4/2 Arizona Cardinals news: Waiting for Palmer, goodbye to Skelton

Kevin Casey

Your daily roundup of Cardinals and NFL news to start the day.

Well, Carson Palmer is still a member of the Oakland Raiders. John Skelton is not a member of the Cardinals anymore. That is what dominates the stories from around the Web. Read on!

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | Tweetup with Peter King, the Cardinals and Pat’s Run
After many years of saying he wanted to do it and never quite making it out to Tempe, Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King is finally taking part in Pat’s Run later this month. And with it comes a little something extra the night before.

Word From the Birds Blog | Skelton cut by Cardinals
There is nothing new on the burgeoning Carson Palmer trade front at the moment, but it seems a lock to be completed at some point after the Cardinals officially released quarterback John Skelton Monday.

Skelton released as Cards reshuffle QB deck
Get the latest news and information surrounding the Arizona Cardinals including: photos, video, schedules, standings and more.

Debating Carson Palmer's exit strategy - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Carson Palmer, on his way out of Oakland and possibly heading for the Arizona Cardinals, has "deserted" a team for the second time, Williamson contends.

John Skelton and Cardinals' QB exodus - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals have parted with five of the seven quarterbacks to drop back for the team since Kurt Warner's retirement following the 2009 season. John Skelton's release Monday made him the latest post-Warner quarterback cast aside.

Carson Palmer in an NFC West context - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The thought of Carson Palmer potentially joining the Arizona Cardinals by trade -- just a thought, as no deal has been completed -- begs for a quick statistical snapshot.

Why isn’t Palmer simply forcing his release? | ProFootballTalk
Last week, the man who quit on the Bengals was poised to force the Raiders to fire him. So why is quarterback Carson Palmer suddenly willing to reduce his contract to facilitate a trade to the Cardinals? With the Raiders adding Matt Flynn and his increased $6.

ESPN.com NFL insider: Cardinals receive a 'C' grade for free agency ArizonaSports.com
It's safe to say in his first off-season as general manager, Steve Keim has been a very busy man. Coming off a disappointing 5-11 campaign, the Arizona Cardinals needed to address several pressing needs in free agency, and on the surface it seems they've done just that.

Paul Calvisi Columns ArizonaSports.com
That's what the Cards need -- a belief. A confidence they can compete. A quarterback that will help the team help itself, instead of inducing defeat before they break the huddle. This season, that looks to be Carson Palmer.

NFL:

Carson Palmer trade: Raiders, Cardinals working on a deal - SBNation.com
A pending deal between the Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders could be on life support.

2013 NFL Draft: Geno Smith awarded this year's analyst April surprise - SBNation.com
Hey look, a black quarterback is actually not such a great guy. It must be April.

NFL roundup: Matt Flynn and Colt McCoy traded; Carson Palmer trade could happen soon - SBNation.com
Matt Flynn and Colt McCoy were traded on Monday, and a Carson Palmer trade isn't far behind. Here's a rundown of the latest NFL news.

Colt McCoy traded to 49ers, according to report - SBNation.com
The Cleveland Browns traded quarterback Colt McCoy to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

Jack Pardee dead: Former college, NFL coach remembered - SBNation.com
College Football Hall of Famer Jack Pardee died on Monday. In addition to beating cancer twice, he also hung 95 points on SMU once. He was awesome.

Quarterback carousel: Which quick-fix option is most likely to succeed? - SBNation.com
Carson Palmer, Matt Flynn and Kevin Kolb are on the move. Which quarterback is poised for the most success in 2013 and beyond?

2013 NFL mock draft: Pushing through smoke screens - SBNation.com
This time of the year is all about the art of the smoke screen. Draft rumors are running hot and heavy with players being brought in on personal visits as NFL teams finalize their draft boards.

Raiders acquire Matt Flynn from Seahawks - SBNation.com
Matt Flynn may finally have his best chance at a starting job. The Oakland Raiders swapped a pair of draft picks for the Seahawks backup on Monday.

NFL Draft 2013: E.J. Manuel could be mid-first round pick - SBNation.com
Could E.J. Manuel be selected in the first round? ESPN's Todd McShay said it is possible.

NFL Draft 2013: Cardinals reportedly interested to Mike Glennon - SBNation.com
The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly interested in N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon, to potentially groom behind Carson Palmer once a trade is made.

Tony Romo contract details: Cowboys QB received $25 million signing bonus - SBNation.com
The Dallas Cowboys are paying Tony Romo an awful lot of money over the next seven years, including a $25 million signing bonus, which is fully guaranteed.

NFL Draft 2013: Eddie Lacy 'frustrates' scouts with workout schedule change - SBNation.com
Running back Eddie Lacy delayed his workout multiple times, and NFL scouts are running thin on patience.

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