flagstaff, Arizona
- 2013-2018: University of Phoenix Stadium — Glendale, Arizona
- 2019-2022: State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Arizona
Can you go to Arizona Cardinals training camp
Without a doubt. Last year saw the Cardinals hold 12 open practices at State Farm Stadium. That included Red and White Practice on August 7.
This year, said Red and White Practice will take place on August 6. Meanwhile, the first open practice will be NFL’s Back Together Saturday program at 1:30 p.m local time.
Storylines for Arizona Cardinals training camp
Here are the top storylines and Cardinals’ position battles to follow in training camp this summer.
Starting cornerback competition
The likes of Marco Wilson, Antonio Hamilton, Breon Borders and Christian Matthew will compete for playing time on the outside during Cardinals training camp. Wilson has an inside shot of earning one of the starting spots despite his struggles a season ago.
A fourth-round pick from Florida back in 2021, Wilson yielded a 70.3 completion percentage and 120.8 QB rating when targeted a season ago.
He’ll need to improve if the Cardinal are going to have any chance against elite-level NFC West wide receivers in that of Deebo Samuel, Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson and DK Metcalf.