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3/7 Arizona Cardinals news: Training camp takes, Arians and changing offense, Alan Faneca's weght loss

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In today's news roundup, there is a feature on former Cardinals offensive lineman Alan Faneca, who has lost 100 pounds since retirement. Still have training camp on the mind? We have takes from three different columnists for the newspaper. Free agent fever is rising and we still have lots to talk about with quarterbacks.

Could Bruce Arians work with a quarterback that doesn't have a huge arm? Bill Polian thinks so. Plus, there is plenty of NFL news and features to keep you bust for a while.


Word From the Birds Blog | Who could work with Arians and (gasp!) QB talk
"I worked with Bruce for five years, and my feeling is that he can adapt his offensive scheme to pretty much any skill level at quarterback as long as the guy is a good decision maker, as long as he has the ability to see the receiver deliver the ball on time and do it accurately," Polian said.

Faneca touts cause of shedding excess weight
Ex-Cardinal Alan Faneca drops 100 pounds, promotes health benefits of shedding excess weight.

Kevin Kolb: Arizona Cardinals QB Hopes to Benefit From Bruce Arians
One of the biggest questions heading into 2013 for the Arizona Cardinals is whether Bruce Arians can fix Kevin Kolb.

NFL Draft: Five RBs who could fit with the Cardinals
While I don't think there's any way the Cardinals take a running back at seven, this new talk makes me think that a running back in round two or three may be in play and these are the five that make the most sense… to me.

Arizona Cardinals’ camp quandary
Sorry, Flagstaff. I’d miss the wailing trains and occasional waft of skunk as much as the next guy. But we can do without training camp in the pine trees.

Cardinals leaving Flagstaff? Say it ain’t so | Insiders
OK, here’s a dissenting view about the Cardinals’ possible training camp move to Glendale: BOOOOO.

Arizona Cardinals taking a risk by moving training camp from Flagstaff to Glendale
The Cardinals are taking a risk. It’s hard convincing fans of the virtues of a new home when they’ve grown to appreciate the charm of the old one.


The 7 most dishonest things Roger Goodell said to college students today -
Roger Goodell spoke to students at the University of North Carolina today and taught us all a lesson about what it takes to be the most powerful person in sports.

2013 NFL offseason team needs: NFC East -
Can one of the NFC East teams finally pull away from the rest of the pack with the right offseason moves?

Change or die: Finding a defensive response to evolving offenses in the NFL -
NFL offenses are changing, leaving coaches scrambling to find answers on defense.

New York Giants' coach Tom Coughlin talks with Big Blue View - Big Blue View
Tom Coughlin's media tour to promote his book landed him on the phone with Big Blue View editor Ed Valentine on Wednesday. Here is part of our conversation.

NFL free agency rumors: Browns interested in Quentin Groves -
According to sources, the Cleveland Browns are interested in signing Quentin Groves.

Mike Wallace rumors: Vikings, Dolphins expected to compete for Steelers receiver -
The Dolphins are known to be interested in Mike Wallace, but they aren't the only ones. Miami is expecting plenty of competition for Wallace, including Minnesota.

2013 NFL free agents: Donnie Avery hits open market -
For the second time in as many offseasons, Donnie Avery is a free agent. While not spectacular, Avery will provide solid depth at wide out and could be a bargain in 2013.

2013 NFL free agents: Where will Randy Moss land? -
After a season in San Francisco, Randy Moss is back on the the free agent market. He showed flashes of his old form in 2012 and could interest a few teams -- that is, if he doesn't decide to retire.

Wisconsin Pro Day results: Montee Ball breaks 4.5 in the 40 -
Montee Ball may have earned himself a much nicer paycheck Wednesday, breaking 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash during Wisconsin's Pro Day. Who else improved their 2013 NFL Draft stock?

NFL Draft Pro Day results: Ray Graham's draft stock still hazy -
One thing we do know: Ray Graham ran the 40-yard dash at Pitt's Pro Day on Wednesday. Whether he improved on the 4.8 he ran at the NFL Combine is still unclear, however.

Broncos could release Elvis Dumervil, according to report -
Elvis Dumervil may become a cap casualty if he doesn't agree to less money.

Lions reach multi-year contract with DeAndre Levy -
The Detroit Lions have agreed to a multi-year contract with linebacker DeAndre Levy, just days before Levy was set to hit the free agent market for the first time.

Philadelphia Eagles deny report that Nnamdi Asomugha will be released today - Bleeding Green Nation
Howard Eskin is reporting that the Eagles will release CB Nnamdi Asomugha today after two years with the team.

New England needs Wes Welker -
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots need to re-sign Wes Welker in the coming weeks if they're serious about making multiple Super Bowl runs over the next five years.

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