April Fool's Arizona Cardinals news 4/1: Draft picks, Kevin Minter ready

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Your morning roundup of Cardinals and NFL news.

It is April Fool's Day! Remember when I wrote this doozy of a joke, when I had a Kurt Warner announcement that he was unretiring for 2011. I don't have any such pranks today. So here are the morning links you have been waiting for (I think).

Cardinals:

Kevin Minter Makes His Way
Second-year linebacker in line to step in for departed Dansby

Cardinals Blogs | As of now, six picks in draft

Given the six choices, any Cardinals trade is probably going to be to move down instead of up, in order to gain an extra choice or two.

Return game deeper with Cromartie - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Last season, the Arizona Cardinals had one primary option to return kicks -- Javier Arenas -- and a few able-bodied back-ups.

ESPN.com Draft Blog: Could draft help Cardinals reach Super Bowl? - ESPN

A versatile safety such as Deone Bucannon could provide a huge boost for the Cardinals defense.

Arizona Cardinals' needs at first 3 picks crucial for '14 - ESPN

Scout Inc.’s Steve Muench pegged Arizona’s needs during his prediction of the team’s first three picks.

Cardinals to sign LeQuan Lewis | ProFootballTalk

Cornerback LeQuan Lewis played his college football at Arizona State University. Now he’s heading back to the desert to play as a professional.

NFL:

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Could the Rams draft Jadeveon Clowney? - SBNation.com

In our latest mock draft, the top two pass rushers and quarterbacks come off the board in the first five picks.

NFL free agency: Andy Dalton in contract talks with Bengals, Danieal Manning released by Texans - SBNation.com

While DeSean Jackson visits the nation's capital, plenty more is going on around the league.

BLAKE BORTLES DRAFT PROFILE (AS DONE BY A COLLEGE FOOTBALL FAN) - Every Day Should Be Saturday

We look at the upcoming class of beloved college players and answer the only question a dedicated college fan can about NFL prospects: Can this player f@#$ your whole life up with their football skills?

Top 5 NFL free agents remaining: DeSean Jackson likely to sign soon, but others still available - SBNation.com

The receiver market still has plenty of options, but teams looking for defensive help will likely have to turn to the draft.

Jim Kelly begins chemotherapy today; cancer causing great pain - Buffalo Rumblings

Jim Kelly has been in a great deal of pain for months. Now we know why, as he begins chemotherapy today.

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