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11/5 Arizona Cardinals news: Ballard in, Jefferson out

Your daily roundup of Cardinals and NFL news.

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The Arizona Cardinals were back at practice on Monday following the bye. They said goodbye to a couple of players and are set to say hello to a new one. With the whole Jonathan Martin thing, Darnell Dockett has some very mature things to say.


Cardinals Blogs | Coming unblocked
Late last week (sorry, with the bye weekend I’m just catching up) did research on teams — both offensively and defensively — who had allowed and created the most unblocked pressure on the quarterback. Guess who was at the top of the defensive list.

Cardinals Blogs | Dockett and his history Incognito
"Nothing that guy does surprises me at all," Dockett said Monday. "I’ve had a few incidents with that guy, I’ve seen other playes have incidents with that guy, I’ve seen everything he has tried to do to hurt guys. It’s unfortunate you try to mentally hurt guys you need to win football games, mactually a guy on the same side as you. That’s very unfortunate."

Stress Of A Head Coach

Notebook: Recent maladies highlight stress of profession; Cards add TE Ballard

"That's Not How You Build Chemistry"

Cardinals don't cross the line when it comes to how they treat rookies

Flush the Pocket: Life after the Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

The city of Flagstaff’s economy actually improved after the Cardinals made the move south.

Arizona Cardinals' Michael Bidwill not worried about bullying in team's locker room

"I think (GM) Steve (Keim) has done a good job of identifying high-character players to come on to our team."

Cardinals president: 'I'm concerned' about Glendale's ability to host Super Bowl XLIX events

"[The NFL Experience] will not be in Glendale," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told USA TODAY Sports. "It will be in Phoenix. We have not announced details of its location, but I can confirm it will not be in Glendale. Same goes for the media center."


Bears vs. Packers 2013, Week 9: Live coverage, score updates and more -

The Bears started Monday Night Football with a backup quarterback, but knocked Aaron Rodgers out of the game early to make it a battle of backup signal callers with Josh McCown coming out on top.

Jonathan Martin leaves Dolphins amidst reports of harassment -

Jonathan Martin's teammates deny that their harassment went beyond the normal hijinks of the Dolphins locker room, but reports describe an abusive environment in which the lineman was often bullied. There is no word yet when Martin may return.

Cam Newton gives candid interview on his 'very disgusting' attitude -

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spoke openly about his struggles leading up to 2013.

Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, and the NFL's hazing problem -

The Daily Win looks at the dangerous nature of hazing and the biggest old-fashioned meatheads who keep the NFL rooted in the 20th century.

NFL Debrief: Nick Foles, Jets explained with bullet points -

This week's Debrief explains why the New York Jets are the embodiment of the 2013 NFL, appreciates Nick Foles' seven-touchdowns and tries to understand Week 9.

Jack Del Rio named Broncos interim head coach -

Jack Del Rio will helm the Denver Broncos with John Fox expected to miss four to six weeks recovering from heart surgery.

49ers waive Nnamdi Asomugha, according to reports - Niners Nation

The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly released Nnamdi Asomugha, or will do so soon. We take a look at the implications.

Tony Romo thinks he's real sneaky; he's not -

You really had 'em fooled there, Tone. Amazed your gambit didn't work out.

Takeaways, NFL week 9: Playoff picture remains unfinished -

The NFL playoff picture got more difficult to decode following Week 9's slate of games.

Gary Kubiak taken to hospital after collapsing on the field -

The Texans-Colts game took a turn at halftime after Houston head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the sideline.

Vikings will start Christian Ponder vs. Redskins -

The Vikings are set to play a third consecutive game with Christian Ponder as starter after he accumulated 236 yards passing in a Week 9 loss.

Mike Tomlin will 're-evaluate' everything about Steelers -

Mike Tomlin will be taking a hard look at who should be playing after the Steelers' historically bad day on defense against the Patriots on Sunday.

2013 NFL playoff picture: Chiefs continue to own competition, Seahawks remain on top of the NFC -

The Chiefs and Seahawks added to their leads in the AFC and NFC with wins in Week 9.

EJ Manuel injury: Bills QB cleared to return to practice - Buffalo Rumblings

EJ Manuel has been cleared by doctors to return to practice this week, and could be back in action as soon as the Bills' Week 10 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.