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6-24-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Offseason Stuff

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Time for todays links, bit of a quiet day but still some interesting stuff including an update on the practice in KC thing.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Chiefs, Cardinals finalizing joint practices | ProFootballTalk
While no official announcement has been made, it appears the Chiefs and Cardinals have agreed to a joint workout during training camp.

Fitzgerald confident in receiving core - ArizonaSports.com
Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is more than happy to boast their receiving core going into training camp. Fitzgerald faced a difficult season last year of double coverages due to a lack of a strong number two receiver, and he still managed 1,411 yards and eight touchdowns. "I'm really excited about our receiving core," Fitzgerald told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf on Friday. "I think we're going to be a force to be reckoned with when things open up."

Arizona Sports News:

Offense leads Arizona Diamondbacks past Chicago Cubs
Paul Goldschmidt fell a single shy of the cycle, Justin Upton homered for the second time in three games, and the Arizona Diamondbacks climbed above .500 for the first time since May 4 by beating the Chicago Cubs 10-5 on Saturday night.

Phoenix Coyotes grab Jordan Martinook, six others
The Coyotes finished up at the NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh on Saturday, selecting a mix of forwards, defensemen and a goalie with their seven picks in Rounds 2 through 7.

Arizona Rattlers score first, hold off Milwaukee Mustangs
The Rattlers (11-3) defeated Milwaukee (5-9) 52-37 on Friday night despite the Mustangs being within one score of the top-ranked team in the Arena League's power rankings nearly the entire game.

NFL News:

Adam Archuleta describes how football made him "miserable" | ProFootballTalk
The Washington Post wrote a story about former Redskins safety Adam Archuleta, and the way he’s working to polish his broadcasting skills for a second career. But the fascinating part of the report may be Archuleta’s openness about how unhappy he was during his playing days, despite the fame and riches that came from the sport. The 34-year-old former safety said he allowed his play to define his worth as a person, which left him searching.