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2dJosh Weinfuss

Kingsbury: Kyler's clap snap issues will be solved

The Arizona Cardinals are still working with the NFL on how to fix the issues with rookie quarterback Kyler Murray's clap snap that led to two false starts Thursday, but coach Kliff Kingsbury feels like "we're in a good place with it."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray went 16-for-25 with two interceptions during 11 on 11 on Saturday, by my count. He once again started slow, throwing a pick on his fourth pass and beginning 1-for-4. He got into a rhythm during a 2-minute drill, which he capped off with a touchdown to fellow rookie WR Andy Isabella.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray will play at least the entire first half next Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings in both teams' third preseason game, coach Kliff Kingsbury said Saturday. After the half, Kingsbury the Cardinals will "go from there" regarding Murray's snap count. "We'll see how the game is going," Kingsbury said. "Love to get some positive plays early, some good drives going. Gotta eliminate those penalties and see where he's at mentally, and we'll go from there. But I expect him to play the most he's played in the preseason."

Ryan: Cardinals' offense is boring to watch (1:34)
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3dJosh Weinfuss

Cards' Murray struggles with snap issues, flags

Cardinals rookie Kyler Murray was flagged for two false-start penalties Thursday night after officials deemed he was "too abrupt" in clapping for the snap. "We didn't look as good as we would've liked to look, but it's the preseason," he said.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Losing to the Raiders, 33-26, wasn't the story for the Cardinals on Thursday night. Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray struggled in all four of his possessions, finishing the day 3-for-8 passing for 12 yards while running once for four yards. But he looked out of sorts throughout. The major storyline coming out of the second preseason game will be Murray's two false start penalties due his clap snap.

Fitzgerald: Kyler's 'really got the juice' (3:11)
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6dJosh Weinfuss

Murray not concerned about lack of scheme reps

Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray says he is not worried that he won't run his offensive scheme in its entirety during the preseason and is convinced he will be ready Week 1 against Detroit because of how well he knows the system.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie QB Kyler Murray is making it clear he does not like questions relating baseball to football. During a question today about how playing baseball has helped his throwing angles in football, Murray said under his breath: "I've answered that question like 1,000 times.” Then, in his actually response, Murray said: "It helps a lot."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Suspended Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson's first-team reps are starting to decline as his replacements begin getting more opportunities. That means that Peterson won't be on the field as much to face rookie Kyler Murray, who enjoys squaring off against the eight-time Pro Bowler. "He likes going at him for whatever reason," coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "I've tried to talk him out of it but it's his competitive nature."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray went 9-for-11 passing in 11 on 11 and 6 for 9 in 7 on 7 today, by my count. He was intercepted twice -- once in 11 on 11 and once in 7 on 7. But what stood out was how often Murray went under center, especially in the red zone. The Cardinals also worked on their handoffs more today tan they have in a while.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury opened his press conference today with some words about Darryl Drake, the former Cardinals assistant, who died Sunday: "Our condolences go out to coach Darryl Drake, his family and loved ones as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers. I never had the pleasure working with coach Drake but listening to stories about him and his time here, he was an amazing man, amazing coach. Anytime you coach 40 years in this profession, you impact a lot of lives, and so we just want to send our heart out to his loved ones and we're thinking about him."

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9dJosh Weinfuss

Cardinals cut Philon after arrest, assault charge

The Cardinals released defensive tackle Darius Philon after he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly threatening to shoot a dancer outside of a strip club.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals released DT Darius Philon after Saturday's practice.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie QB Kyler Murray went 16-for-20 with two interceptions in 11 on 11 and 6 for 8 in 7 on 7, by my count. Again, he started slow, throwing an interception on his second pass but settled down the rest of practice despite another pick, this one by Patrick Peterson. Murray's arm was on display Saturday as was his ability to throw from different angles. His versatility is coming across differently every practice it seems like.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray asked for "all sorts of plays and keeps and all sorts of stuff" last week leading up to Thursday night's game so coach Kliff Kingsbury expected Murray to ask for more playing time against the Chargers. "We have a plan and we're going to stick to the plan," Kingsbury said. "We like how he's progressing."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

After watching the film from Thursday night's game, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury had a clearer opinion on how quarterback Kyler Murray played in his first NFL action: "I think he made good quick decisions. It was a small sample size, but just like we've seen, I mean, he diagnosis defenses well. He's cerebral. I thought his operation was really good. Had some checks that was exactly what we wanted to get into. And for kind of a limited menu, I thought he executed at a high level."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

KIiff Kingsbury said he has not watched "Hard Knocks." He just watches "The First 48," a show about the first 48 hours of murder investigations, and then he goes to sleep.

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