6/5 Arizona Cardinals news: Can the offense come through?

Norm Hall

Your Thursday roundup of Arizona Cardinals and NFL news.

Can the Arizona Cardinals' offense "pick up the slack" that may be left by the absence of Daryl Washington?

Cardinals

On Offense, "We Need To Come Through"
Given changes on defense, other side of the ball can pick up slack

Cardinals Blogs | Cardinals sign RB Thigpen
The Cardinals made a minor roster move Wednesday, bringing back undrafted rookie running back Damien Thigpen. Thigpen participated in the team’s rookie minicamp a couple weeks ago as a tryout player. To make room, the Cards cut wide receiver Kevin Smith, himself an undrafted rookie.

NFL to scrap Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50
The 50th edition of the game will be played in February 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The NFL said Wednesday it will be called "Super Bowl 50" instead of "Super Bowl L."

Arizona Cardinals rookie QB Logan Thomas making progress in OTAs ArizonaSports.com
The consensus on Thomas heading into the draft was that he was big, strong, had a freakish athletic ability, a rocket arm and all kinds of accuracy issues. In his three years as a starter for the Hokies, Thomas completed just 55.8 percent of his passes and threw 39 interceptions. But in just three weeks of organized team activities (OTAs), the 22-year-old has seen an improvement in the accuracy category.

What should expectations be for Ernie Sims? ArizonaSports.com
According to Pro Football Focus, Sims has actually been one of the worst linebackers in the NFL since 2007, his second season in the league.

Crime, punishment seem out of whack in NFL | FOX Sports on MSN
Is it time for the NFL to relax its policy on marijuana? More to the point, isn't it ridiculous that a player can be suspended a year for smoking marijuana, and face lesser penalties for greater offenses, such as knocking his spouse or girlfriend around?

NFL

Colin Kaepernick contract extension press conference transcript - Niners Nation
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick spoke with the media following his 6-year contract extension. We've got a transcript of his session.

Colin Kaepernick contract extension: $61 million in guaranteed money includes "rolling" guarantees - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers agreed to a 6-year contract extension with Colin Kaepernick. The question now is how the guarantees and structure will show up.

49ers raise price for Russell Wilson by signing Colin Kaepernick to 6-year extension - Field Gulls
It's another record-breaking deal for a QB, with the Seahawks looking ahead to their own potential contract situations in 2015.

The Seahawks have the best secondary, and everyone wants to copy it - SBNation.com
The copycat league was in full effect this spring as NFL teams loaded up on defensive backs in free agency and the draft in an effort to approximate the Seattle secondary. Danny Kelly takes a look to see if anyone else can measure up.

Sam Bradford is practicing again - Turf Show Times
The Rams head coach dropped a steaming pile of optimism all over everything during a Wednesday morning appearance on the NFL Network.

Read Sam Bradford's press conference a day early - Turf Show Times
The Rams QB will speak to the media after Thursday's OTA session. But why wait until tomorrow to find out what he'll say?

Checking the Odometer on the NFC West’s Running Back Trios - Turf Show Times
The NFC West is loaded with talented running backs. In a division consisting of potential Hall-of-Fame RB candidates and promising young rushers, there are varying degrees of wear on each team’s tires.

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