6/27 Arizona Cardinals news: 2016 projections, Padric Scott, Aaron Hernandez

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Today's Arizona Cardinals roundup is mostly focused on the 2016 projections. ESPN did them for linebacker, tight end and cornerback. There is a Cardinal in each top 10. You can see the cheerleaders' first photo shoot, and something happened with the guy named Aaron Hernandez.

Cardinals:

Padric Scott Sacks Football Stereotypes
Rookie DL Padric Scott - who could be Dan Williams' twin - studied molecular cell biology in college, graduated Cum Laude

2013 Cheerleaders
The brand new squad's first official photo shoot.

NFL - Ranking the NFL's top 10 linebackers in 2016 - ESPN
Field Yates ranks the top 10 linebackers for 2016. Carolina's Luke Kuechly -- who led the NFL in tackles as a rookie -- leads the list. Daryl Washington makes the list.

NFL - Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman among top 10 cornerbacks for 2016 - ESPN
Herm Edwards examines the top 10 cornerbacks for 2016. Arizona's Patrick Peterson tops the list, followed by Seattle's Richard Sherman.

NFL - Breaking down the top 10 tight ends for 2016 - ESPN
Gary Horton projects who the best tight ends will be in 2016. And neither of the Pats' vaunted TEs are No. 1. Rob Housler makes the list.

NFL:

Patriots Make the Right Call, Release Aaron Hernandez - Pats Pulpit
By releasing tight end Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots have cast aside football concerns and have made the right call.

Chip Kelly "sanctioned" by NCAA for recruiting violations - Bleeding Green Nation
It turns out that Chip Kelly isn't that much like Pete Carroll after all. While Kelly did leave Oregon in the midst of an NCAA investigation, the slap on the wrist received by the team and coach...

NFL news roundup: 2 players released by teams after arrests on murder charges - SBNation.com
The NFL was rocked Wednesday by Aaron Hernandez's arrest on murder charges, and Ausar Walcott's arrest for attempted murder. Amidst the craziness, however, there was some relatively normal news on Manti Te'o, Vonta Leach, Justin Pugh and more.

SB Nation NFL Huddle: Matt Flynn isn't the worst QB, Barry Sanders tweets and more - SBNation.com
Barry Sanders has the best tweet you'll see today, Rich Gannon disagrees with the notion that Matt Flynn is the worst starter in the NFL and lots more from SB Nation's NFL blogs on Wednesday.

Cleveland Browns release rookie LB Ausar Walcott after arrest - SBNation.com
Ausar Walcott was charged with attempted murder and two other serious charges on Wednesday. Soon after the Patriots released Aaron Hernandez, the Browns made the same move for a lesser-known player.

3 steps to success: Can Matt Schaub push the Houston Texans over the top? - SBNation.com
The Texans are one of the few teams with a realistic chance to win the Super Bowl in New York.

Michael Vick: Chip Kelly has grabbed team's attention - Bleeding Green Nation
Earlier this offseason, Michael Vick made a crucial mistake. Say anything remotely interesting during the offseason. Take it from someone who does this for a living, NFL writers are desperate for...

3 steps to success: Improving health and relationships can push Pittsburgh Steelers to the top - SBNation.com
The Steelers are talented, but they also have a litany of problems.

Photos of car crash involving former Steelers coach Bill Cowher - Behind the Steel Curtain
Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher and an unnamed female are uninjured after a two-car crash in Manhattan's East Side Sunday. An intrepid BTSC reader was on-hand and snapped a few photos of the wreck.

Vonta Leach's agent says Dolphins are best fit - SBNation.com
While no contracts have been signed, Miami and Vonta Leach appear on the right track for something getting done.

Browns rookie Armonty Bryant says he's sober going forward - SBNation.com
Cleveland Browns rookie defensive end Armonty Bryant says he's going to be sober going forward, after admitting to problems with substance abuse.

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