2/21 Arizona Cardinals news: The NFL combine and an NFL Draft recap

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Thursday morning links to start your day.

In Indianapolis, the NFL scouting combine begins. The coaches and front office guys for each team will meet with the media and then off to the drills. ESPN looks back over the last five years of drafts and Bill Polian says no free agent QB fix for the Cardinals.

In the NFL side of things, there is a ton of stuff. Read on!

Cardinals:

2013 NFL free agency - Bill Polian's team needs for all 32 teams - ESPN
Quarterback is by far the most pressing need, but as with other teams on this list that lack a signal-caller, it doesn't look like it can be filled through free agency.

First Combine For New Combination
New GM Keim, new coach Arians sort out potential draftees, free-agent plan in Indianapolis

Draft rewind: Cardinals' five-year recap - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the NFC West's best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time.

Which defenses got most bang for cap buck - NFC West Blog - ESPN
How teams fared statistically versus their salary ranking.

Reporting from the NFL Scouting Combine | Insiders
There is an NFL Scouting Combine to cover. For reporters, that coverage starts Thursday, when the first wave of players comes through (offensive linemen).

NFL:

NFL Combine Q&A with agent and former scout Marc Lillibridge - SBNation.com
If there's a singular person with an understanding of the total NFL Combine process, it's agent Marc Lillibridge. He's done everything possible in Indianapolis.

2013 NFL free agents: Top linebackers available - SBNation.com
There aren't a lot of big name free agent linebackers available, but there are some productive players.

Peyton Manning Making A Play To Acquire Dwight Freeney - Mile High Report
The Broncos need to win now and Peyton Manning is doing what he can to help.

Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis are having a Twitter fight - SBNation.com
Two of the NFL's best cornerbacks apparently do not like each other.

Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau wants to "add some youth" at safety - Behind the Steel Curtain
In wake of his acceptance as an Allstate Hometown Hall of Famer, Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau talks to Behind The Steel Curtain about the team's conditioning, their desire to bring in a young safety and the value of consistency.

Alfonzo Dennard ruling weakens Patriots secondary - SBNation.com
Alfonzo Dennard faces up to six years in prison after being found guilty on felony charges stemming from his arrest last April.

NFL Free Agency 2013: Steelers Mike Wallace tops wish list of Miami Dolphins - Behind the Steel Curtain
Previously linked to an AFC North rival, another AFC team has set its sights on the speedy, troubled free-agent receiver.

NFL logos in English (style) - SBNation.com
From the artist who brought you Peyton Manning as every team logo: the NFL gets a proper English remodel.

How the Falcons could possibly replace Tony Gonzalez - SBNation.com
Tony Gonzalez might not be back next year, so the Falcons need to start thinking about Plan B.

NFL combine 2013: Josh Cribbs waiting on Browns - SBNation.com
Impending free agent Josh Cribbs hopes to re-sign with the Browns, but the two sides have yet to meet and won't be talking at the Combine.

Ryan Fitzpatrick not rated highly by former Bills coach Pete Metzelaars - SBNation.com
Former Buffalo Bills tight ends coach Pete Metzelaars provides his harsh perpective of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Antonio Brown: Steelers locker room wasn't on same page - SBNation.com
Antonio Brown went on SportsCenter Wednesday and said the Steelers locker room was divided all throughout a disappointing 8-8 season.

Ma'ake Kemoeatu wants to play 'another couple seasons' - SBNation.com
Former Ravens nose guard Ma'ake Kemoeatu intends to play a couple more seasons after reviving his career in 2012. Is there a market for the 34-year-old?

Bill Belichick longest-tenured NFL head coach heading in to 2013 season - SBNation.com
With recent turnover among some veteran NFL head coaches, only two have ten seasons or more under their belt with their current team. There are 21 head coaches with three years or less. Let's take a look under the hood...

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie won't get franchise tag from Eagles - SBNation.com
The Philadelphia Eagles will not use the franchise tag on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, instead letting the cornerback test the free-agent market. Here's a look at four teams who could be interested in Rodgers-Cromartie.

The case for Nick Foles: This is why the Chiefs should make the trade - Arrowhead Pride
One of the many rumors we've heard over the last few weeks regarding the Chiefs QB situation is that Andy Reid could be interested in bringing over his third-round pick from last year, Nick Foles. Well, should he be interested?

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