4/21 Arizona Cardinals news: Pat's Run coverage, getting ready for the draft, breaking down the schedule

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Daily Arizona Cardinals and NFL news roundup to start your day.

A flurry of links for those interest in checking out the Pat's Run charity event. We also have some opinions, including Calais Campbell's, about how the Cardinals will weather their 2013 NFL schedule. Finally, with the 2013 Draft swiftly approaching, make sure to stay up-to-date with rumors and prospects that might be getting a little more attention than they deserve.

Cardinals:

After an off-season of roster churning, Arizona Cardinals ready to fill in gaps at NFL draft
If Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim’s long-term plan is successful, the Cardinals rarely, if ever, will be as busy as they were this spring. Keim and coach Bruce Arians spent the first off-season in their jobs churning the roster.

Calais Campbell thinks Cardinals will 'surprise' ArizonaSports.com
The Arizona Cardinals may have a tough road ahead of them in 2013, drawing a daunting schedule next season. But that hasn't deterred one player's belief that this team could surprise a lot of people.

2013 Arizona Cardinals Schedule Breakdown: Weeks 5-8 - Raising Zona
The Arizona Cardinals by my estimation will be 2-2 headed into the second quarter of the 2013 season. The next four games are no walk in the park.

2013 Arizona Cardinals Schedule Breakdown: Weeks 9-13 - Raising Zona
The Arizona Cardinals start this stretch of games off with the bye week. After a 4-4 start, it will be much needed at this point.

Bruce Arians starts his morning reading mock drafts - NFL.com
Amused by the ever-changing mock drafts as the real thing approaches? You're not alone. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians reads them every morning -- with a chuckle.

Pat's Run:

What we observed today at Pat’s Run
Top things we learned today at the 9th annual Pat’s Run.

Another successful Pat’s Run | Word From the Birds Blog
It was a great evening and morning for Pat’s Run. First was the Peter King Tweetup at Tom’s Tavern Friday night, which went well and raised $10,000 to fund a Tillman Foundation scholarship.

Pat's Run - ArizonaSports Podcast
Peter King and Ron Wolfley talk about the Pat Tillman foundation and the big run.

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King talks Cardinals, remembers Pat Tillman at Pre-Pat’s Run ‘Tweetup’
On the eve of the ninth annual Pat’s Run and with less than a week to go before the NFL draft, Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King was in town Friday, holding a "Tweetup" with fans and members of the Cardinals organization.

PHOTOS: Pat's Run Honors Boston Victims - AM 1230 KOY
The ninth annual Pat's Run is hereby history. More than 30,000 participants ran or walked the 4.2 mile course that ended at Sun Devil Stadium on Arizona State University's Tempe campus.

Draft:

MtD - Turf Show Times "LIVE" Mock Draft - Round 1 - Turf Show Times
The ground has been rumbling for days. The stampede has begun toward the biggest LIVE Mock Draft of the year. Check out how your Revenge of the Birds pals, RedC, Michael Oliver and cmcinaz have represented the Cardinals! Expect a recap here on RotB in the coming days.

2013 NFL draft news: Ryan Nassib rising, Vikings looking to trade, Carradine working out - SBNation.com
Get ready for a flurry of NFL Draft buzz in the days leading up to Thursday's draft.

2013 NFL Draft all-overrated team: D.J. Fluker, Menelik Watson among overvalued offensive tackles - SBNation.com
Is D.J. Fluker worth a top-12 pick?

2013 NFL Draft all-overrated team: Will Barrett Jones be overrated at center? - SBNation.com
Khaled Holmes and Barrett Jones are two of the best centers in the 2013 NFL Draft, right? Not so fast.

Top first round options for Cardinals - One is the Loneliest Number
General manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians recently addressed the media with a (serious) sense of humor regarding the Arizona Cardinals 2013 NFL Draft strategy.

NFL:

NFL free agent news: No offer sheet for Victor Cruz, Matt Ryan contract talks break off - SBNation.com
Nobody made a play for Victor Cruz on the restricted free agent market, while the Falcons and Matt Ryan will wait a while before making a deal. Oh, and Terrell Owens is open to coming back.

2013 NFL Draft trade rumors: Darrelle Revis could be dealt next week - SBNation.com
Here's the latest on Revis, Brandon Albert and what the Cardinals may be planning to do with their seventh pick.

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