2/27 Arizona Cardinals news: Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoes SB 1062

Christopher Gregory

Your Thursday morning roundup of Cardinals and NFL news.

Arizona governor Jan Brewer made a lot of people happy on Wednesday.

Cardinals

Seeking A Left Tackle
"There is probably no other position where you have to have the size, the length, the girth but you also have to have the feet, the athleticism, and throw into it the mentality -- that ability to forget about the last play if you gave up a sack, to handle the adversity, to have mental toughness to be able to battle for four quarters consistently," Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said.

Cardinals Blogs | Salary cap heading into free agency
The news around the salary cap — which will be officially set closer to the start of the new league year/free agency on March 11 — continues to be an adjustment upward of its estimate. Now the possibility is that it is around $132 million, which of course means every team’s projected cap space continues to get bigger.

Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay law, clearing path for Super Bowl XLIX | ProFootballTalk
"It could divide Arizona in ways we can not even imagine, and no one would ever want," [Arizona governor Jan] Brewer said in explaining her decision.

Justin Bethel: 'It's a different monster out there playing corner' - Revenge of the Birds
The special teams ace is ready to take the next step in his career.

NFL

Sometimes, a man grins: The beauty and mystery of 'Titans Rusty Smith' - SBNation.com
Quarterback Rusty Smith has started only one game in the NFL. But on YouTube, there stands a humble relic in his honor. It is full of mystery, and it is meant for no one.

NFL combine snubs can still find NFL success - SBNation.com
Not getting invited to the Combine is a bummer, but it's not an automatic death sentence for NFL hopefuls. Here are some of the top snubs who went on to find success in the NFL.

D'Qwell Jackson release signals dawning of a new era for the Browns - SBNation.com
The Browns have dropped veteran linebacker D'Qwell Jackson from their roster and added even more cap space. However, the move wasn't made for money alone, and highlights a change in direction for the much-maligned franchise.

NFL free agency: Is Oakland the best fit for Michael Vick? - SBNation.com
Michael Vick will likely have a few suitors in free agency; which is the best landing spot for the 33-year-old quarterback?

Orthopedic surgeon provides some general optimism for Tank Carradine rehab - Niners Nation
Tank Carradine's rehab took a bit of a hit with word that he needed a procedure to clean out scar tissue. We take a look at one surgeon's optimistic report from a general perspective.

Colin Kaepernick contract negotiation off to 'solid start', with supposed 'salary' floor, per Kawakami - Niners Nation
Colin Kaepernick contract negotiations appear to be getting off to a good start. There is a long way to go, and information coming in needs to be considered with a certain grain of salt.

2014 NFL Draft: Sammy Watkins & the history of receivers picked in the top 10 - Turf Show Times
There are no sure things in the NFL Draft.

Road to Super Bowl 48: Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks steamroll Saints in NFC Divisional Round | Beyond the Highlights
On the road to Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seattle Seahawks displayed dominant defense, timely offense and a lucky-at-times special teams unit. It began one cold, rainy afternoon at CenturyLink Field, when Seattle and its workhorse, running back Marshawn Lynch, stepped on the throat of the New Orleans Saints and would not let up.

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