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5/18 Arizona Cardinals news: wrapping up the 1st week of OTAs

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After one week of OTAs, there is plenty of stuff to read.


Word From the Birds Blog | Bell is a thoroughbred
I asked them if they had ever seen a thoroughbred horse. A thoroughbred horse has little bitty legs and is big up top.

Motivating On The Next Level
Coaches from college find getting through to pros not much different

12 Ways To Know You're a Cardinals Fan
A guide to the Birdgang

Rookies no longer have to wait for their turn
Rookies no longer have to wait for their turn,Times are changing. For a variety of factors, rookies are far more likely to start games than they were five years ago, and Cardinals fans can expect to witness the trend this fall.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald worn, weary and hoping QB carousel over
Fitzgerald is tired of looking into cameras, speaking into tape recorders and saying all the right things: The offense is this close to a turnaround, the new quarterback is a dramatic upgrade, the new coach has infused so much enthusiasm into the organization.

Covering Larry Fitzgerald 1 on 1. Well, sort of. | Insiders
I texted him a few questions and he responded, but not until later Tuesday evening. By the time I saw them, it was too late to update the column. But here are the questions and his responses:

Cards, Glendale 'still far apart' in camp negotiations
Just more than two months before training camp, Cardinals still not close in negotiations with Glendale.

Cardinals' new-look safety corps has much to prove
Release of veteran safeties Wilson, Rhodes has left Johnson, Bell, Mathieu with much to prove.

Cardinals’ GM: Mathieu could be the best playmaker in the draft | ProFootballTalk
Was Tyrann Mathieu too big a risk for the Cardinals in the third round of the NFL draft? If Mathieu is as talented as Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim thinks, then the real risk would have been passing on an opportunity to add him in the third round.


NFL news roundup: RG3 throwing, Rob Gronkowski may need more surgery and more -
Robert Griffin III has been throwing since April, Rob Gronkowski may need back surgery, David Garrard could try his hand at coaching and more. Here's what you may have missed on Friday.

The Blueprint: Geno Smith's plan for the NFL -
The Jets' rookie is adjusting to life on and off the field in the NFL.

Bruce Irvin suspended 4 games for PED violation - Field Gulls
Seahawks 2nd year DE Bruce Irvin has been suspended four games for violation of the NFL's performance enhancing drugs policy.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz sheds light on 'Taco Tuesday' flap -
Taco Tuesday wasn't even the most surprising thing the rookie discovered in the Eagles cafeteria.

WHEEL ROUTES: Taco Tuesdays, Titus Young and concussions -
This week in Wheel Routes Robert Wheel looks at how the Browns are screwed, Titus Young's mental illness, bad concussion doctors and more.

Saints rookies Kenny Stills, Kenny Vaccaro are confusing people -
People are having a hard time telling Saints rookies Kenny Stills and Kenny Vaccaro apart.

Jets offer David Garrard coaching internship -
David Garrard retired recently because of a nagging left knee injury, but the Jets are giving him an opportunity to stay with the organization and serve as a coaching intern during training camp.

Jets' Mike Goodson arrested for drug possession, weapons charges, according to report -
Mike Goodson was reportedly taken into police custody on Thursday night after being found with marijuana and a loaded handgun.

Donte Stallworth injury: Wide receiver cleared for football activities -
The burns suffered by Donte Stallworth in a scary hot balloon accident over the summer won't keep him off the field this season, as he's been medically cleared to play football.

TBS orders pilot for 'Cheeseheads,' a show that finally pays attention to Packers fans -
'Cheeseheads' will shine a light on the passionate, colorful fans of Green Bay's NFL team.

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