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Arizona Cardinals news 7/21: Training camp previews, mailbag and more

Your morning Cardinals and NFL roundup.

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Do you smell that? It is the scent of the week of training camp beginning. That's not a real thing, but the beginning of training camp is. Here's what you can start the week with in terms of stories form around the Web.


Carson Palmer Has a Chance to be Kurt Warner Reincarnate – Here’s Why | RotoViz
Please don’t mistake me as claiming Palmer is Kurt Warner. He is not. I do believe however that Palmer is more than capable of doing a Warner impression.

#CardsCamp position preview: DB
A look at the Cardinals' defensive backs in advance of training camp

#CardsCamp position preview: LB
A look at the linebackers on the Cardinals' roster in advance of training camp

#CardsCamp position preview: DL
A look at the defensive linemen on the Cardinals' roster in advance of training camp

#CardsCamp position preview: OL
A look at the offensive linemen on the Cardinals' roster in advance of training camp

Arizona Cardinals Mailbag: Who'll make a splash? - ESPN
Welcome to #CardsMailbag, a weekly installment that allows you to ask me questions about the Arizona Cardinals throughout the week via Twitter @joshweinfuss. I'll answer them every week during the offseason. Make sure to use the hashtag #CardsMailbag.

From the NFC West team sites:

Russell Wilson is better, part III: I sack Newton - Field Gulls

It seems like Cam Newton is sometimes "the forgotten man" when it comes to the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

Michael Robinson talks about challenges in Seahawks' title defense - Field Gulls

Seahawks former fullback and fan favorite Michael Robinson makes the media rounds to talk about the challenges his former team will face in defending their Super Bowl title.

NFL to inform, discourage underclassmen: What it means - Field Gulls

Why would the NFL want fewer underclassmen?

Scout's eye: Jaguars' personnel men talk about the draft - Field Gulls

The Jaguars' website has a series now where members of the personnel department are interviewed about the draft and their picks.

Football Outsiders includes 49ers among NFC "fallers" - Niners Nation

Football Outsiders put together a look at potential risers and fallers around the NFL. The 49ers are listed among the potential fallers, but naturally NN is a bit more optimistic.

49ers roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Asante Cleveland - Niners Nation

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days or in however long we feel like it). Today we focus on tight end Asante Cleveland.

49ers rookies: Best case/worst case for Chris Borland - Niners Nation

The San Francisco 49ers spent a third round pick on Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland.. We break down some potentially realistic best and worst case scenarios.

Mike Pereira says illegal contact, defensive holding will be points of emphasis in 2014 - Niners Nation

FOX Sports referee analyst Mike Pereira tweeted that illegal contact and defensive holding are among several points of emphasis for the 2014 season.

St. Louis Rams: ESPN Finally Showing Some Love - Turf Show Times

Jeffri Chadiha, a Senior NFL Columnist at, has earmarked the Rams as a breakout team this year. Here's why.

Rams Roster Preview: TJ McDonald - Turf Show Times

Does TJ Mac have what it takes to become the next safety to thrive in Gregg Williams' defensive scheme?

NFL stuff in general:

Chris Snee to meet with Giants concerning future -

New York Giants veteran offensive lineman Chris Snee is scheduled to meet with team officials on Monday. The veteran guard may be considering retirement after offseason elbow surgery.

Marcell Dareus failed conditioning test in Buffalo -

Marcell Dareus' discouraging offseason continues. Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone revealed Sunday that Dareus was placed on the non-football injury list because he failed his conditioning test.

Panthers' Cam Newton still limited in mobility -

Cam Newton is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery. But by all accounts the Panthers starting quarterback will be ready to go when training camp starts this week.

Denver Broncos finally re-watched Super Bowl XLVIII -

On the last day of offseason practices, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase decided to make his team watch their disappointing loss in Super Bowl XLVIII. Why?

Jets' Rex Ryan: Patriots 'need to worry about us' -

Rex Ryan doesn't seem too concerned about the New York Jets' position in the AFC East. If anything, the head coach believes the New England Patriots are the ones who should be worried. Is Ryan right?