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3-24-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Feely Returns

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He is happy to be back  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
He is happy to be back (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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Not much activity yesterday from the Cards, with the only real news being the return of Jay Feely to kick Field Goals and maybe score the occasional touchdown (We want another one this season Whiz, the one in 2010 against Denver isn't enough).

Also, Pat Robertson suggests that Peyton Manning should be injured for stealing Timmy Tebow's job.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Two More Years For Feely
Kicker agrees to new deal; Cards also bring back T Batiste

Where NFC West stands as weekend nears - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few NFC West notes heading into the weekend:

Cardinals 21st in ESPN's pre-draft Power Rankings -
It's never too soon for power rankings, unless it's too soon for power rankings. ESPN released its "pre-draft Power rankings," with the Cardinals listed as the 2nd-best NFC West team, but 21st-best in the NFL.

Arizona Cardinals re-sign K Jay Feely, OL D'Anthony Batiste
The Cardinals announced they re-signed kicker Jay Feely to a two-year contract and reserve offensive lineman D'Anthony Batiste to a one-year deal. Terms were not available.

Cardinals RB Ryan Williams working his way back -
Ryan Williams became largely a forgotten man last season, even after putting together an excellent training camp. A surprising choice in the second round of the NFL Draft, Williams saw his 2011 campaign come to an end in the team's second preseason game, as he ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee, an injury that caused him to miss the entire season. Now, with months to go before training camp, Williams tweeted about his progress as he works to return to the field.

Cardinals, Jay Feely agree to two-year contract -
The Cardinals won't be looking for a new kicker anytime soon.

Cardinals Flight Plan Preview
Watch Cardinals Flight Plan, Saturday night at 7pm on 12 News. Ron Wolfley sits down with Ken Whisenhunt, Rod Graves, and Steve Keim while Paul Calvisi goes through a flim session with OC Mike Miller. Plus, we take you inside the University of Arizona Pro Day with QB's Coach John McNulty. Free Agency, Draft and more on Cardinals Flight Plan!

Arizona Sports News:

Suns back on track after edging Pacers on road
The Suns were going to be better off for just having left Florida, but playing at Indiana is no instant antidote for ailing teams. The Pacers boasted the NBA's seventh best record and toasted the Suns with their highest scoring first half of the season. The Suns went to a familiar tonic -- the get-well point guard. Coming off a pair of off-games, Steve Nash had a six-point, seven-assist third quarter and finished with 17assists in the Suns' 113-111 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Arizona Rattlers to work on improving defense
After two games, the Rattlers are second in scoring in the Arena Football League and second in the coaches' poll. The Rattlers (1-1), which opened the season with a 71-70 overtime loss at No. 1-ranked San Jose (1-0), has not practiced since Saturday's home-opening 71-65 win over the Milwaukee Mustangs. Their next game is Thursday at the Kansas City Command (0-1). Bright and early Sunday morning, the Rattlers will go back to work with the emphasis on defense, coach Kevin Guy said.

Arizona Diamondbacks option Trevor Bauer, make other roster moves
The Diamondbacks optioned right-hander Trevor Bauer to Double-A Mobile and made seven other moves to trim their roster in the closing days of spring training.

NFL News:

Tim Tebow Trade To Jets Delayed, Won't Be Official Until Saturday -
Were you worried that Tim Tebow being traded to the New York Jets didn't have any more legs? Good news! The Tebow trade won't go through until Saturday, thanks to a procedural issue, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

Thinking (And Not Believing) About The Future Of Tim Tebow -
You might believe a lot of things about Tim Tebow. Spencer Hall would like to ask what you know, though.

Tim Tebow Thinks He Can Be Jets' Starting QB, According To Report -
Mark Sanchez recently signed a new contract extension that will pay him $60 million over the next five years, including $27 million in guaranteed money. A contract like that indicates that he's clearly the starting quarterback for the New York Jets for the foreseeable future, and that there will be no competition for his job. This does not appear to phase Tim Tebow, who reportedly has his sights set on the QB1 job.

Drew Stanton Traded To Indianapolis Colts -
Drew Stanton is heading to Indy, presumably to be Andrew Luck's backup.

Marion Barber Retires From NFL After 7 Seasons -
Marion Barber announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, according to the Chicago Bears. He struggled to catch on as a feature back during his seven season in the league.

Jeff Saturday Signs With Packers After 13 Seasons With Colts -
Center Jeff Saturday has been with the Indianapolis Colts since 1999. He will now be heading to the Green Bay Packers.

Jeremy Shockey Wants Warren Sapp Punished -
"Bountygate" is quickly turning into "Snitchgate," with Jeremy Shockey calling for the NFL to formally punish Warren Sapp, who's technically a league employee given his analyst role for the NFL Network, for suggesting that he was the one who informed the league about the New Orleans Saints offering bounties to defensive players to intentionally injure opponents.

Report: Williams put $15,000 bounty on Brad Johnson in 2006 | ProFootballTalk
Everyone’s attention has been focused this week on the Saints after head coach Sean Payton and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams were banished for the team’s bounty program. But the accusations that Williams doled out bounties aren’t limited to his time in New Orleans, and a new report offers some new details about the bounties that he allegedly oversaw during his time in Washington.

Pat Robertson: A Manning injury would serve the Broncos right | ProFootballTalk
Television evangelist Pat Robertson says the Denver Broncos didn’t show enough loyalty to Tim Tebow, and they may pay for it this season.