7/29 Arizona Cardinals news: Jonathan Cooper signs, impressions from the third day of camp

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Training camp updates and more in the day's links.

Good news for the Cardinals today as first-round pick Jonathan Cooper has officially signed his contract and will be joining the team. It's not all cheer, though, as the physical toil of training camp is already starting to take its toll.

Cardinals:

Jonathan Cooper, Cardinals Agree To Contract
First-round pick comes to terms on four-year deal

With Cooper in the fold, working on OL
Jonathan Cooper will be here soon now that he has a contract, and it sounds like it couldn't have come at a better time with Bruce Arians clearly not happy with the way his offensive line has looked thus far.

Jonathan Cooper's deal perks up Arians
"I just got word that Jonathan Cooper is done and is on his way," Arians announced. "He still missed time. I'm excited to have him in and watch him run a conditioning test -- in front of the whole team."

Rookie Profile: Jonathan Cooper
Let's take a closer look at Cooper's strengths and weaknesses.

Arizona Cardinals put pads on for first time in training camp
The pads were a-poppin' Sunday. "Football did start today," cornerback Patrick Peterson said with a smile. Finally.

Palmer pitching, PP catching, and pads
The first padded practice of training camp made for some interesting stuff to digest.

Cardinals Camp: Williams sits, Palmer pitches, Peterson plays on O
A lot of people say that NFL training camps don’t really get started until players put on the pads and begin hitting one another. Luckily for fans here in Arizona, that is exactly what the Cardinals did on Sunday.

Arizona Cardinals spice up the offense in Sunday practice
The Cardinals offense worked on a couple of interesting wrinkles on Sunday. One of them I can envision seeing on future Sundays. The other? Not so much.

Ryan Williams' knee and other Cards notes
Williams, now entering his third training camp, had an ice pack on that same knee while failing to finish practice Sunday.

2013 Preseason Preview: Top 5 players to watch
The Arizona Cardinals 2013 preseason is almost here, and the Cardinals have done a lot of things to make you cheer.

Larry Fitzgerald Still A Cards Fan Favorite
Larry Fitzgerald, who is going into his 10th season in the NFL, all with the Cards, still gets the biggest cheers amongst Cards fans and rightfully so.

Safety Rashad Johnson enters camp as likely starter
Rashad Johnson entered training camp last year with dreadlocks, fellow 2009 Arizona Cardinals draftees and a second-string safety position. The dreads are gone, the seven other 2009 draftees are gone, and this year, Johnson entered camp as the likely starting safety.

Cardinals claim tight end Mickey Shuler off waivers
Overshadowed by the signing of first-round pick Jonathan Cooper, the Arizona Cardinals made another roster move Sunday that puts the team at the league maximum of 90 players.

NFL:

NFL training camp roundup: Jason Pierre-Paul injury update, Colts wide receiver competition - SBNation.com
After the barrage of disastrous injuries on Saturday, Sunday's NFL news is a bit more positive.

Donovan McNabb to officially retire as a Philadelphia Eagle on Monday - SBNation.com
Donovan McNabb holds virtually ever franchise record for quarterbacks with the Philadelphia Eagles, and now will retire with the team.

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