7/16 Arizona Cardinals news: Punt returns, Acho in Africa, Dockett on jet skis

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While you were doing your Monday thing, there were stories about the Cardinals happening. Darnell Dockett went jet skiing with a rival. Tyrann Mathieu was asked about punt returns. Sam Acho keeps on doing things that affect the world. Plus, the NFL had a bunch of things happen, too. Read away!

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | Acho impact way beyond football
What wasn’t new for Acho is that he combined his nuptials with more work in that country for his family’s Living Hope Ministries, when he helps hundreds in need of medical attention of one sort or another.

Word From the Birds Blog | Returning to Peterson
It was the question that was inevitable once Mathieu was drafted.

Darnell Dockett's Jet Ski Ride
Watch DL Darnell Dockett take some time off from training to ride a jet ski through the Atlantic Ocean in Miami.

NFC West receivers gaining ground on Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald? - ESPN
We consider today five leading challengers from the NFC West in 2013, ranked by ESPN's fantasy projections for total receptions:

When NFC West rivals get along fine - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"I know you all looking like, 'Why am I hanging with a Seahawk?' " Dockett said, "but it's all love. It's war on the field, but it's all love right now. We're just having a good time."

Chiefs, Dolphins, Giants among teams with reasons for optimism - NFL.com
Cards picked by one NFL writer.

NFL:

OL age and the NFL: 2013 edition - Bleeding Green Nation
Where does your favorite team's offensive line rank, in terms of average age?

Chicago Bears, Henry Melton will not reach extension - SBNation.com
Henry Melton has been one of the most productive defensive tackles in the league for the Chicago Bears, but the 2012 Pro Bowler's attempts to reach an extension with his squad did not pan out.

Anthony Spencer will play under Cowboys franchise tag - SBNation.com
As expected, Anthony Spencer and the Dallas Cowboys couldn't reach a deal, meaning the Pro Bowler switching from linebacker to defensive end is likely in his last year in Dallas.

Broncos hand down punishments to Russell, Heckert - Mile High Report
Matt Russell suspended indefinitely w/out pay, Tom Heckert suspended 1 month w/out pay.

Broncos OL Quentin Saulsberry arrested in May for DUI - SBNation.com
Quentin Saulsberry's career since graduating from Mississippi State has been checkered: he got a four-game PED suspension last year on the Broncos' practice squad, and now has a DUI to his name.

Maurkice Pouncey regrets wearing 'Free Hernandez' hat - SBNation.com
One of the Pouncey brothers photographed in a pro-Aaron Hernandez hat says he regrets his decision.

Cam Newton is a fan of the Atlanta Falcons - SBNation.com
Let the overreactions begin! Cam Newton is a fan of the Atlanta Falcons.

Michael Vick not assured to start at quarterback - SBNation.com
Many think Michael Vick will ultimately win the Eagles' starting quarterback job, but it's a legitimate competition and Nick Foles -- not Vick -- may be in the lead.

Bengals likely to move on from Michael Johnson after 2013 - SBNation.com
Despite breaking out in 2012, Michael Johnson could be squeezed out of Cincinnati after failing to sign a long-term deal on Monday.

Ryan Clady, Broncos agree to long term contract - SBNation.com
The Denver Broncos signed offensive tackle Ryan Clady to a five-year deal worth a reported $57.5 million.

NFL news roundup: Maurkice Pouncey apologizes for 'Free Hernandez', Jets prepare for another controversy - SBNation.com
The Pouncey brothers wear ill-advised headwear, while the Jets continue to have QB controversy.

REPORTS: Bengals sign Carlos Dunlap to six-year deal worth $40 million - Cincy Jungle
Multiple reports are citing a six-year deal worth $40 million for Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap. This story is developing.

Franchise tag deadline passes, where does everyone stand? - SBNation.com
Ryan Clady got his deal, but the other franchised players did not. Where does everyone stand now that Monday's deadline has passed?

The Jets quarterback controversy is the story we've all been waiting for - SBNation.com
A wiser Mark Sanchez. Geno Smith in the read option. The New York Jets have a quarterback controversy, and it's a welcome sign that football is right around the corner.

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