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Arizona Cardinals news 8/21: Sendlein, Mathieu return; plan for Dockett's absence

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Thursday links about the Cardinals and NFL.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

A couple of days after the Arizona Cardinals lost Darnell Dockett for the season, the team had a couple of new players at practice and a trio of players return. The Internet has it all. Here are the numerous stories.

Cardinals:

#CardsCamp Recap: Wednesday 08/20
Kyle Odegard takes a look at the state of the defensive line after Darnell Dockett's season ending injury.

Tyrann Mathieu Back At Practice

Notebook: Safety goes easy in his first day; Sendlein, Ta'amu also return

Cardinals Blogs | Time for the defense to recalibrate

Perhaps the day off Tuesday came at the right time for the Cardinals. The defense can digest the season-ending injury to Darnell Dockett, and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles can start to sort out how exactly he will run his defense with the pieces he has left.

Cardinals Blogs | Arians wants Dockett on sideline for games

Bruce Arians said he wants Darnell Dockett to get his surgery as soon as possible and get him back to the Cardinals rehabbing, because the defensive tackle will remain a big part of the team even though he cannot play.

Mathieu back at practice; eyes season-opener | FOX Sports

Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu returned to full practice Wednesday for the first time since tearing his ACL and LCL Dec. 8 against St. Louis.

Sendlein returns to anchor offensive line | FOX Sports

Center Lyle Sendlein returned to practice after missing much of camp with a calf injury.

Replacing Dockett will be a family affair | FOX Sports

Coach Bruce Arians named Frostee Rucker the starter in place of injured defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, but the Cardinals will need contributions from many players to replace their vocal defensive captain.

Tyrann Mathieu talks after first practice

Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu chats with reporters after Wednesday's practice.

Cardinals Wednesday practice report

Kent Somers and Bob Young discuss the return of Tyrann Mathiue and Alameda Ta'amu to practice.

All-Access with Arians: Dockett to have surgery, Mathieu and Ta'amu back ArizonaSports.com

Here, in this space, we'll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through:

8-20 Dave Zastudil (Audio)

The Cardinals punter joins the freaks to chat about the upcoming season as well as the devastating loss of Darnell Dockett

8-19 MJ and Larry Fitzgerald (Audio)
Mike Jurecki sits down for an exclusive interview with Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald.

MJ and Fitzgerald talk about his upcoming charity event, the state of the Cardinals and how the team will move on with Darnell Dockett gone for the year.

NFL:

Hard Knocks Episode 3 recap: You weren't using that ligament, were you? - SBNation.com

SB Nation senior reporter and depressed Atlanta Falcons fan Steven Godfrey recaps the third episode of HBO's NFL series 'Hard Knocks.'

Brian Hoyer named Browns starter over Johnny Manziel - SBNation.com

The Browns kept their promise by naming Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback over Johnny Manziel, but how long will the veteran hold the position if he struggles like he did Monday night?

Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount expected to face marijuana possession charges - Behind the Steel Curtain

Both players are allegedly facing drug possession charges Wednesday, and Bell was also charged with DUI, according to 93.7 The Fan's Colin Dunlap.

NFL referee avoided Washington games for 8 years over name controversy - SBNation.com

Former NFL referee Mike Carey revealed he was allowed to avoid Washington games for eight years due to his objections to the "Redskins" name. He joins a growing list of NFL and media personalities who will refuse to use the name this season.

Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount charged with marijuana possession, per report - SBNation.com

The Steelers' top two running backs have reportedly been charged with marijuana possession.

NFL training camp roundup: Brian Hoyer named starter, Jadeveon Clowney leaves practice - SBNation.com

Jadeveon Clowney left with what appeared to be a minor neck injury. The news isn't as good in New York, where Giants rookie Odell Beckham is still limited by his ongoing hamstring problem.

Vontaze Burfict and Cincinnati Bengals agree to 4-year deal - Cincy Jungle

The Bengals reportedly inked one of their young stars to a long-term deal late Wednesday with a four-year deal for linebacker Vontaze Burfict.