Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cardinals' Saturday Pool Report

Mike Sando served as the pool reporter at the Arizona practice on Saturday. We present the report in its entirety, as provided by the NFL (with small formatting changes).

TAMPA, Fla. -- The NFC Champion Arizona Cardinals completed their final preparations for Super Bowl XLIII with a walk-through practice under clear skies Saturday at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' facility.

"I think we had a good week of work," coach Ken Whisenhunt said.

The Cardinals kept the atmosphere relaxed as the team completed brief sessions for offense, defense and special teams. About 300 friends and family members watched most of the roughly 35-minute session. They mingled on the field after practice. Some posed for pictures with Whisenhunt and other members of the organization.

"There are so many sacrifices made by families to allow our players and our team to get here," Whisenhunt said. "This is something that is special and I think it's important that you enjoy that together."

Some players traded jerseys as is sometimes customary for these walk-through practices. Kicker Neil Rackers wore the No. 90 assigned to defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, for example.

The Cardinals reported no new injuries. All players participated in the walk-through.

"Everybody looks pretty good as far as getting through," Whisenhunt said. "I know there were a couple of guys listed on the report as questionable, but barring something else coming up, which today nothing came up, I don't anticipate that they will not play."

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