8/1 Arizona Cardinals news: A day off from camp, a new Pro Bowl

Christian Petersen

Your daily Cardinals and NFL roundup.

The NFL changed the Pro Bowl. The Cardinals had a day off. Here are the articles to start the day.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | A new Pro Bowl, a day off and a mashup
The Cardinals have the day off, so the NFL did us a favor and threw out a little news: The Pro Bowl is changing.

Cardinals Blogs | Considering Alfonso
Alfonso Smith first came to the Cardinals in April of 2010. It’s been a journey back and forth since then. He’s always flashed talent, but he could never get past guys with more glittering resumes like Tim Hightower/Beanie Wells/Ryan Williams/LaRod Stephens-Howling/Chester Taylor.

Jim Dray Finds His Niche
Notebook: Cards search for a tight end rotation; Team ready for day off

On Secondary Thought
After Peterson, big changes have come to Cardinals' defensive backfield

Craig Morgan's Cardinals Camp Report
Will Carson Palmer’s presence equate to more wins for the Cardinals? Is it too much to expect San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick and Seattle’s Russell Wilson to sustain their level of play? Even if the Cards improve, will we know it in the rugged NFC West?

Palmer would love to follow in Warner's footsteps
Carson Palmer takes on difficult challenge of meeting lofty standard set by Kurt Warner.

Re-ranking West's WR corps after injuries - NFC West Blog - ESPN
It's time to revisit his positional rankings for wide receivers now that Michael Crabtree and Percy Harvin will miss all or much of the 2013 regular season.

View from the Seats: First Impression
Let me preface my first impression of the Glendale training camp era by giving Flagstaff it’s proper respect.

NFL:

Previously injured 2nd-year players just like rookies again - SBNation.com
Because of injury, some players picked in the 2012 NFL Draft never saw the field in a regular season game last year. But with training camp underway and preseason games coming up, several second-year players can get a chance to get on the field this

Eagles WR Riley Cooper drops the N-word at a Kenny Chesney concert - SBNation.com
Someone caught Cooper using some choice words at a concert this summer.

Jets training camp: Geno Smith moving ahead of Mark Sanchez, per report - SBNation.com
Mark Sanchez is apparently in danger of losing his spot as starting quarterback of the New York Jets.

Pro Bowl gets makeover, will feature a player draft - SBNation.com
Looking to shake up the Pro Bowl in January, the NFL announced significant changes to how the rosters are formulated, giving Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders unprecedented power in choosing teams.

Broncos sign G/C Ryan Lilja - Mile High Report
The Broncos get their replacement for injured center Dan Koppen.

Worst sports-themed tattoos (The Daily Win) - SBNation.com
A Ronda Rousey portrait is a bad sports tattoo, but it's not even close to the worst. Matt Ufford scours the internet to dredge up some terrible ideas made permanent

NFL news roundup: Rodgers-Cromartie hurt, Cooper in hot water and Pro Bowl changes - SBNation.com
Rounding up the news and notes from Wednesday in the NFL.

Eddie Lacy faces questions about weight - SBNation.com
Is the Packers rookie running back out of shape, or was an unflattering photo out of training camp simply a bad angle? See what Lacy has to say.

Fred Davis injury: Redskins TE is pain-free - SBNation.com
Currently on a one-year contract in an effort to get his stock high again for a new deal, Davis reports that he is fully healthy and ready to go.

NFL Network will be all over Hall of Fame weekend - SBNation.com
The network will be all over the show in Canton this weekend.

NFL training camp roundup: Checking in on all 32 teams - SBNation.com
Most of the NFL was in camp on Tuesday, so we're taking a look at what went down in practice.

Buffalo Bills face offensive line issues in training camp - SBNation.com
New head coach Doug Marrone isn't thrilled with the play of his offensive guards so far in training camp.

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