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Arizona Cardinals news 12/2: Injuries and talking Jonathan Cooper

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Monday always has a bunch of Cardinals stories. Bruce Arians meets with the media and some players talk in the locker room. It wasn't a "victory Monday" because of the loss. The biggest takeaway is how the Cardinals are hurting right now.

Cardinals:

Losses Give Cardinals Teaching Moment
Still in first place in the NFC, Arians calmly letting team know what needs to be fixed

Cards Sort Through Tyrann Mathieu, Jared Veldheer Injuries
Notebook: Several players' status unknown; Shaughnessy to play this week; Bishop cut

Cardinals Blogs | Keim: "We have two options"
Sunday’s game in a microcosm, said General Manager Steve Keim, came down to that 55-yard Steven Jackson run just a couple of plays into the game. It should have been for about five or six yards. Instead, Jackson rumbled all the way inside the Arizona 5-yard line, and Keim wasn’t thrilled to see how he got there.

Cardinals' defense prepares for Matt Shaughnessy's return - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Shaughnessy will be eased back into the outside linebacker rotation, which includes Alex Okafor, who is tied for the team lead with six sacks, Sam Acho, Marcus Benard and Lorenzo Alexander.

Fantasy: Andre Ellington - ESPN Video - ESPN

Christopher Harris analyzes Andre Ellington for Week 14.

Arizona Cardinals enter Kansas City Chiefs week waiting on injuries - ESPN

The injuries continued to mount for the Arizona Cardinals on Monday.

Jonathan Cooper finally gets chance and then some - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

On Friday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Cooper was going to see more snaps but didn’t say how many. Cooper said the decision to play him more than the five snaps he had in Seattle was based on getting him more reps.

Arians: 'The sky has not fallen yet' | FOX Sports

Coach Bruce Arians admitted the Cardinals' recent play is a concern as they try to hang onto their playoff spot, but he still believes the team will correct its problems.

Arizona Cardinals' 2014 season reaches a turning point

It was just two weeks ago the Arizona Cardinals were 9-1 with the best record in the NFL and a three-game lead on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West. It seems like ages.

Jonathan Cooper 'finally' looks like the player Arizona Cardinals thought they drafted

As the Arizona Cardinals have continued to struggle in the running game, many wondered why Jonathan Cooper was not given a shot.

All-Access with Bruce Arians: The sky has not fallen yet

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians meets the media the day after every game, often times explaining injury situations as well as anything else he may have seen the day before.

How the West Was Won - Week 14: Arizona Cardinals' struggles continue

The struggling Cardinals still lead the division by one game over hard-charging Seattle. Week 14 will be a pivotal one in the division, as Arizona returns home to face Kansas City and Seattle hits the road to take on the red-hot Philadelphia Eagles. San Francisco heads across the bay to play the Raiders and St. Louis will travel to Washington.

Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim: 'We've got to come out and play better'

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim says quarterback Drew Stanton needs to play better.

Arizona Cardinals should just say 'no' to Ray Rice -- and not why you think

Look at the yards per carry numbers. Ellington is averaging 3.3 yards. Stepfan Taylor is at 3.3. Jonathan Dwyer, in two games before running into legal problems similar to Rice's, averaged 3.2 yards. Marion Grice averages 2.6. It's not a running back problem.

NFL:

Rams deny apologizing for 'Hands Up' gesture from players - SBNation.com

St. Louis County police are claiming that the Rams apologized for five players who made the gesture prior to Sunday's game. The team's VP denies that.

Monday Night Football results: Dolphins rally late, edge Jets 16-13 - SBNation.com

The Jets got off to a good start and rode the rushing attack to an early lead, but Miami rallied and a late Geno Smith interception sealed the game for the Dolphins.

NFL playoff picture 2014: Dolphins technically still alive in AFC East after Monday win - SBNation.com

We take a look at the standings and the NFL playoff picture following Monday's game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

Ravens focusing on playoff chase, not the Ray Rice case - SBNation.com

At 7-5, the Ravens still have a chance to close in on a Wild Card spot and are adamant they remain undistracted by the now-reinstated Ray Rice.

There's no going back for the Browns and Johnny Manziel - SBNation.com

At long last, Johnny Football gets his first real action in the NFL. For the Browns, there's no going back to Brian Hoyer in the final quarter of the season.

The Jets are so bad they're making Rex Ryan sick - SBNation.com

We've witnessed his breaking point.

MMBM Week 13: Hippie police officers need to get a job and stop protesting - SBNation.com

The week's most important NFL column gets you caught up to speed on all the goings-on in professional football. This column is written for and by a REAL fan of the NFL.

Florida Gators will reportedly contact Chip Kelly, Lions not considering Ray Rice and other NFL News - SBNation.com

Meanwhile, Nick Foles' broken clavicle needs more time to heal.

NFL open to limiting Roger Goodell's disciplinary role - SBNation.com

A letter sent to the NFLPA states the league is willing to allow someone other than the commissioner to rule on player conduct cases, though it still insists appeal decisions should rest with Roger Goodell.

NFL won't discipline Rams players for 'Hands up, don't shoot' gesture - SBNation.com

St. Louis police want five Rams players punished for their pre-game gesture on Sunday, but the league is staying out of it.