The first full week of training camp is behind us. Today is the annual Fan Fest at the University of Phoenix Stadium. We’re shifting into our regular season coverage schedule. Yep, life is good. If you missed anything in the last week, let’s take a look back at the week that was.
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Late Friday, the team announced it signed veteran offensive tackle Max Starks. Starks is a 10-year veteran with two Super Bowl rings who started out on the left side but could also play the right side. Starks is an addition for depth and will be interesting to see how the right side of the line plays out.
Kicker Jay Feely let his thoughts be known about the longer extra points that the league is experimenting with this preseason. Feely has missed two extra points out of the 446 he has tried in 12 seasons.
“You take a play where, some teams have 70 extra points in a season, and you really aren’t rushing that hard so you don’t have guys that get injured that much on an extra point,” he said. “Move it back to the 15-yard line, you’re going to rush a lot harder, all the offensive linemen are going to be put in precarious situations. There’s going to be a lot more injuries.
“So you’re creating 70 more plays for no tangible benefit where the guys can get hurt. It runs kind of counter-intuitive to the changes that they’ve made,” Feely said.
Arizona released kicker Danny Hrapman so it’s down to Feely and Chandler Catonzaro for the kicker job.