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From signing a punter to picking up a new safety, the Cardinals have had a busy day. Here are the four biggest headlines and editorials, a pair of which show little optimism for the Birds.

East Valley Tribune

... the Cardinals are coming off a disheartening 37-31 overtime loss to lowly San Francisco, lost their Pro Bowl safety (Adrian Wilson) and starting cornerback (Eric Green) for the season, are scrambling to stay in the NFC playoff picture and must keep those hopes alive against the third-highest scoring team (28.6 points per game) in the NFL.

And their nickel back (Antrel Rolle) will be the starting corner six days after the death of friend Sean Taylor.

Good times.

East Valley Tribune

The Cardinals picked up safety Bhawoh Jue Thursday. Jue, a native of Liberia, was a third-round draft pick out of Penn State by Green Bay in 2001.

He played four seasons with the Packers, then spent the past two seasons with San Diego. This year, he played one game for St. Louis.

AZ Central

ust about the time punter Mitch Berger had given up hope of playing this season, the Cardinals called offering him a tryout.

Berger was the top choice of three contenders to replace Mike Barr, and he signed a contract and practiced with the team Thursday.

AZ Central Blogs

For Cardinals fans, the 2007 season has been more than a test of faith.

It could be the cruelest blow ever.

"I think we're all getting ready to jump off a cliff," said season ticket holder Dustin Holmes, 36, who commutes from Tucson for every game. "We all need therapy."

Think about it, and have a seat on the couch. For all the losing that has gone on around here - there were 13 seasons with 10 or more losses in 19 previous seasons in the Valley - this campaign might be the king of all ulcers.