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Timeline Set For Reunion Of Kyler Murray, Skill Players - With Murray Footing The Bill

Kliff Kingsbury said it was coming soon and Larry Fitzgerald said it was coming soon and then Kyler Murray was asked Wednesday too about when the second-year quarterback would be joining his teammates to throw the ball -- a concept that gained importance after the Cardinals (and the NFL) lost all their offseason on-field work because of the coronavirus.

"I'll see all the guys pretty soon here but as far as me, I've been grinding every day," Murray said.

Apparently, "pretty soon" meant next week.

Running back Kenyan Drake made an appearance on "Good Morning Football" Thursday morning, and for the first time, there was a specific time linked to Murray's get-together with his pass catchers.

"Actually Kyler is inviting all the offensive skill players out to Dallas this (coming) week and we're going to kind of come together," Drake said. "It'll be the first time we've come together as a unit since ... before OTAs started. It'll be good camaraderie to come together and Kyler is gracious enough to invite everybody out there. Big Money Kyler."

According to Pro Football Talk, Murray has invited 20 players in total -- all the QBs, wideouts, running backs and tight ends -- and all have accepted. Murray is paying for everything -- Big Money indeed, with the sum expected to be around $40,000 -- which includes travel, food, lodging and events like Top Golf and bowling. It'll start Sunday and run through Thursday.

UPDATE: It might be derailed because of the coronavirus.

In some ways, this timeline is what made the most sense anyway. In a normal offseason, these away-from-the-facility player workouts would come now -- after the final minicamp, after the team broke for the dead period between offseason work and training camp. Obviously it could have happened sooner given this year's circumstances, but now, there are no other team duties to worry about, no virtual meetings for which they wanted to take part.

This one carries a little more weight, of course. New wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins -- who had also mentioned such a get-together was coming -- will be involved, the first time Hopkins will get to work on the field with his new quarterback. It'll also give newcomers like rookie running back Eno Benjamin, former Chargers tight end Dylan Cantrell and CFL quarterback Chris Streveler a chance to get to work with the team, and give second-year wideouts Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson some valuable reps.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11), quarterback Kyler Murray (1) and wide receiver KeeSean Johnson (19) look to the sidelines for a play during NFL football practice at State Farm Stadium Friday, July 26, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz