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This weekend, we take a look at a couple of links involving Kolb, Orton, and Young. There is also a little bit on an incident involving Joey Porter's dogs and PETA's response to Darnell Dockett's gator.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Kyle Orton may be the right fit for Arizona Cardinals -
Kevin Kolb has been at the center of all Arizona Cardinals quarterback discussions, but some believe Kyle Orton may be the right guy for the job. "I want Orton," Sports 620 KTAR's Doug Franz said on Doug and Wolf. "I want Orton based on the price. If I have to give up a first round pick for Kolb when I could probably get Orton for a third rounder, I'm taking Orton." Kolb may be the quarterback that everyone wants, but there are a few reasons, in addition to price, that say the Cardinals should get Orton.

Vince Young to the Arizona Cardinals is a horrible idea -
Earlier this week former Arizona Cardinal Bertrand Berry was on Sports 620 KTAR and said something that made less sense than Sylvester Stallone in (fill in any one of the bad action movies that populate his IMDB page). He suggested that Vince Young would be the best choice for the Cardinals at quarterback.

Looking At The Wide Receivers
Larry Fitzgerald's extension the question, but he remains Cards' leader

Joey Porter’s dogs strike again | ProFootballTalk
In 2006, a pair of linebacker Joey Porter’s dogs got loose and killed a miniature horse. Last Saturday, four of them got away and killed a neighbor’s dog, according to

Could Cardinals trade a running back for Kolb? -
The talk surrounding the Arizona Cardinals pursuit of Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb has centered around what players such as Daryl Washington or Dominique Rodgers Cromartie or draft picks it would require to pry the Philly signal-caller to the desert. However, a new possibility has emerged that could make more sense for both teams to find a acceptable deal for both. "The Eagles might be in the market for a back-up running back. Is that potentially a reason why the Cardinals have some many running backs on the roster?" said Dave Burns on the Sports 620 KTAR's Sports Interactive show on Friday.

Kyle Orton moves out of his home -
Kyle Orton is on the move. While Orton has not been traded -- yet --, neighbors say he moved out of the house he was leasing in Denver which could mean one of two things. Either Orton believes he will be the starting quarterback in Denver and he is looking for a new permanent home or he thinks he will be traded so he decided to get rid of his home.

PETA disapproves of Darnell Dockett’s new [supposed] gator buy - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
You may remember our post a few days ago about the small alligator purchased by Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett. Dockett bought the croc on a recent trip to Florida, and named him "Nino," according to his Twitter account. At least, that's what Dockett put out there. However, according to a recent report on TMZ, the gator Dockett supposedly bought was in a facility that keeps rescue animals which are not for sale. Dockett was just joking around. Either way, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is not amused by Dockett's new [alleged] buy.

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Arizona Sports News:

Kelly Johnson's grand slam lifts Diamondbacks to win
Kelly Johnson was digging in at the plate in the seventh inning when Cardinals catcher Gerald Laird made his way toward the mound. The bases were loaded, right-hander Kyle Lohse's pitch count was at 109 and with a left-hander warming in the bullpen, Johnson expected to see St. Louis manager Tony La Russa pop out of the dugout. Instead, it was pitching coach Dave Duncan, meaning the Cardinals were sticking with Lohse. It turned out to be the wrong decision. "They went with what they thought was the right matchup," Johnson said, "and it worked out for me." Johnson hit a 2-2 change-up from Lohse just over the right field fence for a go-ahead grand slam and the Diamondbacks bullpen hung on by the skin of its teeth for a 7-6 win on Friday night at Busch Stadium.

Glendale considering life without the Phoenix Coyotes -
While most people would like the keep the Coyotes in Phoenix, Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs has begun to envision life without the NHL.

Steve Nash, Darnell Dockett, Larry Fitzgerald among best sports figures to follow on twitter -
People use twitter for many different reasons. Whether it is used for news, entertainment, to interact with friends, or to engage with celebrities, twitter is extremely popular. Sports figures are involved in the twitterverse and some provide insight into the life of a professional athlete, while others are simply entertaining. Whether they use the platform to inform people or to make people laugh, CBS Sports put together a list of the 140 "Must-Follow Sports Personalities."

NFL News:

NFL lockout: Little progress made in NFL labor talks Friday, sources say - ESPN
On the same day the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis threw out a judge's order lifting the NFL lockout, sources tell ESPN's Sal Paolantonio very little progress was made in the NFL's labor talks.

The NFL lockout can legally continue after a decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, but the timing and rationale of the ruling are questionable. - ESPN
Score a legal victory for the owners in the NFL lockout, thanks to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Friday. But the timing and rationale of the ruling are questionable.

NFL lockout: Judge schedules another mediation session - ESPN
The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis. news: With spotlight dimmed, QB Leinart hopes for a chance to play
Free-agent quarterback Matt Leinart has heard the "bust" label applied to his uneven NFL career, but it hasn't stopped the five-year veteran from believing he still belongs in the NFL. Leinart, the former USC quarterback, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2004 and helped the Trojans to successive national championships, was a disappointment with the Arizona Cardinals after they selected him with the tenth-overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson facing heat after gay slurs - ESPN
Five months after appearing on The View to support a 13-year-old boy who had been attacked by classmates, Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson is making off-the-field headlines of a different nature.

Peyton Manning of Indianapolis Colts in limbo without team therapist - ESPN
Peyton Manning has conceded that the neck surgery he had on May 23 to correct a bulging disc and the oppressive rules of the NFL lockout have put him in a cautious mode on being physically active.

Report: Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan noncommittal about Donovan McNabb - ESPN
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, speaking Friday at a Loudoin County football camp sponsored by former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, wouldn't comment on the status of Donovan McNabb, according to a report from Comcast SportsNet Washington.

NFL: Salary cap could pose issues for these teams - ESPN
If numbers under discussion hold, these teams face interesting salary-cap issues, John Clayton writes.

NFL executive questions Terrelle Pryor’s leadership ability | ProFootballTalk
Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor went 31-4 as a three-year starter for Buckeyes. His college record was enough to convince ESPN’s Jon Gruden that Pryor has a bright NFL future. But the same can’t be said for at least one league executive, who’s more concerned with Pryor’s personality and leadership skills than his athletic ability and on-field talent.

Report: Jets third-round pick not a U.S. citizen, could be deported | ProFootballTalk
Jets rookie defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis‘ felony assault trial has been pushed back from July to November 28. Ellis needed the postponement because he recently changed attorneys. However, Rich Cimini of reports that Ellis is not a U.S. citizen. Rather, the Jamaica native is a "permanent resident," and any person who is classified as such and convicted of an aggravated felony is deportable, per United States immigration law.

Leinart: Don’t call me a bust just because I couldn’t beat out Warner | ProFootballTalk
Matt Leinart was the 10th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, and after four years, 15 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions, the Cardinals cut him. But Leinart doesn’t think that makes him a bust. Instead, Leinart just thinks he suffers from comparisons with Kurt Warner, who was expected to serve as Leinart’s veteran mentor but instead reinvigorated his own career while Leinart’s career stalled.

Sports News:

Fan dies after falling out of stands at Texas Rangers game - ESPN Dallas
A fan attending the Texas Rangers game has died after falling out of the stands behind the left-field wall.