3/15 Arizona Cardinals news: Jasper Brinkley, other free agent news

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Some Friday links to get you going.

The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Jasper Brinkley and they are still waiting on Joshua Cribbs. That deal has not been completed. The Kevin Kolb deadline is approaching today.

What about the rest of the league? We have that news too. Read what you like.

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | A hint at offensive line and safety
Two of the positions considered the deepest in this draft? Offensive line and safety. Those are positions that might not be fully addressed until draft time.

Word From the Birds Blog | Odds and ends as Cards maneuver free agency

Some kind of Kolb decision will have to come by 1 p.m. Friday, which is 4 p.m. at the league office in New York and close of business until Monday.

Contract information on new Arizona Cardinals | Insiders

Some of the numbers are in on the five players who signed/agreed to terms with the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Arizona Cardinals’ Drew Stanton wants to be answer to the big question

"They need to find an answer at this position," he said, meaning his position, quarterback. "I want to be that answer. I’m going to do everything in my power to be that answer, and given that opportunity, I feel like I can."

Analysis: Are Arizona Cardinals better after additions of Drew Stanton, Rashard Mendenhall, others?

Analysis: Are Arizona Cardinals better after additions of Drew Stanton, Rashard Mendenhall, others?,The Cardinals have been active in free agency this week, adding five players Wednesday and another on Thursday. But are they better now than they were before the NFL free-agency period opened Tuesday? Let’s take a look.

azcentral.com video: Kent Somers and Bruce Cooper on Cardinals

Bruce Cooper and Kent Somers break down the Cardinals’ personnel moves.

azcentral.com video: Cardinals agree to terms with Rashard Mendenhall

Running back Rashard Mendenhall is the newest Cardinal, agreeing to a one-year deal

Cards bolster linebacker corps with Brinkley

Cardinals bring in former Vikings starter Jasper Brinkley to help fill void at inside linebacker.

Patrick Peterson embraces role of team leader ArizonaSports.com

"That's a huge accomplishment to show what I have been doing and what I wanted it to be since day one," Peterson said. "I knew we had a lot of great guys, but at the end of the day I know the Cardinals drafted me to be the icon and the focal point of the secondary."

Shaughnessy to visit Cardinals | ProFootballTalk

As the free-agency period continues to unfold (it's still barely two days old), more and more players are taking visits. One of them will be defensive end Matt Shaughnessy, who we're told is on his way to Arizona for a visit with the Cardinals.

Drew Stanton arrives in Arizona armed with experience and confidence ArizonaSports.com

"That's why I jumped on it so quick," he told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf on Thursday. "There's a reason why this was my first visit and there is a reason why I left there with a contract in hand."

Steelers analyst: Mendenhall signing a 'pretty good move' for Cardinals ArizonaSports.com

The Arizona Cardinals took a calculated risk signing running back Rashard Mendenhall, but it's one that could pay dividends if the 25-year-old can realize his potential in Bruce Arians' system.

NFL:

NFL free agent visits: Big name players still looking for homes Thursday - SBNation.com

48 hours after the start of free agency, a few big time players are still out looking for new teams. Here's a recap on who was visiting where on Thursday.

NFL news roundup: Steven Jackson to Atlanta, Matt Cassel to the Vikings and more - SBNation.com

Day three of free agency heading into the 2013 season wasn't as intense as the first two days, but there was still quite a bit of news. Here's what you may have missed.

NFL free agency: Where has all the money gone? - SBNation.com

For the most part, teams aren't throwing big free agent deals around the way they used to. What changed?

NFL rule changes: Tuck rule among proposed changes - SBNation.com

After more than a decade of controversial existence, the NFL tuck rule could be modified.

Dana White won't rule out possibility of Herschel Walker fighting in the UFC - MMA Fighting

Last week, former NFL star and Strikeforce fighter Herschel Walker said he's like to compete one more time, in the UFC octagon. On Thursday, Dana White didn't say no.

NFL free agent grades: The most regrettable deals signed so far - SBNation.com

The first two days of the NFL free agency period are in the books and while teams were happy to welcome their new additions, several may regret the deals they struck so far and it may not take long.

NFL free agent tracker 2013: Follow moves from around the league - SBNation.com

We track the latest developments in free agency as they happen.

NFL should investigate sexuality questions at combine, says New York attorney general - SBNation.com

The New York Attorney General is calling on the NFL to investigate allegations that NFL teams have asked NFL Draft prospects about their sexual orientation.

NFL free agency: Michael Bennett signs with Seahawks - SBNation.com

One of the top defensive free agents came off the board as Michael Bennett has signed with the Seahawks.

Leon Washington joins Patriots on 1-year deal - SBNation.com

Running back Leon Washington will get a chance to contribute to the Patriots' backfield this fall.

NFL free agency: Connor Barwin signs with Eagles - SBNation.com

Former Houston Texans linebacker Connor Barwin agreed to a six-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Keenan Lewis signs 5-year deal with Saints - SBNation.com

The Saints signed free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis on Thursday to help the team's struggling secondary.

Jeff Backus retires after 12 years with Lions - SBNation.com

Former Michigan Wolverine Jeff Backus spent all 12 of his NFL seasons with the Lions.

Falcons sign Steven Jackson - SBNation.com

After being the force behind the Rams' offense for nearly a decade, Steven Jackson has signed with the Falcons, according to sources.

Matt Cassel will join Vikings, according to report - SBNation.com

Matt Cassel wasn't a free agent for long, joining the Vikings shortly after being released by the Chiefs.

Ricky Jean-Francois, Colts agree on 4-year contract, according to report - SBNation.com

The Indianapolis front office simply won't slow down, as the Colts added yet another free agent to their haul on Thursday.

Keenan Lewis will sign with Saints, according to report - SBNation.com

The New Orleans Saints are close to a contract agreement with free-agent cornerback Keenan Lewis, according to Adam Schefter.

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