Arizona Cardinals fans received some good news on Wednesday as quarterback Kyler Murray decided to join the team for OTAs this week, ending his brief absence.
Cardinals’ OTAs resume today and QB Kyler Murray is back in their training facility and expected to be on the practice field for the first time during their off-season program, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 1, 2022
According to reports, Murray was back at the team facility and expected to practice Wednesday. Murray has been staying away from the team because of a contract dispute.
Murray wants the Cardinals to give him a long-term deal and of course, pay him more money. Many NFL experts thought that Murray may not make an appearance at all at training camp until his contract was fixed.
But Murray may be sending signals that, by showing up at camp, he is willing to negotiate while he continues to play during the season.
Kyler Murray and several other teammates always planned to report to OTAs at the start of June. Even without a contract extension, the Cardinals QB has stayed true to his word.
— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) June 1, 2022
That wasn’t the case a few months ago when Murray scrubbed the Cardinals from his social media accounts, which had many people thinking he was done with the team, including former Cardinals great Larry Fitzgerald who said in February that he hoped Murray and the team would figure things out.
“I just hope everything works out the way both sides want it to work out,” he said. “That’s really what it’s all about for me. I love Kyler, I love the Cardinals and I want the best for everybody.
It looks for the time being, however, that Murray has put his issues with the team aside.
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) June 1, 2022