Through spring and summer, no Cardinals offensive player made a more positive impression than tight end John Carlson.
He caught almost every ball thrown to him — and there were a lot — and blocked better than coaches and the front office thought he would.
But in three preseason appearances, Carlson didn't catch a pass, though a touchdown against the Texans in game one was nullified by penalty.
Coach Bruce Arians doesn't make much of either end of that spectrum.
Carlson is flying under the radar, but tight ends have never been a huge part of Bruce Arians' offense. It's possible that he works his way into a TE2/streaming type role since he is playing well enough to play the bulk of the snaps.