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1/29 Arizona Cardinals news: Terrell Suggs' thanks, Arians wanted Whiz, Alex Smith wants to be released

Some links to start the day and get some Cardinals and NFL news.

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Super Bowl week has officially begun and it is almost like the Cardinals were there (not really). Terrell Suggs, who actually should be on the Cardinals, actually thanked Arizona for not drafting him. Alex Smith could potentially be an Arizona Cardinal and Darren Urban has some thoughts on the read option.

Here are today's links:


Word From the Birds Blog | Reading the options of the future of offense
The Super Bowl run-up this week — on both TV and in print — will be filled with a handful of the obvious stories this week: The last game for Ray Lewis, the Harbaugh brothers, and, with the 49ers becoming explosive on offense with new quarterback Colin Kaepernick, there will be plenty written and said about the read-option offense.

Terrell Suggs' unsolicited thanks to Cards - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"Lo and behold, the Arizona Cardinals traded out of the pick," Suggs said. "Thank you all for that. I appreciate that with all my heart. Thank you."

Arians wanted Whisenhunt, Grimm if he got Bears job | ProFootballTalk
Taking the Cardinals head coaching job apparently prevented Bruce Arians from assembling the coaching staff he really wanted.

Alex Smith is expected to seek his release before free agency | ProFootballTalk
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Smith is expected to seek his release before the start of free agency.


What is Alex Smith doing right now? Jan. 28 -
Alex Smith always believes in being prompt. He also doesn't have a lot to do.

Roger Goodell answers questions in Reddit AMA -
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell answered fans' questions in a Reddit AMA on Monday.

Super Bowl 2013: Know your NOLA, a guide to New Orleans -
Dave Cariello is the editor of Canal Street Chronicles, SB Nation's Saints blog. A Tulane grad, Dave has lived in New Orleans for 14 years, owns Saints season tickets and is a member of Krewe of Caesar, making him an expert on your trip to NOLA.

Gnawlins: Matt Ufford eats his way through the Super Bowl -
There is very important work to be done this week in New Orleans. There is also food to eat, lots and lots of food to eat.

Titus Young: The NFL's biggest fool -
The Detroit Lions receiver is more work than he's worth at this point in his career.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Senior Bowl bumps up offensive linemen -
Following a week of practices at the Senior Bowl, some players have helped bump up their NFL Draft stock. In our latest mock draft, some linemen get a bump in draft position and we're back to where we started with the first overall pick.

Super Bowl 2013: Colin Kaepernick not feeling pressured on football's biggest stage -
Colin Kaepernick kept his composure when facing the media on Sunday after the 49ers arrived in New Orleans. Will he be able to do the same when game time rolls around on Sunday?

Alex Smith will reportedly seek release from 49ers after Super Bowl -
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will reportedly ask to be released following Super Bowl XLVII, according to NBC's Pro Football Talk.

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