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7/13 Arizona Cardinals news: Larry Fitzgerald's contract, Schofield ready

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The weekend is here and there is a lot of stuff to read and listen to. There is talk about Larry Fitzgerald's contract, O'Brien Schofield and being ready for 2013, as well as some good stuff from the Birdgang Podcast site (but not a podcast).


Word From the Birds Blog | How Fitz wears the cap
Fitz loves getting his contracts but truth be told, he’d rather not have to talk about them. That part is something he’d rather keep behind the scenes. - O'Brien Schofield making his own "role" with Cardinals this year
Cardinals outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield doesn’t need any outside motivation to prepare for his job and to do his job. He’s got enough internal motivation to make those things happen.

Ep. 2: Ranking Carson Palmer and the NFL QBs 07/12 by Revenge of the Birds | Blog Talk Radio
Jess ranks the 32 starting quarterbacks around the NFL and focuses on where Carson Palmer, the starter for the Arizona Cardinals, stands in comparison to the other starters around the league. Fan takes on Palmer are shared.

Arizona Cardinals Fan Expectations
Realistically, here’s my outlook on my team’s success as I root for them through the NFL season.

The State of Fandom
Let’s paint The UofP red for years to come! Stanton a middle-of-the-road backup
What they think of Drew Stanton.

Larry Fitzgerald's cap figure rises significantly over next 2 seasons -
Larry Fitzgerald signed a huge eight-year extension with the Cardinals in 2011, and at least in terms of the salary cap hit, it's gonna start to hurt in 2014.


NFL un-power rankings: A new team on top -
Which team jumps more than 10 spots into the top five? How are the teams shaping up as we approach training camps? Have the Raiders done anything good enough to fall down these standings? Find out now!

NFL news roundup: Shahid Khan buys Fulham, updates on Alfonzo Dennard and Eagles quarterbacks -
Shad Khan buys a soccer team, and there's an update on Alfonzo Dennard.

Wide receivers deals bode well for the class of 2014 -
It was a strong free agency for wide receivers, and the top names--like Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings and Victor Cruz--got paid big time. It sets up an enticing market for next year's class too.

Essential Jets offseason questions: Fireman Ed -
ESPN and guest Kevin James debated the essential issues on Friday.

Mark Sanchez unconcerned with Geno Smith's absence from 'Jets West' practices -
Geno Smith opted not to attend "Jets West," which is a voluntary workout session on the West Coast organized by Mark Sanchez annually. Sanchez isn't bothered by the rookie's choice.

Shad Khan reportedly completes Fulham purchase -
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has reportedly bought English Premier League side Fulham FC.

Buccaneers Salary Cap: 2014 problems could lead Bucs down the path of the Carolina Panthers - Bucs Nation
Managing the salary cap is tricky business, and the Buccaneers have done well so far. A few poor decisions could undo all that good work, however.

Alfonzo Dennard's camp says CB didn't fail breathalyzer tests, according to report -
Alfonzo Dennard took a breathalyzer test twice after being pulled over Thursday morning but was told by police that he didn't blow hard enough. The number he blew reportedly was under the legal limit.

Chip Kelly: 'Unfair right now' to name starting Eagles QB -
The Eagles' first-year coach will wait to name a starter for the 2013 season.

Morgan Breslin 2014 NFL Draft preseason scouting report -
The production was there in 2012, but will it translate to the NFL?

Sammy Watkins 2014 NFL Draft preseason scouting report -
One of college football's top wide receivers is looking for a bounce back season as he shifts to boundary receiver in Clemson's vaunted offense.

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