Arizona Cardinals news 6/16: The offseason break begins

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Your Cardinals and NFL morning roundup.

It is the first "Week off" for Arizona Cardinals players. So in today's Bird Droppings, there is a collection of post-minicamp thoughts and some other stuff from around the NFL.

Cardinals:

Predicting Arizona Cardinals' 53-man roster after OTAs, minicamp - ESPN
Going off of what I saw during the past two months, I have put together my best prediction of a 53-man roster.

Cards Mailbag: Post OTAs and minicamp - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Welcome to #CardsMailbag, a weekly installment that allows you to ask me questions throughout the week via Twitter @joshweinfuss. I'll answer them every week during the offseason. Make sure to use the hashtag #CardsMailbag.

Cardinals minicamp: June 2014 | FOX Sports on MSN

The Cardinals gathered at their Tempe training facility for three days of minicamp before taking their summer break.

A status check as offseason workouts end | FOX Sports on MSN

The Cardinals completed offseason workouts Thursday, but in six weeks, the real work starts.

Arizona Cardinals defense may look different, but team expects no drop-off in play ArizonaSports.com

Because of what they've lost, many analysts, pundits and experts believe the team's defense, which was first against the run in and sixth overall in 2013, is going to take a step back.

Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer has defined role with old friend Bruce Arians

Running back Jonathan Dwyer said when he was a free agent after having parted ways with the Steelers at the end of last season, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was the first to call.

NFL:

Ex-Steelers coach Chuck Noll dies at age 82 - Behind the Steel Curtain

Steelers legend Chuck Noll died Friday night at the age of 82.

Bjoern Werner could define Ryan Grigson's legacy - SBNation.com

With Robert Mathis suspended and Ryan Grigson's record in question, the Colts need last year's first-round pick to pay off in year two.

Report: The Broncos have made a contract offer to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas - Mile High Report

The Denver Broncos have reportedly offered Demaryius Thomas a five-year contract offer per Vic Lombardi

Saints free to sex it up, says Sean Payton - SBNation.com

"I'm okay with whatever they've been doing," said the Saints head coach.

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