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Arizona Cardinals news 3/1: Brinkley and Lott out, D'Qwell Jackson in?

Your morning links to start the day with Cardinals and NFL news.

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The Arizona Cardinals made a roster move to save some money and have reached out to a veteran linebacker. The salary cap is increasing. Check out what you might have missed on Friday.


Free Agent Primer: Quarterbacks
Position-by-position look for Cardinals starts behind center

Cardinals Blogs | Jumping cap doesn’t change Fitz decision

All great news for the Cards, with Steve Keim already working hard to get the cap situation under control by next year anyway.

Cardinals Blogs | On free agent strategy and chasing D’Qwell

A couple of tidbits out there this morning. One, Adam Schefter reported that the Cardinals have reached out to veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, just cut by the Browns

Cardinals Release Jasper Brinkley

Veteran linebacker signed as free agent in 2013

Strength coach John Lott s Cardinals departure had been in the making - ESPN

Anyone who was around the Arizona Cardinals on a daily basis last season knew their relationship with strength coach John Lott wasn't going to last much longer than last season.

Jasper Brinkley released by Cardinals, opens door for Kevin Minter - ESPN

As has been expected for some time, the Arizona Cardinals released backup inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley on Friday. The move saved Arizona $2.2 million in cap space. He was scheduled to earn $2 million next season.

Why Arizona Cardinals would look at D'Qwell Jackson - ESPN

When I saw ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweet that the Arizona Cardinals were interested in former Cleveland Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, I wasn't surprised.

Cardinals coach: Team offered Karlos Dansby a contract day after season ended

"We offered Karlos a contract the day after the season." -- Arians


A modest proposal for NFL locker rooms -

PFT Commenter is a solutions type guy, and he's got an idea for the group shower.

The Dolphins may be ready to trade Dion Jordan, and that's okay -

Rumors surfaced Friday that the Dolphins may be gauging trade interest for Dion Jordan less than one year after taking him with the No. 3 overall pick. The Dolphins may not want to admit it, but they might be making the right move.

Philadelphia Eagles Re-Sign Jeremy Maclin to One-Year Deal - Bleeding Green Nation

The Eagles have agreed to terms with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on a new contract. The deal is said to be worth up to $6 million, with $3.5 million guaranteed.

Ravens sign Dennis Pitta to long-term extension - Baltimore Beat Down

The Ravens perhaps completed their biggest item on their offseason checklist by re-signing tight end Dennis Pitta.

DE Greg Hardy receives franchise tag from Panthers -

Carolina has slapped the tag on Hardy, who was one of the most productive players in the league last season.