8/13 Arizona Cardinals news: Larry Fitzgerald helps D.C. Jefferson, lots of radio interviews

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The Cardinals were back at practice for the public and tight end D.C. Jefferson, who dropped a few passes on Friday, stayed after practice and worked with Larry Fitzgerald. There are stories on this and lots more.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | No new running backs and lunch notes
Arians said the Cardinals are not considering bringing in another running back, so the concern for numbers there (Alfonso Smith and Stepfan Taylor are the only ones to have avoided dings) can’t be that great.

Cardinals Blogs | Needy Jefferson gets help from Fitz
Fitz probably doesn’t need the extra work. Jefferson, the quarterback-turned-tight-end-in-college who has been hit-and-miss catching the ball, does.

John Abraham Proves To Be Rush For Cards
Veteran linebacker gives team dynamic edge pressure it hasn't had

Early Tests For Levi Brown
Notebook: Colledge returns to practice, Cards' starters to get 20 plays

Another indicator on Cards' Michael Floyd - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Floyd caught 45 passes last season, the fifth-highest total for a rookie wide receiver. He ranked fourth within that group in routes run and seventh in offensive snaps played, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Mathieu will have a 'big role' for Cards - NFL Rumors Blog - ESPN
"He's going to play a big role for this team," Arizona linebacker Kevin Minter said. "I can't wait to see him on Sundays. It's going to be a show."

Cardinals' Mathieu not withering under spotlight
Mathieu can't escape attention, pressure, but early in his first NFL preseason, he's thriving on it.

League slams door on funky face masks | ProFootballTalk
At a time when the league wants players to wear more protection on their legs, the league wants some to wear less protection on their faces. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Associated Press on Friday that non-standard face masks will be prohibited.

Jaron Brown on Arizona Sports 620

John Abraham on Arizona Sports 620

Arizona Cardinals' Daryn Colledge back on the field, looking to prove himself ArizonaSports.com
Daryn Colledge is not the type of player who should really be fighting to make an NFL roster.

Bruce Arians on Arizona Sports 620

Steve Keim on Arizona Sports 620

8-12 Kevin Minter
MJ and Asher are joined by rookie linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals, Kevin Minter. The guys talk about Kevin's time in the SEC, his role on this Cards defense and what he expects from this team moving forward into the season.

NFL:

Malcom Floyd carted off with apparent knee injury, per report - SBNation.com
San Diego's Malcom Floyd left practice on a cart after apparently injuring his knee.

Changing the driver: RGIII, Mike Shanahan and Washington's offense - SBNation.com
Just how different was Washington's offense in 2012 with RGIII at the helm? Not as different as you might think.

Rex Ryan fires back at WVU after leadership comments - SBNation.com
Someone may have insulted Geno Smith and Rex Ryan isn't happy about it.

Randy Moss is officially an NFL analyst for Fox Sports 1, as part of 'Fox Football Daily' - SBNation.com
He'll join 'Fox Football Daily' and 'Fox NFL Kickoff,' alongside Scott Fujita, Ronde Barber and Brian Urlacher.

NFL Debrief: The Saints defense is still bad and other lessons from Week 1 - SBNation.com
The New Orleans defense didn't inspire much confidence in its first outing under Rob Ryan. How far does it have to go to put the Saints back in contention?

Colts Reportedly Forced to Activate Bradshaw by NFL - Stampede Blue
The Colts were forced by the NFL to activate running back Ahmad Bradshaw from the PUP after violating league rules by giving Bradshaw "mental reps."

Robert Griffin III: 'I'm playing Week 1' - SBNation.com
Robert Griffin III remains adamant that he will be ready for the Redskins' season opener against the Eagles on Sept. 9.

Eagles trade for former Oregon WR Jeff Maehl - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles add another former Duck.

NFL playoff odds say Super Bowl champion Ravens won't make playoffs - SBNation.com
Preseason longshots made the NFL playoffs last year, and once again, the odds are long against many teams in 2013. The odds to make the 2013 playoffs were announced today and compiled below.

Jamaal Charles injury: 'Foot strain', x-rays negative for Kansas City Chiefs RB - Arrowhead Pride
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was "carted off" at Monday's training camp practice in St. Joe but it was just a foot strain, according to Chiefs coach Andy Reid. X-rays were negative.

Jim Irsay Sounds Upset, Apologizes For Colts Preseason Opener - Stampede Blue
The Colts owner took to Twitter today to express his frustration with his team and how they performed in their preseason opener against the Bills.

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