7-28-12 Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: Saturday Scrimmage, Dockett Wants To be A Star And More

June 26, 2012; Berea, OH USA: Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd during the NFC rookie symposium at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Darnell Dockett is looking to become a household name again. The heavily attended Red and White practice is today. The Steelers extended Antonio Brown's contract, but not Mike Wallace's. Oh, and Larry Fitzgerald is still awesome, accordng to more numbers.

Here are today's links.

Arizona Cardinals News:

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - Doing work on a Friday afternoon
Coach Ken Whisenhunt didn't dial down the intensity in Friday afternoon's practice even though his team will go through some physical work Saturday in the Red and White scrimmage.

Word From the Birds Blog | Ryan Williams to rest, and some other notes
Running back Ryan Williams will "probably" be held out of this afternoon’s practice, coach Ken Whisenhunt said, as a precaution in his rehab. The coach said he’d be conservative with Williams as he comes back and Williams has looked good over the first two days, but this way, Williams will be fresh heading into the Red-White practice tomorrow. Generally, Whisenhunt said, Williams’ status will be treated as day-to-day.

Dockett Ready To Emerge Again

If it’s possible for a player as loud and brash, for a defensive captain who has tweeted about his pet alligators and has engaged in his share of trash talk, to be under the radar, Darnell Dockett ended up there.

Red White Practice Is Coming

The Cardinals will host the annual Red and White practice at Training Camp 2012 presented by Hyundai on the campus of Northern Arizona University Saturday. With a large crowd expected, the team would like fans to be aware of the following details concerning the event.

Beanie Wells, Ryan Williams bring thunder and lightning pop to backfield

Beanie Wells, Ryan Williams bring thunder and lightning pop to backfield, It takes a certain amount of imagination or faith to envision just how much of a threat the Cardinals running backs could be this fall.

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - Gleaning information in a walk-through

It's football's version of basketball's shootaround and hockey's morning skate. The walkthrough is just that: players walk through plays, formations, blitzes, etc. Not a lot of information emerges.

Lawsuit claims Cardinals DE Talley beat bar patron - ArizonaSports.com

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Ronald Talley is accused of smashing a champagne bottle on the head of a man at a suburban Detroit bar.

Dockett, Snyder former rivals on same side - ArizonaSports.com

When the Arizona Cardinals signed free agent guard Adam Snyder, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, that's exactly what defensive end Darnell Dockett had to be feeling. Dockett and Snyder had been through the rigors of NFC West battles between the two teams -- and now they're on the same side.

Cards lineman: Whoever starts, we benefit - ArizonaSports.com

Offensive lineman Daryn Colledge joined Arizona Sports 620's Burns and Gambo to give his thoughts on the quarterback battle, saying that regardless of who starts, having both players on the team is a huge benefit.

Fitzgerald and Cardinals' big-play ability - NFC West Blog - ESPN

But in a rankings package ESPN Stats & Information distributed recently, Fitzgerald showed up with Wallace, Jackson and Lloyd as the only NFL players with more than 25 receptions covering 25-plus yards over the past two seasons.

General NFL News:

Why Your Team Will Make The Playoffs This Season, NFC Edition - SBNation.com

Training camps are starting around the NFL and fan enthusiasm is riding high. Here is an entirely too optimistic look at why all 16 NFC teams have a shot at the playoffs this year.

Will Replacement Referees Force Players To Consider A Walkout? - SBNation.com

DeMaurice Smith sat down with SB Nation's Amy K. Nelson on Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. to discuss a variety of topics. He spoke specifically to the current referee lockout and his concerns about player safety with replacement refs.

Arian Foster Is Your Favorite NFL Player - From Our Editors - SBNation.com

You may not know it yet, but you love Arian Foster. Since you're probably wondering why, here he is with a unicorn. I rest my case.

Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers strike $42.5M extension - NFL.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receiver Antonio Brown to a five-year, $42.5 million extension on Friday. The deal locks up the team's No. 2 receiver through the 2017 season.

DeAngelo Hall: Redskins' Griffin III is worst NFC East QB - NFL.com

DeAngelo Hall has measured expectations for his new Washington Redskins teammate Robert Griffin III. Perhaps Hall is trying to lessen pressure, but he says RG3 is the worst QB in the division.

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