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8-7-11: Bird Droppings - Adrian Wilson Injured

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As you have all probably heard by now, the biggest news from the last day is the potentially serious bicep/elbow injury Adrian Wilson suffered during the red/white scrimmage. Hopefully the injury isn't as serious as we fear it is, and he will be able to play this season.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Arizona Cardinals' Adrian Wilson could miss significant time with injury
On a glorious, sunny day in Northern Arizona, the Arizona Cardinals might have lost one of those most important players for a significant amount of time. Strong safety Adrian Wilson suffered an injury to his right bicep/elbow area during a full-team period early in practice. Wilson walked off the field with the elbow wrapped in ice and was going to undergo an MRI late Saturday.

After The Red-White Work
Notebook: Wilson awaits MRI on injury; Kolb still learning

Estimated 13,000 show up for Cardinals scrimmage -
Attendance is down at some of the NFL training camps. Not so for the Arizona Cardinals. An estimated 13,000 fans showed up for the Arizona Cardinals annual Red and White scrimmage to get a glimpse at the roster that has been revamped over the past two weeks.

Cardinals RB Beanie Wells looks to solidify role as starter
When Friday's practice ended, Cardinals running-backs coach Tommie Robinson gathered his players at the north end of the field for some final words. Robinson walked away, but the group stayed. Beanie Wells had something to say. For anyone who has followed Wells' first two seasons in the NFL, it was a unique moment that could mean nothing. Or everything.

Arizona Cardinals' Ken Whisenhunt pleased with scrimmage
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt expected to see plenty of mistakes in Saturday's practice, which included an extended period of full-team work. Whisenhunt's expectations were met, but he also was pleased overall.

Cards' fingers crossed on Adrian Wilson - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Initial reports from Arizona Cardinals camp suggest Pro Bowl strong safety Adrian Wilson suffered a significant injury. The team will not know anything definitive until receiving results from an MRI.

Cardinals working to re-sign safety Matt Ware -
The Cardinals may be awaiting a scan on injured safety Adrian Wilson, but they are not wasting any time bringing in some backup for him.

Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson to have MRI on right elbow -
Uh oh. The Arizona Cardinals are frantically trying to cram a full off-season into just a few short weeks and could now be faced with replacing a key defensive player.

Word From the Birds Blog - An even day, but Wilson hurt
The Cardinals’ Red and White practice was exactly how coach Ken Whisenhunt predicted — ups and downs for both sides of the ball. Quarterback Kevin Kolb made some nice throws, but he was also picked off three times. Regardless, the biggest news happened when safety Adrian Wilson hurt either his bicep or elbow early on. He left, and Whisenhunt said Wilson will have an MRI. Whenever you are talking about biceps and MRIs, there has to be a fear there is a tear. Kent Somers already reported the Cards will bring back Matt Ware — which certainly doesn’t sound like the Cards expect Wilson back right away, anyway. Cornerback Patrick Peterson just tweeted out that people should keep Wilson "in their prayers." blogs - Kent Somers - A beautiful, yet costly day
On a glorious, sunny day in Northern Arizona, the Cardinals might have lost one of their most important players for a significant amount of time.

No Edwards, no Floyd? It's all good for the Cardinals -
Word came down Thursday afternoon that Braylon Edwards, a receiver the Cardinals were interested in signing, decided to take his talents to San Francisco. Then, on Friday, it was reported that Malcolm Floyd, another player the Cardinals had been linked to, decided to stay in San Diego (I can't say I blame him, I was in San Diego a few weeks ago and, let's just say it was a little difficult to come back). Seeing a pair of potential Cardinals taken off the free agent market may have caused some fans to groan, feeling like the team let an opportunity slip through their hands in the same way Edwards lets a football go through his. Personally, the news made me yawn.

Dockett: No complaints heard around camp -
Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett said all is calm on the complaint front at the Arizona Cardinals camp in Flagstaff.

Ken Whisenhunt pleased with camp after day three -
The Arizona Cardinals finished their third day of camp in Flagstaff on Saturday and coach Ken Whisenhunt said he is pleased with the direction the team is moving in. blogs - Kent Somers - Some thoughts on the scrimmage
The team periods of Saturday's practice went longer than similar sessions in previous seasons under Whisenhunt. That makes sense because of the lack of an off-season. The first teams spent more time going against each other, and Kevin Kolb took a lot of snaps for a starting quarterback.

Cardinals Daily: Red and White Practice
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Arizona Sports News:

Diamondbacks lose to Dodgers, fail to grab lead in NL West
There was a sure-fire remedy that would have made ailing manager Kirk Gibson feel a little perkier - a victory to propel his team into first place in the National League West. But Gibson, who went to the clubhouse in the second inning, did not get the boost he needed. After the 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night in front of 33,239 at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks remained a half-game behind the Giants.

Arizona Rattlers clinch ArenaBowl berth after close call against Chicago Rush
The Rattlers had seen this before. But it wasn't this nerve-racking. Not with so much at stake. And not with this crazy of a bounce. With the Rattlers' anticipating an onside kick, Chris Gould kicked away. The ball ricocheted off the lower bar on the end-zone net. Virgil Gray came back to try to retrieve it. But the ball bounced away from him. A scrum for the ball in the end zone ended up having to be reviewed before the referees ruled it a touchback with five seconds remaining. Quarterback Nick Davila then had to sail two passes into the crowd before the Rattlers could breathe a sigh of relief with a 54-48 victory over the Chicago Rush for the National Conference championship Saturday night in front of 6,886 fans at US Airways Center.

NFL News:

Giants tight end Ben Patrick retires | ProFootballTalk
The Giants lost last year’s starting tight end to the Raiders this week. On Saturday night, they lost another tight end to retirement. The team announced Saturday night that recent free agent pickup Ben Patrick decided he no longer wants to play football. He was placed on the reserve/retired list.

Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe lead emotional class into Pro Football Hall of Fame - ESPN
Prime Time has come to Canton -- with an extra touch of gold. And a black do-rag.

New York Jets, Derrick Mason agree to terms - ESPN New York
The New York Jets added another big name to their receiving corps, agreeing to terms Saturday with former Baltimore Raven Derrick Mason.

Prince Amukamara of New York Giants breaks foot, out indefinitely - ESPN New York
New York Giants rookie cornerback Prince Amukamara fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot Saturday and will need surgery, the team announced. He is out indefinitely.

Donovan McNabb joined Minnesota Vikings for 1 year, $5 million - ESPN
As part of the Donovan McNabb deal, the Vikings renegotiated the quarterback's contract into a one-year deal worth $5.05 million, according to 1500 ESPN Twin Cities radio in Minnesota.

Goldberg among key low-profile re-signings - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams' contract agreement with veteran guard/tackle Adam Goldberg restores experienced depth to the offensive line. NFC West teams have done well to bring back a few key role players at reasonable rates: