Camp confidential: Coach Steve Wilks felt that Thursday’s practice was “a little sluggish” at the start, but he was pleased with the tempo by the time the day ended. That followed Wednesday’s practice, in which he was glad to see “lots of situational football, which was good, good to get through that and get those guys thinking along those lines, things that could come up during the game.” … While Wilks has not announced how he’ll be using them, he did note that all four quarterbacks will get playing time on Saturday. On Thursday, he was giving QB Mike Glennon “limited” reps. “We were trying to give Josh (Rosen) a little bit more looks, trying to prepare him for certain things that he may see in the game.” Glennon said that Wednesday’s practice was a planned day off. … A main focus of last Saturday’s Red and White Practice for Wilks was just going over every phase of the pregame routine, including the national anthem. “Everybody was standing, and I expect everyone to stand,” Wilks said. “Once we get more some definite information from the league and the players’ association – Michael has been very active with that – we’ll sit down and talk, and we’ll figure out exactly where we’re going from there.” … WR Chad Williams was back out at practice after missing two practices from tendinitis in his knee. “Chad was fine,” Wilks said. “Pushed himself through to make some good plays at practice, so, again, I was pleased to have him out there.”


azcentral sports’ Katherine Fitzgerald and Bob McManaman report from Cardinals camp in Glendale.
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Injury report: LB Josh Bynes (neck) and LB Deone Bucannon (knee) are day-to-day. TE Jermaine Gresham (Achilles’) and DE Markus Golden (knee) remain on the physically-unable-to-perform list. DT Robert Nkemdiche came out of practice early; Wilks cited tendinitis, but said he should be fine for the game.

Quote: “I don’t really think it’s a rhyme or reason. It could be early in the morning. It could be pads. It could be just things they need to push themselves through. And as coaches, starting with myself, that’s the reason why we do those kinds of things: changing up the tempo, moving things around. So I don’t think it’s something to be alarmed about. I think the guys will be fine. The most important thing is we want to make sure those guys understand in a game concept, we don’t want to get out to a slow start.” — Wilks, when asked about slow starts at practice during training camp

Up next: The Cardinals are off Friday ahead of their first game of the preseason. They take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.