12/22 Arizona Cardinals news: Punt coverage, punt returns, pressure on QB

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Saturday links to start your day

With the Cardinals and Bears playing tomorrow, we are getting previews and more. Today the links focus on the punt returners for each team, the Cardinals punt coverage team and also the offensive line and their improvement. Here are the links to start your day.

Don't forget to come back, as we will have other stories for you.

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | Punt return royalty seeks to regain shine
Two of the four players in NFL history who have four punt return touchdowns in a season will be returning punts Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Word From the Birds Blog | Friday before the Bears

Some thoughts a few days before the Cardinals play their final home game.

Word From the Birds Blog | Spoiler alert

"In order for us to be relevant, we have to win," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "This time of year everybody knows what has to happen for their football team. We are aware of the path we have to take."

Arizona Cardinals’ Calais Campbell playing like a Pro Bowler

Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell said he’s nowhere close to 100 percent healthy, even after two games back from a calf injury that sidelined him for three weeks.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Chicago Bears - scouting report, prediction

azcentral sports' Kent Somers breaks down Sunday's NFL Week 16 matchup between the Cardinals and Bears at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Arizona Cardinals: Potential trade or free-agent quarterback targets

But if all you want for Christmas is a new quarterback for the Cardinals and you fear that the team won’t find him in the draft, we offer up this Heat Index shopping list of potential trade or free-agent targets.

Cardinals DC Horton says job interviews are 'win-win' for all involved - ArizonaSports.com

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton figures to be a fairly hot commodity with regards to head coaching jobs this offseason.

Cardinals get improved tackle play over course of season - ArizonaSports.com

Early in the season when the Arizona Cardinals started losing games, many fans and analysts pointed to the poor play by the offensive line.

NFL:

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! A Graphical Preview of the 49ers vs. Seahawks - SBNation.com

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are playing a meaningful game ... in the NFC West.

The best sports stories of 2012 that never happened - SBNation.com

2012 was an amazing year chock-full of fantastic stories. Still ... you can't help but wonder what might have been.

RGIII injury: Redskins QB is probably, will play in Week 16 - SBNation.com

After sitting out for a week, RGIII is expected to play on Sunday.

End of the world memories - SBNation.com

SB Nation is a collection of over 300 individual communities, each offering high quality year-round coverage and conversation led by fans who are passionate about their favorite teams, leagues or sports. By empowering fans, SB Nation has become the largest and fastest growing grassroots sports network.

Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine declines contract extension - SBNation.com

The long-time Rex Ryan assistant could be playing out his final season in New York.'

Buffalo Bills Have 10-Year Lease Agreement For Ralph Wilson Stadium - Buffalo Rumblings

The Buffalo Bills, Erie County and New York State have agreed to a 10-year lease agreement for Ralph Wilson Stadium that reportedly includes $130 million in renovations and a $400 million relocation penalty.

Percy Harvin And Leslie Frazier Had Another Fight - Daily Norseman

That's the report from Winter Park, anyway.

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