The Arizona Cardinals confirmed Thursday that they will practice against the Kansas City Chiefs the week of Aug. 6 in St. Joseph, Mo. The Cards will be in Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame game against the Saints on Aug. 5 and then will play the Chiefs in Kansas City in a preseason game five day later.
The arrangement helps the Cardinals cut down on travel time between Canton, Phoenix and Kansas City. The two teams have agreed to share workouts at the Chiefs' training camp location at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.
"There are many benefits to this arrangement and we appreciate Coach (Romeo) Crennel and the Chiefs working to make this happen," Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "Logistically it makes a lot of sense since we play Sunday night in Canton and then Friday night at Kansas City, but I've always found there's also great value in getting work against another team in a setting like this. We're looking forward to it."
"Training camp is about us continuing our development and evaluating our players," Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. "We are very excited to be hosting another NFL team for competitive practices. This will give us another opportunity to further evaluate our team under a different set of circumstances before we get into our preseason schedule."