For Richard Sherman, the issue with Colin Kaepernick comes down to one thing. “It’s not about football or color,” he told USA Today’s Jarrett Bell. “It’s about, ‘Boy, stay in your place.’”
Kaepernick has been a free agent since March 9. Since then, quarterbacks of lesser abilities such as Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, Matt McGloin, Blaine Gabbert, Dan Orlovsky, and others have been signed. Only two teams have even taken the slightest sniff at Kaepernick since then — the Seahawks and (kind of but not really!) the Ravens.
Nkemdiche brought quite a bit of pressure on Cowboys backup quarterback Kellen Moore early in the game. Reddick, who was a walk-on at Temple and became a first-round draft pick for the Cardinals in 2017, also got after the quarterback and added three tackles. Baker, a second-rounder for the Cardinals this year, contributed six tackles, a pass breakup, and one quarterback hit.
Arizona lost Calais Campbell, cornerback Marcus Cooper, and safeties Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger to free agency this offseason. It should encouraging for the Cardinals to see their young defenders stepping up in the preseason.
Nwachukwu, who was a fan favorite on the Houston Texans’ season of Hard Knocks, only had one reception Thursday night. He made it count, though. Nwachukwu’s 14-yard touchdown reception gave the Cowboys a 17-15 lead in the third quarter.
EZ was loved by fans of Hard Knocks in part because he asked some interesting questions, like, “Is there water on space?” But he also earned respect for his route running, which also paid off on Thursday.