Cardinals: Josh Rosen to get 1st team reps against Saints
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By John Sigler

Josh Rosen’s rookie debut didn’t go as smoothly as expected, so Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks revealed he will get more action with the first team offense this week during media availability after Monday’s training camp practice. Sam Bradford is still expected to start the 2018 season, and lead off against the New Orleans Saints on Friday night. But Rosen is getting an extended look with the starters.

Rosen struggled to handle constant pressure playing behind the Cardinals’ second team offensive line in his opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, completing just 6 of his 13 pass attempts. The Cardinals’ coaching staff were aware of his troubles and, more importantly, cognizant of the big risk they were taking by putting a valuable first round draft pick in a dangerous situation, so they pulled him before halftime.

After the game, backup center Daniel Munyer apologized to Rosen for his poor performance affecting the overall rhythm of the offense:

“Everyone saw. It wasn’t my best performance by any means. We’ve got to come back as a unit and play stronger. Me personally, (I’ve) got to do what these coaches and this organization know that I can...

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