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3/27 Arizona Cardinals news: Jared Veldheer 'refutes' Raiders' GM's claims

Your Thursday roundup of Cardinals and NFL news.

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Also, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer wants running back Andre Ellington to convert to full-time receiver duties. Head coach Bruce Arians: "No."


Cardinals Underground Part Two
Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Ron Wolfley are back talking Cardinals offense

Raiders GM talks Jared Veldheer, Lamarr Houston exits -
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie would've loved for left tackle Jared Veldheer and defensive end Lamarr Houston to stay in the building. McKenzie said they simply didn't want to.

Arizona Cardinals tackle Jared Veldheer refutes Reggie McKenzie's claims
"I appreciate everything that Oakland did for me over the last four years, we just couldn't get (a contract) done. It wasn't that I didn't want to be there, because I know that's been said recently," [Veldheer] said. "That just wasn't the case. Things were unable to get done at the table and that led to free agency and now I looking forward to Arizona and looking to what the future has here."

Cardinals Blogs | Ellington’s no wideout, but 10 catches?
"Let’s make him a wideout," Palmer said.

"No," Arians responded. "We can use him as a wideout as a running back."

Best and Worst Moves Arizona Cardinals Made in Free Agency | Bleacher Report
Although Veldheer received the largest contract from the team in free agency, other players signed will be equally important to the success -- or failure -- of the team this season and down the road.


NCAA asks NFL to help solve college football's taunting non-problem -
Won't someone please think of the minimally compensated children?

The NFL wants its players to be more respectful, more efficient -
The latest effort to clean up the game started Tuesday when the league voted to approve a rule eliminating dunks on the goal post and any other kind of celebration that involves using the ball as a prop.

Jared Allen signs with Bears, per report -
Chicago has been busy this offseason, now stealing a top player from a division rival.

Fan rules approved for Levi's Stadium, and some will be tricky in enforcement - Niners Nation
The Santa Clara City Council approved a set of rules for fan behavior in and around Levi's Stadium. Some of the rules make sense, and some are going to be problematic in enforcement.

Pete Carroll talks Super Bowl repeat, maintaining focus - Field Gulls
Carroll explains his coaching philosophy.

Rams Sign Veteran QB Shaun Hill - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams have found their veteran QB.