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9/5 Arizona Cardinals news: Potter to guard, captains, a last hurrah

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We move one day closer to the season opener between the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. Bruce Arians talks about his last hurrah in the league. Nate Potter is finally getting some looks at guard and the injury report came out.


Cardinals Blogs | Captains named, and Potter gets guarded
The Cardinals have named their captains for the season, and they really come as no surprise:

Cardinals Blogs | Dansby wanted Abraham comfortable by the numbers
Abraham said from the time he arrived in Arizona, he was making noise he’d like to get 55 back. "I don’t know if it was a month-long process or not," Abraham said, smile creeping over his face. "But dammit, it worked.

Cards Try Nate Potter At Guard
Notebook: Palmer considers "last hurrah"; Peterson among new captains

Cardinals Ready To Go On Offensive
After an offseason of retooling, unit should be ready for Rams

Cardinals notes: Finally, a game
Excitement builds for Arians after eight-month wait for first game.


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Will the Broncos win a third Super Bowl? Is RGIII the MVP? Are the Raiders the worst team imaginable? SB Nation's NFL experts answer those questions and more as they preview every NFL franchise's 2013 season.

Three Reasons Why: RGIII will have a big Monday night -

With so much RGIII discussion around the Washington QB's knee, Dan Rubenstein looks at why he's being placed in a pretty good situation to have a big Monday night against Chip Kelly's Eagles.

Fend off attackers with the official Jaguars shield -
This is a shield that you can buy. Like, in the "sword and shield" sense.

Champ Bailey injury will keep Broncos cornerback out vs. Ravens - Mile High Report
Champ Bailey has been ruled out for Week One of the NFL season.

Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez competition 'ongoing' for Jets QB, per owner -
Geno Smith may be the Week 1 starter for the New York Jets, but he'll still be competing with Mark Sanchez when the latter is healthy, according to owner Woody Johnson.

Panthers' Steve Smith criticizes former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski -
Steve Smith thought Rod Chudzinski, now the head coach of the Browns, was more focused on positioning himself for a head coaching job than coordinating the Panthers' offense last season.

NFL news roundup: Urlacher says Bears faked injuries; Bills, Jets name rookie QB starters -
Urlacher revealed some unsavory details about his old team, and the Bills and Jets named E.J. Manuel and Geno Smith starters, respectively. Those stories, plus an injury update on Percy Harvin in Wednesday's roundup.

Champ Bailey injury: Broncos CB won't play Thursday night vs. Ravens -
The 12-time Pro Bowler will leave the cupboard bare in the Denver secondary on Thursday night.

The only 8 things you need to know for the 2013 NFL season -
The 2013 NFL season is about to begin. What do you need to know to be ready? Not much really, just a few basic facts.

NFLPA, Uber announce rides program for players -
The league's Players Association has partnered with a car service company in hopes of cutting down on DUI arrests among its players.

Bears faked injuries, says Brian Urlacher -
Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher revealed that his team would fake injuries to slow down opposing offenses during his playing days.

Game of Throws: House Newton -
Let's journey to a fantastical world of barbarism, underhandedness, deceit, conflict and desire. Welcome to the NFL!

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