Carson Palmer had the day off from throwing the ball, but did participate in some of the run game reps.
Here are some of the things that caught my eye:
There was good balance from both the offense and defense today. Patrick Peterson had an impressive twisting interception on a overthrow from Stanton.
Jaron Brown then beat rookie Brandon Williams on a post route for a 35 yard TD.
DJ Humphries had some really impressive blocks in the run game. One of which sprung David Johnson for a long TD run. He was celebrating his block so much that he forgot his assignment on the PAT after the score.
Kent Somers provided this insight:
Humphries late getting to PAT team. "Get your head out of your ass," says ST Coach Amos Jones. It had been a good camp for DJ until then
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) August 2, 2016
He got beat badly a couple of times by Chandler Jones during some third and long scenarios. But in Humphries defense, Jones made a lot of people look bad all day.
Some of the middle and back end of the roster played will today also.
Kareem Martin flashed a few times, stopping runners in the back field on couple of occasions and getting his hands on a ball that he was playing underneath coverage on. It was an impressive play as he was covering Chris Johnson in the flat and the throw went to the receiver up the field. He was able to peel off and with his 6’6 frame he almost came up with a pick.
Trevon Hartfield had a pick and a pass break-up on consecutive plays. Asa Jackson had a very athletic pick after a tipped pass. That was his second interception in as many days.
Xavier Williams got some time with ones today and looks slimmer than last year. It looked like they were giving him some time at D tackle and not just keeping him at nose.
The one big negative of the day was from a very unsuspecting candidate. Chandler Catanzaro missed at least five field goals. His first one hit the upright and it looked like it got into his head.
It was a good day though overall and it looked like everyone came out clean from a tough padded practice.