Reddick is an undersized linebacker but has the speed and quick feet to cover tight ends and rush the passer. Baker thrives in pass coverage and making plays on the ball as a safety.
The Cardinals already have a stout defense. But if Reddick and Baker can showcase their skills early and consistently, Arizona’s defense will be scarier this season.
Fans should also be excited about the Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. ET. Kenny Easley, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jerry Jones, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, and Morten Andersen are the seven inductees this year. All of them will receive a yellow jacket and their own carved bust.
The NFL is taking a new approach toward diagnosing injuries, particularly concussions, on the playing field, and it’s going to take up some prime real estate on the field level.
The league will install collapsible, movable medical tents on each team’s sideline throughout the 2017 season, allowing doctors and training staff a measure of privacy and calm when examining a player. These tents will be noticeable from the stands they’re big enough to fit a training table, the afflicted player, and all the doctors and staff members needed to perform a comprehensive test.
These examinations were previously conducted on the sideline in full view of fans and television cameras. The league hopes this measure will allow for better evaluations and a more respectful environment to assess an injured athlete.
All of our sideline concussion evaluations will occur inside the tents, which we think will not only obviously provide more privacy and dignity for the player, but certainly will eliminate some of the visual and auditory distractions that we want to try to eliminate to get the best concussion evaluation we can, Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, told the Washington Post.