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8/16 Arizona Cardinals news: Competing quarterbacks and kickers

Your gameday roundup of Arizona Cardinals and NFC West news.

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We're already into Week 2 of the 2014 preseason. Before you know it, the regular season will be drawing to a close and the Arizona Cardinals will be preparing for the playoffs.

Right?

Cardinals

Minnesota Already Cards' Training Ground
Game at University of Minnesota familiar for those at Fitzgerald's camp

Cardinals Blogs | Friday before the open-air Vikings
There is a bit of irony attached that the first time the Cardinals will be outside since training camp started will be a game in Minnesota, since for so many years this game too would have been inside against the Vikings.

Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely in pursuit of 'perfection'
In 207 NFL games that counted, Jay Feely has attempted 398 field goals, 446 extra points and kicked off 1,003 times. Yet what he does Saturday against the Vikings, in a game that doesn't count, will play a large role in Feely's future with the Cardinals.

Take 5 - Justin Bethel
Pro Bowl special teams ace Justin Bethel answers five fan-submitted questions from Twitter.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings: What to watch
The Arizona Cardinals continue their 2014 preseason slate against the Vikings on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Minneapolis. Here are 5 things to watch.

Bickley: Todd Bowles is the Cardinals' unsung hero
Todd Bowles is the Cardinals' hidden treasure. He's a teacher, a communicator and possibly the best defensive coordinator the team has ever had.

These guys must shine in Cardinals' second preseason game | FOX Sports on MSN
Ryan Lindley will get his chance to play Saturday, but it could serve more as an audition for a job with another team.

What I want to see Saturday from the Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota, by Doug Franz
After every practice, I've been writing what I've seen at practice. Today, I want to focus on Minnesota. Here's what I hope to see Saturday night.

Rest of the NFC West

Blaine Gabbert remains the No. 2 QB for 49ers-Broncos - Niners Nation
The 49ers backup quarterback position is in flux as far as fans are concerned. Maybe Jim Harbaugh has mostly made his decision at this point.

49ers training camp practice recap: Michael Crabtree is full participant on Friday - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers were back at practice, and Michael Crabtree hit the field. We take a look at what went down in Friday's practice.

NFL may have gone too far to emphasize illegal contact penalties - SBNation.com
The NFL apparently wants its refs to call illegal contact much tighter than they have in the past, but have they gone too far?

Seahawks vs. Chargers final score: Quarterbacks use their feet to lead Seahawks to 41-14 win over Chargers - Field Gulls
Quarterbacks use their feet to lead Seahawks to 41-14 win over Chargers

Rams Vs. Packers, preseason week 2: Aaron Rodgers returns to test the secondary - Turf Show Times
This week will mark the return of the best quarterback in the NFL. Luckily this is only a preseason game, but if the Rams secondary can play well it would be another positive heading into week one.

Rams roster battles 2014: Zac Stacy wins Fisher's heart - Turf Show Times
As if there was any question who the apple of Jeff Fisher's ball control offensive eye ...