6/6 Arizona Cardinals news: Kitchens has heart surgery, offseason grades

Christian Petersen

Your daily roundup of Cardinals and NFL stories.

A scary day for the Arizona Cardinals as quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens needed heart surgery on Wednesday. Here are the links of the morning.

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | QB coach Kitchens has surgery to fix aorta
"Luckily and thank God it worked out and he was taken care of in time. It puts things in perspective real quick. You count your blessings, things that we might just take for granted."

Trading In A Different Perspective
For Cardinals who have been dealt, it's a different and sometimes shocking situation

Medical update: When age is only a number - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Recently hired Arizona Cardinals assistants Tom Pratt, 77, and Tom Moore, 74, stand out for their age in a young man's game.

Offseason grades for every NFC team - NFL - ESPN
Matt Williamson grades each NFC team on the offseason moves it made, both in free agency and the draft.

NFL:

NFL news roundup: Ben Roethlisberger had minor surgery; Ravens visited White House - SBNation.com
Ben Roethlisberger had surgery, the Ravens visited the White House, Jerry Jones discusses his leaked draft board and more quick hits you may have missed from Wednesday's news around the NFL.

Baltimore Ravens visit White House, honored by President Obama - SBNation.com
The Baltimore Ravens were honored by President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. We've got a gallery of pictures from the event.

Ravens sign LB Daryl Smith, per reports - SBNation.com
The Ravens signed former Jacksonville Jaguar Daryl Smith, adding another body to a deep crew of inside linebackers hoping to replace the presence of Ray Lewis.

Ed Reed injury: Texans safety could miss regular season games - SBNation.com
Ed Reed signed with the Houston Texans this offseason, but recent hip surgery may not allow the safety to play his old team -- the Baltimore Ravens -- when the two teams face off in Week 3 of the NFL season.

Chargers sign 1st round pick D.J. Fluker - SBNation.com
D.J. Fluker signed with the Chargers on Wednesday, and is expected to compete immediately for the starting job at right tackle.

Ben Roethlisberger injury: Steelers QB has minor surgery - SBNation.com
The veteran quarterback was feeling slight discomfort in his knee but Mike Tomlin says it is nothing to worry about. Will Big Ben be back in time for training camp?

Jerry Jones unconcerned about Cowboys' leaked NFL Draft board - SBNation.com
The Cowboys owner isn't all that concerned about everyone seeing how Dallas conducts business.

Santonio Holmes injury: Jets WR could miss part of training camp - SBNation.com
Amid news that receiver Stephen Hill has suffered a small setback with his knee, Rex Ryan states that Holmes could start training camp on the PUP list.

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