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5-7-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Quiet

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  Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-US PRESSWIRE
Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-US PRESSWIRE

Not much to report again. Hopefully we get some more good stuff over this next week.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Mailbag: Respect factor for Wells, top RBs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
MoJo from Tucson, Ariz., asks a fairly open-ended question regarding the Arizona Cardinals' leading rusher. "How much respect did defenses show to Beanie Wells last season?" he asks.

Arizona Sports News:

Arizona Diamondbacks end road trip with frustrating loss to New York Mets
Miguel Montero didn't think it was just gone. He thought it was way gone, like hitting-off-the-overhang gone. When the ball left his bat with two out in the ninth inning Sunday, Montero stood there for a second, frozen in a familiar home-run pose. But the right fielder caught the ball a few feet in front of the wall, putting a frustrating end to a frustrating stretch for the Diamondbacks, who lost 3-1 to the New York Mets. It meant a series loss to the Mets, who took two of three from the Diamondbacks just as the Washington Nationals did last week. And so a road trip that began so promisingly in Miami ends with the Diamondbacks dropping under the .500 mark at 14-15.

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rusty Klesla suspended for Game 5
The Coyotes will be without defenseman Rusty Klesla for Game 5 on Monday night after he was suspended one game for his boarding penalty on Nashville forward Matt Halischuk during Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

NFL News:

Robert Griffin III Is 'The Starter. Period.' Says Mike Shanahan -
On the third and final day of the Washington Redskins' rookie minicamp Sunday, head coach Mike Shanahan declared rookie quarterback, and No. 2 overall draft pick, Robert Griffin III the starter moving forward, ending any speculation that fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins or veteran Rex Grossman would be in an open competition for the job. "Our gameplan is we're going to put him on the first team when we come back," Shanahan said Sunday. "He's the starter. Period."

Mark Ingram Injury: Arthroscopic Knee Surgery To Sideline New Orleans RB 6 Weeks -
New Orleans' Mark Ingram needed knee surgery that will put him out for six weeks.

Patriots Sign Joseph Addai To Contract, According To Report -
Former Colts running back Joseph Addai has signed with the New England Patriots, according to a report.

Cameron Wake, Dolphins Agree To 4-Year, $49 Million Extension -
The Miami Dolphins and Cameron Wake agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $49 million, according to a report from's Jason La Canfora. Wake confirmed the news on his Twitter account, tweeting out "#DoneDeal" along with a photo of a pen.

Roethlisberger graduates from college, nine years after leaving | ProFootballTalk
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has turned his life around in the last 24 months. He’s married, and he somehow has gotten back in the good graces of Steelers fans who were ready in 2010 to run him out of town. And now Roethlisberger has graduated from Miami (Ohio) University, nine years after leaving the school.