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Arizona Cardinals news 10/9: Thomas with 1st team reps, Campbell gets no apology

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Wednesday had lots of information come in about the Arizona Cardinals. Logan Thomas took all the first team reps in practice. Calais Campbell spoke about his injury and the Julius Thomas fine. Carson Palmer answered more questions about his shoulder. Check out these stories to start the day.


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In Cole’s scenario, both the Chargers and the Raiders would move, from down south and up north, respectively, to the Los Angeles area.

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What wasn't customary is that rookie Logan Thomas was behind center with the first team as the next period started.

Calais Campbell speaks out on Broncos chop block

Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell is out with a sprained MCL, but it could have been much worse.

Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell 'glad' Thomas was fined

"I'm glad the NFL did something and hopefully he won't do it no more," Campbell said. "… I'm going to move past it. It's over and done with. I'm just going to try and help my team win this game coming up against the Redskins and just do what I can on the sidelines, and motivating in a leadership role, and rehab so I can get healthy and come back and make a run for it."

Cardinals adjust as injuries, issues deplete roster

If the NFL had a disaster response team, the parking lot at Cardinals headquarters in Tempe would be filled with temporary trailers, portable generators and port-a-johns.

Campbell still waiting for call from Broncos' Thomas | FOX Sports

"One of my teammates said he talked to him after the game and said he wanted to send a message, but he could get my number if he wanted to," Campbell said Wednesday in the Cardinals locker room. "Never before have I been blocked like that. I don't think it was a great football play but it's over and done with, and I'd like to move past it."

Finally healthy, Alex Okafor looks to fill the void for Arizona Cardinals

"I came back at the perfect time. I'm healthy, came back at the perfect time when we have a loss and they need me now. Everything works out for a reason, and I kept my head up for this reason in particular."


NFL personal conduct policy changes are still just talk -

Roger Goodell and the owners discussed changes to the NFL's handling of off the field issues, but remain far from a resolution.

If God played football he'd play in Texas: The ultimate fan's journey to football heaven -

PFT Commenter took a wonderful trip to the Lone Star State and learned all about how they play high school, college, and professional football

Terry Pegula joins new breed of NFL owners with Bills purchase -

The Pegula family buying the Bills keeps the residents of Buffalo happy, but similarities with longtime owner Ralph Wilson may end there.

Is Steven Jackson holding the Falcons' offense back? -

Big, bruising running backs are great in the right kind of offense, but you can't force a square peg into a round hole. Stephen White tackles the trouble with plodders and a few more random notes from Week 5.

Dez Bryant is the best receiver in the NFL -

The Cowboys are 4-1 and share first place in the NFC East. DeMarco Murray has been a terror on the ground, but Dez Bryant has also emerged as the best receiver in the league, even if his numbers aren't what they've been.

A.J. Green carted off from Bengals practice with toe injury -

The Bengals could be without their star wide receiver against the Carolina Panthers.

How intimidating is your NFL team's strength and conditioning coach's name? -

That crazy guy on the sidelines yelling at the players on the exercise bikes has a lot more to do with a team's success than you realize. Let's rank the strength and conditioning coaches by how intimidating their names are.

Terry Pegula and Kim Pegula are officially owners of the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings

The formality has occurred, and Kim and Terry Pegula are now officially the owners of the Buffalo Bills.

Adrian Peterson trial tentatively scheduled for Dec. 1 -

Though the date is not set in stone, the trial for Peterson's child abuse case is tentatively scheduled to begin on Dec. 1.