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5/20 Arizona Cardinals news: Carson Palmer still has it, Jonathan Cooper, impact rookie

Your Cardinals and NFL news round-up to start the day.


Bruce Arians talks about his time in Indianapolis and his new team's new quarterback, Carson Palmer, in today's links. Writers around the net take a look at the Cardinals upcoming OTA battles as well as the team's tough schedule in 2013.


Cardinals' Cooper to have 'big impact' during rookie season
Despite being the first guard selected in the top 10 of the NFL Draft since 1997, in the eyes of many Arizona Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper was thought to be a rather safe pick. But safe might not be the only word used to describe Cooper during his first season in the Valley.

Carson Palmer 'still has it,' Cardinals' Bruce Arians says -
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians talked up Carson Palmer's ability to sling the ball deep, which is an advantage in the Cardinals' new offense.

Arizona Cardinals: What to Watch for at OTAs | Bleacher Report
The first week of voluntary organized team activities has come and gone at Arizona Cardinals camp, and already there have been players to impress head coach Bruce Arians.

Sunday Conversation: Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians - ESPN
ESPN's Merril Hoge sat down recently with new Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians for a discussion covering Carson Palmer, Tyrann Mathieu, calling plays and taking over for Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano on an interim basis last season.

Arizona Cardinals: Can They Contend in 2013?
Some people believe that Arizona Cardinals are on the verge of contending with their new roster. Others believe that nothing will be better for the Cardinals.

Ranking Arizona's 3 Hardest Games of 2013
With OTA’s underway and training camp just around the corner, it’s time to look forward to the 2013 NFL season and the many challenges that will be presented for the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals are OK at Tight End, Despite What Some Think
Some people aren't too high on the Arizona Cardinals' tight ends, but they are better off at the position than people think.

Will Alex Okafor Improve the Defensive Line?
Alex Okafor has the potential to be a star. So, it’s safe to say that the Cardinals made a great value pick when they took the sack machine in the fourth round.

2013 NFL Free Agency: Jasper Brinkley Player Profile
At the end of the 2012 season, middle linebacker didn't appear to be a glaring need. However, the Cardinals still decided to add depth early in the free agency period by locking up middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley. And for that, they are extremely happy.


Greg Schiano says Mike Glennon can win the starting job for the Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
The quarterback controversy continues! This time, Greg Schiano fuels the Mike Glennon/Josh Freeman quarterback controversy, while simultaneously reinforcing that Josh Freeman is the starter. Oh yes, good fun.

NFL news roundup: Chargers sign Dwight Freeney, Willie Colon thinks Mike Goodson will be released -
It was a slower day on Saturday, but one of the big-name free-agents remaining on the market was signed, and we found out that the NFL is bringing rugby to the United States. Read on for what else you might have missed.