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5-14-11: Bird Droppings - Orton, Williams And Rhodes Interviews

Todays links include stories on the Cardinals' interest in Orton and interviews with Kerry Rhodes and Ryan Williams.

Also, if anyone wants to watch some football, Fox Sports Arizona is airing some of the Arena Football games for this year now, tonight's Rattlers game will be on at 7:30 if anyone is interested.

Cardinals News:

Williams ready for competition in Cardinals backfield - ArizonaSports.com
Many were shocked when the Arizona Cardinals selected running back Ryan Williams in the second round and wondered if he would find playing time with holdovers Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower still on the roster. Williams is confident he will find his way onto the field.

Cardinals have "some interest" in Kyle Orton | ProFootballTalk
It’s a sleepy Saturday morning in the NFL, so let’s check back in with Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, who writes that he was surprised at the big reaction he got to the piece he wrote earlier this week about Kevin Kolb’s trade value. Do not underestimate how little football there is to talk about right now, Kent. Arizona and their quarterback quandary is just about the most interesting discussion out there.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive A few minutes with … Kerry Rhodes "
Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes spent a few minutes during a visit Friday to the NFL Network to chat about the team’s quarterback situation, the one thing Larry Fitzgerald can’t do and, of course, Lady Gaga. Here we go:

Ben Graham will play some lockout football | ProFootballTalk
Per the Herald Sun, Cardinals punter Ben Graham will represent Australia in International Federation of American Football world championships in July. Graham’s team has been assigned to Group A, with games against the United States, Mexico, and Germany. Given that the U.S. typically trounces its opponents in these events, it’s safe to say that Graham will have plenty of chances to punt when he faces the Americans.

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - The week's a wrap
A few notes and observations at the end of an uneventful week:

Arizona Sports News:

Diamondbacks' late rally not enough in loss to Dodgers
It hasn't helped that they've faced some of the better pitchers in the division or that they've played in ballparks that tend to stifle offenses. But the Diamondbacks are in a full-fledged funk, their offense in near-blackout mode. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw only rubbed it in on Friday night, tossing seven dominating innings in the Diamondbacks' 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Two ASU wrestlers suspended after fight during Undie Run
A pair of ASU wrestlers has been suspended indefinitely after a YouTube video caught them fighting with a participant at ASU's Undie Run last week.