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10/1 Arizona Cardinals news: New power rankings, brain disease and FCC.

Your daily news update of the Cardinals and NFL.

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There's two really interesting non-field related information that came out yesterday. Take a look after the jump.


Homecoming For Calais Campbell
Defensive end finally gets a chance to play in Denver

Around The NFC West - Week Five
A look at the Cardinals' divisional opponents, as well as upcoming foe Denver

Cardinals Blogs | As Okafor returns, Butler released
Linebacker change-up; Fitzgerald cornfield.

Larry Fitzgerald's likeness carved into massive corn maze
More details on the Queen Creek attraction.

Behind Enemy Lines Week 5: Denver Broncos
What the media is saying about the Broncos

Sans limp, Arizona Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper 'playing much better'
Making strides in practice won't lead to playing time during the season barring injury.

Arizona Cardinals off to fast start, but team knows it has much work left to do
The Cardinals last undefeated start, 4-0, was due to very different situation, but this team isn't losing sight of a long season.

All-Access with Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer 'about the same', Peyton Manning the 'piranha'
Arians gives a quick Q&A giving insight into Peyton Manning and the next matchup.

Jonathan Dwyer formally charged with hitting wife
The formal indictment has no effect on his NFI status.

Arizona Cardinals 3-0 start: By The Numbers
A statistical look at the team three weeks into the season.

Arizona Cardinals hope disguises fool Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning - ESPN
Bowles will have his face a toughest test against a meticulous quarterback.

Denver Broncos will allow Arizona Cardinals to avoid bye-week hangover - ESPN
The tough matchup has kept the team focused for the past two weeks.


Brain disease found in 76 of 79 NFL players examined in study -
A study conducted by a well-regarded brain depository found a heavy prevalence of brain disease in deceased former professional players.

FCC considering petition to ban Washington NFL team name from television -
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering a petition that would ban Washington's team name from television, striking another potential blow to a moniker widely deemed to be offensive.

NFL power rankings, Week 5: Chargers, Lions move up while Panthers, Saints tumble -
The fourth week of the 2014 NFL season featured multiple surprises and a few crazy finishes. SB Nation's weekly power rankings take stock of where things stand at the season's quarter pole.

J.J. Watt wins Hoss of the Week honors -
This week's winner was an easy choice. However, Watt's contributions that didn't show up on the stat sheet are what earned him the coveted Hoss of the Week trophy.

The NFL's dumb rules led to Husain Abdullah being penalized -
The NFL made a mistake and didn't recognize Husain Abdullah was praying. It did so because its rules are unwieldy and judgment is left to humans trying to process a dumb rule in real time.

Raiders name Tony Sparano as interim head coach -
After firing Dennis Allen, Oakland has tabbed Tony Sparano to run the ship for the rest of the season.

Steve Smith just won't go away -
If Steve Smith ever had a moment of self doubt, he squashed it with one of the most inspiring payback performances one may ever see.

Reggie McKenzie next up on the hot seat for Raiders -
Raiders owner Mark Davis said the team's performance for the duration of the 2014 season will determine McKenzie's status.

Jon Gruden to Raiders rumors surface, Dolphins sign LaMichael James and more -
Jon Gruden leads the list of potential long-term coaching options for the Raiders.