5/11 Arizona Cardinals news: Dansby signed, rookie minicamps begin

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Rookie minicamp began. The team signed Karlos Dansby. They also inked four of their draft picks. And here is what is around the Web about it.

Cardinals:

Cooper's First Day On The Job
Cardinals' top pick opens minicamp working at left guard and trying to compete

Cardinals Bring Back Karlos Dansby
Veteran linebacker returns on a one-year contract

Word From the Birds Blog | What Dansby’s return means
He doesn’t have a jersey number yet. He won’t get 58. That’s Daryl Washington’s.

Rookie Mini-Camp: Sights and Sounds
Take in all the action from day one of the Cardinals 2013 Rookie Mini-Camp.

Cards Weekly - Arians Pleased with Rookies
On day one of rookie mini-camp Coach Arians applauds the effort of the newcomers.

EXCLUSIVE: Dansby Back in the Nest
Karlos Dansby gives AZCardinals.com an exclusive interview moments after signing his contract with the Cardinals.

Karlos Dansby back with Arizona Cardinals in a mutually beneficial role
Dansby returning to the Cardinals on a one-year deal makes so much sense for both sides that you wonder why it took them so long to do the obvious.

Arizona Cardinals minicamp focus: Get on same page
In the classroom, the players are learning new schemes filled with strange terminology. On the field, they are running around in shorts, jerseys and helmets, trying to apply what they’ve learned in practice.

Dansby back in comfort zone with Cardinals
Cardinals bring back linebacker Karlos Dansby on one-year deal after both sides see perfect fit.

Cardinals' rookies take center stage ArizonaSports.com
The Arizona Cardinals opened a three-day rookie minicamp Friday with 38 players, including all nine 2013 draft picks.

Karlos Dansby a Cardinal because other teams 'didn't feel right' ArizonaSports.com
"It was always in the back of my mind when I left," Dansby told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Friday. "Make sure I left on good terms, didn't burn any bridges because I knew, at the end of the day, when I first came into the game all I wanted to do was be a legend."

NFL:

NFL roundup: Geno Smith struggles; Marcus Lattimore not against sitting out 2013 - SBNation.com
Rookie minicamps are in full swing, and some of the biggest names from the 2013 NFL Draft are getting a rude awakening.

This guy apparently wants to pay $2 million to make Tim Tebow a Jaguar - SBNation.com
He's apparently willing to do really silly things to get the former Heisman winner on the Jags.

Michael Vick has early lead over Nick Foles in QB competition - Bleeding Green Nation
There will be a lot of positions contested at the NovaCare complex in the coming months, but none will be more closely followed that the QB battle. According to Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin, Michael Vick is your early leader.

Joseph Randle injury: Cowboys rookie RB limited after thumb surgery - SBNation.com
Thumb surgery has the Dallas Cowboys' fifth-round running back sitting out of offseason workouts, but they'll need a full contribution from him by the time the season starts.

Dwight Freeney rumors: DE to visit Lions, Titans, Broncos, others next week - SBNation.com
Dwight Freeney will be visiting a number of teams next week, meaning the veteran pass rusher's days on the free agent market may be limited.

Kyle Williams injury: Bills DT had right Achilles surgery - SBNation.com
Kyle Williams has surgery for the second time in two years, leaving the anchor of Buffalo's defensive line sitting out of the team's offseason activities.

WHEEL ROUTES: Dan Snyder knows the value of a name - SBNation.com
In the triumphant return of WHEEL ROUTES, Robert Wheel looks at Dan Snyder''s obstinance, Chris Johnson's Memphis strip club party and Ronde Barber's career.

John Abraham rumors: DE wants to play full-time again, per report - SBNation.com
Abraham and teams aren't on the same page about how much the defensive end has left in the tank.

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