Freddie Kitchens briefly returns to Cardinals facilities


Cardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens, who recently had surgery on his aorta, was well enough to briefly return to club headquarters on Thursday.

“I threw his butt out of the building,” head coach Bruce Arians said Friday, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “But he wanted to see his quarterbacks.”

According to Somers, the Cardinals believe it’s possible Kitchens — released from the hospital Monday — could be back coaching by the start of training camp in July, even if it’s in a limited role.

Kitchens is in his seventh season on the Cardinals’ coaching staff. He previously coached the club’s tight ends. Kitchens played quarterback at the University of Alabama and was the Crimson Tide’s starter for three seasons.

The Cardinals ended their offseason workouts on Thursday.