3-18-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Waiting For Activity

Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Time for more links as the wait for the Cardinals to do anything during Free Agency continues. I guess they decided that after the spending spree last offseason they had enough activity to cover two seasons....

Arizona Cardinals News:

A letter to Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb
The Heat Index presents a letter that the Cardinals might have sent to quarterback Kevin Kolb after they gave up their pursuit of Peyton Manning:

Arizona Sports News:

Rattlers rally to victory vs. Mustangs in home opener
After Maurice Purify fumbled late in the third quarter that led to the Milwaukee Mustangs' go-ahead touchdown Saturday night, quarterback Nick Davila told his main receiver that he wasn't going to stop going to him. Davila's faith paid off in the end, as Purify pulled in a pass between defenders on a fade route in the back of the end zone with four seconds left from the 1-yard line for the winning points in the Rattlers' 71-65 home-opening victory before 7,558 fans at US Airways Center.

NFL News:

49ers buy flexibility with Manningham - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Mario Manningham scored go-ahead touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10 and again in the NFC Championship Game. If those plays did not get the 49ers' attention, Manningham's clutch 38-yard reception to sustain the winning touchdown drive in Super Bowl XLVI surely did. The 49ers' contract agreement with Manningham came as the receiver market was drying up Saturday. It also kept Manningham from signing with an upcoming 49ers opponent. Manningham, 25, visited the St. Louis Rams after meeting with the 49ers.

The options for quarterback Alex Smith - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Alex Smith had reason to leave the San Francisco 49ers following the 2010 season. The 49ers likewise had reason to move in another direction at the position. Their mutual decision to continue the relationship worked out well for all parties. But with the 49ers showing interest in Peyton Manning this offseason, Smith needs to more strongly consider other options in free agency.

Peyton Manning 'Had A Good Visit' With Tennessee Titans, GM Says - SBNation.com
The Tennessee Titans traveled to Knoxville on Saturday to conduct a workout with Peyton Manning. According to General Manager Ruston Webster, the visit went quite well.

Peyton’s decision will put another quarterback in play | ProFootballTalk
It’s a given that, if Peyton Manning chooses the Broncos, Tim Tebow will be traded. Indeed, a significant part of the Peyton chase, from the perspective of V.P. of football operations John Elway, is that Peyton provides the perfect cover for punting on Tebow.

Steve Young: Harbaugh threw with Peyton, probably will sign him | ProFootballTalk
Randy Moss isn’t the only aging NFL star who had a personal workout with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh this week.

Titans say Peyton Manning is throwing the ball well | ProFootballTalk
Another team has been allowed inside the curtain and permitted to view more than 27 seconds on YouTube of Peyton Manning throwing, and the verdict is, once again, that he looks good.

Report: Alex Smith may part ways with CAA | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this month, we pointed out that CAA’s representation of quarterback Peyton Manning could at some point clash with CAA’s representation of starting quarterbacks for teams that covet Peyton Manning.

Chiefs sign Brady Quinn | ProFootballTalk
Brady Quinn is going to Kansas City. The Chiefs announced the signing of Quinn, a free agent quarterback who spent the last two seasons with the Broncos. In Kansas City he’ll back up Matt Cassel.

Patriots reach agreement with Brandon Lloyd | ProFootballTalk
Brandon Lloyd is Tom Brady’s newest weapon.

Lions keep trusty backup quarterback Shaun Hill | ProFootballTalk
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has been monitoring the movements of Shaun Hill closely because the team Thomas covers, the Rams, were showing significant interest in the free agent quarterback.

Rex Grossman agrees to one-year deal with Redskins | ProFootballTalk
Although he’s no longer in the team’s plans as the long-term starter, Rex Grossman will stay with the Redskins for another season.

Redskins, Cowboys could go "nuclear" over cap mess | ProFootballTalk
Five days after the NFL dropped a salary-cap bomb on the Redskins and the Cowboys, the teams could be retaliating with a bomb of their own.

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