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2/12 Arizona Cardinals news: Practice bubble, Michael Vick, Kolb's contract and Flagstaff still on hold

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After a slow weekend, the news started flowing in, both for the Cardinals and the rest of the league. The team could be looking at a practice bubble for the team, which will be welcome. Kevin Kolb's contract will be a topic of discussion for the front office and Flagstaff is still in the air.

In the league, Percy Harvin is on the trading block and Michael Vick is off the board as a possible quarterback.

Here are the morning links:


Word From the Birds Blog | Work to do on the linebacking lineup
With the news, reported multiple places, that the Cards are a little more than $3 million over the salary cap about a month away from needing to get in compliance, general manager Steve Keim still has some maneuvering to do. Knowing now that new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is sticking with the 3-4 base defense, the linebacker corps remains a crucial part of the equation. What that means going forward is the question as free agency/cap compliance/the offseason gets closer.

Word From the Birds Blog | Planning a practice bubble in Tempe
"We’re going through a process now of getting a bubble in Tempe," Bidwill said.

Roy Green's Fight Helped By Old Friend
Nicole Bidwill raising money for charity after kidney transplant for Cardinals' all-time great

2013 Team Needs: Arizona Cardinals |
Arizona's shortcomings meant they failed to turn a flying 4-0 start into a playoff appearance. Khaled Elsayed looks at the free agent market to see what help is available.

Ranking the 2013 Free Agents: Running Backs |
We begin our position-by-position breakdown of the best players available in free agency with a look at the top running backs - a list that begins with a seventh-rounder turned Super Bowl champ. LSH is on that list,

Michael Bidwill has been nothing but impressed with Bruce Arians
Bruce Arians has been the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals since January 17, 2013. And in that time he's done nothing but impress team president Michael Bidwill.

Cardinals president Bidwill: Kevin Kolb's 'contract is probably something we're going to need to address'
"Kevin's contract is probably something we're going to need to address," he said. "It's a big number and given the productivity and the questions about durability and everything, that's something that I think the reality is we need to sit down and discuss."

Flagstaff training camp up in the air for Cardinals
"We're talking to the city of Flagstaff, NAU, the city of Glendale," Bidwill told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Monday. "We're not ready to make a decision at this stage, but we're probably weeks away and when we do I'm sure you guys will be reporting it right away."


Where a Redskins player and the Redskins website defend the indefensible -
The origin of the word "redskin" counts for less than its contemporary meaning.

Vikings willing to trade Percy Harvin, according to report -
Percy Harvin looks like he is on his way out of Minnesota. Here's the latest on his situation with the Vikings.

2013 NFL mock draft: Seniors take over top 10 -
In this edition of the mock draft, seniors were uncommonly popular in our mock draft.

Eagles re-sign Michael Vick to 1-year contract -
Michael Vick will suit up for the Eagles in 2013.

NFL news roundup: Percy Harvin trade rumors, Michael Vick back -
Monday proved to be busy in the NFL, as Michael Vick restructured his contract, the Buffalo Bills released two key members of their defense, while Percy Harvin trade rumors continue to circulate.

Breaking Down Michael Vick's Turnovers - Bleeding Green Nation
Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. They are a coach's worst nightmare, they get players cut, and they are usually the number one reason teams lose in the NFL. There past two seasons the Eagles have...

Chiefs Free Agency 2013: A potential safety to play with Eric Berry -
The Kansas City Chiefs have Eric Berry under contract, but B.J. Kissel of Arrowhead Pride explains they could be after a starter in free agency to pair with Berry.

Giants re-sign cornerback Terrell Thomas -
After missing the last two seasons due to knee injuries, Terrell Thomas will attempt to make a comeback with the Giants next season, agreeing to a restructured contract.

Buffalo Bills release Nick Barnett, George Wilson -
In a couple of surprise moves, the Bills will release their top two tacklers.

Champ Bailey will remain with Denver Broncos, according to report -
Bailey won't be a cap casualty this season, according to a report.

Panthers expected to release Chris Gamble, according to report -
The Panthers are well over the salary cap, and cutting Chris Gamble looks like a first step in rectifying that situation.

2013 NFL free agents: Top cornerbacks on the market -
From Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to Chris Houston, there are some interesting cornerbacks who may be available this offseason.

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