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8/7 Arizona Cardinals news: Three RBs injured, Calais Campbell improving, Roberts promotes Palmer

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It seems the Cardinals hopefuls are getting banged up, but that's the nature of training camp. Also, it seems that Tryann Mathieu is getting a lot of recognition for his play.


An Emphasis On Special Teams Standouts
Notebook: Taylor has worked way into fourth WR spot; Tackle competition ongoing.

Calais Campbell Jumps Toward Improvement
Defensive end works hard in offseason to build on standout player he's already been.

Ryan Williams' hope vs. cold realities - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Each day Ryan Williams doesn't play is diminishing his chances to make the team.

Around the NFC West: Parsing depth charts - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Good morning, NFC West. We've got initial 2013 depth charts to consider now that teams have produced them prior to exhibition openers this week.

Cardinals Blogs | Making plays, and not, in practice
Injury updates, more positive Mathieu news, and more.

Andre Roberts: Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer 'just has it'
Good to know the wide receivers are positive on their new quarterback.

Arizona Cardinals defensive line numbers dwindling | Insiders
Injuries are talking a toll on the running backs and the defensive line.

Former Sun Devil Kerry Taylor trying to stick on Arizona Cardinals' roster
With LaRon Byrd cut, his chances are increasing.

Cardinals' Daryl Washington facing suspension, court case
Daryl Washington is getting used to new, uncomfortable circumstances.

BA and brutality
Though players are getting dinged up don't expect BA to let up on the physicality.

Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler looks to take advantage of new opportunities
On notice by the entire league as a breakout player, Housler is looking to make his mark on the team. Kurt Warner, Aeneas Williams will soon be in Hall of Fame
As they should be.

Running back position takes another hit | Insiders
It's not good news for the running game as another RB goes down.


NFL offensive weapons: How to use Tavon Austin -
Dynamic players like Randall Cobb and Tavon Austin deserve so much more than bubble screens and wildcats.

NFL training camp 2013, QB battles: Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith now co-starters -
With training camps in full swing, the quarterback battles are heating up. We check in on the latest, including in New York, where there are apparently co-starters.

Ravens will re-evaluate Ed Dickson's injury in a week -
Ed Dickson's hamstring injury still doesn't sound serious, but Dickson will be out for at least a week.

San Diego Chargers WR Danario Alexander has a torn ACL - Bolts From The Blue
After colliding with CB Shareece Wright in practice, the San Diego Chargers have reported that WR Danario Alexander has a torn ACL. It's likely he'll miss the entire season and his career could very well be over.

The List: A comprehensive roundup of unsportsmanlike NFL celebrations -
Make sure you don't celebrate excessively.

Judge rules Vikings owners committed fraud, racketeering -
A long-running New Jersey civil case came to an end this week when a judge ruled that Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf defrauded business partners out of millions on a real estate development.

Darrius Heyward-Bey's MRI comes back Negative, Described as "Day to Day" - Stampede Blue
Darrius Heyward-Bey had an MRI done on his sprained left knee and the results came back negative. Chuck Pagano described him this morning as "day to day."

Buccaneers' preseason opener blacked out -
Local fans won't be able to watch Tampa Bay's preseason opener live on TV as the game will be blacked out due to a lack of ticket sales.