Stewart Bradley already needed to prove a lot. The Arizona Cardinals linebacker now has a larger stage to show the strides he's made.
Entering his second season with Arizona, Bradley needs to remove the stigma of underachiever after a disappointing first year after signing as a free agent.
Bradley received first-team repetitions on the inside next to Daryl Washington each of the past two days during Arizona's brief training camp sojourn at Missouri Western State University.
That came as a result of veteran Paris Lenon's ankle injury suffered Sunday in the Cardinals' preseason opener.
Bradley didn't want to see anyone injured but must take advantage of his opportunity.
He had a solid outing for Arizona in a 17-10 loss to New Orleans in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday.