Time for todays links, including a look at where Fitz wound up in the Top 100 list on NFL Network.
Also for the D-Backs fans, IT IS TREVOR BAUER TIME!Arizona Cardinals News:
Word From the Birds Blog | As Fitz is declared top 10
The NFL Network’s summer tour of the top 100 players — as chosen by a vote of players — wraps up tonight. Somewhere in the final 10, Larry Fitzgerald will have his named called.
Word From the Birds Blog | Rookies in Canton, and Berman’s debut with Cards
The NFL’s draftees are in Canton this week for the annual rookie symposium, a plan last in place back in 2008. A brainchild of Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, who thought it was important young players understand the history of the league, the draftees get to see the Hall of Fame while attending seminars how to deal with life as a pro athlete. Below is a picture of some Cards’ rookies looking at a Hall display (that’s Nate Potter on the left, Michael Floyd on the right). There’s also a shot of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who grew up in a military family, checking out the Pat Tillman display.
Cardinals' hidden treasure: Defensive backs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Examining a position group that could exceed its preseason expectations:
Top 100 of 2012: Larry Fitzgerald
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald comes in at No. 7 in NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2012.
Arizona Sports News:
Arizona Diamondbacks comeback falls short in loss to Atlanta Braves
Chipper Jones and Jason Heyward homered and the Atlanta Braves withstood Arizona's comeback attempt to beat the Diamondbacks 6-4 on Wednesday night. Jones' two-run homer off Trevor Cahill in the sixth inning was his first since May 4. Tommy Hanson (9-4) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth to earn his NL-leading 22nd save. The Braves led 6-0 before Ryan Roberts' three-run homer in the seventh knocked Hanson out of the game. Chris Young added a pinch-hit homer off Jonny Venters later in the inning to cut Atlanta's lead to two runs.
Arizona Diamondbacks' Daniel Hudson could require Tommy John surgery
Diamondbacks right-hander Daniel Hudson has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament that could require "Tommy John" surgery, a procedure that would knock him out for at least 12 months. Hudson's agent, Andrew Lowenthal, said his client will seek a second opinion, likely with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala. Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers told KTAR today that Hudson has a "100 percent tear" of the UCL, which would require the ligament replacement surgery named after former pitcher Tommy John. Hudson was evaluated by Diamondbacks team physician Dr. Michael Lee on Wednesday in Phoenix.
Are Brees and Fujita facing retaliation for their roles in CBA process? | ProFootballTalk
The two biggest stories of the offseason could have a common thread slightly thicker than the fact that both involve the Saints. While there’s no obvious link between the bounty suspensions and the fact that quarterback Drew Brees still doesn’t have a contract, there’s a belief that Brees and former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita are experiencing retaliation for their roles in last year’s CBA talks.
Just What You Wanted: More Chris Berman - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
Good news, sports fans! We'll now be getting even more Chris Berman during the football season. OK, maybe that's not good news for everyone, but ESPN PR did confirm on Wednesday that Berman will call the Chargers-Raiders Monday Night Football season opener, along with Trent Dilfer.
(The next link is here because it made me laugh)
An Interview With The Woman Selling Photos Of A Supposedly M********ing Terrell Owens
Yesterday, TMZ published an item about a woman who had approached them offering to sell some pics of Terrell Owens. Those photos, according to TMZ, were "some VERY graphic images featuring himself ... with himself." Here's more: