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6/5 Arizona Cardinals news: Fitzgerald's struggles through OTAs, rookies' fighting for roster spots

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Bruce Arians was hired to shake up a talented, underachieving Cardinals team and return them to the playoffs. That kind of wholesale change isn't going to be comfortable, just ask Larry Fitzgerald.


Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald works hard to learn new offense
Larry Fitzgerald is not comfortable in the Cardinals new offense and that is entirely by design.

Word From the Birds Blog | Rookies get to show — good and bad
The process of holding essentially two practices is allowing the Cardinals coaching staff to separate the rookies at a much faster pace.

How Can the Arizona Cardinals Improve in the Win Column?
With everyone in awe of the other NFC West division teams where can the Cardinals possibly improve to compete? Special Teams.

Earl Watford, Alex Okafor Sign Deals
Only Cooper unsigned; Brown gets back to football mode after injury.

Most Impactful Arizona Cardinals Rookie Could Be Stepfan Taylor
Stepfan Taylor, a fith-round pick, could be the biggest addition for the Cardinals in 2013.

Bruce Arians isn’t worried about his WR depth. Should he be? | Insiders
With Ryan Swope missing time can LaRon Byrd, Jarrett Dillard or Kerry Taylor appropriately fill the WR4.


The Sack Artist: A look at Deacon Jones' legacy -
The modern athlete and professional football wouldn't be the same without the Hall of Fame defensive end.

2014 NFL free agency preview: Looking at the top defensive players -
Which defensive players are looking for new contracts next season?

Breaking News: Jason Pierre-Paul to have back surgery - Big Blue View
Could there be worse news for the New York Giants defense? Star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is reportedly undergoing back surgery.

Trent Richardson Reportedly Out Until August - Dawgs By Nature
According to ESPNCleveland's Will Burge, the Cleveland Browns will reportedly shelve Trent Richardson until August. The fear is that Richardson's current leg injury could develop into a stress fracture.

JaMarcus Russell will tryout with Chicago -
JaMarcus Russell's comeback attempt continues and the former No. 1 pick will workout for the Chicago Bears.

Jerry Jones: Bill Callahan, not Jason Garrett, will call Cowboys' offensive plays -
Jerry Jones is still being Jerry Jones.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson motivated by demotion from Chip Kelly -
DeSean Jackson was briefly working with the second and third teams in OTAs, learning the hard way that Chip Kelly doesn't have a depth chart.

Jason Babin injury: Jaguars pass-rusher has groin surgery -
Jason Babin had groin surgery and will be out for the rest of OTAs, but he should be ready for training camp.

NFL Debrief: Public relations, Raider style -
Oakland sure has a funny way of trying to rebuild a broken franchise. Maybe Antonio Cromartie could teach them a thing or two about frugality.

Verizon, NFL announce extension to stream games -
Beginning in 2014, the NFL will offer a new way to watch afternoon games on mobile devices.

Jaguars will play '2 games' in London, except they won't - Big Cat Country
Some confusion about the London series and the Jacksonville Jaguars led to more misinformation being spread.

NFL roundup: Sam Shields signs tender, Victor Cruz getting a reality TV show? -
A few NFL teams resumed OTAs on Monday but some of the day's biggest headlines came off the field.