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3/8 Arizona Cardinals news: Draft grades, Brian Hoyer news and more

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The weekend is almost here and so is free agency. Check out the news of the morning.


Faith In The 40
The speed indicator for the draft means a lot -- or not, depending on who you talk to

How NFC West rates in past three drafts - NFC West Blog - ESPN
There's more than one way to build an NFL team, but most general managers would point to the draft as the most important component.

Kurt Warner ranks as one of best FA signings of all time
The Arizona Cardinals signed quarterback Kurt Warner to a one-year, $4 million contract prior to the 2005 season, and when the year was over he had put together a rather unimpressive resume with the team.

Report: Cardinals consider using 2nd round RFA tender on Brian Hoyer
The Arizona Cardinals appear ready to bring quarterback Brian Hoyer back in some capacity next season.

Performance Based Value: Team Totals |
Stepping back for a wider view, Nathan Jahnke reviews the Performance Based Value results by team, highlighting the most over- and undervalued rosters.

Cards camp move requires an air-conditioned tent | ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals are close to a deal that would move their training camp from the pleasant mountains of Northern Arizona to the middle of the desert, which would require a giant air-conditioned tent.


The Atlanta Falcons' new stadium: Questions and answers -
The Falcons and the city of Atlanta agreed on terms for a new stadium. Good news! In theory, it's not a bad deal for either.

NFC North team needs 2013: Bears, Lions looking to get back in the mix -

The Packers own the NFC North, but the Vikings are rising while the Bears and Lions look to get back in the mix.
NFL news roundup: Brian Urlacher, John Abraham, free agency and more -

The NFL free agent period opens soon, but we're beginning to get a better picture about where two key defensive players may end up.

Jerry Richardson's financials leaked, and they're pretty damning - Cat Scratch Reader
The Carolina Panthers owner is having no problems with money, despite his hard-line stance.

2013 AFC North team needs: Bengals, Browns have money to burn -
The hyper competitive AFC North could get even more so this spring. The Bengals and the Browns have the cap money to load up in free agency.

Joe Flacco and the contract extension the Ravens wish he'd signed -
Joe Flacco and the Ravens agreed to a $120.6 million deal in Baltimore this week, but let's talk about the contract extension he didn't sign.

Brian Urlacher, Bears reportedly engaged in contract discussions -
The Chicago Bears are in ongoing contract talks with impending free agent linebacker and franchise icon Brian Urlacher.

28 things just as old as the Georgia Dome that must be torn down and replaced -
The Georgia Dome opened in 1992. It's already going to be replaced. All of the following things must go as well.

John Abraham will visit Seahawks, according to report -
Seattle will host free agent defensive end John Abraham.

Football's brain injury problem: There's more to it than just concussions -
New research makes violence in football even more worrisome, but could also help reduce injury.

Sheldon Richardson runs sub-4.9 in the 40 at Missouri Pro Day -
Sheldon Richardson bested his NFL Combine time in the 40-yard dash by over two-tenths of a second at Missouri's Pro Day on Thursday, according SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn.

Miami Pro Day results: Brandon McGee impresses, Kendall Thompkins steals show -
Bill Belichick was among the large NFL contingent in Coral Gables, Fla., to watch Miami Pro Day, where cornerback Brandon McGee impressed and a receiver post an elite 40-time.

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