3/14 Arizona Cardinals news: Reactions to signings, NFL free agent roundup

Nick Laham

Thursday morning links about the Cardinals and NFL.

The Arizona Cardinals made some signings. So did a lot of the teams in the NFL. Here are some of the reactions and also a roundup of what happened in the rest of the NFL.

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | Extra money for Massie and Acho
The Cardinals had two players among the top six in the NFL in terms of earning extra money last season through the NFL’s performance pay plan, which essentially gives bonus checks to players who aren’t making a ton in salary but play a lot.

Word From the Birds Blog | From quiet to crazy in free agency
The first day was quiet. Today, not so much.

Cardinals Lock Up Five Free Agents
QB Stanton, RB Mendenhall, LB Alexander, DBs Bell, Powers added; Rhodes cut

Drew Stanton Sees His Chance
Quarterback arrives on three-year deal hoping to win starting job

Word From the Birds Blog | Cardinals snag Mendenhall
Mendenhall played under coach Bruce Arians in Pittsburgh and had his best season when Arians was there. He did tear an ACL in 2011 and spent last year coming back from that.

Sorting through Cardinals' moves so far - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts after the Arizona Cardinals announced releasing safety Kerry Rhodes and adding Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Drew Stanton, Colts cornerback Jerraud Powers, Washington Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and New York Jets safety Yeremiah Bell:

Drew Stanton's addition and some context - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Stanton played under Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, so he'll come to Arizona knowing the offense.

No safety debate after Rhodes' release - NFC West Blog - ESPN
We've debated in recent years which NFC West team had the best combination at safety. There is not much to debate two days into free agency.

Questions outweigh answers in Cards' overhaul
Subtractions so far outweigh the additions in latest Cardinals' makeover.

Cardinals' RB Rashard Mendenhall discusses the perception about him ArizonaSports.com
"There were some offers on the table but I felt good about this place from the beginning," he said. "Having people that are familiar with you and I feel like (the team) is just on the verge of being close and doing really well.

NFL:

Brian Urlacher has talks with Vikings, per report - SBNation.com
After 13 seasons with the Bears could Brian Urlacher join one of Chicago's NFC North rivals?

Joshua Cribbs delivers touching Instagram goodbye to Cleveland - SBNation.com
Classy stuff. And from someone who plays for the Browns!

Lorenzo Alexander signs with Cardinals - SBNation.com
The Cardinals signed former Redskins linebacker and special teamer Lorenzo Alexander on Wednesday.

Cliff Avril signs with Seahawks, per report - SBNation.com
The NFC West just got a little more interesting as the Seahawks brought in another key player to help in their quest to battle the 49ers.

Danny Amendola signs 5-year contract with Patriots, per report - SBNation.com
Welker leaves and the Patriots sign Amendola to replace him. The two have so many similarities that it's almost a bit creepy.

NFL news roundup: Ed Reed to visit Texans, Wes Welker signs with Broncos - SBNation.com
For those starving for NFL news, here's enough for you to feast on for a long time.

NFL free agency: Titans release Jordan Babineaux, Mitch Petrus - SBNation.com
The Titans announced they waved safety Jordan Babineaux and guard Mitch Petrus on Wednesday.

Someone 'close' to Tom Brady 'enraged' at Patriots for losing Wes Welker - SBNation.com
New England's quarterback doesn't sound happy about losing his top receiving option.

Broncos sign Wes Welker to 2-year deal - SBNation.com
Wes Welker is leaving New England and headed to Denver, making the Broncos the AFC favorites, while leaving the Patriots with a major hole on offense.

Glenn Dorsey signs with San Francisco 49ers - SBNation.com
The 49ers added the No. 5 overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft to their already strong defense on Wednesday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign Dashon Goldson to 5-year contract - SBNation.com
As expected, Dashon Goldson signed with the Buccaneers after being let go by the 49ers.

Panthers rumors: Carolina will keep Derek Anderson - SBNation.com
Free agent quarterback Derek Anderson appears to be likely to re-sign with the Carolina Panthers, and will not follow former offensive coordinator Rod Chudzinski to Cleveland.

NFL free agency: Glover Quin signs with Lions - SBNation.com
The Lions capped their Wednesday free agent spending spree by signing safety Glover Quin.

Chicago Bears go all-in for Jay Cutler with Martellus Bennett, Jermon Bushrod - SBNation.com
The Chicago Bears are doing everything they can to put Jay Cutler in a position to succeed. It's about time.

Ndamukong Suh restructures contract for Lions - SBNation.com
Ndamukong Suh agreed to restructure his contract, helping the Lions sign notable free agents such as Reggie Bush and Jason Jones.

2013 NFL free agency: Reggie Bush signs with Lions - SBNation.com
After proving his worth in Miami over the last two seasons, running back Reggie Bush has found a new home in Detroit.

NFL free agency: Titans to sign Shonn Greene - SBNation.com
Former New York Jets running back Shonn Greene will reportedly sign with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday.

NFL free agency: Detroit Lions sign Jason Jones - SBNation.com
The Detroit Lions added some versatility to their defensive line on Wednesday, signing Jason Jones. Jones has the ability to play both defensive end and defensive tackle.

NFL Free Agency: Chiefs signs Donnie Avery - SBNation.com
Wide receiver Donnie Avery will be joining the Kansas City Chiefs.

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