7/14 Arizona Cardinals news: Larry Fitzgerald a cap casualty?

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Your Cardinals and NFL news round-up to start the day.

Ponder the grim hypothetical future of the Cardinals without franchise WR Larry Fitzgerald with today's links. In happier news, the players sound almost as excited as the fans about new quarterback Carson Palmer. There are also some new Cardinals rankings: the team's all-time greats (since 1988) and an analysis of whether or not Pro Football Talk's preseason rankings were fair to the team.

Cardinals:

Larry Fitzgerald a Potential Cap Casualty?
Larry Fitzgerald is one of the greatest players in the NFL today and arguably one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play the game. However, even though he has or soon will have just about every significant wide receiver record in Arizona Cardinals history the team may have to do the unthinkable. They may have to cut or trade him.

Calais Campbell: Arizona Cardinals now have a 'real QB'
Calais Campbell wasn't a fan of the Arizona Cardinals' merry-go-round at quarterback last season. "We were able to hang in a bunch of our division games without a real quarterback," he said.

Arizona Cardinals Feel They Can Win NFC West With 'Real Quarterback'
The Arizona Cardinals have been plagued by inconsistency at the quarterback position since Kurt Warner called it a career, but with the offseason acquisition of Carson Palmer, the team finally has some confidence that they will be able to take the division now that they have a "real quarterback" running the show.

Analyzing Whether PFT's Preseason Rankings Are Fair to the Cardinals
Pro Football Talk has a preseason ranking that they have put together this year. The Red Sea ended towards the bottom of that list.

Ranking the Greatest Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Let's take a look at the greatest players to wear Cardinal red in the Valley of the Sun. These rankings only take into account players on the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinal teams from 1988-present.

Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer 'leaning on each other' for success in 2013
There's a sense of urgency for the Arizona Cardinals this offseason after coming off a not-so-stellar 2012. With the new addition of head coach Bruce Arians and veteran quarterback Carson Palmer, receiver Larry Fitzgerald looks to forget all about last season.

Larry Fitzgerald Glad to Have Carson Palmer as His New QB
"Look, this is a big year for me coming off my worst season as a pro," Fitzgerald told USA Today. "I know Carson wants to play well this year. This is a huge year, and we're leaning on each other. It's as simple as that. I need him as bad as anybody, and I'm going to go out there and give everything I can for him."

NFL:

Enemy On The Ship: Answers About The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Opponents In 2013, Arizona Cardinals Edition
Welcome to another installment of Enemy on the Ship, a series of articles where I am graciously given the time and effort of a writer or blogger for the teams the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face in 2013, and they share their thoughts on the team they cover, and how they’ll do against the Bucs in 2013.

Controversial Safety Kerry Rhodes Claims Four Teams Are Interested
It has not been the kind of off-season that Kerry Rhodes had been hoping for.

Mark Sanchez calls butt video a lesson on life in 'spotlight' - SBNation.com
The Jets quarterback continues to have issues with butts.

Ryan Clady contract: Broncos 'optimistic' a deal gets done - SBNation.com
While nothing appears imminent, Denver and its left tackle seem to be moving in the right direction.

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