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We haven't done a flock of links in a while and now is the second deadest time of the offseason(first being after the draft and before training camp), so I figured this should fill a void.  Seventeen more days until the draft - can it come soon enough?

Cardinals QB Kurt Warner throws out first pitch on Opening Day for the dbacks
No matter what, an NFL quarterback still throws like an NFL quarterback - even if it is a baseball. Am I the only one that hopes Kurt changes his mind and comes back a la Brett Favre? A man can dream right?

Kent Somers - Is Bulger a fit for the Cardinals?
Speaking of former Ram quarterbacks, Marc Bulger was released on Monday from the team - could he be a good fit in Arizona. Kent Somers provides his evaluation of Bulger: "Bulger turns 34 today and would have been a positive addition. He has a reputation for being a good guy and a decent quarterback, when surrounded with talent. Bulger is the type of person who wouldn't be dispruptive as a backup QB and would serve as a good mentor for Matt Leinart."

Marc Bulger's options appear limited - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Mike Sando also looks at Bulger's situation, although he believes that it may be too late for him to sign with a team and compete for a starting spot.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart deserves fresh eye
Azcentral discusses Matt Leinart and shows that he is following in the footsteps of Kurt Warner: "It occurred without fanfare, but Banner Desert Medical Center received a boost for the expansion of its Children's Hospital thanks to a $500,000 pledge Leinart made. On April 9 and 10, he will host his second annual golf tournament at Raven Golf Club to benefit the Matt Leinart Foundation, an organization that serves underprivileged children."

It’s Now or Never for Matt Leinart | Elite Kickoff
Cody Thrasher of Elite Kickoff also talks Matt Leinart and his situation in Arizona: "While Leinart has the fast track on the starting job, it’s not guaranteed by any means. It’s pretty clear he has nearly worn out his welcome in Arizona, and this might be his last chance to live up to the hype. If he doesn’t, he could very well be on the move this time next year."

Paris A Name To Remember
Darren Urban talks about newly signed veteran linebacker Paris Lenon. Lenon brings a toughness to the Cardinals defense with a lunch pale attitude. He's not trying to replace Karlos Dansby, he just wants to do his job. I like the signing of Lenon because of the experience he brings to the defense.

The impact of the McNabb trade
Urban also discusses the impact of the McNabb trade and puts anymore McNabb-to-the-Cardinals-talk to rest. Thank you.

Pat Tillman's legacy lives on via aid to scholars
"The Pat Tillman Foundation, founded after Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in April 2004, gave away $642,000 last year to help with college expenses for those serving in the military, veterans and their family members. The initial 52 Tillman Military Scholars are studying at 21 universities in 16 states."

Rackers' first opponent: Arizona - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"Neil Rackers' surprise contract agreement with the Texans sets up a date with his former team, Arizona, in the exhibition opener at University of Phoenix Stadium." - Great signing Neil. Not only will you have to compete for a starting job with an established kicker that his been with Houston, but you'll likely make less then what the Cardinals offered you.