RSS

Chiefs will host Cardinals for joint practices

Arizona reduces preseason travel with venture Brad Biggs

Print This June 29, 2012, 08:00 AM EST

Instead of flying back across the country following the Hall of Fame Game, the Arizona Cardinals will make a much shorter journey from Northeastern Ohio to Northwestern Missouri.

The Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to hold joint practices together athttp://blog.azcardinals.com/2012/06/28/officially-cards-to-spend-practice-week-in-k-c/ the Chiefs’ training site at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.

The Cardinals will play in the Hall of Fame Game Aug. 5 and then head to Kansas City where they will practice with the Chiefs in advance of the preseason game between the teams at Arrowhead Stadium on Aug. 10. It will make for a hectic start to preseason for the Cardinals but it does reduce travel.

“There are many benefits to this arrangement and we appreciate Coach (Romeo) Crennel and the Chiefs working to make this happen,” Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said on his team’s Web site. “Logistically it makes a lot of sense since we play Sunday night in Canton and then Friday night at Kansas City but I’ve always found there’s also great value in getting work against another team in a setting like this. We’re looking forward to it.”

Arizona has some extra time in camp and preseason and the Cardinals have some issues to sort through, none bigger than at the quarterback position.

Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
 

NFP's Introduction to Scouting Class is now registering for our Winter sessions! Save $200 if you register before December 1st! REGISTER NOW!

Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.

NFP Inside Content. All Season.