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6/21 Arizona Cardinals news: Powell, Arenas to lead revamped return game

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The Cards have had a strong special teams the past few years, but the 'Offseason of Change' is affecting that side of the football too, with William Powell and Javier Arenas vying for the return man duties.


New Kickoff Scheme Slowly Coming Together
William Powell and Javier Arenas are top candidates to lead downhill return game.

Palmer and Fitzgerald, NFL's best new duo? -
LaDanian Tomlinson thinks if you look at what Fitzgerald and Palmer did last season with their respective QBs and WRs, they just might be the best tandem this season in the NFL.

A few predictions for the summer | Insiders
Not so much predictions, as short and succinct summaries.

Bruce Arians correct about abusive fans - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says an openly gay NFL player would have more to fear from fans in stadiums than from teammates in the locker roo

Expanded view on the company a QB keeps - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the Total QBR of NFC West quarterbacks and a primer on what the Total Quarterback Rating measures.

Ranking The Arizona Cardinals Rivals
The word rival has many definitions depending on the context. Most people would say the Arizona Cardinals rivals are the division rivals and maybe include the Dallas Cowboys for various reasons.


Broncos facing problems, limited options on offensive line -
With starters Chris Kuper and Ryan Clady already coming back from injury, the news that center J.D. Walton might miss the entire season after ankle surgery will further test the depth of the Broncos' offensive line.

James Gandolfini Dead, Tony Sparano Alive and Well - Canal Street Chronicles
The death of James Gandolfini has caused mass confusion among misinformed NFL fans.

Duane Brown injury: Texans LT says he'll be ready for training camp after ankle surgery -
Rated by some as the top tackle in football, Brown plans to return to the field soon. That's good news for a quarterback that has missed more than a few starts in his career due to injury.

Harris County recommends Astrodome renovation in time for 2017 Super Bowl -
Houston officials have been trying to find out what to do with the historic Astrodome since being closed down in 2009. Can a new proposal save it from destruction?

Desmond Bishop to choose between Chiefs, Vikings, per report -
The free agent linebacker, formerly with the Green Bay Packers, is reportedly narrowing his choices down between the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs.

Jaxson DeVille, Mike Florio feud on Twitter - Big Cat Country
Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson DeVille is loved by the fan base, but he's decided to step right in line and stop taking crap from people like ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio.

The Sullivan Playground And The New Normal - Daily Norseman
When is a playground more than just a playground? When it is the Sullivan Playground at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital. One family shares their story.

Aaron Hernandez lawsuit refiled for allegedly shooting man in face -
A lawsuit, previously dismissed, was refiled Wednesday against the New England Patriots tight end for allegedly shooting a man in the face.

Aaron Hernandez reportedly destroyed home security system, cell phone -
Police will search Hernandez's home again on Thursday in light of the new information.

NFL news roundup: Jets teammates want Mark Sanchez to start, Aaron Hernandez saga continues -
Mark Sanchez is a polarizing figure in New York, the Aaron Hernandez situation is starting to look worse for the Patriots' tight end and Adam Jones might be reverting to his Pacman ways, among other things that happened Thursday.

NFL Huddle: Reggie McKenzie isn't hiring the media, Justin Smith won't hang on and more -
There is new information in the Aaron Hernandez case, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie questions the Oakland media's scouting reports and 49ers' Justin Smith said he won't be the type to hang on too long. All that and more from SB Nation's NFL blogs.