Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation That should only help a player who the team will leanheavily on this season.Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to thisreport Comments   Share   Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Just when it seemed as if Cardinals defensive tackle DanWilliams was starting to emerge, he was lost for theseason.A first round pick out of Tennessee in 2010, Williamsbrokehis left arm in a November loss to the 49ers.Williams is back on the field for OTAs now, and says he’sfeeling no ill effects from the injury.“No bad pain, no nothing,” he said. “Really just trying toget used to using it again and just getting back to doingwhat I used to do with it.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Much is expected of Williams this season, as he will beasked to anchor the middle of the defensive line. Hiscontributions won’t often show up in the box score, buthisimpact could be felt by everyone else on the defensivesideof the ball.The good news, besides Williams’ recovery, is the factthat he’s in shape now, after having issues with hisweight early in his career. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhuntsaid Williams ran well Tuesday, which bodes well for himgoing forward.“I am pleased with where Dan is right now and he’s got tostay focused and keep it that way starting into trainingcamp,” Whisenhunt said.That’s for a few months down the road, so in the meantimeWilliams plans on using OTAs as a chance to not only workhis way back into shape, but learn a defense that was newto the team last season.“You get more in depth on the defense,” he said. “Insteadof just knowing what I’m supposed to do this year, I knowwhat [Darnell Dockett], [Calais Campbell], also I knowwhat [Daryl Washington] and [Paris Lenon] are doing behindme.“It gives me a chance to study a little bit more and get alittle bit more familiar with the defense.”last_img read more