Cardinals wrap up training camp, head to desert



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — With whoops and hollers from players, the Arizona Cardinals have wrapped up their final training camp workout and headed south to the desert.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt called the camp the most unusual he’s experienced, given the cramped work schedule following the end of the NFL labor dispute. When the camp began, 52 of the 91 players were new to the team.

The Cardinals train annually among the pines at Northern Arizona University, where the 7,000-foot elevation aids in conditioning.

Arizona plays its home preseason opener Saturday night against the San Diego Chargers. The Cardinals have announced the game is sold out.