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5/21 Arizona Cardinals news: Patrick Peterson, changing offseason schedule

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The Patrick Peterson debate continues on. The NFL wants to move things around in the offseason and Cardinals released their "Flight Plan" series.


Word From the Birds Blog | Managing Palmer expectations
What does that mean for Palmer himself? Well, he’s playing in a much more difficult division than last season. He’ll have to up his game to match his numbers. But if he stays healthy — and assuming the offensive line makes strides forward, as everyone is expecting right now — that can happen.

Word From the Birds Blog | Moving the draft later
Adam Shefter first reported a 2014 draft that would take place in May. That really isn’t a shock. To move the TV-ratings-rich draft into the sweeps month of May makes sense.

Cardinals Flight Plan: Offseason Special
Catch the offseason special featuring coach Arians wired for sound, Dansby's return and more.

Including Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson in top CB talk - ESPN
"If we have this discussion in a year, he is top three in the league and if not, No. 1," NFL scout Matt Williamson predicted Monday.

NFL - John Clayton breaks down big spenders and big bargains in free agency - ESPN
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.

St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals took opposite approaches - ESPN
While the Rams focused their UFA resources narrowly, the Arizona Cardinals added a long list of players at relatively low cost.

Larry Fitzgerald: 2012 was most frustrating season I’ve ever had | ProFootballTalk
Statistics don't always tell the entire story, but they do a pretty good job of providing everything you need to know about how 2012 went for Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. His 71 catches were his least for a season since 2006 and he never had a lower average than the 11.

Can Carson Palmer play? Employ 4 C's
Calvisi Consulting has devised its own QB valuation system.


Twists and slants: How to generate pressure with only 4 rushers -
Want to win games in the NFL? Have a defensive front that can generate pressure all by itself. Here's how.

The Robert Griffin III wedding registry: A tale of kitchen greatness -
You see a Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster Encore Dehydrator and Jerky Maker, and we see greatness

Mario Williams says he didn't abuse painkillers -
Mario Williams denied abusing painkillers or having suicidal thoughts while saying the controversy surrounding text messages sent to his ex-fiancee has been taken out of context and blown out of proportion.

NFL Draft tentative dates set for May, according to report -
Dates for a May NFL draft have emerged, changing the NFL schedule for the next three years.

LeSean McCoy injury: Eagles RB leaves practice with knee issue -
LeSean McCoy hurt his knee in a workout Monday, forcing him to the sidelines as the team tries to learn Chip Kelly's offense. The injury didn't seem to be very serious to those in attendance.

Chargers shield Manti Te'o from media until training camp -
The Chargers said they made an "organizational decision" to shield rookie linebacker Manti Te'o from the media between the start of OTAs and minicamp.

Mike Goodson doesn't practice at Jets OTAs -
Mike Goodson didn't participate in offseason workouts with the New York Jets Monday, days after the running back was arrested for alleged illegal drug and weapons possession. His status with the team going forward is uncertain.

Darrelle Revis injury: Buccaneers CB should be ready for Week 1 -
Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano said that things wear "gearing towards" Revis being ready for the start of the season.

Alex Smith practices pistol formation at Chiefs OTAs -
Alex Smith ran plays out of the pistol formation at Kansas City Chiefs OTAs on Thursday.

Calvin Johnson admits playing with broken fingers in 2012 -
Calvin Johnson admitted Monday that his receiving-yardage record was set last season while playing with broken fingers.

Eagles evaluate Jason Avant, Clay Harbor on defense -
Chip Kelly wants to see what Jason Avant and Clay Harbor can do on the other side of the ball.

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