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Cardinals Updates (Boldin, starting QB, injuries)

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    FLAGSTAFF – Still upset with his contract, Anquan Boldin reiterated his desire for a trade Monday and told the NFL Network he was no longer speaking with head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

    Tuesday, Whisenhunt reacted to the situation with his star wide receiver, insisting that “nothing has really changed.”

    “You (media) have been at practice every day,” Whisenhunt said. “We've been communicating. If communicating is talking, that's what we have been doing at practice. As we go forward, I don't know. I don't foresee anything changing. If it does, it's in his court.

    “To me, it's not really an issue. Nothing has changed from a few weeks ago. I feel the exact same way about Anquan, he is a good football player, the Cardinals have extended his contract once, tried to do it again, and our intent is to do it (again) the first chance we get."

    The Cardinals have let Boldin know they still will not trade him.
    QB competition

    The quarterback competition between Kurt Warner and Matt Leinart is a “process,” Whisenhunt has said multiple times. Tuesday, Whisenhunt also declined to specifically say when that process will end and a starter will be named.

    “There are probably two schools of thought with that,” Whisenhunt said. “The first is maybe we won’t name the starter, period. Maybe our first opponent, San Francisco, will have to prepare for two different quarterbacks. But we are going to have to prepare one of them as a starter – and you (media), with as many contacts as you have, it’d probably leak out.
    Injury updates

    Linebackers Chike Okeafor (hip flexor) and Karlos Dansby (elbow) each sat out practice Tuesday, and offensive lineman Peter Clifford left the workout after hurting his left calf. The injuries to Okeafor and Dansby are not believed to be serious.

    Tight end Ben Patrick (ankle), safety Antrel Rolle (ankle), offensive lineman Carlton Medder (elbow), fullback Dionte Johnson (ankle), defensive tackle Gabe Watson (PUP-knee) and center Al Johnson (knee) remained out.


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