5/30 Arizona Cardinals news: Swope and concussions, progress with offensive line

Christian Petersen

Your daily Cardinals and NFL roundup.

In catching up with the Cardinals and the NFL, there is information about the NFC West and injuries. The Arizona Cardinals have a potential concern with rookie Ryan Swope. Kent Somers comes back from some time off. Then there is plenty of stuff going on in the NFL in general.

Cardinals:

Rookies Make Hospital Visit
First-year Cardinals show a different side at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Word From the Birds Blog | O-line progress has to be wait-and-see
"You’ve got to make an emphasis on your priorities," Arians said, but there was a caveat to that. "We can’t run the ball right now. We can (only) put the runs in and go through the motions of running."

Around the NFC West: New injury info - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Injury news in the NFC West has been better this week than last.

Fitz: Swope missed OTA time with concussion issues
Swope's concussion history could be issue for Cardinals moving forward after missed time at OTAs.

Will Carson Palmer and the Cardinals stay out of the cellar of the NFC West in 2013?
The question is where do you start?

Sleeper potential in ARI WR corps? - NFL Rumors Blog - ESPN
We'll have to wait for more word on Swope's health and status. If he can get back on the field through the preseason and secure a starting role, he could carry some sleeper potential in deep fantasy leagues.

PFT on NBCSN: NFC West burning questions | ProFootballTalk
May might be a quiet time of the year around the NFL, but quiet is hardly the same as silent. There's plenty to talk about from all corners of the league, including an injury scare for Texans running back Arian Foster, and the Pro Football Talk on NBCSN crew will discuss it all during Tuesday's e...

Catching up after some time away | Insiders
It looks like I didn’t miss much in Cardinal Land, with the exception of rookie Tyrann Mathieu signing his contract. As others have written, it’s a deal that pays Mathieu the amount slotted for his draft position (3rd round, 69th overall) but protects the team in the event Mathieu has issues off the field.

Cards' Tyrann Mathieu learning ‘to be more vocal' ArizonaSports.com
Rookies are supposed to be seen, not heard. That's not the case for Cardinals third-round pick Tyrann Mathieu. He needs to be both seen and heard.

NFL:

3 steps to success: Chiefs need answers from Alex Smith - SBNation.com
The Chiefs need to accomplish three things this season to contend for a playoff spot in the wide open AFC.

Talking points: Moving the NFL Draft to May - SBNation.com
The public reason the NFL gave for moving the 2014 NFL Draft to May 8-10 was because of a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall. We know better.

Which AFC teams could go from worst to first in 2013? - SBNation.com
The 2012 season wasn't kind for a number of AFC teams, but 2013 is a new year. We take a closer look at four division last-place finishers and their chances of going from worst to first.

Mikel Leshoure, Ryan Broyles among injured Lions players at OTAs - SBNation.com
Broyles is trying to return from a torn ACL, while Leshoure is suffering from a hamstring injury. What can be expected of each next season?

Tony Gonzalez, Roddy White skip Falcons OTAs - SBNation.com
As Atlanta tries to keep their window of opportunity stretched open with veterans, a couple of key players have opted to not participate this week.

Adrian Peterson injury: Vikings RB practices after sports hernia surgery - SBNation.com
Peterson is no stranger to injury, but does he actually play better when he's hurting? It certainly seems appears that way.

Brent Grimes injury: Dolphins CB says Achilles 'feels fine' - SBNation.com
The former Pro Bowl defensive back is trying to make a comeback with a new team. Should the Dolphins have anything to worry about with his injury?

Brian Cushing not focused on potential extension with Texans - SBNation.com
Houston's star linebacker missed most of last season but should still prove to be integral to their future plans. Will they get an extension in place before the season or are the Texans wary of another injury?

Saints WR Joe Morgan arrested for DWI - SBNation.com
The third-year pro out of Walsh University was found asleep at the wheel and arrested on suspicion of DWI. Will this postpone a possible breakout season for Morgan?

Arian Foster injury: Texans RB has MRI on strained calf - SBNation.com
Houston, we really don't have a problem. However, it's better to be safe than sorry.

Frank Gore sits out 49ers practice for unknown reasons - SBNation.com
The spring hasn't been kind to San Fran.

Dan Snyder pressured by Congress to change 'Redskins' name - SBNation.com
This isn't the first time the government has stepped in on matters pertaining to the football team in our nation's capital.

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