89 days until the Cardinals face off against the Bills in their season opener

With the upcoming 2024 NFL season just around the corner, the Arizona Cardinals are preparing for their Week 1 season opener against the Buffalo Bills in 89 days at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. This year, No. 89 is being worn by second-year tight end Blake Whiteheart, who aims to secure a spot on the roster as the fourth tight end on the team. Despite not having had a significant impact in the NFL yet, Whiteheart is working hard to make his mark on the field and build on his experience from last year when he spent time on the practice squad and active roster as a rookie free agent.

Over time, No. 89 has typically been given to players on the back end of the roster, mostly receivers and tight ends. The last player to wear No. 89 and make a significant impact for the Cardinals was tight end Ben Patrick, who played for the team from 2007-2010. Patrick, a seventh-round pick in the 2007 draft, appeared in 42 games and started 20 over four seasons with no more than 15 receptions in any one season. However, Patrick made his mark with five postseason catches in six games, including a touchdown reception in Super Bowl XLIV.

Despite not being one of the most memorable players to wear No. 89 for the Cardinals, Ben Patrick left his mark during his time with the team. As fans eagerly await Blake Whiteheart’s contribution to this year’s success, they can catch up on all things Arizona Cardinals by tuning into Cards Wire’s Jess Root’s podcast Rise Up See Red available now on Spotify, YouTube and Apple Podcasts.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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