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Coach Bruce Arians was hospitalized Tuesday night after feeling stomach pains. He was released Wedneday morning and seems ok.
QB Carson Palmer's coasting through camp and played one series in the preseason game against Oakland. He's still really good.
RB David Johnson is the unquestioned starter but Chris Johnson is going to have a role. Against the Raiders, David Johnson marched down the field with 31 yards on three carries before Chris Johnson came in at the goal line. Chris may be better suited to be the goal line back because of his nimbleness but chances are it was just a move to give David a breather after a 23-yard gain. Not to mention Andre Ellington ripped off a 35-yard run that showed off his explosiveness and elusiveness. Ellington followed that up with five-yard touchdown between the tackles.
WR John Brown remains sidelined because of the concussion he suffered at the start of training camp. J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown would see work if John Brown can't go. Carson Palmer described Jaron Brown as a "security blanket".