Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona
By TYLER LOCKMAN  |  Last updated 7/25/13
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Ryan Swope mystery continued Thursday as the Cardinals opened training camp without the wide receiver they drafted out of Texas A&M in the sixth round of the April draft. The Cardinals convened at University of Phoenix Stadium to open camp with a brief team conditioning test, but Swope was not present. The 22-year-old missed most of the Cardinals' organized team activities in the spring due to concussion symptoms related to head injuries suffered in college. Asked about Swope's status Thursday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he would not speak about players not present. "When I see him, I can tell you," Arians said. "But until then, no comment." Arians did say the Cardinals will not have to place any players on the physically unable to performer (PUP) list but that a few may not be able to practice right away. It remains unclear if or when Swope will report to camp, but the fact that he was absent Thursday surely won't inspire optimism about his status this year or beyond, and there doesn't seem to be clarity coming any time soon. Reports about how many concussions Swope suffered in college varied, ranging from two to four. But Swope convinced the Cardinals enough in pre-draft workouts that he was healthy enough to draft and sign to a four-year rookie deal. Also absent for Monday's rookie reporting day and Thursday's all-team report was first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper, whom the Cardinals took seventh overall. Cooper remains in contract discussions with the team and is one of four first-round picks yet to agree to a deal.
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