Sunday, February 5 2023

The Arizona Cardinals landed in Cincinnati Thursday afternoon in preparation for their preseason opener against the Bengals Friday night. It is only the second time the Cardinals have faced the Bengals in the preseason and the first time since 1971.

For a trio of Cardinals, it will be their first football trip back to Cincinnati, either since they played for the Bengals or for the Cincinnati Bearcats in college.

Listen to the latest from Cards Wire’s Jess Root on his podcast, Rise Up, See Red. Subscribe on Apple podcasts or Spotify.

Latest show:

Previous shows:

and

WR A.J. Green

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Green is a Bengals legend. He played there for a decade before signing with the Cardinals a year ago and then re-signing this offseason.

It is his first game facing the team that drafted him fourth overall in 2011.

He still has some close friends within the organization, but he told reporters Wednesday that he isn’t feeling any emotions about going back there. That could be impacted by the fact the game is an exhibition and he isn’t expected to play anyway. There is nothing at stake for him.

OLB Myjai Sanders

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sanders is a rookie so it was just last season he played collegiately in Cincinnati. It is a bigger deal for him than for Green.

He told reporters Monday he was planning on getting a few tickets for friends and family to see him. He is excited to show people that players who go to Cincinnati can make it to the NFL.

Sanders is expected to get plenty of playing time and he is a player to watch, as he has stood out some in training camp.

S James Wiggins

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Wiggins enters his second season in the NFL after the Cardinals drafted him in the seventh round out of Cincinnati.

1

1

Story originally appeared on Cards Wire

Source: Yahoo Sports

Previous

LeBron will still wear No. 6 despite NBA retiring Bill Russell’s No. 6

Next

Spurs sign guard Jordan Hall to two-way contract

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

‘We’re not leaving’: How Wendell Smith, Sam Lacy and Black press pushed to integrate MLB during 1930s and 1940s

In February for Black History Month, USA TODAY Sports is publishing the series “28 Black Stories in 28 Days.” We examine the issues, challenges and opportunities Black athletes and sports officials continue to face after the nation’s reckoning on race following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. This is the third installment of the series. […]

Read More

Chris Duarte injury update: Pacers guard out 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain, per report

Getty Images The Indiana Pacers will be without second-year guard Chris Duarte for 4-6 weeks as he recovers from a Grade 2 left ankle sprain, per ESPN. The injury occurred during Indiana’s Friday night game against the Miami Heat, where Duarte tweaked his ankle midway through the first quarter. As Duarte jumped to try and […]

Read More

When are 2022 MLB Winter Meetings?

When are 2022 MLB Winter Meetings? originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea As baseball reaches the final stages of the 2022 MLB season, our sights can move to the exciting events still to come. One of the big events of the sport that’s still to hit the calendar this year is the MLB Winter Meetings, […]

Read More