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Arizona Cardinals news 2/25: Combine coverage, loving a quarterback

Your morning Cardinals and NFL links

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The NFL Combine continues and that is most of the content for the morning. Here are your morning stories.


Teams Look For Jadaveon Clowney Passion Play
Talented defensive end still must answer work ethic concerns

On Love And Quarterbacks

Cardinals have to be seriously sold on a signal-caller to bother taking one in draft

Combine results just one part of player evaluation | Insiders

At the NFL Scouting Combine, it’s nice for prospects to run fast, throw accurately, jump high and lift a lot of weight. If the tests weren’t important in evaluating players, the NFL wouldn’t do them.

Tackles in Arizona Cardinals' range seperate themselves - ESPN

Here's how six offensive tackles who may still be around at No. 20 or later for Arizona fared at the combine:

Clayton's mailbag -- No weak link in NFC West - ESPN

The recent reports that Jim Harbaugh was pursued by the Cleveland Browns officially kicks off another offseason of intrigue for the NFC West.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Fans a bigger worry for Michael Sam than locker rooms

If the Cardinals drafted Missouri linebacker Michael Sam, coach Bruce Arians would have no worries about how the NFL’s first openly gay player would be treated by teammates and coaches.


Jim Harbaugh and 49ers have deep rift, per report -

San Francisco has some potentially serious problems with its star coach after reports surfaced about the uneasiness by the bay.

Future Consideration: 2014 NFL Mock Draft, top cornerbacks, NFC North team needs -
Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford review Mocking the Draft’s latest rundown, rank the top corners in the draft, and decide where priorities should lie for the Lions, Packers, Bears, and Vikings.

The NFL Animal Combine: Which non-humans would put up big numbers? -
Humans are pretty good at the NFL Combine. But what if we let other animals compete too?

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Sticking with Blake Bortles at No. 1 -
It's NFL Scouting Combine week, which means some changes in the mock draft.

2014 NFL Combine results: Khalil Mack, Anthony Barr post identical numbers -
Linebackers Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr put up identical numbers in the 40-yard dash at the 2014 NFL Combine

Jordan Zumwalt's profanity-laced 40 -
That's one way to get people to remember your 40-yard dash.

2014 NFL Combine results: Jadeveon Clowney is a freak, Michael Sam isn't nearly as athletic -
Jadeveon Clowney is bigger and stronger than just about everyone, and now we know he's much faster than all of us too.

Buffalo Bills front office rift: Russ Brandon has a situation to defuse - Buffalo Rumblings
Reports say that there's a growing rift between old-school and new-school at One Bills Drive. We may soon have a better answer to a question that's been asked for over a year: how much has changed on Russ Brandon's watch?

Raiders sign Taiwan Jones to three-year extension - Silver And Black Pride
Oakland running back turned defensive back Taiwan Jones was signed to a three-year extension worth $4.3 million Monday, taking his total contract to four years and $5 million.