first_imgGreg Toler puts himself at about 85-percent.Not bad considering he’s nine months removed from tearingthe ACL in his left knee and there are still two monthsbefore the start of training camp.Toler, who suffered the season-ending injury in theCardinals third preseason game against the San DiegoChargers, was on the field last week for the start ofOTAs. This week he’s added to his workload with additionalreps. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Even with the brace on Toler is making noise, trying toreturn to the player he was in 2010 when he started 13 of16 games at right cornerback.“It’s hard to not give him more (reps) after what we sawhim do last week but he’s on a pretty strict play count,”explained head coach Ken Whisenhunt. “We’re obviously focusing more on making sure he’s readyto go in training camp. But I’m really impressed with whatI’ve seen him do in practice. He looks good.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   “We’re not trying to be ready for OTAs,” he said Tuesday.“We’re looking towards September and training camp.”Toler, about to enter his fourth NFL season as one of theclub’s top cornerbacks, has impressed the coaching staffthus far.“We’re very pleased with his progress,” said defensivebacks coach Louie Cioffi. “Everything we’ve asked him todo he’s passed with flying colors. “As you can see [Tuesday], he was running deep with theguys again. He made a nice play on the ball (to LarryFitzgerald) down the field. We’re very happy with where heis right now.”Toler admits he’s still experiencing some soreness withthe knee, especially on days when he increases his rehab;but so far, no pain.“[The knee] feels pretty good,” he said. “Just taking itone day at a time. This brace is kind of hard getting usedto. I try to ignore it and just work on my technique andlearn the playbook.”The brace will be on “until they tell me I can take itoff,” which may not be until training camp.“When I try to go top-end speed, coming out of my break[the brace] kind of limits me from kicking heal-toe-heal-toe. I just got to work through that. It makes me staytechnique sound because I don’t have my full range withoutthe brace yet.” Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more