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4/19 Arizona Cardinals news: ESPN looks at Pat Tillman's death 10 years later

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Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire 10 years ago this week. Both Darren Urban and ESPN looked at his death Friday. Pay special attention to the ESPN piece; it's a video interview with the man who survived the friendly-fire attack that fateful April day and with one of the men who opened fire on them.


10 Years After Pat Tillman
"I know on days when I am feeling sorry for myself getting ready to go to practice, I see his picture and remember his sacrifice and I try to think of his mentality," veteran center Lyle Sendlein said.

Should the Cardinals draft Palmer's successor?
Although Carson Palmer led the Arizona Cardinals to 10 wins last season, should the team look to draft the quarterback of the future? The "Path to the Draft" crew answers the question.

Thank Donald Trump for Cardinals' move to Valley in 1988
So maybe you heard the news that billionaire Donald Trump is serious about purchasing the Buffalo Bills with the intention to keep the NFL team in western New York. [...] Funny thing is, Trump has history with the NFL and we can probably thank him, indirectly at least, for the presence of the Cardinals here in the Valley.

Ex-Army Ranger speaks for first time about former NFL player Pat Tillman's shooting, says he may have fired fatal shots - ESPN
In his first public statements about the death of former NFL safety Pat Tillman, one of the Army Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly fire incident in Afghanistan says he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he may have fired the fatal shots.

Cardinals insist they're prepared to replace Dansby | FOX Sports on MSN
Second-year inside linebacker Kevin Minter is expected to step into the starting spot vacated by Karlos Dansby.

GM Steve Keim updates Arizona Cardinals' draft progress
"What we've done right now is we've ranked every position by grade and then what we'll do is we'll transition in about a week to our top 120 board, which is what we'll draft off of," Keim told Doug and Wolf Friday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. "Our philosophy has always been 'best player available' and it will stay that way, and that's how we'll draft."

NFL Draft '14: Is it time for the Arizona Cardinals to draft a QB?
What matters come draft day is hard to quantify for each individual team, but for the Arizona Cardinals, this year it is especially hard.


The Notebook: A look at Michael Sam's future as a pass rusher -
Does Missouri defensive end Michael Sam have the moves to be a productive NFL pass rusher? Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a look.

Mad money: QB draft stock edition -
Here are the REAL reasons that NFL GMs keep changing their big boards when it comes to the 2014 class of QBs.

Meet Peyton Manning and Nick Saban, the future of football -
Peyton Manning and Nick Saban met in Alabama recently. The meeting between two of the hottest names in football could one day shake the sport to its very -- oh god this is a slow news day.

Exercising the fifth-year option: Aldon Smith, Julio Jones among players with uncertain futures -
The deadline for teams to exercise their fifth-year options on 2011 NFL Draft first-rounders is fast approaching. The Texans already exercised their option on J.J. Watt. Will the likes of Aldon Smith, Julio Jones and Mark Ingram also be extended?

Grading the SB Nation bloggers NFL mock draft -
The draft's top player, Jadeveon Clowney, gets the highest grade from readers. The worst grade shouldn't be a surprise considering the lightning rod nature of the player chosen.

Tom Savage facts: Totally true stories of the NFL Draft's next hero -
Why is the former Pitt quarterback shooting up draft boards? We may have the answer.