3/5 Arizona Cardinals news: Rookies playing, free agency plans and Carson Palmer again

Grant Halverson

A roundup of Cardinals and NFL links to start off the day.

The franchise tag deadline has come and passed. The Arizona Cardinals did not use it. In today's news roundup, we take a look into possible free agent plans for the Cardinals. We see that when it comes to young players, Bruce Arians will likely have a different philosophy than Ken Whisenhunt.

Carson Palmer's name comes up in connection with the Cardinals. And there is a plethora of NFL news. Read on!

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | Big week for Cards and any contract talks
This close to free agency, some players just want to test the market, unless their own team will overpay for the honor of not doing so. The market will set the price. Does that mean you could lose a player? Of course. Once he is free, any control of the situation is over.

Word From the Birds Blog | Youth looks like it will be served
Until practices and the games play out, the differences between new coach Bruce Arians and former coach Ken Whisenhunt may be hard to decipher. But there is one major difference that is obvious given topics Arians has talked about — where Whisenhunt was often careful of how quickly he would play a rookie, and clearly skewed toward veteran play, Arians is the opposite. I expect the new staff to play young players early and often.

No Talking Zone
CBA rules mean new coaches, players have yet to have dialogue about football

Cardinals want off this quarterback carousel - NFC West Blog - ESPN
They used four, matching the combined total for their three NFC West rivals. There's a distinction the Cardinals will be looking to avoid in 2013.

Larry Fitzgerald is the NFL's biggest world traveler
The Arizona Cardinals All-Pro wide receiver is quite the world traveler.

What’s the Arizona Cardinals primary plan for their secondary? | Insiders
Gay’s departure raises some questions about the plans for the secondary. He started 15 games a year ago, and two of the backup cornerbacks, Greg Toler and Michael Adams, are due to be unrestricted free agents.

It will be a sad day when Cardinals abandon Flagstaff ArizonaSports.com
It will be a sad day when the Arizona Cardinals and the City of Glendale announce a 15-year agreement for the professional football team to host its training camp in the West Valley city.

Why is all quiet on the Kevin Kolb front? ArizonaSports.com
Another offseason, and another Kevin Kolb bonus sitting squarely in the middle of the Cardinals' plans.

Palmer will have say in contract talks - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the Oakland Raiders’ most pressing issues in the coming days is to address the contract of quarterback Carson Palmer as they try to get under the salary cap.

NFL:

2013 NFL Mock Draft: New names rising in the first round - SBNation.com
The latest round of projections for the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft features a new top pick and a few rising stars moving toward the top of the list.

NFL News roundup: Chiefs, Dwayne Bowe reach deal; Patriots, Wes Welker near deal; Rex Ryan downplays Darrelle Revis rumors - SBNation.com
Monday proved to be busy in the NFL, as the Chiefs locked up two key free agents, the Patriots inched closer toward a long-term deal with Welker, while Rex Ryan denied Darrelle Revis rumors.

NFL Franchise tag 2013: Ryan Clady, Jairus Byrd among the 8 players tagged - SBNation.com
Monday's deadline to designate franchise players came and went with a few expected players getting tagged. There were a couple of surprises, however, including Dallas using the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer for the second straight season.

NFL Debrief: Middle class decline - SBNation.com
Changes in the way the NFL does business could signal rough times for veteran free agents who are not at the top of the want list for teams.

Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs agree to 5-year deal, according to report - SBNation.com
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a five-year deal with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on Monday.

Titans will not use franchise tag for Jared Cook - SBNation.com
The Tennessee Titans will not use the franchise tag on tight end Jared Cook, according to a report.

L.A. NFL stadium proposal falls through, per report - SBNation.com
The NFL reportedly remains skeptical about AEG's plans to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles.

Chiefs apply franchise tag to Branden Albert - SBNation.com
The Kansas City Chiefs have applied the franchise tag to left tackle Branden Albert.

Packers allow Greg Jennings to become free agent - SBNation.com
The Green Bay Packers are reportedly not going to use their franchise tag on wide receiver Greg Jennings.

John Idzik: Tim Tebow could remain with Jets - SBNation.com
New York Jets general manager John Idzik says that Tim Tebow could remain with the team and compete for a starting job in 2013.

Anthony Spencer receives franchise tag from Cowboys, according to report - SBNation.com
Dallas will be using its franchise tag and keeping Anthony Spencer around.

Anthony Spencer receives franchise tag from Cowboys, according to report - SBNation.com
Dallas will be using its franchise tag and keeping Anthony Spencer around.

Darrelle Revis trade rumors: Rex Ryan insists says 'no truth' to reports - SBNation.com
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan says there's no truth to reports on the team shopping cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Wes Welker, Patriots close to new contract, according to report - SBNation.com
The Patriots appear close to re-signing their leading wideout.

Terron Armstead pro day 2013: Tackle prospect highlights busy day for NFL scouts - SBNation.com
Armstead played offensive tackle at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, but NFL scouts want to see what he can do at tight end.

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