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Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: Where Matt Leinart Is Finally Handed The Team

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Ever since elder statesmen Kurt Warner officially retired, Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has been coy about Matt Leinart's status as the team's starting quarterback going into next season. Did he finally hand the team over to Hot Tub Hero?

Fox Sports Arizona | Leinart's time to shine
Leinart, finally, certainly, is the Arizona Cardinals’ starting quarterback as team goes through offseason training activities to prepare for 2010, and never mind that the team signed former Cleveland starter Derek Anderson as a free agent before the draft. Every team needs a capable No. 2. | Happy To Be Here
Dean Muhtadi. The happiest man on the face of the earth. Or at least in the NFL. The grin rarely leaves his face, his enthusiasm doesn’t dwindle. He’s a long shot, and he knows it, but when had that ever deterred him? | For a Day, Bowling Not Football
The secret isn’t such a secret anymore, but that doesn’t make the Cardinals any less grateful when coach Ken Whisenhunt yanks one of the organized team activities off the table in favor of a trip to the bowling alley – like he did Friday.

Word From the Birds Blog | Dock and the Sheik
It’s hard not to root for a guy like Dean Muhtadi, as I noted in my column yesterday. But he’s not just the underdog. He’s doing the Cardinals some good in becoming the workout partner of Darnell Dockett. It was a pairing suggested by strength coach John Lott.

NFL FanHouse | Friday Walk-Thru: Will Super Bowl Get Lost in NYC Shuffle?
Placekicker Jay Feely has never been shy in the presence of microphones -- no matter the subject -- and usually is brutally honest. Take last week, for example.

NFC West Blog - ESPN | Hard lessons for NFC West hopefuls
Four NFC West players stand as shining examples of just how little leverage the typical player can have when miscalculations and/or unfavorable circumstances conspire against them. | Arizona Cardinals' Gerald Hayes not worried about back
Starting inside linebacker Gerald Hayes has been bothered by a balky back since last November, but with Cardinals training camp two months away, he doesn't see a reason for worry. | Arizona Cardinals' O'Brien Schofield learned patience from life experience
It's hard to find profound gratitude in professional sports anymore, not with money and ego and expectations in the mix. Linebacker O'Brien Schofield, 23, is the exception. He looks at every new day of Cardinals' organized team activities as another gift under the Christmas tree. | Retired QB Kurt Warner visits Chiefs at practice, offers encouragement
They were the last two quarterbacks to have started under Kansas City head coach Todd Haley. So it should be no surprise that Haley invited retired quarterback Kurt Warner to meet with Chiefs signal-caller Matt Cassel and address the club during Wednesday’s OTA practice at team headquarters.