TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt is shifting D'Anthony Batiste to left tackle and moving in rookie Bobby Massie at right tackle as he works to stabilize what has been a shaky offensive line since the loss of Levi Brown to a season-ending injury.
Whisenhunt liked the combination in last Thursday's loss at Tennessee and plans to play them only a small amount of time in Thursday night's preseason finale at home against Denver.
Batiste gets his chance after knocking around the NFL for eight years, appearing in 22 games, four of them last season with the Cardinals. His only starts were four games in 2007 with the Atlanta Falcons.
Massie is a massive (6-foot-6, 316-pound) fourth-round draft pick out of Mississippi.