Rex Hadnot hoping to be in starting mix with Cardinals

Rex Hadnot figures to be in line to reclaim a starting job now that Alan Faneca has moved on.

The veteran signed with the Arizona Cardinals last year but when Faneca came on board he was releated to backup duty. Things could be changing now with the Cardinals in need of a starting left guard and Hadnot has 77 career starts.

I just want to do my best to put myself in a position where I can be one of the first five out,” Hadnot told Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic.

Hadnot has been working out at the player-run practices the Cardinals have been holding. At 29, he knows he’s got a chance to re-assert himself. It certainly looked like he’d be in a position to start a year ago when the Cardinals signed him.

“Me being a guy who came in last year, I'm continuing to bond with my new teammates,” Hadnot said. “It's given us all a chance to work together as a team and when you see guys putting the work in, it should give you a better appreciation of what each and every man goes through on a consistent basis to try and prepare themselves for an NFL season. I'm excited about what we're doing under the circumstances.”

He’ll be more excited if he’s in a position to be in the starting five.

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