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8/20 Arizona Cardinals news: Reuniting with Whisehunt, Williams still hurt

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Christian Petersen


Arizona Cardinals' Daryn Colledge embracing added role on the offensive line
"Let's not go and say I'm versatile. I've never played center, so it could mean a lack of versatility if it doesn't go well," said Colledge. "I think in the NFL, especially an older guy in the NFL, the more you can do the better off you are.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Ryan Williams 'needs to start playing'

"He needs to start playing," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday. "I can't evaluate him unless he plays."

Cardinals players looking forward to facing ex-coach Ken Whisenhunt

"I think most of the guys in here respect him -- the guys that know him and played with him," said Colledge. "Then again, I probably know that he'll have his mind set on making a point (to beat us)."

Cardinals' Rashard Mendenhall trying to make the most of preseason action

Despite a small sample size, his 32-yard performance with the first-team offense was enough to earn rave reviews from his head coach.

Arizona Cardinals coach: Offense is about 'production time'

"Scoring touchdowns," he said Monday when asked what the biggest concern with the first-team offense was. "Just executing in the red zone; just minor things."

Frustrated, Arizona Cardinals' Ryan Williams wants to get back on the field

Monday morning his head coach, Bruce Arians, said "he needs to start playing," and Williams said he's hopeful he'll be able to play Saturday against the San Diego Chargers.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians: Offense needs to 'just execute' inside red zone

Eleven percent -- as in the Cardinals' success rate inside the red zone.

You down with OPP?

Peterson will be involved in a lot of trickery and slight of pigskin in this offense but the power of surprise will dissipate without a baseline.

Cardinals Blogs | Cardinals beating Cardinals

Daryl Washington said it’s just called "The List" — a term Bruce Arians gives his tally sheet of mental errors and mistakes the players make every practice and game. The point is simple: Shame the guys into making sure they never get there.

Cardinals Blogs | Sidelined Ryan Williams knows he’ll need "big plays"

The Cardinals are getting healthier, although the main subject for Bruce Arians once again as his team starts a new week was the status of running back Ryan WIlliams. It’s only Monday, but already Arians said Williams "probably" will not play against the Chargers Saturday because of the knee. Answers are few and far between, but Arians was asked about Williams anyway.

Green-Lighting The Red Zone

Cardinals trying to improve their touchdown count for their offense

Kerry Taylor's Arizona Dream

Wide receiver fighting to make the hometown team's 53-man roster

Even Fitz Has Things To Work On

Notebook: Arians talks with Feely about miss; Lindley making good decisions

Opportunity knocks for former Sun Devil Taylor

After 2-year NFL odyssey, former Sun Devil Kerry Taylor making strong bid for spot on Cardinals' roster.

Cards notes: Williams unlikely for Chargers game

Arians says Williams isn't ready to practice, likely won't play Saturday; Cards begin cutdown process.


NFL Debrief: Way too early conclusions about the 2013 season -

The preseason is nearly halfway over, thankfully, and we've already got a pretty good handle on how the year's going to turn out, we think.

The best of reporters getting hit by balls -

Want to watch a bunch of sideline reporters get hit by errant projectiles? Of course you do.

Antonio Smith Swings Helmet At Richie Incognito, Likely To Face Fine - Battle Red Blog

Here we go again. As if the Swearinger hit on Dustin Keller was not bad enough, now it seems as though another member of the Bulls on Parade is in the spotlight over a controversial play.

49ers trade A.J. Jenkins to Chiefs for Jon Baldwin -

The 49ers and Chiefs have swapped wide receivers just before the start of the 2013 season. A.J. Jenkins will head to Kansas City after just one year in San Francisco, in exchange for Jon Baldwin.

Saints release Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton -

The New Orleans Saints cut two receivers on Monday as they continue to round out their roster.

Marcus Lattimore injury: 49ers RB not expected to play in 2013 -

Still recovering from a gruesome knee injury, Marcus Lattimore is not expected to take his first NFL carry until 2014.

Rob Gronkowski injury: Patriots TE unlikely to play Week 1 -

Rob Gronkowski is unlikely to play Week 1, according to reports. Whether the Patriots tight end can avoid beginning the season on the PUP list is still unclear.

Mohamed Massaquoi released by Jaguars -

Mohamed Massaquoi has been released by the Jaguars after just four months with the team.

Jaguars name Blaine Gabbert starting quarterback - Big Cat Country

The Jaguars have decided on their starting quarterback to open up the 2013 season.

Aaron Hernandez pens another jailhouse letter to fan -

The accused murderer talked about his daughter and shared advice with a fan in another jailhouse letter.

Buffalo Bills release kicker Rian Lindell -

The Bills have decided to wave goodbye to their longest-tenured player.

Von Miller suspension: Broncos LB could be out 'at least 6 games', per report -

Denver might be without one of its best players for the foreseeable future.