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8/22 Arizona Cardinals news: Feely's competition, Thomas backing up Peterson?

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The biggest news of the day was obviously the addition of a new kicker. Camp is almost over and there is still quite a bit of news.


Cardinals Blogs | Feely ready for competition with Carpenter
"I’ve had competition my whole career and there’s competition whether someone is here or not," Feely said. "You are always competing against every other kicker in camp and even guys who aren’t in camp. I’ve been there myself. This doesn’t change anything for me. I’m comfortable with what coach Arians told me and I will keep competing. I am happy with where I am at right now and progressing to get ready for St. Louis."

Cardinals Blogs | Never forget — skill wins out
You need a total package.

Kicking numbers with Jay Feely on alert - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The chart compares 2012 field-goal accuracy by distance for Carpenter and other notable kickers with NFC West ties.

Cardinals believe Powers' impact outweighs his size
Cardinals expect smallish corner Jerraud Powers to make big impact with play-making skills.

Arizona Cardinals Kerry Taylor focusing on himself in wide receiver competition
For a guy who has just one appearance -- active for the Cardinals' 2012 season finale at San Francisco -- in his brief NFL career, Taylor knows he still has plenty to prove.

Mike Thomas could back up Patrick Peterson
Knowing the Cardinals can only play Peterson offensively between 10-15 snaps per game, Thomas could be Peterson's stand-in while he's resting on the bench. The Cards want somebody to vertically stretch the secondary and open their offense up. I have no idea if Thomas will make the team, but as it stands now, he looks like Peterson's backup.

Arizona Cardinals guard Daryn Colledge content to play through injury
"The offense that we're playing in right now is not the simplest offense in the world [to learn]," said Colledge, who played in the team's 12-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Saturday. "The group I'm playing with is extremely talented, and the things we want to do as an offensive line and as an offense, I just need to be out there right now getting that communication down.

Arizona Cardinals' Jay Feely not afraid of competition
Feely said he did have a recent conversation with the coach, but wouldn't go into details. "I'll keep that between ourselves, but we had a talk and I'm comfortable with that. I'm excited to keep competing and getting better and being ready for this team for week one."

Arizona Cardinals' kicker Dan Carpenter happy to have a new opportunity
Feely drew the ire of Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians after missing a 30-yard field goal in last week's 12-7 preseason win over the Dallas Cowboys. The first-year head coach said he had a talk with Feely and called the miss "unacceptable."


Haunted by stupidity: From the moment he was drafted, Donovan McNabb has been the target of all sorts of horrible nonsense -
From the moment he was drafted, Donovan McNabb has been the target of all sorts of horrible nonsense.

2013 NFL rosters, as explained by Google image search -
A picture is worth a thousand words, or something like that, so what does the Internet oracle have to say about your favorite NFL team?

Zero sum game: Adding up the pluses and minuses from Week 2 of the preseason -
You made it through another week of preseason football. Now, let's try to find some meaning in 16 games of meaninglessness football.

Is Google vying for NFL Sunday Ticket? -
Google CEO Larry Page is meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday. Among the topics of conversation: the NFL Sunday Ticket package and DirecTV's expiring contract after the 2014 season.

Uffsides: Sean Pamphilon and Leonard Marshall on concussions in football -
"United States of Football" director Sean Pamphilon and former All-Pro Giants defensive end Leonard Marshall discuss the new documentary that shows the tragic effects playing football.

Ravens Trade David Reed To Colts For Delone Carter - Baltimore Beat Down
The Ravens added another running back to the roster while trimming an otherwise crowded receiving unit.

Arian Foster injury: Texans activate RB off PUP list -
Foster is off the PUP list and ready to practice for the Texans. How much he can participate remains to be seen.

Former Raiders CEO Amy Trask breaks barrier into television - Silver And Black Pride
I spoke with Raiders former Chief Executive, Amy Trask, who details her newest endeavor into television.

Von Miller will miss 1 year with next violation -
Following his most recent violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Broncos linebacker is on the thinnest of ice.

Carl Nicks Injury: Buccaneers Guard could miss a month with infected blister - Bucs Nation
The Buccaneers will have to start the season without the All-Pro left guard.

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