Posted by Josh Katzowitz
RG Deuce Lutui and RT Herman Johnson reported to Cardinals training camp heavier than the coaching staff wanted. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt still isn’t happy about it.
From the Arizona Republic :
Rather than look at how far Lutui and Johnson have come in three weeks, Whisenhunt envisions how well they could be playing if they had shown up in shape.
Whisenhunt finds that infuriating.
Lutui reported at 360 pounds, about 15 more than the club wanted, and he’s around 350 now. Meanwhile, Johnson came in at 380 pounds – the Cardinals wanted him at 360 – and he says he’s lost about 15 pounds.
Maybe it’s not all Johnson’s fault, though. According to this story, Johnson was the biggest baby ever born in Louisiana, topping the scales at 15 pounds, 14 ounces (hell, at that point, he probably could have walked himself out of the delivery room).
For now, both are running with the second team, but don’t expect Lutui to stay there very long. After all, he’s started 53 of the past 54 Arizona games. Johnson, though, some work to do in order to make the squad. Coming into camp 20 pounds overweight didn't help his cause.
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