Kyler Murray reports to OTAs with the Arizona Cardinals

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The Arizona Cardinals resumed their OTAs on Wednesday and Kyler Murray, who did not report when the team began their off-season program, reported to the facility and is expected to be on the practice field with the Cardinals when the team takes the field.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news:

The organization made the decision to pick up Murray’s fifth-year option at the end of April, in a move that was largely expected. That keeps the quarterback in Arizona for the next two seasons. The team also added wide receiver Marquise Brown via a trade on the first night of the 2022 NFL draft, in a move that reunites Murray with one of his college wide receivers.

So it would appear that the organization is trying to put the structure in place to retain Murray on a long-term deal.

But this has been a somewhat rocky off-season between the quarterback and his team. Murray removed all references to the Cardinals from social media in the weeks prior to the Super Bowl, leading to rampant speculation about his future with the team. But the quarterback tamped down that speculation in April with this post on Twitter:

He then made the decision not to report to the initial part of Arizona’s off-season program. However, this return by Murray, coupled with recent reporting out of Arizona, points to signs are both Murray and the Cardinals want to work out an extension sooner rather than later.