Marquis Hayes leaves a mark

Marquis Hayes, the Cardinals’ ultimate seventh-round choose this season, has already carried out sufficient in camp to earn a popularity.

A scrap or two will try this for a man. His veteran deal with has actually impressed.

“There are particular stuff you simply cannot practice,” stated DJ Humphries. “We are able to right your toes, we are able to right your method. We won’t make you wish to punch somebody within the face.”

Hayes, who performed left guard at Oklahoma however has labored primarily at proper guard till now as a rookie, does not deny it.

“He is simply at all times been there since I used to be youthful, he had that edge for me,” Hayes stated.

It obtained him into bother at instances in Oklahoma: He estimated he had “a pair, in all probability like 15” flags for extracurricular sanctions in school. Whereas Hayes is probably going enthusiastic about that assumption, he acknowledged that his bodily fashion “hurts me generally.”

“I am a rookie, so I am not making an attempt to go on the market and never do something loopy, I am making an attempt to respect the veterans,” Hayes stated. “However once I’m with the ‘2’ I attempt to push myself as a result of we’re on the identical stage making an attempt to compete for the staff.”

The combat to win a backup spot on the offensive line is intense. After the starters, Sean Harlow is certain to stay round because the backup middle. Josh Jones shall be there at swing deal with. After? Hayes, Justin Murray, Josh Miles, Lecitus Smith and Rashaad Coward all have arguments to make on a roster that may maintain simply 9 in place.

“You watch sure gamers and you understand they are going after folks on each play they usually’re pushing they usually’re ending,” coach Kliff Kingsbury stated. “Normally they’re those the place nobody will attempt to retaliate. Will (Hernandez) and Huge Mo match that standards.

“When (Hayes) is aware of the place to go, he is shifting our bodies and coming with a function.”

Realizing the place to go remains to be a piece in progress. Humphries stated Hayes has the one-on-one battles “all the way down to the science,” however Hayes nonetheless must get higher at studying his function within the greater image.

That will also be educated, Humphries stated, to extend the starvation Hayes performs with.

“I similar to his mentality,” Humphries stated. “The best way he performs the sport, the way in which he approaches the sport. He is having enjoyable, he is making an attempt to assault folks. That makes me excited for the long run.”


When Kingsbury was first employed, he made it clear that he felt something that wanted to be carried out offensively could possibly be completed within the shotgun, so his QB’s job underneath middle can be restricted.

The coach stated Thursday, heading into his fourth season, that thought course of hasn’t modified.

“It is a mixture of each, however I am going to at all times be predominantly shotgun if I am calling performs,” Kingsbury stated.


Zach Ertz, who was sidelined with a calf harm, tweeted Thursday that his spouse Julie had their first little one: Madden Matthew Ertz.

Kingsbury stated he texted his tight finish to congratulate him.

“I stated, ‘That child has a everlasting scholarship to no matter NAIA college he is coaching at in 18 years,'” Kingsbury joked.


The Cardinals launched veteran exterior linebacker Jessie Lemonier on Wednesday. Kingsbury stated the Cardinals, with so many pass-rushers forward of Lemonier on the depth chart, wished to provide him an opportunity to hold on elsewhere.

Incomes the roster spot was needed, nevertheless, after the Cardinals signed Josh Hokit on Thursday. Whereas Trey McBride is predicted to play Sunday, the Cardinals are unlikely to suit Ertz (calf), Maxx Williams (knee rehab) or Stephen Anderson (ankle) on the place.

Hokit has spent elements of the previous two seasons on the 49ers’ follow squad, largely at fullback.

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