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1/23 Arizona Cardinals news: Fitzgerald to the Pro Bowl, Licht promoted

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On Tuesday, Larry Fitzgerald was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. Jason Licht got himself a new title and likely a raise in the Cards' front office. This is the basis of what you can find in today's links.


Jason Licht Made VP Of Player Personnel
Front-office promotion comes after Keim goes to general manager

Word From the Birds Blog | Licht gets promoted

New general manager Steve Keim made it clear when he got his new post that he wanted to continue to work with Jason Licht.

Word From the Birds Blog | After all that, Fitzgerald makes another Pro Bowl

It will be Fitzgerald’s seventh Pro Bowl in nine NFL seasons. He joins fellow Cardinals Patrick Peterson and Daryl Washington in Hawaii.

Fitzgerald picked for seventh Pro Bowl
Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald named to NFL Pro Bowl roster as replacement for Brandon Marshall.

Questions, thoughts on Cardinals' hires - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts after the Arizona Cardinals announced Todd Bowles' hiring as defensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin's hiring as offensive coordinator and Tom Moore's hiring as assistant head coach/offense ...

NFC West Pro Bowl update as Fitz added - NFC West Blog - ESPN
An updated look at NFC West players named to the Pro Bowl after the NFL announced Larry Fitzerald's addition to the NFC squad:


Bill Callahan sabotaged Raiders at Super Bowl, former players say -
After 10 years, former Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown still blames then-head coach Bill Callahan for Oakland's loss in Super Bowl XXXVII.

What is Alex Smith doing right now? Jan. 22 -
As our journey begins, Alex Smith updates his diary. It's sad reading.

Brain disease breakthrough? New study diagnoses CTE in living ex-football players -
Researchers at UCLA say they've identified a degenerative brain disease called 'CTE' in living football players. It's a ground-breaking discovery for now, and it could lead to improved treatment in the future.

TROLL TUESDAY: A game full of gimmicks, and one Ray of hope -
The Baltimore Ravens are back in the Super Bowl, and it's all thanks to Ray Lewis, the middle linebacker who's taking football back to its roots. Bear witness, America.

The Week in Worst: The penultimate crud-tacular -
The Super Bowl is set! Let's hope it's better than the Championship Games were!

Jay Ratliff arrested for DWI, according to report -
According to ESPN Dallas, Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff was arrested on Tuesday for driving while intoxicated.

Wes Welker's wife apologizes for Ray Lewis Facebook comments -
Anna Burns Welker apologized for comments she made on Facebook regarding Ray Lewis, following New England's loss to Baltimore in the AFC Championship game.

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick star in 'LOL of the Ring' -
It's the best New England Patriots/Lord of the Rings mash-up you've ever seen. No kidding.

Bills WR Stevie Johnson wants quarterback competition in Buffalo -
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson believes competition would do quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick some good.

Super Bowl 2013: Ray Lewis sacked Jim Harbaugh for 1st career sack -
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis notched his first career sack against current 49ers coach and former Colts quarterback Jim Harbaugh, way back in 1996.

Sports' culture of intoxication -
There is, and will likely always be, a natural link between beer and sports. But at many events, intoxicated fans are a major issue. What can be done to curb this?

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