5/23 Arizona Cardinals news: Dockett domination, 'rookie' grind, Crabtree injury


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The biggest news in the last 24 hours actually has very little to do with the Arizona Cardinals. It is the fact that Michael Crabtree of the 49ers could be lost for the season with a torn Achilles. Aside form that, there are a few videos from the team's home page.


Word From the Birds Blog | Crabtree injury elevates Boldin in SF
First it will be interesting to see how Crabtree’s absence impacts the 49ers and, bigger picture, the NFC West.

The Grind For "Year One" Players
Game inexperienced but not rookies, some Cards straddle two ways of NFL life

Mathieu on move to safety: "it takes time"
Tyrann Mathieu talks about adjusting to his move to the safety position.

Dockett set to "dominate"
Darnell Dockett talks about having more freedom in the new defensive scheme.

Flight Plan - New Faces of the Cardinals
Take a look at some of the new additions added to the Cardinals' roster.

Closer look: Offensive starter projections - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts on the numbers for NFC West teams:

Around the NFC West: WR complaints - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Bruce Arians' complaints about the Arizona Cardinals' wide receivers made headlines Tuesday. A little context is in order.

Arizona Cardinals defensive ends free to do what they do best: Attack
Change in system philosophy has Calais Campbell, Darnell Dockett excited

Arians' affable approach will be tested by Cardinals
Arians prides himself on being players' coach, but dose of Cardinals, NFL reality might change things.

Cardinals backfield a balance of risk, reward
Injuries, contract years provide Cardinals backs Mendenhall, Williams plenty of motivation.

Cardinals' Palmer undaunted by circumstance
Palmer has work cut out for him with Cardinals but has spent career overcoming circumstances.


The NFL's great Super Bowl swindle - SBNation.com
Does your city want to host the big game? Pay up.

Steelers quarterback Landry Jones talks about his religion and gay athletes - Outsports
The former Oklahoma standout says his Christian perspective on homosexuality would not affect his treatment of a gay teammate

Super Bowl 50 selection culminates long process for Jed York, 49ers - SBNation.com
The San Francisco/Bay Area community was selected by NFL owners to host the historic Super Bowl 50. It has been a long road to this point for the 49ers franchise.

Brian Urlacher announces retirement from NFL - SBNation.com
One of the best linebackers in a generation has called it a career on Wednesday morning.

Michael Crabtree injury: 49ers WR has torn Achilles - SBNation.com
The 49ers number one receiver could miss the entire 2013 season. How will San Francisco move forward?

Panthers reach contract agreement with DT Star Lotulelei - Cat Scratch Reader
The Carolina Panthers have signed another player from their 2013 draft class, and this time it's first round pick Star Lotulelei.

Microsoft's NFL partnership worth $400M over five years, reports AP | Polygon
Microsoft's new agreement with the National Football League for interactive NFL experiences, which includes the NFL on Xbox app for Xbox One, is worth $400 million over the next five years for the...

'Star Trek Into Darkness', as reviewed by NFL rookies - SBNation.com
At the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere in L.A., the newest crop of NFL players took in "Star Trek Into Darkness" and shared their reviews with SB Nation, ranging from "I loved it" to "It shocked me" to "I fell asleep."

Arthur Brown injury: Ravens LB sidelined 4-6 weeks - SBNation.com
The Baltimore rookie suffers a setback after surgery but is expected back for training camp. Can he catch up in time to be a starter next season?

Geno Smith signs with Jay-Z's Roc Nation - SBNation.com
The rookie will take on New York with a local icon. What does this mean for the future of Geno and for Roc Nation?

Matt Ryan expected to land $100 million extension with Falcons - SBNation.com
Atlanta's signal-caller is perhaps the next man to be in line for a major pay raise.

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