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Arizona Cardinals news 5/18: Ryan Williams a Cowboy

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Christian Petersen

Ryan Williams found a team in the Cowboys after having been cut by the Cardinals. The Cards wanted Blake Bortles.Plus more from around the league. 

Cardinals:

Arizona Cardinals Mailbag: Post-draft questions loom - ESPN

Welcome to #CardsMailbag, a weekly installment that allows you to ask Josh Weinfuss questions throughout the week via Twitter @joshweinfuss. He'll answer them every week during the offseason. Make sure to use the hashtag #CardsMailbag

Ryan Williams, released by Cardinals, gets fresh start with Cowboys
For all that went wrong, Williams was a player well-liked by his peers. It will be interesting to see if a change of environment makes a difference. …

Ryan Williams, Arizona Cardinals saga a familiar one in sports
Whisenhunt was counting on Williams in 2012, the year after Williams' knee injury. A patella tendon tear is a severe injury, especially for a running back, but Williams had spent an off-season rehabilitating. Coaches thought he was ready. From the start, Williams wasn't sure.

Keim admits Cardinals liked Bortles | ProFootballTalk
With the dust settling, the extent of Arians’ deception is becoming more clear; G.M. Steve Keim told Adam Schein of SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio on Friday that the Cardinals were focused on one guy in the first round with the thought that he could become a franchise quarterback.  But he was long gone by the time the birds were on the board.

NFL:

What to expect next season from the 2014 NFL Draft class - SBNation.com
The newest crop of NFL players has been drafted and fans would be wise to temper expectations. While many will develop into good NFL players down the road, few will make a major difference next season.

Johnny Manziel takes the field as Browns rookie minicamp opens - SBNation.com
The media got its first look at Johnny Manziel on the football (practice) field on Saturday. We've got the blurry cellphone photos documenting the rookie's first taste of huddling, stretching and talking with his coaches at the NFL level.

Quotable: Robert Mathis suspended 4 games - SBNation.com
Robert Mathis has been suspended four games by the NFL, and Jimmy Haslam was the one to pull the trigger on drafting Johnny Manziel.