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2/27 Arizona Cardinals news: Levi Brown, drafting a guard and more Alex Smith

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Today's links have some more commentary about whether or not Levi Brown could be moved to guard, whether the team would draft an guard with their first pick and, of course, the Alex Smith rumors continue.


Word From the Birds Blog | Considering Levi moving to guard
"He’s a talent," Arians said. "I don’t think he’d have any problem playing guard. But tackles are harder to find. Depending on what is available in the draft and free agency, those six or seven we suit up on Sunday you like to have position flexibility. But I would see him more as a right tackle/left tackle than a guard."

Taking A Chance High In The Draft
"If you think he’s a Pro Bowl guard, how high is too high?" Keim asked. "I think you just take the player and don’t look back.

Alex Smith and the Cards: a few thoughts - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Arizona's reported interest in San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith could help the 49ers more than it helps the Cardinals. video: Matt Barkley a good fit for Cardinals?
azcentral Sports roundtable of Dan Bickley, Bruce Cooper and Kevin Hunt debate Matt Barkley’s future in the NFL and potentially with the Cardinals.

Cardinals exploring possibilty of trading for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith | Insiders
The Cardinals are exploring the possibility of trading for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, according to an NFL source, but no deal is in place.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: O-line isn’t as bad as fans think
Many Cardinals fans disagree, but the team’s new power brokers don’t think their offensive line is broken.


2013 NFL Combine results: Notes from a college football fan -
Questions about this year's top draft picks? A college football fan is here to help.

2013 NFL combine results: Safety 40-yard dash times and more -
The safeties ran through the NFL Scouting Combine drills on Tuesday and Shamarko Thomas of Syracuse impressed scouts by putting up top numbers in nearly every category.

NFL news roundup: Steven Jackson voids his deal, Tom Brady's guaranteed money, free agency rumors and more -
The NFL world is still focused on the combine, but there was plenty of action around the league on Tuesday including Steven Jackson becoming a free agent for the first time.

NFL free agency: Why you don't want to play in any city -
Are you an NFL free agent about to get a big money contract? Sucks to be you. Every NFL city is a hellhole, especially the one that you live in. Let Robert Wheel explain why your NFL city sucks.

NFL Combine 2013: Christine Michael slept through 2 interviews -
Texas A&M running back Christine Michael wowed scouts in combine drills, but overslept and missed two interviews.

NFL Combine bench press: The SB Nation workout video -
The bench press by itself is rather boring, so let's set it to music and make it a workout video.

Steelers restructure Lawrence Timmons contract, according to report -
The Pittsburgh Steelers are addressing some salary cap issues, and have started by restructuring linebacker Lawrence Timmons' contract.

Jeff Demps wants to play for Patriots and run track -
Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps wants to return to track and field -- while continuing his NFL career with the New England Patriots.

Raiders, Mike Holmgren discussing front office position -
The Raiders are in talks with Mike Holmgren about a possible front office role. Oakland is reportedly looking for more leadership in the front office.

Watch everyone outrun Rich Eisen -
The results weren't all bad for the NFL Network host's annual 40-yard dash.

Uffsides: NFL Combine and Oscar talk with Will Leitch -
Sportswriter/film critic Will Leitch joins Matt to discuss Manti Te'o's 40 time, Desmond Bryant's incredible mugshot, Tom Brady's contract extension, and more.

Brandon Weeden: 'I completely expect to be the starter' -
Will the Browns' new regime hand the keys (back) over to Brandon Weeden, or will they look elsewhere for help?

TROLL TUESDAY: Manti Te'o can't outrun his past at the NFL Combine -
Manti Te'o went to the NFL Combine this week with a chance to face the skeptics and prove them wrong once and for all. It didn't quite work out that way.

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