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Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: Chike Okeafor Has Found UFL Glory

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You go, Chike! With the UFL clinging to dear life in its attempt to remain a viable alternative to the National Football League, the draft for the upcoming season has just been completed. Among the picks are a handful of ex-Cardinals.

NFC West Blog - ESPN | Parrish, Okeafor among UFL choices
There's always the UFL if the Detroit Lions aren't there to embrace NFC West castoffs. I counted nine former NFC West players among the 60 chosen in the 2010 UFL draft Wednesday. blogs - Kent Somers | Former Cards dot UFL draft
Former Cardinals outside linebacker Chike Okeafor was taken in the second round of the UFL draft on Wednesday by the Omaha Nighthawks. A handful of other former Cardinals were taken, including receiver Michael Ray Garvin, safety Dennis Keys and center Melvin Fowler. blogs - Kent Somers | Cornerback competition
The starting cornerback spot opposite of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is open. Coaches have made that clear during OTAs. Michael Adams has worked with the first team. So has Greg Toler and Trumaine McBride has been in that spot the last few days. McBride, a free agent who played with the Bears, has impressed coaches, said Ken Whisenhunt.

Word From the Birds Blog | Calling plays and OTA bakery
Coach Ken Whisenhunt certainly noticed the spike in temperature Thursday: "We went from pre-heat to bake," he joked. But he did say he was impressed with his team bringing up its level of play during the 11-on-11 session despite it all.

Team Reports | NFL at | Cardinals report: Inside slant
Two rookies, John Skelton and Max Hall, could wage quite a competition to be the team's No. 3 quarterback. | NFL's lefty QBs battle for acceptance
Replacing a Hall of Fame quarterback is never easy. Replacing a Hall of Fame quarterback who was your backup four years ago is even harder.

ESPN - NFL Draft 2011 - Mel Kiper | Players from the recent NFL draft who could have an early impact in the NFL
Daryl Washington: A pair of TCU guys back-to-back. Washington is a hard guy to keep off the field because he's always around the ball and he has freakish athleticism. Size is the question, but if he has a great camp, it wouldn't be a surprise at all to see Washington get starts early in his career.

NFC West Blog - ESPN | On the radar: Reading QB situations
The quarterback situation in Arizona appears most intriguing. Coach Ken Whisenhunt publicly backed Matt Leinart two summers ago, only to go with Kurt Warner when the games counted. Warner isn't an option any longer, so Leinart should have an easier time winning the job. Keep an eye on how Whisenhunt divides practice reps between Leinart and Anderson. | Cardinals relying on youth to step up
If "We do this together" was the theme for the Arizona Cardinals in 2008 and 2009, the 2010 motto should probably be "Stepping up."

Raising Zona | Warner Not Tempted to Un-Retire
Apparently former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner has a lot of doubters in his life….those who doubt he is really retired and is going to un-retire and make a comeback. Why do people really think that?