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2/16 Arizona Cardinals news: Draft picks, using all resources, keeping Toler

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Word From the Birds Blog | Keim considers inevitable difficult decisions
Are some difficult decisions coming with the roster for general manager Steve Keim? "Absolutely," Keim said.

Word From the Birds Blog | Finalizing the equation of Jefferson trade
Considering the Cards were on the verge of cutting Jefferson (and the league knew the Cards were corner-heavy) when the trade went down, moving up a round wasn’t a bad result. It gives the Cards, at least before the compensatory picks are doled out, seven total draft picks covering the first six rounds of the draft.

Eight in the Box: Must-keep free agents - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Welcome to "Eight in the Box," a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week’s topic: Which free agent is essential for each team to keep from its 2012 roster?

ProFootballTalk: How can Arizona sort out QB mess? | ProFootballTalk
Kevin Kolb is being paid like a franchise QB, but Peter King gets the sense Bruce Arians thinks Kolb is not the answer at QB. Where do the Cardinals go from here? ...

NFL Draft: If the Cardinals pass on a QB, they could take...
I have broken down the Cardinals' biggest needs, then taken the time to list the top ten prospects at each of those need positions: quarterback, pass rusher, interior offensive lineman, and offensive tackle, but does that make it a slam dunk the Cardinals go with one of those positions at seven?

Cardinals GM Steve Keim: 'We will exhaust every resource' at the QB position
"The one thing I made clear is that we will exhaust every resource that we have," general manager Steve Keim told Arizona Sports 620's Doug & Wolf Friday. "We will look at every player in the draft, rounds one through seven. We'll do college free agency.

Which high-priced players should be cut and which should be kept? -- NFL - ESPN
Chris Sprow examines which high-priced NFL players should be cut by their teams this offseason and which should be kept.


WHEEL ROUTES: Shut Up, Redskins Fans -
This week, the Redskins' racist name, why Chip Kelly isn't good for Michael Vick and more.

NFL trade rumors 2013: Could Browns deal Brandon Weeden? -
The Cleveland Browns aren't thrilled with Brandon Weeden at quarterback, but with a weak draft class and not much of value to offer, they might be stuck with him.

Broncos will use franchise tag on OT Ryan Clady -
The Denver Broncos will place a franchise tag on offensive tackle Ryan Clady, who is otherwise slated to be an unrestricted free agent. Clady has earned multiple trips to the Pro Bowl during his NFL career.

Titans will use franchise tag on Jared Cook, according to report -
Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook is expected to receive the franchise tag next week. Cook and the team have not been able to work out a long-term deal.

NFL paid Roger Goodell nearly $30 million in 2011, according to league tax return -
Bonuses gave Roger Goodell almost $30 million in 2011, tax filings revealed, thanks to bonuses received the year the league dealt with a potential lockout.

Brian Billick once appeared on the 'Match Game' -
The former Ravens head coach wasn't always a football star you know.

Austin Collie released: Options for free agent wide receiver -
Collie caught just one pass in 2012 before a ruptured patella tendon ended his season in Week 3.

NFL Draft: Ranking the best and worst draft classes of 2010 -
Immediate draft grades are meant to attract hits and are worthless. Three years later, we can finally start to get some idea. Here is the best and worst of the 2010 draft.

2013 NFL Draft: Todd McShay says Geno Smith tops QB class -
ESPN's other draft analyst talked quarterbacks and the Combine in a Friday conference call.

Charles Woodson released by Packers -
Defensive back Charles Woodson was released by the Green Bay Packers on Friday.

Dwight Freeney, Colts part ways: Potential landing spots for defensive end -
Dwight Freeney has been chasing down quarterbacks for 11 season and now that he won't be returning to the Colts in 2013, here's a couple places he could land for the upcoming season.

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