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7-15-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: Time and Patience

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Time for your morning Links on July 15th, 2012.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald running out of time and patience
Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald running out of time and patience, Bickley: Entering his ninth NFL season, Larry Fitzgerald is running out of patience, and that's great news for the Cardinals.

Arizona Sports News:

Phoenix Suns miss out on Eric Gordon, turn eyes to O.J. Mayo
The New Orleans Hornets have officially matched the Suns' $58 million offer to Eric Gordon. Where does Phoenix go from here?

New Orleans Hornets agree to match Phoenix Suns' offer on Eric Gordon - ESPN
The New Orleans Hornets, as expected, officially have matched the Phoenix Suns' four-year, $58 million offer sheet to restricted free agent guard Eric Gordon.

NFL News:

Cliff Avril not getting 'good vibe' on Detroit Lions deal -
Cliff Avril has been optimistic about reaching an agreement on a new deal with the Lions prior to Monday's deadline, but the franchised DE is now no longer as positive as he once was.

Michael Vick aims for full year with Philadelphia Eagles -
Michael Vick is well aware that his aggressive style has led to numerous injuries in past seasons. This year the Eagles quarterback is making a conscious effort to protect himself from harm.

Charlie Weis: Brady Quinn could start in NFL for me -
Former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis believes the career of pupil Brady Quinn would have taken a different path if the duo had been able to work together in the NFL.

Sean Payton coaches sixth-graders after Saints fallout -
Sean Payton will be on a sideline this season after all -- it just won't be in the NFL. The suspended Saints coach will be working with his son's sixth-grade football team.

Matt Forte, Chicago Bears extremely close on contract -
Franchised running back Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears are moving toward an agreement on a long-term deal, a source told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi.