Report: Ankle sprain shelves Nkemdiche, an NBC enterprise, has posted that former Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche will miss roughly two weeks of the Arizona Cardinals’ camp while recovering from a high angle sprain.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians made the announcement to the media today.

Nkemdiche was picked No. 29 overall by Arizona in April. Once a projected top five pick Nkemdiche’s off-field issues caused him to slide from that lofty perch, but many believe his flamboyance makes him a good fit for the Cardinals.

One of Arizona’s young stars is former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, who like Nkemdiche transitioned to the NFL with a trail of baggage.

Mathieu has become, according to some reports, a “model citizen.” The growth he has shown has been attributed in large part to the team atmosphere created by Cardinals coach Bruce Arians.

So it’s possibly a best-scenario match for Nkemdiche once he gets back on the field. His current status is worth watching. Sometimes high ankle sprains linger.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • JB

    Ex-Rebels in the Pro’s:making the sporting news Robert Nkemdiche and Laremy Tubsil. It looks like the Miami Dolphins have christened their 2016 training
    camp with their first on-field skirmish between teammates. Monday
    morning’s fracas was courtesy of first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil
    and veteran linebacker Chris McCain (via Luis Zabala on Twitter): Once
    expected to be the top overall pick in the 2016 draft, a strange
    controversy surrounding Tunsil’s Twitter account contributed to the Ole
    Miss product falling out of the top 10 and into the Dolphins’ lap.
    Tunsil is a ridiculous athlete for his size, and it looks like he’s not
    willing to take any grief from his more experienced teammates. …

  • JB

    Ole Miss is facing a pretty tough 2016. Between the Rebels’ normal SEC
    West slate, drawing Georgia from the East, and opening against Florida
    State, Ole Miss has three projected top-10 opponents by S&P+ and
    five more in the top 25. In part because of the timing, the opener
    (Sept. 5, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN) might be the hardest game. The Noles expect
    to challenge Clemson for the ACC title and a Playoff shot. The Rebels
    are replacing both defensive tackles, both linebackers and two safeties
    and will have to deal with the most explosive running back in college
    football. FSU’s Dalvin Cook is coming off a 1,691-yard season, leading
    the ACC in rushing, yards from scrimmage and total touchdowns despite

  • JB

    OXFORD – Ole Miss self-imposed a wide range of penalties for its
    football program when it responded to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations
    in April but did not include a postseason ban. Whether the Committee on
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    lawyers with experience handling NCAA infractions cases. They believe
    the number of violations, how egregious those violations are and the
    competitive advantage gained because of those violations are things the
    Committee on Infractions will review for its decision. The experts, of
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  • JB

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    1. Alabama (55)
    2. Clemson (7)
    3. Oklahoma
    4. Florida State (1)
    5. Ohio State
    6. LSU
    7. Stanford
    8. Michigan
    9. Notre Dame
    10. Tennessee (1)
    11. Michigan State
    12. Ole Miss
    13. Houston
    14. TCU
    15. Iowa
    16. Georgia
    17. USC
    18. Washington
    19. Oklahoma State
    20. North Carolina
    21. Baylor
    22. Oregon
    23. Louisville
    24. UCLA
    25. Florida

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