Well, with the news of Kenny Iwebema’s tumor, it kind of shoved everything else into the background today. We've already touched on the players who aren't here or who now showed up – the only guy I don't have a backstory on is absent defensive end Bertrand Berry, who may just have something personal going on for all I know.
Nevertheless, it was good to see quarterback Kurt Warner back and doing everything after his hip surgery earlier this offseason. It's not really a surprise; Warner was close to doing everything back in minicamp. He talked with the team last week to confirm he was cleared for all work this week, but felt that was just a formality. "The concern isn't that I can't do it, it was just team activities where there was a chance someone could step on you, fall on you, that was their biggest concern," Warner said. "They just wanted it to be secure."
Warner, who missed Tuesday's workout because of a prior commitment, said he still has some discomfort. That will eventually go away. He also said he didn't have the “typical” hip surgery so the likelihood he will eventually have to have more work done on the hip is slim, assuming he doesn't hurt it again. Warner also said, while he has been told he should be able to move better, he doesn't know "what that means, especially for a guy my age. I am not expecting to be able to get much faster than I have been. It won't make a big difference, other than not playing with pain."
The workout Tuesday did have some spirited moments, most of which included wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who was also back on the field. Fitz gave grief to a couple of injured teammates -- cornerback Michael Adams and fellow University of Pittsburgh product LaRod Stephens-Howling – for sitting out, and he was his usual competitive self battling cornerbacks Bryant McFadden and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on passing routes.
"I love what I do," Fitzgerald said. "This is football. This is what I have been playing since I was 7 years old. Every time I step on the field I am having a great time. I am competing with some of the best athletes in the world. I can't ask for anything better. So every time I am out here, I am going to have a smile on my face, eager to get to work."