6/1 Arizona Cardinals news: Added salary cap room, Schofield playing for a contract, complicated power rankings

Christian Petersen

Your daily roundup for Cardinals and NFL stories around the Web.

We start June on a Saturday and the Arizona Cardinals have some added salary cap room. There is more talk about Tyrann Mathieu. Plus, a whole lot NFL league stuff.

Cardinals:

Oklahoma Get-Together In The Secondary
Sooner safeties Jefferson and Harris arrive undrafted trying to find a way to stick

Word From the Birds Blog | Flip of calendar means more Cards’ cap room
Over the weekend, the Cardinals will not make any roster moves. And they will pick up $3 million in salary cap room.

Word From the Birds Blog | 100 days away
This isn’t easy to absorb, since the Cardinals still have a full week of OTAs and a mandatory minicamp to go, but today marks 100 days until the Cards open the regular season in St. Louis.

Arizona Cardinals’ risk means Tyrann Mathieu has to wait for reward
For most NFL rookies these days, contract negotiations are about as simple as making sure the commas and the decimal points are in the correct spots.

Eight in the Box: Playing for a contract - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at a player entering a contract year on each NFC West team who must deliver in 2013. For the Cardinals, it is O'Brien Schofield.

Four-pronged rankings: Broncos top list, Cowboys look like a contender - NFL - CBSSports.com
A Broncos-Cowboys Super Bowl? Don't laugh. Pete Prisco says both grade out the highest in his four-pronged formula that combines rankings of each team's QB, LT and best CB and pass rusher.

NFL - Carson Palmer among 12 quarterbacks facing a referendum in 2013 - ESPN
Carson Palmer is one of a dozen QBs who must be judged with a different measuring stick in the new NFL, writes Chris Sprow.

NFL:

Kirk Cousins working out of pistol formation in Redskins' practices - SBNation.com
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been getting reps in the pistol formation during OTAs and working on his ability to run the read-option.

Will Greg Schiano sink the Buccaneers? - SBNation.com
The Tampa Bay head coach's unwavering approach may be too much for his team.

Tim Tebow's camp privately admits QB's NFL career probably over, according to report - SBNation.com
The people close to Tim Tebow have admitted privately that the three-year veteran's NFL career is likely done, according to an ESPN The Magazine report. The Jets released Tebow in April.

Bills HC Doug Marrone praises E.J. Manuel as best rookie he's ever coached - SBNation.com
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone says E.J. Manuel is the best rookie he's ever coached.

Deion Sanders reunited with his dog, Laserface - SBNation.com
It is with great relief that we report that Deion Sanders' missing purebred, highly trained, $15,000 GERMAN Shepherd has been recovered. That said, if someone did abduct the dog, at least that...

Peyton Manning tutors Montee Ball during Broncos OTAs - SBNation.com
Peyton Manning is giving some extra attention to rookie running back Montee Ball, who could be an important part of the Broncos' offense this season.

Titus Young turned down league's help multiple times, NFL says - SBNation.com
The league reportedly reached out to the former Detroit Lions wide receiver, to no avail.

Panthers simplify play calls for 'up-tempo' offense - SBNation.com
Carolina's new offensive coordinator Mike Shula is shortening the play calls so Cam Newton and company can get to the line quicker.

Pierre Garcon injury: Redskins WR says shoulder is 'good,' foot could be issue - SBNation.com
The Washington Redskins wideout doesn't anticipate problems after offseason shoulder surgery and hopes his rehabbing foot can stay healthy.

Dwight Freeney accuses NFL owners of collusion - SBNation.com
Freeney thinks NFL owners had a secret agreement to cut back on free agent spending this offseason.

NFL news roundup: Percy Harvin, Emmanuel Sanders help drive big expectations on offense - SBNation.com
The 49ers, Seahawks and others have made changes on offense, and some fans see those changes driving big results in the coming season. Percy Harvin signed with Seattle, and that gives the Seahawk offense potential for big mismatches.

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