3/12 Arizona Cardinals news: Beanie Wells cut, Harvin, Boldin, free agency begins today!

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NFL and Cardinals stories to start your Tuesday.

The Arizona Cardinals cut Beanie Wells yesterday. The Seattle Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin and the San Francisco 49ers traded for Anquan Boldin. There is also a lot of other stuff going on in the league as well. Read on!

Cardinals:

Beanie Wells Released
Cardinals cut former No. 1 pick, along with fellow running back Fozzy Whittaker

Word From the Birds Blog | No more Beanie, and new wideouts hit NFC West
I thought the day before free agency began was supposed to be quiet. Instead, it most certainly has not been, not for anyone following the Cardinals.

Beanie Wells cut: So much for 2009 debate - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Back in April 2009, NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert and I debated whether Beanie Wells or Percy Harvin would have the better rookie season.

Cardinals release injury-plagued RB Wells
After four injury-plagued seasons, running back Beanie Wells released by Cardinals.

Polian could be proven wrong on Bush | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL G.M. Bill Polian believes there won't be much of a market for running back Reggie Bush.

Cardinals have decision to make on Kolb | ProFootballTalk
Last year at this time, the Cardinals had until the fifth day of the league year to decide whether to pay quarterback Kevin Kolb a $7 million roster bonus. While waiting for Peyton Manning to pick his next team, the Cards decided to keep Kolb.

Report: Cardinals, Kevin Kolb to discuss contract this week ArizonaSports.com
Whether or not Kolb will be willing to restructure his contract is yet to be determined, but it appears talks to do exactly that will happen this week.

The 5: Best Cardinals of all-time ArizonaSports.com
I present to you my top five Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals...

Does CB Sean Smith make sense for Arizona Cardinals in free agency? | Insiders
The Cardinals have expressed interest in Miami cornerback Sean Smith, who is due to become an unrestricted free agent tomorrow. But there are three or four teams that are more serious about Smith, according to an NFL source.

Arizona Cardinals, Stephens-Howling prepared to move in different directions | Insiders
Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling apparently will be in a different uniform next year.

NFL:

On 'street cred' and strength of NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks fans might be interested in hearing fullback Michael Robinson's thoughts on newly-acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin.

Anquan Boldin trade: A look at potential impact in San Francisco, Baltimore and around the NFL - SBNation.com
The Ravens traded Anquan Boldin to the 49ers on Monday and while Boldin may be nearing the end of his career, the move could have a major impact on Baltimore, San Francisco and the rest of the NFL in 2013.

The New York Jets need your help - SBNation.com
The Jets have their work cut out for them in the offseason, and they're turning to Twitter for answers.

NFL free agency 2013: Teams, players talking ahead of opening bell - SBNation.com
After a slow start at Midnight on Saturday, the pace of free agent rumors is finally picking up steam.

Jets sign David Garrard - SBNation.com
The New York Jets signed former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard on Monday, bringing in competition for incumbent starter Mark Sanchez.

Ravens trade Anquan Boldin to 49ers, according to report - SBNation.com
The Ravens traded Anquan Boldin to the 49ers on Monday, just a few weeks after Boldin helped Baltimore beat San Francisco in the Super Bowl.

Fernando Velasco gets 2nd-round tender from Titans - SBNation.com
The Tennessee Titans have likely ensured center Fernando Velasco will remain with the team in 2013.

Lions rumors: Detroit targets Rams DE William Hayes - SBNation.com
The Detroit Lions are rumored to be pursuing defensive end William Hayes in free agency to potentially replace Cliff Avril.

NFL Debrief: How I spent tampering weekend - SBNation.com
What is the NFL really trying to accomplish with the new negotiating window that precedes free agency this year?

Percy Harvin trade rumors: Seahawks, Vikings agree to deal, according to report - SBNation.com
It didn't take long for the wide receiver to find a new home, according to a report.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Changes on the eve of free agency - SBNation.com
It's the eve of NFL free agency, which will make all mock drafts before it meaningless. In fact, in mere hours, the complexion of this mock draft will change when we find out where the top free agents are going.

NFL free agents 2013: Getting the most bang for your buck - SBNation.com
Smart teams take calculated risks on players with plenty of potential, but who no longer have a place due to injury or extenuating circumstances. Here are the best players available for little financial investment.

D.J. Williams released by Broncos, according to report - SBNation.com
The Denver Broncos are parting ways with D.J. Williams after nine years, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Top 50 NFL free agents - SBNation.com
With the NFL free agency period just days away, let's take a look at the top 50 names expected to be on the open market.

Darrelle Revis trade rumors: Falcons not interested - SBNation.com
A source close to the Falcons believes that Atlanta is not interested in acquiring Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets.

Cowboys restructure contracts of Jay Ratliff, others to get under cap - SBNation.com
Dallas did a lot of work Monday to get under the 2013 salary cap.

Philadelphia Eagles full braintrust in WV to workout Geno Smith - Bleeding Green Nation
The Philadelphia Eagles have taken virtually their entire braintrust to Morgantown, West Virginia today to hold a private workout with Mountaineers QB Geno Smith.

Steelers, Ramon Foster agree to 3-year contract - SBNation.com
The Pittsburgh Steelers and offensive lineman Ramon Foster agreed to a new deal Monday.

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