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3-19-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Waiting For Activity

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The Miami Dolphins can't even get Matt Flynn to join them, as he is now a Seahawk (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Miami Dolphins can't even get Matt Flynn to join them, as he is now a Seahawk (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Time for some links, as we still wait for the Cardinals to make a big move in free agency (Perhaps Demetrius Bell or Kamerion Wimbley?). Also, the Seahawks have a new Quarterback, and we still wait for Peyton Manning

Arizona Cardinals News:

Report: Arizona Cardinals release Rex Hadnot -
It looks like another Cardinals lineman could be on the move.

Peyton said 'No'; What does Fitz say? -
Fitz shares his thoughts on the Cards' attempts at landing Peyton Manning, some details from Manning's visit to the Cardinals training facility and his vacation in Australia.

Arizona Sports News:

Michael Redd catapults Suns to a winning record
For a change, the winning NBA team in town is not just the visitor. Some introductions might be in order for those who gave up on these Suns last month at 12-19. These Suns are the owners of a season-high four-game winning streak and boast a winning record for the first time this season after a thorough 99-86 victory over Houston on Sunday night at US Airways Center.

Coyotes earn comeback win vs. Oilers in shootout
As the clock ticked down, it was obvious which team still has something to play for. Ray Whitney scored in regulation and in the shootout as the Phoenix Coyotes rallied to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Sunday night.

NFL News:

Matt Flynn Signs 3-Year Deal With Seattle Seahawks -
After bouncing between the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn has made his decision. On Sunday, Flynn signed a three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Flynn was part of the game of quarterback roulette going on recently, with Peyton Manning, Alex Smith and others all wheeling around looking for new homes.

Alex Smith Reportedly Visiting Miami Dolphins -
Seemingly spurned by the 49ers, free agent quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly visiting with the Miami Dolphins Sunday.

Alex Smith, Dolphins are negotiating | ProFootballTalk
Instead of waiting for the Peyton chase to knock a starting quarterback to the curb, the Dolphins have decided to make a pre-emptive strike, actively pursuing Alex Smith, who led the 49ers to a 14-3 record in 2011.

Alex Smith willing to be Niners’ backup plan to Peyton Manning - Inside the 49ers
It only took Alex Smith a few hours to get over his anger at the Niners for pursuing Peyton Manning, apparently.

Assessing stakes for Flynn, Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks went through their first two seasons under Pete Carroll without paying true starting money to a quarterback. That remains the case after the team reached agreement Sunday on a three-year contract with free agent Matt Flynn.

Flynn solves Seattle's QB issue, for now - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Forget about Alex Smith paying a free-agent visit to the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks' contract agreement with Matt Flynn, announced by the team, largely solves the team's quarterback search for at least the 2012 season. The pressure to draft a quarterback early is now gone.

Seahawks CB: Bring on Manning to 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner reacted with a "wow" at the thought of Peyton Manning joining forces with Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss. If that sounds like a personnel combination to fear, you must not be Richard Sherman. The precocious Seattle Seahawks cornerback said he's tired of people fearing players and actually hopes Manning goes to the 49ers.

Miami visit? Now we're talking, Alex Smith - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Alex Smith repeatedly set aside his pride during seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. It's good to see him make an exception when warranted. Smith's free-agent visit to the Miami Dolphins might look like an attempt by that organization to further suppress the price for another free-agent quarterback, Matt Flynn.

Elway’s quest to move on from Tebow may not end with Manning | ProFootballTalk
John Elway has already demonstrated, through his pursuit of Peyton Manning, that he wasn’t being completely candid when he declared that Tim Tebow had earned the right to enter training camp as the Broncos’ starter. But even if the Broncos fail to secure Manning’s services, that doesn’t mean Tebow’s position as the Broncos’ starter is safe.

Rex Grossman promises to be a "good soldier" | ProFootballTalk
As an astute (and hilarious) PFT commenter pointed out last night, the Redskins’ quarterback depth chart now consists of RG3 and RG3-and-out. The old RG — Rex Grossman — has signed another one-year deal with the Redskins, and he understands that, this time around, it won’t be to compete for the starting position. It’ll be to teach the new RG the Kyle Shanahan offense.

Harbaugh, Peyton may not be an ideal fit | ProFootballTalk
The Peyton chase stands at three teams. Assuming that the Broncos, Titans, and 49ers each have put equivalent offers on the table, the question becomes identifying the best overall fit for the future Hall of Famer. If the primary factor is, as it should be, the path to the Super Bowl, the 49ers should be the first choice. On closer inspection, however, the personalities and the fiercely competitive natures of Peyton Manning and coach Jim Harbaugh could be an impediment.

Alex Smith says nothing surprises him anymore | ProFootballTalk
Many are surprised that Alex Smith, the first overall pick in the 2005 draft, has spent his entire career with the 49ers. Smith isn’t surprised by the fact that it could all be ending because of the unexpected availability of Peyton Manning.

Ryan Clark says "no one" wants to join the Dolphins | ProFootballTalk
So why are the Dolphins having a hard time luring free agents to South Beach? Steelers safety Ryan Clark has a theory.