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2/7 Arizona Cardinals news: Cap casualties, Goodwin introduced

Some links to start the day.

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The Arizona Cardinals added to their front office and introduced offensive coordinator. After hearing that Kevin Kolb is open to a contract restructuring, but now some think he will be a cap casualty.

Here are the links to start the morning.


New OC Goodwin - "Coaching offense is my passion"
Recently hired offensive coordinated Harold Goodwin is introduced to the local media in a press conference alongside Bruce Arians.

Word From the Birds Blog | Goodwin here to help set offense straight
"There’s nowhere to go but up," Arians said with a smile, cracking Goodwin up next to him and drawing laughs from the media. "I guarantee we won’t be there this year."

Word From the Birds Blog | Adding to the front office
The Cardinals have made a pair of new additions to the front office: Mike Disner as a director of football administration and Debbie Pollom as executive assistant.

NFL insider: Kevin Kolb a possible cap casualty
According to CBSSports NFL insider Jason LaCanfora,, Kolb is one of many players who could be in line to become a "cap casualty" over the next couple months.

Arizona Cardinals OC Goodwin says 'there's talent' on offensive line
"I think there's talent there," he said. "Just coming out of Indy, all you need is guys who are willing to work and you can have success."

'Door number two' still an option as Cardinals coach Arians looks for a QB
"The quarterback situation will take some time. I like what we've got and what we have will be better," Arians added. "If there's a better option behind door number two, Steve (Keim) and Jason (Licht) will search it out for us and will look at that option also and see if that's better for the Cardinals."

New Cards' OC focuses on elevating line play
Upgrading line tops priority list for Cardinals new offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin.

Taking stock as Cardinals adjust front office - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Player personnel director Jason Licht and newly hired director of football administration Mike Disner both have Patriots ties.

Impressions of Bruce Arians’ staff | Insiders
Size and experience are two of the best attributes a football player can have. But they also aren’t bad qualities to have on a coaching staff.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians impressed with offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin
"For an offensive line coach to have that expertise, you knew this guy had a future, more than just being with the guys up front," Arians said. "It’s going to be just a matter of time before he’s a head coach."


Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Canty released by New York Giants - Big Blue View
Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Canty were released by the New York Giants on Wednesday. That makes three veterans cut in two days.

A look back at the Super Bowl and a look ahead to NFL free agency -
With the 2012 NFL season now in the books, Jerry Mallory of Pride of Detroit basks in the glory of his prediction that the Ravens would win Super Bowl XLVII, before turning his attention to what could be in store when free agency kicks off in March.

NFL waiver candidates: Michael Vick, Tim Tebow could be released -
Now that the 2013 NFL offseason is here, it's time to turn our attention to the biggest names that could be hitting the waiver wires.

NFL free agency 2013: Joe Flacco joins the elite -
Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco is a free agent, and the Ravens have a big decision to make about their future.

John Harbaugh to appear on Late Show With David Letterman -
After winning the Super Bowl, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will be a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Joe Flacco should be highest paid quarterback in NFL, according to agent -
Is Joe Flacco worth $20 million per season? His agent thinks so.

Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis Say No Hire Has Been Made for Defensive Coordinator Position - Canal Street Chronicles
Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton confirm that they still have interviews remaining before they hire a new defensive coordinator. .

Saints Plan to Hire Rob Ryan as Defensive Coordinator...or Maybe Not - Canal Street Chronicles
Adam Schefter's sources are saying the Saints have already made a decision for their vacant defensive coordinator position. Larry Holder's sources say not so fast. But the Saints have confirmed that no hire has been made.

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