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4-3-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Nike To Unveil New Uniforms

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Time for some links, and luckily we get a bit more today than there was over the last couple of slow news day.We will also get to see the new Nike uniforms today, I'm guessing the Cardinals and most of the other teams won't change much, but the Seahawks unis which will apparently be more like their old silver and blue ones will be interesting.

Also, anyone watch the Kansas/Kentucky game? I didn't since it would have only been interesting to me if Kansas pulled off the upset, and I was watching the rerun of the Ryan Roberts grand slam game on FSAZ anyway.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Word From the Birds Blog | Draft meetings have begun
Free agency isn’t over (No, tackle Demetrius Bell still hasn’t signed anywhere) but the arrival of April means a greater amount of attention turned toward the draft. That means, at the end of the third floor here in Tempe, the door is officially closed for the month as general manager Rod Graves, coach Ken Whisenhunt, the scouts, personnel men and assistant coaches all begin to intimately break down all the potential draftees, give them final grades and, by the time it’s over, rank them on a top 120 board to take the guess work out of the draft days.

Cardinals searching for value in free agency
Defensive back Richard Marshall played a valuable role in the Cardinals defensive improvement in the latter half of 2011. But while the Cardinals wanted Marshall back in 2012, they had a price in mind. It was far below what the Dolphins offered Marshall: $16 million over three years with $6 million guaranteed. blogs - Kent Somers - Investing in the offensive line
Chances are, Cardinals coaches and management have a higher opinion of the team's offensive line than you do. Just look at the checks the team has written since last July.

Cardinals to take a look at AZ college players -
The Arizona Cardinals are considering drafting local collegiate talent in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to ProFootballTalk, several players have scheduled either private workouts and/or visits to the Cardinals facility leading up to the draft. Two of them are local products: ASU cornerback Omar Bolden and Arizona wide receiver Juron Criner.

ESPN Insider: Cardinals struggling in free agency -
The Arizona Cardinals went into the offseason with some holes to fill. A month into the process, not much has changed.

NFL News:

What to expect on NFL uniform front - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The NFL and its new uniform supplier, Nike, plan to unveil new-look threads Tuesday. Both parties have been short on details. A few notes on what to expect:

And the fastest WR to 11,000 yards was ... - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Hall of Famer Jerry Rice passed 11,000 yards receiving in his 133rd game. Torry Holt needed 131 games, making him the fastest to the milestone in NFL history. He set another NFL record by reaching 1,300 yards in six consecutive seasons.

Nike's NFL Uniforms To Be Unveiled On Tuesday -
NFL fans have been waiting for it and it's almost here. Nike, who took over as the NFL's official provider of equipment and apparel as of April 1, will be unveiling all kinds of new gear, including uniforms, at a launch in New York on Tuesday. Players from every NFL team will be there to showcase the new look.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Factoring In The Rumor Mill -
SB Nation's latest 2012 NFL mock draft has no surprises at the top but several notable changes have been made as pro day season winds down.

NFL Teams With New Head Coaches Can Start Offseason Program -
NFL teams with new head coaches are allowed to start their offseason program on Monday. Those with returning head coaches have to wait two more weeks.

Bayou backlash is building | ProFootballTalk
When the NFL first disclosed the existence of a three-year bounty system maintained and administered by the Saints, one of the immediate concerns became the reaction in New Orleans to the punishments that were, at the time, still undetermined. Over the past six seasons, a once-downtrodden franchise had become one of the proudest in the NFL, and in February the Super Bowl returns to the Superdome for the first time in 11 years.

Jets May Be Featured On HBO's 'Hard Knocks' Again - From Our Editors -
Remember the last edition of HBO's 'Hard Knocks', in which Rex Ryan swore like a sailor and Antonio Cromartie struggled to remember the names of all nine of his children? It was one of the best editions of the series yet. Last year, due to the NFL lockout there was no 'Hard Knocks'. There's no obvious must-have team for this year's edition of the show, but the New York Jets appear to be the leaders in the clubhouse.

49ers Stadium Groundbreaking Scheduled For April 19 -
The San Francisco 49ers are closing in on their new Santa Clara-based football stadium after announcing an official ground-breaking date of Thursday, April 19. After wrapping up the needed financing for the stadium, the team had begun make-ready work around the site. April 19 will mark the first shovels in the ground for the actual stadium proper.

Percy Harvin Reveals He Needs Shoulder Surgery -
Percy Harvin is going under the knife again, but shouldn't miss any offseason team activities.

Seahawks confirm "new age" look coming Tuesday | ProFootballTalk
When the new Nike-manufactured NFL uniforms are unveiled on Tuesday at an event in Brooklyn, Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor will be sporting the team’s new game attire.

Andrew Luck Is Smart, Witty, Consistent, AND Beautiful - From Our Editors -
The NFL world has been buzzing over Robert Griffin III over the past month or so, and after spending 18 months as the presumptive no. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, Stanford's Andrew Luck suddenly has some competition for the top spot. And his quarterback coach doesn't like it.

Ryan Leaf Arrested Again On Burglary, Drug Charges -
Over the weekend former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested and charged with felony burglary, misdemeanor theft and criminal possession of dangerous drugs. On Monday, he was arrested -- again -- on drug and burglary charges, according to the Associated Press.