Arizona selected D.J. Humphries 24th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

D.J. Humphries injured his knee last week, but there’s another knee likely be hurting him more.

Arizona’s first-round pick is the younger player on the Cardinals roster, and coach Bruce Arians has a way of getting the rookie to mature fast.

“Knee in his ass every day,” said Arians said in his Tuesday presser. “A foot wasn’t going to do it. That’s why his nickname’s ‘knee-deep.’ ”

Humphries returned to practice Tuesday after recovering from a hyperextended knee. He’s expected to play this season despite Arizona’s depth on the offensive line.

“D.J. is making a nice move,” Arians said. “Hopefully he can get back out there and go as well as he was. He’s gotten serious about this stuff. It’s not college anymore.”

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