4/3 Arizona Cardinals news: Mathieu rehab update; Alexander to ILB

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Your Thursday roundup of Cardinals and NFL news.

It makes sense for Lorenzo Alexander to move to inside linebacker. To start? Perhaps, but he'll at least compete with Kevin Minter.

Cardinals

Tenacious Part 4 - 'The King in Me'
Part four of Tenacious takes a look at how much Tyrann Mathieu has progressed after knee surgery and how he is dealing with the process.

Cardinals Blogs | Minter, Roberts examples of no guarantees
Things can change quickly in this league. The landscape is littered with examples.

Cardinals Blogs | Aeneas Williams visits his future home, the Pro Football Hall of Fame
The 2014 Hall of Fame inductee was in Canton, Ohio on Wednesday.

Moving Lorenzo Alexander to inside linebacker makes sense for Cardinals
Alexander, who will be in his second season with the Cardinals, played inside linebacker some during the previous six years with the Redskins. He started just 13 games in those six seasons but proved to be one of the best special teams players in the NFL.

Arizona Cardinals: Best NFL Draft picks by round
A couple of years ago, I came up with my version of the Arizona Cardinals best draft picks in each round. Three additional draft classes have been added since that time, so I thought it would be interesting to see if anyone taken in those years could crack the lineup. (Note: I limited the list to Cardinals drafted since 1988, when the team moved to Arizona).

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians works out Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas -- ArizonaSports.com
It looks like the Arizona Cardinals may have interest in at least one of this coming draft's quarterbacks. Head coach Bruce Arians was spotted in Blacksburg, VA Wednesday working out QB Logan Thomas.

NFL

2014 NFL Draft - Top 10 quarterbacks
The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. Organizations are always searching for a franchise signal caller if they don't have one. This year's draft class doesn't include an elite prospect, but there are plenty of intriguing options for the quarterback-starved teams that reside in the Top 10 of this year's NFL draft. Here are the top quarterback prospects for the 2014 NFL draft:

2014 NFL mock draft: Teddy Bridgewater to Houston Texans at No. 1 - SBNation.com
New Texans head coach Bill O'Brien needs a franchise signal caller, and he has the pick of this year's crop to try to find one. Who should he roll the dice on?

NFL roundup: DeSean Jackson finalizes contract with Redskins, Steelers sign Darrius Heyward-Bey - SBNation.com
DeSean Jackson's deal with the Redskins is for three years and includes $16 million guaranteed. In other NFL news, Darrius Heyward-Bey signed with the Steelers.

2014 NFL Draft: Taking a look at where Mike Mayock hit and missed over the years - SBNation.com
Mike Mayock is one of the most respected NFL Draft analysts in the business. How have his favorite prospects of the last five draft classes panned out?

2014 NFL Draft rankings: The top 200 players available - SBNation.com
As he has been since last year's draft ended, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney remains on top.

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