6/20 Arizona Cardinals news: Arians on NFL Network, Fitz and his catches, predictions

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Bruce Arians talked to Sirius/XM radio and NFL Network. He had some good info about the team. There are some predictions for starters and a few interviews. Here's what you can start your day with.

Cardinals:

Inside the Cardinals with Bruce Arians - NFL Videos
Hear why Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians thinks quarterback Carson Palmer still can play and play well, plus what he has in store for running back Rashard Mendenhall.

Larry Fitzgerald: State-to-State
A count of Fitzgerald catches around the US

Word From the Birds Blog | For what it’s worth in June, offensive edition
Welcome to the second installment of For What It’s Worth, where I make guesstimates over who will be starting come the opener Sept. 8 in St. Louis

NFL's best new quarterback-wide receiver duo - NFL Videos
Which new quarterback and wide receiver tandem could be the most productive in the 2013 NFL season? Darren Sharper and LaDainian Tomlinson debate.

101ESPN St. Louis audio: Cardinals' OL - NFC West Blog - ESPN
After some initial discussion regarding Russell Wilson, my weekly "Fast Lane" discussion on 101ESPN St. Louis turned to the Arizona Cardinals' offensive line.

Arians: Gay player's biggest hurdle would be fans, not teammates
Cardinals coach Arians says fan abuse would be biggest potential problem for gay NFL player.

110 Sports Podcast: Jonathan Cooper
Cardinals' first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper discusses his first impressions of the NFL.

Tyrann Mathieu making 'believers' ArizonaSports.com
"Nah, it doesn't faze me at all, but…" Tyrann Mathieu paused before adding, "I was kind of nervous."

NFL Future Power Rankings - Projecting every franchise entering 2016 season - ESPN
Insider NFL analysts Mel Kiper, Gary Horton, Matt Williamson, Field Yates and Herm Edwards break down every NFL team in five key categories to see how the league might stack up three years from now entering the 2016 season.

NFL:

Aaron Hernandez questioned by police investigating possible homicide - SBNation.com
Hernandez is not believed to be a suspect in a possible homicide being investigated in Massachusetts.

Jaguars announce wet, wild improvements for Everbank Field - SBNation.com
The city of Jacksonville and the Jaguars will spend $63 million on renovations to Everbank Field. This includes swimming pools.

SB Nation NFL Huddle: Aaron Hernandez involved in investigation, Falcons new stadium design approved - SBNation.com
The home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was reportedly searched in connection with a homicide investigation. Hernandez is not a suspect, but it's unclear why the police were searching his house. That's the lead story in NFL news on Wednesday.

Mike Goodson in plea talks for gun, marijuana charges, per report - SBNation.com
Running back Mike Goodson appeared in court on Wednesday and, although there's still a chance he and his associate could go to trial, a plea deal is apparently in talks.

Dave Jennings, former Giants' punter and broadcaster, dies at 61 - Big Blue View
Jennings was one of the bright spots of the lowly 1970s for the Giants.

Justin Smith signs two-year contract extension with 49ers - Niners Nation
The 49ers have signed Justin Smith to a two-year extension. One of the most important parts of the 49ers defense will be around through 2015.

NFL rumors: Takeo Spikes wants to avoid training camp - SBNation.com
Takeo Spikes still wants to play this season, but he's not eager to go through the grind of training camp to do so.

3 steps to success: News beginnings or Philip Rivers' swan song? - SBNation.com
The head coach is new, but San Diego's quarterback needs to show he can change with the times.

3 steps to success: Can Denver's defense support Peyton Manning? - SBNation.com
John Fox finds himself in an unfamiliar position, as his team enters 2013 with questions in their run offense and defense.

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