It wasn’t long ago that Bruce Arians’ Cardinals boasted the NFL’s premier receiving corps led by Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown.
Now that Fitzgerald is the last man standing in the wide receivers room, new coach Steve Wilks is left to wonder who else will emerge to catch passes from Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen.
The battle for targets behind Fitzgerald is wide open, with Butler joining a cast of characters that includes rookie Christian Kirk, 2017 third-round pick Chad Williams, fourth-year Really Cheap Jerseys speedster J.J. Nelson and former Steelers wideout Coby Hamilton.
It’s hard to say right now who’s going to be that No. 2, Wilks acknowledged last week. We’re still working and those guys understand now… the best 11 are going to play. We’re trying to create competition.
If Arians’ scouting eye is to be trusted, Butler will be one of those 11 taking the field in the season opener.
Torres’ towering three-run home run put the Yankees ahead for good in the fifth inning of a 4-3 win over the Rays at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.
It was another highlight in a rookie season bursting at its seams with them.
It was another moment Torres proved he should not just be in the American League Rookie of the Year conversation, but maybe for MVP, too, if he keeps this up.
Torres’ blast in a full count against lefty Ian Snell came against a 96-mph Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping fastball Snell meant to leave at the knees but instead threw chest-high. Torres smoked it nearly to the second deck in left field.
It was his 13th homer of the year, far and away the most among AL rookies. He’s hitting.297 in 45 games since getting called up.
Torres supported right-hander Domingo German, who gave up a home run to Matt Duffy on the game’s first pitch and then settled down to strike out a career-high 10. He’s also had two nine-strikeout games this season.