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Arizona Cardinals news 8/10: Recaps and more

Highlights and stories as your Arizona Cardinals open their 2014 preseason with a shutout victory over the Houston Texans, and other news from around the league.

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Cardinals Blogs | Floyd, Ginn sit out Texans game
Both Michael Floyd and Ted Ginn sat out of the first preseason game due to injury.

Cardinals Begin By Battering Texans
Passing offense deadly as preseason starts with 32-0 victory

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: Texans vs Cardinals
Watch all the top plays from Saturday's dominating opener

Big Red Recap: Arizona Cardinals cruise to victory in 2014 preseason opener ArizonaSports.com
Big Red Recap: Arizona Cardinals cruise to victory in 2014 preseason opener - Cardinals Stories at ArizonaSports.com

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer flawless throughout first preseason drive ArizonaSports.com
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer flawless throughout first preseason drive - Cardinals Stories at ArizonaSports.com

Antonio Cromartie highlights Cardinals debut with first-quarter interception ArizonaSports.com
Antonio Cromartie highlights Cardinals debut with first-quarter interception - Cardinals Stories at ArizonaSports.com

Rookie WRs John Brown, Walt Powell shine in Cardinals preseason opener ArizonaSports.com
Rookie WRs John Brown, Walt Powell shine in Cardinals preseason opener - Cardinals Stories at ArizonaSports.com

Jonathan Cooper shows resiliency in return to game action for Arizona Cardinals ArizonaSports.com
Jonathan Cooper shows resiliency in return to game action for Arizona Cardinals - Cardinals Stories at ArizonaSports.com

NFL

Jadeveon Clowney's athleticism shines in Texans debut - NFL.com
It didn't take long for Jadeveon Clowney to show fans Saturday why the Houston Texans made him the No. 1 overall draft pick. How did Clowney perform in his NFL debut?

Bill O'Brien calls Texans' performance 'terrible' - NFL.com
The Houston Texans got shut out 32-0 by the Arizona Cardinals in their preseason opener Saturday. First-year coach Bill O'Brien took the blame for what he called a "terrible" performance by his players.

Manziel, Clowney debut: 18 takeaways from Saturday - NFL.com
There was a lot to like from Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney in their pro debuts. There were some poor plays, too. Around The League breaks down everything you need to know from Saturday.

Johnny Manziel debuts; Browns' QB battle still up in air - NFL.com
Johnny Manziel made his NFL debut Saturday night, but the Browns' QB derby remains as close as ever. Gregg Rosenthal examines what to make of Cleveland's preseason opener.

Alex Smith not interested in Andy Dalton-type contract - NFL.com
Alex Smith is the next quarterback in line for a new contract. The Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller is not interested in the type of pay-as-you-go contracts younger quarterbacks have recently signed.

Yeremiah Bell, former Dolphins, Cards safety, to retire - NFL.com
Yeremiah Bell started 16 games last season with the Arizona Cardinals, but the free agent safety is calling it quits. Bell was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2003.

Jaguars' Marqise Lee criticized by Gus Bradley - NFL.com
Gus Bradley didn't like everything he saw from rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee on Friday night. The Jacksonville Jaguars coach said Lee needed to be more consistent in his effort every play.

Colts' Khaled Holmes out 2-3 weeks with ankle injury - NFL.com
The Indianapolis Colts received some good news: Center Khaled Holmes should be healthy for Week 1 against the Denver Broncos. How concerned should coach Chuck Pagano be about his offensive line?

Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin praised after acrobatic TD - NFL.com
Kelvin Benjamin is slated to play a key role in the Carolina Panthers' offense in 2014. The rookie receiver showed just what kind of playmaker he can be with a touchdown snag Friday night.

Steve Gregory announces retirement from NFL - NFL.com
Veteran safety Steve Gregory announced his retirement Saturday. The safety signed with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.