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Arizona Cardinals news 4/17: Return game, OL and the draft, low cost of wins

Your morning roundup of Cardinals and NFL news.

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Cardinals Blogs | Hoping for a return in the return game
The Cardinals’ offense was doing much better at the end of the season and should be improved given the pieces that have been added. It wouldn’t hurt if the kickoff and punt returns could chip in to the improvement equation.

Draft Primer 2014: Offensive Line

After Veldheer signing, Cooper return, line is less of a need

Arizona Cardinals win without spending - ESPN

Cheap or frugal? That is the question.

NFL Nation Buzz: Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss talks about the pressure put on the team to play in a home Super Bowl.

Where are Cards' free agents landing? - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Of the 16 free agents that left the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, almost half have landed on their feet.

NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Arizona Cardinals | FOX Sports on MSN

Peter Schrager gives his thoughts.

Cardinals fans shouldn't celebrate 49ers' troubles

49ers' troubles shouldn't cause Cardinals fans to celebrate.


Jumps Off the Tape: Austin Seferian-Jenkins is so smooth -

The Washington tight end has something else that NFL coaches like to see in a pass catcher. SB Nation's Danny Kelly kicks off a new series examining one key aspect of some under-the-radar NFL Draft prospects.

Aaron Murray pro day results: Georgia QB flashes arm, mobility -

Aaron Murray proved he could move well in the pocket at Georgia's pro day Wednesday, six months after tearing his ACL.

What Josh Freeman's signing says about Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib and the Giants -

Josh Freeman is now with the Giants. Is he simply another warm body, or is there real worry in New York that Eli Manning is in decline?

Quotable: Ronnie Lott weighs in on Aldon Smith, Packers eyed Brett Favre tribute in 2013 -

The Green Bay Packers and the Ol' Gunslinger could be in line for a reunion next season. Elsewhere, a 49ers legend weighed in on the Aldon Smith saga.

TMZ investigation story about Colin Kaepernick in LA shows disregard for truth with dated photograph - Niners Nation

We've got some proof that TMZ really is full of crap in some of their reporting. Check out the photos below.

49ers face tough decision on troubled Aldon Smith and 5th-year option -

The San Francisco 49ers have had a tough offseason thus far, and Aldon Smith isn't making it any easier.

Austin Howard deal with Raiders may not be as favorable as first thought - Silver And Black Pride

When the Raiders first signed offensive lineman, Austin Howard, it seemed like the perfect deal. They get a young, two-year starting right tackle with a reasonable deal that has no ramifications...