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9-24 Arizona Cardinals news: Rashad Johnson's finger, IR moves, tackles are a problem

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The Arizona Cardinals announced the move of two defensive starters to injured reserve. Another has a gruesome looking finger. Guess what? Pressure on Carson Palmer was a problem. Read today's morning links for you.


Cardinals Blogs | Cards to deal with injury impact
Losing Alexander, who is also a key piece of special teams, would cause problems in a couple of spots.

Linebacker Loss With Sam Acho, Lorenzo Alexander
Starters see season end with IR move; Cardinals promote Moch from practice squad

Rashad Johnson Fingertip Loss: "Got 9 more"
Safety day-to-day after suffering nasty injury during Saints game

Upon Further Review: Cardinals Week 3 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A review of four hot issues from the Arizona Cardinals' 31-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints:

Williams' loss, not Cardinals', the one that really matters
Death of Williams' dad in car crash overshadows grieving Cardinals' loss to Saints.

Cards' Alexander not discouraged by season-ending injury
Alexander's ability to understand defensive schemes and mentor younger players also played a major role — and that's one he'll be around to fill despite being placed on season-ending injured reserve on Monday with a Lisfranc injury.

Arizona Cardinals, Carson Palmer and crisis management
The offensive line created a Context of Crisis for Palmer, where every read was a little quicker, every throw a little sooner than it should have been and every decision not as sound as it needs to be. Palmer let the pressure get to him and that is something we have not seen heretofore.

Cardinals' GM Steve Keim: Tackle 'is a position obviously of concern'
"That's a position obviously of concern," Cardinals general manager Steve Keim told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Monday. "We have to get more consistency out of the players we currently have. If that takes making some changes with the starting lineup, I'm sure that's something Bruce [Arians] and I will talk about and look into this week."


Raiders vs. Broncos, Week 3: Peyton Manning, Denver roll over Oakland on Monday Night Football -
Peyton Manning's blistering start to the 2013 season continued in primetime on Monday night, as the Broncos quarterback went 31 for 36 in a comfortable win over the Raiders.

Peyton Manning sets another NFL record -
With his third touchdown against Oakland, Peyton Manning set a NFL record.

Fumblr, Week 3: NFL Rusher mascots are awful -
All the Photoshops, GIFs, tweets, and internet ephemera from Week 3 in the NFL, featuring terrifying mascots, Jaguars ineptitude, and butts.

What's Wrong with the Packers? -
The Packers are off to a flat 1-2 start to the season. Is it just some normal ups and downs, or are the problems more serious?

Let's all point and laugh at the 0-3 Giants -
Everybody come look at this flaming wreck of a turnover machine!

NFL Debrief: 49ers flailing, Browns surprising & a look at the undefeated -
The 49ers fumbled the Aldon Smith situation and dropped to 1-2 on the season. Elsewhere, the Vikings continued to struggle, the Browns did not and Ron Rivera had some kind of revelation. And how many of these seven undefeated teams are legit?

NFL Week 3 Injury Update: C.J. Spiller, Andre Johnson among injured stars on Sunday -
It was another week of nicks and bruises for some of the NFL's biggest stars. Which injuries are likely to have an impact for teams headed into Week 4 and beyond?

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert expected to start against Colts - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars plan to start Blaine Gabbert against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Henry Melton has torn ACL, will miss rest of season for Bears -
Chicago Bears DT Henry Melton entered the season on a one-year, $8.45 million contract after receiving the franchise tag in March.

Pierre Garcon: RGIII is 'not fully healthy' -
Robert Griffin III has struggled to start the 2013 season and Pierre Garcon says that the obvious reason is that he's not fully healthy yet.

Jeff Ireland contract extended by Dolphins - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have extended the contract of General Manager Jeff Ireland, according to a report.

Ron Rivera safe as Panthers head coach for 2013 season, per report -
Rivera is looking good to keep his job throughout the year despite a slow start in Carolina.

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