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3/13 Arizona Cardinals news: Carson Palmer likes Jared Veldheer protecting him

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In case you live under a rock and didn't hear, the Arizona Cardinals signed a large human being on Tuesday.


"Old School" Jared Veldheer Joins Cardinals
Team fills left tackle spot via free agency with five-year deal

Showing Moms Safety In Football
Cardinals put on clinic to make women aware of the protections to their kids

Cardinals Blogs | Cards sign three more, plus Shaughnessy
The Cardinals brought in two more free agents Wednesday night, signing running back Jonathan Dwyer to a one-year contract and guard/center Ted Larsen to a two-year contract. Both are expected to be depth signings. The Cards also re-signed outside linebacker Marcus Benard to a one-year deal.

Cardinals Blogs | "A monster" in Veldheer
"He plays big," Palmer said. "He’s very difficult to bull rush. He can anchor it down, but he’s quick. For being what looks like 8-feet tall, he moves really well. He moves like a shorter tackle. And he’s a monster in the run game. He mauls people. He’s a big person and he uses all that weight. Lot of power underneath."

EXCLUSIVE: Veldheer signs his contract
Watch new left tackle Jared Veldheer sign his contract and officially become an Arizona Cardinal.

How Arizona Cardinals plan to replace Karlos Dansby
"We wish Karlos all the best," coach Bruce Arians said on Wednesday. "He gave us a fantastic year last year. At his age (32), to get that contract, God bless him. We wish him all the well."

Jared Veldheer might turn out to be a huge bargain for Arizona Cardinals --
Is Veldheer a bargain?


Eric Decker signs with Jets -
The Jets are hoping that Decker can help boost one of the NFL's worst pass offenses.

NFL Free Agency: Rodger Saffold to Return to Rams, 5-Year Deal Reportedly (UPDATED) - Turf Show Times
Okay then.

The greatest trick Blaine Gabbert ever pulled was convincing the Jaguars he wasn't Elite -
Smart move by the 49ers folks.

Kicked Around the NFL: Nick Novak Just Grateful to Have the Opportunity - Bolts From The Blue
Chargers' place kicker Nick Novak's route to a starting job in the NFL is one filled with angst and rejection. But the 32-year-old San Diego native appreciates the struggle and believes it made him a better kicker, and a better man.