8/2 Arizona Cardinals news: Coach wants depth on offense, more turnovers on defense

Christian Petersen

Your daily news roundup of the Cardinals and NFL.

Not many observations as the team had closed practices for the first time this season. But the roster is becoming clearer as Arians continues giving hints as to how he'll run the team. And let's at be thankful the Cardinals have stayed relatively injury free unlike Seattle or San Francisco.

Cardinals:

Arizona Cardinals coach looking to build depth on the offensive line ArizonaSports.com
Don't expect Bobby Massie to be moved to guard if he loses the position to Eric Winston.

Arizona Cardinals defense heeds Coach's words ArizonaSports.com
Defense responds to Arians desire for more turnovers and deflected passes.

Cardinals Blogs | Dan Williams down and Mathieu’s big day
More updates of the team through training camp.

News, notes pre-practice on Thursday | Insiders
Bruce Arians took some time before practice yesterday to answer some camp questions.

Carson Palmer Prepared For Own Story
Quarterback shrugs off comparisons, just wants to work way into Cardinal success

Cards Get Practice Time In The Heat
Notebook: Arians gives team a taste of "dog days"; O-line remains work in progress

Time for young 'skill' players to step up - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the young players for each team who need to contribute most this season.

Arizona Cardinals and the NFC West -- the negatives ArizonaSports.com
A look at why the Cardinals may not improve greatly as a team in 2013

NFL:

NFL news roundup: 49ers dealt key injuries on defense, Riley Cooper situation moving forward - SBNation.com
A pair of key 49ers defensive players have suffered injuries early in training camp, Riley Cooper is still dealing with the after-effects of the video that spread across the Internet on Wednesday, and Nick Barnett finally found a new NFL team.

Aaron Hernandez letter: Patriots TE reportedly can't wait to 'prove all haters wrong' - SBNation.com
In a letter written from prison, Aaron Hernandez maintains his innocence and says he expects to be playing in the NFL again soon.

Chiefs QB Alex Smith is 'the best in the league' - SBNation.com
It's safe to say that Kansas City's offensive coordinator feels pretty good about the team's new quarterback.

NFL scouts split on Johnny Manziel's pro prospects - SBNation.com
His status in college football is undeniable, but how do NFL scouts think Johnny Manziel will do in the pros?

Percy Harvin injury: Seahawks WR undergoes surgery, hopes to play in 2013 - SBNation.com
Percy Harvin's hip surgery went well on Thursday and coach Pete Carroll is still expecting him to play sometime in the 2013 season.

Vikings' DeMarcus Love suspended 4 games for PED violation, according to report - SBNation.com
The Minnesota tackle has been trying to remain healthy and prove himself as a starting-level offensive lineman, but it seems as though he will remain inactive for at least four more games to start the season.

Ryan Tannehill continues to improve as Dolphins camp goes on - SBNation.com
Ryan Tannehill recovered from a slow start in Dolphins camp and has been playing mistake-free football of late.

Chris Culliver injury: 49ers CB hurts left knee, carted off field - SBNation.com
Chris Culliver was carted off the practice field Thursday with an injury to his left knee. The severity of the injury is not known yet.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman off PUP list, practices for 1st time - SBNation.com
The New England wideout has recovered enough from the injury that closed his 2012 season to return to practice.

Patrick Willis injury: 49ers LB will play through right hand fracture - SBNation.com
The veteran linebacker has only missed four games in his career. A broken bone in his hand apparently won't cause him to miss any this season.

A closer look at Jared Cook's place in the St. Louis Rams' offense - Turf Show Times
Whatever position you want to label him as, Jared Cook is going to be an important part of the St. Louis Rams offense this season.

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