7/21 Arizona Cardinals news: Okafor's impact, fan expectations, Arians a product long in the making

Stacy Revere

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

It's not uncommon to hear Cardinals fans talking about ten wins and a playoff run in 2013. Is that asking too much? Take a look at some of the team's impact players and what they're going to have to do to make the season a successful one, both in the NFC and in fantasy football.

Cardinals:

Alex Okafor Looking to Make Impact
Rookie Alex Okafor is moving from defensive end to outside linebacker in the Arizona Cardinals' 3-4 defensive scheme this upcoming season.

5 Irreplaceable Players For Arizona Cardinals During 2013 NFL Season
In order for the Arizona Cardinals to have a successful 2013 NFL season, they will need their five best, irreplaceable players to lead.

Arizona Cardinals fans need to lower their expectations for team and training camp
Forget what the Cardinals can do for you. Focus on what you can do for them. It starts by lowering expectations, for the upcoming season and the training-camp experience.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians' style is 38 years in the making
Arians watched it happen many times over 38 years as a football coach. A successful assistant became a head coach, and sometimes more than the job title changed.

Steve Keim confident in his abilities as Arizona Cardinal’s new GM
Keim’s career path was set as a kid, although preparing for the future wasn’t his goal when he devoured every magazine and newsletter that had anything to do with evaluating football players.

Can Carson Palmer revive Larry Fitzgerald?
It’s a common theme, one of the top receivers in the game limited by a inept quarterback.

Evaluating Cardinals Players' Fantasy Value
Breaking down which Arizona Cardinals players you should target and shouldn’t.

NFL:

NFC's most important players - NFL.com
Adam Schein identifies the most important player on each NFC team.

2013 NFL Draft first-round picks' signing status - NFL.com
Kenny Vaccaro and Ziggy Ansah became the initial first-round picks from the 2013 NFL Draft to sign with their new teams. Keep tabs on all the contract moves right here.

Dolphins sign No. 3 pick Dion Jordan - SBNation.com
The Dolphins got the last of their draft picks signed on Saturday, locking up No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan.

49ers training camp: Mario Manningham, Kendall Hunter, Kyle Williams placed on PUP - SBNation.com
With training camp only days away, the 49ers made a number of moves, placing eight players on the PUP list. Kendall Hunter, Mario Manningham, Kyle Williams and Tank Carradine are among the names included.

Kenny Stills injury: Saints rookie WR begins camp on NFI list - SBNation.com
Rookie Kenny Stills has an unknown injury and will begin Saints training camp on the non-football injury list. Rufus Johnson and Eric Martin will also be joining him.

Giants' Will Hill suspended 4 games for substance abuse violation - SBNation.com
Will Hill has been suspended four games by the NFL for the second time in just under a year.

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