Bethel earned his first three defensive snaps of the season Monday versus the Jets.
Bethel has been bothered by lingering discomfort in his foot, which stems from offseason surgery and an aggravation in the lead-up to training camp. On the season, Bethel has been holding down his role as a special teams maven, including 19 of 24 on that arena Monday, but he was well enough (or the game was enough out of hand) that he picked up his first work with the defense. Despite the development, Bethel isn't a threat to Marcus Cooper's hold on the starting cornerback spot opposite Patrick Peterson.
Bethel has yet to log his first snap on defense this season as a result of lingering discomfort in his foot. Instead, he's received 81 percent of the special teams snaps for the Cardinals, while Marcus Cooper has staked a claim to the starting CB spot opposite Patrick Peterson.
Bethel (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener versus the Patriots.
Like the prior two days, Bethel was limited in practice again Friday as he continues to recover from offseason foot surgery. His road to recovery figures to extend well into the regular season, which will likely limit his role with the time. If he can play he will likely handle duties covering the slot, as Brandon Williams will start opposite Patrick Peterson.
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