The Arizona Cardinals have arrived in Minnesota, where they will hold two joint practices with the Minnesota Vikings, their final preseason opponent on Saturday.
When they hold the first of their two practices on Wednesday, it will be under severe conditions.
There is an excessive heat warning in effect Tuesday and Wednesday for south and central Minnesota with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees.
Heat index values are expected to be between 105-110 degrees on Wednesday.
Minnesota’s Tuesday practice was described as “furnace-like.”
Vikings CB Mekhi Blackmon (shoulder) and LB Brian Asamoah (undisclosed) are participating in the walk-through portion of today’s furnace-like practice.
LB Danielle Hunter has returned from his excused absence.
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) August 22, 2023
The heat is nothing new for people in Arizona, but the Cardinals usually go inside their practice bubble when it is hot.
The forecast for Wednesday in Eagan, MN, where the Vikings’ training facility is located, is a high of 98 degrees.
With the heat warning, we will see if schedules or plans change.