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3-26-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - New Cornerback

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Time for some links, and now we have the news that former Steeler William Gay will join his former Defensive Backs coach Ray Horton in the desert.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms with cornerback William Gay
The Cardinals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with former Steelers cornerback William Gay, the club announced on Sunday. Gay fills a vacancy created when Richard Marshall, who played with Arizona last season, signed with the Dolphins.

What the Cardinals want in their corners - NFC West Blog - ESPN
As Darren Urban pointed out, former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay has suggested he'll be signing with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals needed help at the position after losing Richard Marshall to Carolina. Gay, who visited Arizona in free agency, would fit the team quite well because Arizona's defensive coordinator, Ray Horton, coached him in Pittsburgh. This signing would be a telling one for the Cardinals. Gay is about as different from Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as a cornerback could be. Rodgers-Cromartie, a first-round pick for Arizona in 2008, stands 6-foot-2 and has blazing speed, but he did not provide much of a physical presence.

Steelers corner tweets he's joining Cardinals -
It appears the Cardinals got the corner they were looking for. William Gay, who visited the Cardinals last week, will be signing with Arizona. At least, according to the (soon to be former) Pittsburgh Steeler himself.

Arizona Sports News:

Phoenix Suns bury the Cleveland Cavaliers to recapture a winning record
The Suns have come a long way since Tuesday night in Miami, and it is not just the 3,500 air miles they logged to the Midwest and back home. They felt devastated after blowing a late lead against the Heat in Miami. They were disappointed to lose again at Orlando, their sixth game in eight nights. From there, the Suns came as far as their distance traveled by returning to Phoenix with a 2-2 trip after Sunday's decisive 108-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

NHL-leading Blues shut out Coyotes in Glendale
With their competition for the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference all idle on Sunday, a golden opportunity to climb the standings dangled in front of the Coyotes. The chance to nab two more points was especially valuable considering the Coyotes will enjoy a three-day hiatus before they return to action on Thursday. The St. Louis Blues, vying for the President's Trophy for the most points in the league, wouldn't be doormats but they were gracious visitors, offering up a steady stream of power plays for the Coyotes. But the team's woes with the man advantage continued as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the Blues in front of 12,585 at Arena.

NFL News:

Redskins, Cowboys File Grievance Over NFL Salary Cap Penalties -
It looks like the Redskins and Cowboys will fight the NFL's decision to penalize them millions of dollars in salary cap space for using the NFL's uncapped year to front-load salaries and save future cap space. The teams have begun the process, filing a formal grievance against the NFL and NFLPA, according to a report from ProFootballTalk.

Chad Ochocinco, Patriots Restructure Contract -
The New England Patriots have focused their attention on wide receivers in free agency. They have recently brought in Brandon Lloyd and Donte Stallworth and re-signed Deion Branch for next season. Chad Ochocinco, in order to avoid being the odd man out this offseason, has restructured his contract to give himself a better shot of sticking with the team.

Tim Tebow Trade Doesn't Make Sense To Jets Players - From Our Editors -
It's no secret that Tim Tebow is a magnet for media attention and scrutiny at every turn. The quarterback is one of the most reported-upon and polarizing NFL figures in recent memory. Following his trade from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets -- a team that already has a starting quarterback -- the media circus surrounding the young superstar will only intensify. The trade was confusing when first announced and hasn't gotten any easier to figure out since then.

Tim Tebow greeted by anonymous griping from Jets teammates | ProFootballTalk
Mark Sanchez, you’re not alone anymore: Your new backup quarterback is being questioned by anonymous quotes from teammates, too.

Rex Ryan says Tebow will be “major contributor” | ProFootballTalk
So why are the Jets making such a big deal about the arrival of a backup quarterback? Because this backup quarterback isn’t the usual backup quarterback. Apart from the fact that the backup quarterback is Tim Tebow, the backup quarterback will be playing. A lot. According to head coach Rex Ryan, the backup quarterback could be on the field for up to 20 snaps per game.

Why didn’t the NFL discover the Saints bounty program in 2010? | ProFootballTalk
Lost in the NFL’s strong reaction to the discovery of a three-year bounty system in New Orleans is the fact that the league initially investigated allegations of a cash-for-cripplings program in 2010, after the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV. Nothing was found. But how hard did the league really look?