8/21 Arizona Cardinals news: Jefferson vies for roster spot, veteran Thomas signed

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Your daily news roundup of the Cardinals and NFL.

Cardinals:

Tony Jefferson Tries To Maneuver Onto Roster
Undrafted rookie safety has uphill climb despite big game against Cowboys.

Cardinals Add Mike Thomas
Veteran slot receiver joins team on one-year deal to battle for roster spot.

Cardinals Blogs | Signs the Cards are ready to wrap
Tempers flare as camp reaches its close because players know their jobs are on the line.

Cardinals Blogs | Bouncing back from a bad practice
The team really performed poorly Monday which isn't good since the game Saturday was an ugly win.

Arizona Cardinals coaches doing things the right way, says Lorenzo Alexander ArizonaSports.com
Arians blunt manner is making headway with the players.

Arizona Cardinals' secondary showing good hands in preseason ArizonaSports.com
A good sign for a defense whose goal is to create turnovers.

Arizona Cardinals' defense enjoys its role: Taking things away ArizonaSports.com
The team is leading or tied this preseason in points allowed and turnovers, the two categories Arians wants focus.

Arizona Cardinals' Rob Housler 'not worried' about preseason touches ArizonaSports.com
The expectations are high, but Housler isn't worried and is using the preseason to improve in other ways.

On Mike Thomas' addition to Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Adding veteran Mike Thomas, a former leading receiving from the Jaguars, has just made the WR competition much more difficult.

First Rounders in Focus: Preseason Week 2 - ProFootballFocus.com
You don't need to have paid access on the site to appreciated the opinions here.

Second Rounders in Focus: Preseason Week 2 - ProFootballFocus.com
Because the first rounders are the end all, be all in the preseason.

NFL:

Von Miller suspended 6 games - SBNation.com
The Broncos will be without their star linebacker for the first six games of the season.

Two carries, six yards: When the Chargers acquired former No. 1 pick Ricky Bell in 1982, they thought they were adding a valuable piece to the backfield. Two years later, he was dead. - SBNation.com
When the Chargers acquired former No. 1 pick Ricky Bell in 1982, they thought they were adding a valuable piece to the backfield. Two years later, he was dead.

Do not attempt to help women enjoy football - SBNation.com
There are no football ladies or football men, only football fans.

Richard Marshall released by Miami - SBNation.com
In a surprise move, the Dolphins released one of their top cornerbacks.

The (virtual) legend of Brian Finneran - SBNation.com
For the 25th edition of Madden NFL, EA Sports put together a 25th anniversary all-Madden team. One of the wide receivers is Randy Moss. The other is, um, Brian Finneran.

Jairus Byrd signs franchise tender - SBNation.com
Buffalo's defense got a boost on Tuesday when Jairus Byrd inked his tender.

NFL news: Von Miller suspended, Michael Vick the starter in Philadelphia - SBNation.com
The Eagles have a starting quarterback while the Broncos will be without one of the best defensive players in the NFL for the first six games of the year. That and more from around the NFL.

Geno Smith will start for Jets vs. Giants, if healthy - SBNation.com
The Jets still haven't named a starting quarterback yet, but they're ready to give Geno Smith his chance. He will start Saturday's preseason game if his ankle holds up.

Von Miller Had "Nothing to Do" with Murder Trial, Adds Many Suspension Reports are "False" - Mile High Report
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller said after practice on Tuesday that many of the reports surrounding his potential suspension are false, and added that he had "nothing to do" with a current murder trial.

Darrelle Revis injury: Buccaneers CB has full practice - SBNation.com
Darrelle Revis is practicing full speed for the Buccaneers. It remains to be seen whether fans will see the veteran corner suit up during preseason.

Brandon Weeden named Browns starting quarterback - SBNation.com
Brandon Weeden has a 139.8 passer rating through the first two preseason games and has Browns coaches excited about his play.

Le'Veon Bell injury: Steelers RB could be out 'for awhile' - SBNation.com
Pittsburgh may have to make due without Le'Veon Bell, whose foot injury may keep him out of the lineup.

Browns void trade for John Moffitt, Seahawks deal him to Denver instead - SBNation.com
A day after being traded to Cleveland, John Moffitt is now headed to Denver after the Browns voided the deal and the Seahawks instead traded Moffit to the Broncos.

Antonio Smith suspension: Texans DE will appeal - SBNation.com
Antonio Smith will appeal his suspension, claiming he wasn't attempting to hit Richie Incognito when he swung his helmet at him.

Dolphins depth chart: Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas are 'neck and neck' - SBNation.com
The Miami Dolphins are trying to decide whether Lamar Miller or Daniel Thomas will replace Reggie Bush as the team's starting running back, but the competition is apparently still too close to call.

Nick Foles trade rumors: Eagles not expected to move backup QB - SBNation.com
Nick Foles won't be traded after losing out on the Eagles' starting quarterback job to Michael Vick.

Jameel McClain injury: Ravens LB headed for PUP list, per report - SBNation.com
Jameel McClain is expected to start the season on the PUP list. There is still no timetable set for his return from a spinal cord contusion.

2013 NFL Rookie of the Year odds: Tavon Austin favored on offense - SBNation.com
Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin is the favorite to win Offensive Player of the Year, according to Odds Shark. See which other rookies have favorable odds.

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