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Arizona Cardinals news 8/26: Recoveries, plans for preseason Game 4

Catch up on the latest from the Cardinals and the NFL.

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It is a short week for the Arizona Cardinals. Here is the start of the week with a ton of stories.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | No starters Thursday; Mathieu watch continues
Some quick post-cut comments and thoughts from Bruce Arians as the Cardinals prepare to head out to practice:

Cardinals Blogs | Keim: Minter, Cooper should be back

Overall, "it just didn’t seem like our quarterback and our receivers were in sync last night," Keim said.

Cardinals Pick Catanzaro To Kick, Cut Feely

QB Lindley, T Starks among first round of cuts for team

Kevin Minter Gets Back On The Field

Notebook: Cooper also practicing; Thomas to start at QB Thursday

Cardinals Coaching Up Depth

Team has taken players like Demens and Fells to generate back of roster

After frustrating injury Kevin Minter returns to field - ESPN

The paint has finally dried for Kevin Minter.

Quick recap of Bruce Arians news conference - ESPN

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians addressed the media before Monday's practice. Here is a recap of what Arians discussed:

Cardinals defense adjusting to life without Darnell Dockett - ESPN

"It was a lot different," Rucker said. "Just how vocal of a leader he is and his presence, but next man up and you got to play ball.

Better for Arizona Cardinals to have offensive issues now - ESPN

That's what preseason is about, working out the kinks, figuring out what went wrong and why it happened.

Lackluster loss is troubling but not alarming | FOX Sports

There's nothing like a lackluster third preseason game to whet your appetite for the regular season.

Cardinals President Michael Bidwill slams City of Glendale

azcentral Sports reporter Dan Bickley talks with Arizona Cardinals' President Michael Bidwill about Super Bowl XLIX. 12 News

In a nice twist, offensive line is of little concern to Arizona Cardinals ArizonaSports.com

For all the worry about the Arizona Cardinals' 19-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, one thing you do not hear being talked about is the offensive line.

NFL:

How Madden NFL turns players into pixels - SBNation.com

Over the years, the Madden franchise has led the way in making life-like games, from pixelated blobs to a look close to reality. Sarah Kogod watched the EA team turn the Ravens into avatars.

Brandon Meriweather suspended 2 games for illegal hits - SBNation.com

Brandon Meriweather now has six violations of player safety rules, according to the NFL.

Matt Schaub misses another practice, rookies Logan Thomas and Jimmy Garoppolo will start preseason finale - SBNation.com

Matt Schaub missed another practice with an elbow injury; rookie quarterbacks Logan Thomas, Jimmy Garoppolo and David Fales will all start their teams' respective preseason finales; and more from Monday in the NFL.

The Rams are screwed, and it's their own fault - SBNation.com

Blind loyalty to an injury-prone quarterback is just the beginning of the Rams' problems.

Matt Prater's suspension proves the rules shouldn't be left to robots - SBNation.com

After suspending Matt Prater four games for drinking beer and Ray Rice just two for abusing his then-fiancee, the NFL should ask whether its policies are all that helpful toward its goals.

NFL injury roundup: Sam Bradford has torn ACL, Wes Welker out with concussion - SBNation.com

The Chargers, Bengals, and Giants were among other teams dealing with injury concerns from the preseason's third weekend.

NFL, DirecTV finalizing new Sunday Ticket contract, according to report - SBNation.com

The NFL Sunday Ticket will be available to DirecTV subscribers well into the foreseeable future, and make the NFL lots of money, according to a report.