3/11 Arizona Cardinals news: The eve of NFL free agency

Mike Ehrmann

A look at the last 24 hours of Cardinals and NFL stories from around the Web.

Free agency officially begins on Tuesday. That is when the real fun starts. Until then, here are the stories to get you started today.

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | The speculation of free agency
It doesn’t matter when free agency starts, whether it is a "soft" opening like the NFL has tried this year or the normal start of free agency (deals can be consummated starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday) — there will be rumors and speculation.

Fitz Ready For Arians
Pro Bowl wide receiver anxious to work with coach, find quarterback

On Early Doucet's unusually long run - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Wide receiver Early Doucet might not feel like a success story following his release from the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday. Doucet struggled with drops and lost playing time last season, after all. Those were negatives, but the bigger picture looks upon his Cardinals tenure more favorably.

Fitz wants 'stability' at QB; can Cards find it?
Fitzgerald, Warner want Cards to find 'stability' at quarterback; how they do it remains to be seen.

NFL:

Jets could use more 4-3 defensive fronts in 2013 - SBNation.com
Rex Ryan may introduce more 4-3 sets than ever before to his Jets defense.

Percy Harvin trade rumors: Vikings WR wants out - SBNation.com
Disgruntled Minnesota wide receiver Percy Harvin has reportedly told the Vikings again that he does not want to play for them and would like to be traded.

Cullen Jenkins signs 3-year deal with Giants, per reports - SBNation.com
The New York Giants have reportedly signed a three-year, $8 million deal with DT Cullen Jenkins.

NFL free agent tracker 2013: Dannell Ellerbe drawing interest, Sean Smith aiming high - SBNation.com
It looks like Dannell Ellerbe will get a big contract, while Sean Smith is aiming for one, although there are questions about whether he will get one.

Giants free agency 2013: Sen'Derrick Marks on New York radar - SBNation.com
Five teams are interested in free agent defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks, and the Giants are reportedly one of them.

NFL free agency 2013: Giants trying to re-sign Martellus Bennett - SBNation.com
The New York Giants are hoping to sign tight end Martellus Bennett prior to the start of free agency, according to a report.

Cowboys salary cap 2013: Jay Ratliff could restructure contract - SBNation.com
Dallas is strapped for cash and needs to make some cap space by Tuesday to avoid breaking rules.

Eddie Lacy injury: Alabama RB will miss Pro Day due to lingering hamstring tightness - SBNation.com
Eddie Lacy will reportedly miss his Pro Day with Alabama due to tightness in his hamstring. He also missed the NFL Scouting Combine due to the same injury.

Redskins re-sign Kory Lichtensteiger, according to report - SBNation.com
Washington locked up one of Robert Griffin III's bodyguards on Saturday night.

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