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5/10 Arizona Cardinals news: Minter and Mathieu introduced, QBs and wins

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The Arizona Cardinals, on the eve of the beginning of rookie minicamp, introduced their second and third-round draft picks -- Kevin Minter and Tyrann Mathieu. Since the topic is fresh, there is plenty of talk about taking risks with players with character issues. Likewise, there is more analysis about quarterbacks and wins.


Minter: "I'm an intense player"
Second round pick Kevin Minter speaks with the media after arriving for the Rookie Mini-Camp.

Mathieu: "I don't have anything to hold back"
Newly drafted Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is introduced to the media before Rookie Mini-Camp this weekend.

Tyrann Mathieu, Not Honey Badger, Joins Cards
Rookie safety ready to shed nickname and get his NFL career started as a Cardinal

Expanded look at QB wins above average - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Can you do the same analysis for other QB-challenged teams such as Philadelphia, Minnesota, etc.?

Cards' gamble on Mathieu, Washington nothing new
Cards' risk/reward dilemma with Washington, Mathieu nothing new in pro sports; talent always matters.

Arizona Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu 'on the right path'
Tyrann Mathieu cried when the Cardinals drafted him in the third round last month. But he was all smiles on Thursday, the eve of his first day of his new job.

Arizona Cardinals must weigh character flaws against talent
Position Cardinals are in with Tyrann Mathieu and Daryl Washington

No deal imminent between Karlos Dansby and Arizona Cardinals | Insiders
Inside linebacker Karlos Dansby visited his old team, the Cardinals, on Wednesday, but a possible deal doesn’t appear to be on the front burner.

The Dirty Bird makes sense for the Cardinals
Finally, the Dirty Bird is a leader, on the field and off. Even though it seems like Dansby has been around forever, he's still only 31 years old. He's experienced, capable and has a history with this franchise.


Ronde Barber retires: A career retrospective -
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber announced his retirement on Wednesday, so we take a look at what was probably a Hall of Fame career.

Stop saying Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo were cut for LGBT advocacy - Outsports
NFL teams make decisions based on performance, wins and the salary cap, not whether someone supports gay people.

Colts Trade A.Q. Shipley To Ravens For Conditional Pick In 2014 - Stampede Blue
The Colts announced they have trade reserve center A.Q. Shipley to the Ravens for a conditional pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

NFL news: Ronde Barber retires, Josh Cribbs visits Raiders -
One of the great NFL cornerbacks in Ronde Barber retired on Wednesday, and return specialist Josh Cribbs visited with the Oakland Raiders.

Jags fans launch anti-Tebow site - is waiting for your input. Here's context, should you need it.

Jeff Ireland: The Once and Future GM - The Phinsider
Players in the NFL need growth and development. General managers are no different. Has Jeff Ireland developed into a good GM right in front of us?

Greg Scruggs injury: Seahawks DE has surgery to repair torn ACL, per reports -
The Seahawks lost one of their rotational players on the defensive line. Greg Scruggs underwent ACL surgery Thursday.

Gerald Sensabaugh signs with Cowboys, retires from NFL -
The veteran safety will retire as a Cowboy after eight years in the league.

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