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Arizona Cardinals news 5/23: Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman battle on Twitter, rookie mini-camp

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Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman have made Twitter interesting. There is more as well -- football stuff!


Patrick Peterson says Richard Sherman is not a shutdown cornerback - Revenge of the Birds
Strong words from the three-time Pro Bowl.

Cardinals Blogs | An anticlimactic rookie minicamp
It’s different now. With the draft as late as it is, the rookies got a few days of Phase 2 work in last week and are taking part in organized team activities all this week before rookie minicamp arrives tomorrow and over the weekend.

Taking Notice Of Michael Floyd
Third-year wide receiver should be able to build on breakout 2013

Breaking down Cards’ rookie contracts - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
A few observations from going through the rookie contracts:

John Abraham preps for 20 sacks from sideline - ESPN
Outside linebacker John Abraham wants to take his 11.5 sacks from 2013 and raise you – about 8.5 more.

Abraham shares books with teammates - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
When Abraham returned to the Arizona for offseason workouts he handed out about 10 books by motivational author John C. Maxwell, who Abraham calls a friend, to his teammates -- including one to safety Tyrann Mathieu.

Cardinals offseason wrap-up - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
 With free agency and the draft in the rearview mirror and training camp just a couple of months away, we assess the Arizona Cardinals' offseason moves.

Deone Bucannon helps secondary's run support - ESPN
When Arizona drafted safety Deone Bucannon out of Washington State, the Cardinals found a hard-hitter who may just like playing the run more than playing the pass.

Kevin Minter about to get shot with Arizona Cardinals
Coaches constantly implore linebackers to "get their eyes right" to diagnose plays. But last season Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter's vision was blocked by the two guys playing ahead of him, Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington.

For conflict and drama, nothing tops NFC West
The quality of play is staggering. Two teams will be Super Bowl favorites. The other two are good enough to win most divisions in football. The Cardinals have already paid a significant price.

Cardinals' competition at outside linebacker is strong
"The great thing about this team is we don't play favorites," Acho said. "We put the best guys on the field. I'm excited about going and showing the guys that I'm one of the best guys on the field, so put me out there."


The Notebook: Round 1 reflections from the 2014 NFL Draft -
Which first-round picks will we still be talking about five years from now? Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White checks in with a look at the teams and the players featured on the first night of the draft.

Coaches say the dumbest things at NFL rookie minicamps -
The OTA and minicamp season is upon us, and with it comes coachspeak, overanalysis, and optimism. Here's how to cut through the B.S. and get to the meat of these very important and not-at-all worthless offseason reports.

SB Nation Reviews: The Vinces -
"Vince" is a rare name in sports. But if an athlete is fascinating, unique, and electrifying, he just might be a Vince. Here is our review of the greatest Vinces: Carter, Coleman, and Young.

Dan Snyder attacked by 50 Senators -
Half the members of the United States Senate sent Roger Goodell a letter asking the NFL to change the name of the Washington team. But a letter from 50 Senators doesn't mean much anymore.

Quotables: Ryan Clark calls Roger Goodell's treatment of Jim Irsay 'hypocrisy' -
Roger Goodell has stated he's waiting for charges to be brought against the Colts owner before announcing disciplinary actions, a courtesy he failed to extend to Clark's teammate, Ben Roethlisberger, back in 2010.

Tony Romo plans to play 5 more seasons -
The Dallas quarterback wants to play through the 2018-19 NFL season.