6/7 Arizona Cardinals news: Fitzgerald and Palmer, OTAs wrap up

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The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up their last round of OTAs. Here is what people were saying about it, along with stuff from around the league.

Cardinals:

Larry Fitzgerald Catching On
Pro Bowler fitting with Palmer as Cards sort out receiving corps

Word From the Birds Blog | Enthusiasm for the defense
"Our defense is giving us tons of blitzes right now," Brown said, shaking his head. "Things I don’t think I’ve seen."

Palmer, Fitz create tantalizing potential for Cardinals
Palmer already sees benefits of playing with Fitzgerald, who might finally have QB to bring out his best.

Carson Palmer: Working with Larry Fitzgerald is "awesome" | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer says he's never played with a receiver quite like Larry Fitzgerald. Palmer said at Arizona's Organized Team Activities that Fitzgerald makes catches in practice that only he and Detroit's Calvin Johnson would be able to make.

Cardinals wrap up week of OTAs | Insiders
Notes, thoughts and opinions after the final OTA of the week:

Levi Brown’s return has Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians hoping he’s ‘elite’
"You just feel like you missed out on everything, like you weren’t part of the group for a while," Brown said.

OTA Mania ArizonaSports.com
Many people have discussed the noticeable difference and the amount of coaching that appears to be going on at the Arizona Cardinals OTAs. While relatively quiet and somewhat boring during the Ken Whisenhunt years, the Cards practices have been loud and energetic.

"Lap" for Kitchens, God makes left tackles and OTAs end
"You can find guys who can run and catch, you can find guys who can play in the middle. But left tackle and quarterback, God makes them."

Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler poised for big season ArizonaSports.com
Rob Housler led the way with 45 receptions for 417 yards, but his impact was minimized for a variety of reasons. That, though, may be about to change.

NFL:

3 steps to success: Can the Panthers secondary do more? - SBNation.com
The Carolina Panthers are looking to take the next step, but their lack of depth could hold them back.

Seahawks Replay Booth: The hard count - Field Gulls
The importance of setting offensive line protections.

RGIII injury: Redskins QB believes he can be ready for 1st day of training camp - SBNation.com
Robert Griffin III thinks he can be ready for Day 1 of Redskins training camp. He will make sure not to rush anything, however.

Justin Tuck is apparently a huge Nicholas Sparks fan - SBNation.com
Be forewarned, Mr. Tuck: no matter how big you are, if you're watching The Notebook by yourself, you might cry.

DeMarcus Ware injury: Cowboys DE will miss minicamp - SBNation.com
The Cowboys, in the midst of a transition to a 4-3 defense under Monte Kiffin, will be without DeMarcus Ware for an extended period of time.

Ahmad Bradshaw visits Colts Thursday, according to report - SBNation.com
Ahmad Bradshaw will visit the Colts on Thursday, according to reports. Bradshaw has garnered little interest on the free agent market, but he could be just what the Colts need.

Jaguars to work out Beanie Wells Thursday, according to report - SBNation.com
The Jaguars will work out Beanie Wells on Thursday, and could sign him to help fill out the depth chart while Maurice Jones-Drew continues to rehab his foot.

Dwight Freeney ready 'to put some hits' on Peyton Manning - SBNation.com
The new San Diego Chargers outside linebacker is excited to finally get a shot at sacking his former Indianapolis Colts teammate.

3 steps to success: Jaguars need improvement more than wins in 2013 - SBNation.com
A new era has begun in Jacksonville.

Jets still far away from naming starting QB, Rex Ryan says - SBNation.com
The battle is expected to continue between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith this offseason, as New York isn't pressing to name a starting quarterback until one distinguishes himself from the others.

The Real Dysfunction Of The Dallas Cowboys - Blogging The Boys
Jerry Jones once again said something that his head coach Jason Garrett would rather he not have said. Now the coverage in the media is all about the issues at Valley Ranch. There are issues, but the biggest one is not what they think.

3 steps to success: Tampa Bay needs to decide quarterback issue - SBNation.com
Managing Greg Schiano and the quarterbacks is key to taking steps forward in 2013.

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