3/2 Arizona Cardinals news: Salary cap cuts, training camp and David Carr (?)


Some links from around the Web to start off your Saturday.

The Arizona Cardinals finally made some salary cap moves. It also looks like that training camp will likely be in Glendale. Also, some Pro Football Talk people think that David Carr should get a shot at the team's starting quarterback job.


Cards Cut Bradley, Gay
Team creates some cap room by releasing veteran defenders

Word From the Birds Blog | A time for money moves
The moves today to release cornerback William Gay and linebacker Stewart Bradley aren’t really shocking. This is what happens when salary exceeds production, as general manager Steve Keim was talking about just a couple of weeks ago.

Cards' Flagstaff camp would be sorely missed
Flagstaff tradition would be deeply missed if Cards relocated training camp to Glendale.

Snyder's protection of Kolb needs to extend to the field of play ArizonaSports.com
While Snyder clearly disagrees with fans who take shots at Kolb, chances are good they agree in one key area: Everyone wants to see the QB have a chance to prove himself, for better or worse.

ProFootballTalk: Cardinals need to protect QB | ProFootballTalk
The Arizona Cardinals have a new coach and a new set of off-season needs. Protecting the QB will be high on their list, and Jake Long might be their quick fix.


Joe Flacco, Ravens agree to new contract, per report - SBNation.com
The Baltimore Ravens have locked up the Super Bowl MVP to a long-term deal, according to a report.

NFL free agency: Stewart Bradley latest in long line of busts - SBNation.com
Stewart Bradley never worked out in Arizona after he signed a free-agent deal worth $30 million. But is he the biggest bust of the last five years?

WHEEL ROUTES: What the NFL can do to support gay players - SBNation.com
In this week's edition of Wheel Routes, Robert Wheel addresses gay players in the NFL, the Alex Smith trade, Combine results and more.

America loves bearded duck killers more than Thursday NFL games - SBNation.com
For one night, America's love for beards and duck calls beat the NFL.

NFL Draft 2013: Pro day schedule - SBNation.com
Colleges start hosting pro day events in March, giving NFL scouts another look at players ticketed for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Colts Place Franchise Tag On Punter Pat McAfee - Stampede Blue
A punter making nearly $3 Million next season? That's what Pat McAfee will get if he doesn't sign a long term deal this summer. And that's OK by me.

Henry Melton to receive franchise tag from Bears, per report - SBNation.com
The Chicago Bears are expected to use their franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton.

Colts give Pat McAfee the franchise tag, money well spent - SBNation.com
The Colts decided that punter/kicker Pat McAfee was worth a one-year, $3 million deal. It was worth it.

Monday deadline for NFL teams to use franchise tag - SBNation.com
A record 21 players were given the franchise tag in 2012, but it's unlikely that as many will be tagged in 2013.

Michael Turner thanks Falcons after receiving release - SBNation.com
The Falcons released Michael Turner on Friday, but Turner held no ill will towards the team, thanking them on his Facebook.

2013 NFL free agents: Good interior lineman talent to be had - SBNation.com
There are some interior offensive linemen with a lot of experience on the market this offseason, and there are also some young up-and-coming linemen that NFL teams will be after.

Cincinnati Bengals Will Use Franchise Tag On Michael Johnson - Cincy Jungle
According to multiple reports, the Cincinnati Bengals will apply the franchise tag on defensive end Michael Johnson.

Bills will use the franchise tag for Jairus Byrd - SBNation.com
Buffalo used their franchise tag for the first time since 2006 on safety Jairus Byrd.

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