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Arizona Cardinals news 8/30: Roster cuts, Tyrann Mathieu has to tackle

Morning Cardinals and NFL links to start the day.

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NFL cuts are happening today. So there will be a lot of unemployed football players. The Cardinals also had some news with injuries and the possibility of Tyrann Mathieu playing in the season opener.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Mathieu will tackle next week. Play? We’ll see
Coach Bruce Arians left that door cracked for now, but asked about his statement that Mathieu would have needed to play in Thursday’s game in order to play a week from Monday, Arians quickly said “I wasn’t kidding.”

Locker Room Reaction: Cardinals vs Chargers
Listen to the players react to the final preseason game in San Diego

Cardinals Keep Cuts Under Wraps
Notebook: No announcements yet, but roster churn inevitable

Frank Caliendo Surprises Cardinals
Comic Frank Caliendo makes a surprise visit to the Cardinals recently, and includes a Bruce Arians impression

The Heat Index predicts the Cardinals' 2014 season

Here's how The Heat Index sees the Cardinals' playoff chase unfolding.

Bruce Arians: Cardinals not prepared to announce roster cuts

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians met with the media on Friday, but he said the team wasn't prepared to announce any roster cuts until later.

Arizona Cardinals coach Arians: Logan Thomas as expected, has 'a good future' ArizonaSports.com

Playing the entire game with a squad made up of mostly second and third-string players, Thomas' performance was uneven and not terribly impressive, especially when compared to how he fared in the preseason opener.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirms James Harrison interest ArizonaSports.com

"I met with James today, we'll see what happens," Arians said Friday afternoon. "He's in good shape."

Jess Root -- August 29 (Audio)

I was a guest on Farmington, Mew Mexico's Fox Sports Radio affiliate.

NFL:

Aldon Smith suspended 9 games by the NFL - SBNation.com

The 49ers suffered a blow to their championship hopes with the suspension of their best pass-rusher.

2014 NFL roster cuts tracker: 53-man roster deadline on the horizon - SBNation.com

The regular season is coming, which means NFL teams are beginning the final preparations to whittle their rosters down to the final 53 players.

Terrelle Pryor released by Seahawks, according to report - SBNation.com

Terrelle Pryor is reportedly looking for a new home after being released by the Seahawks on Friday night.

Yellow alert: Prepare yourself for an NFL season filled with more penalties - SBNation.com

Prepare yourself for an NFL season filled with more penalties. Here's why.

Handicapping the best 2014 NFL prop bets - SBNation.com

NFL prop bets are a great, silly time waster and they demand your full, serious attention.

24 maps that explain the NFL - SBNation.com

The 2014 NFL season is upon us. These 24 maps help explain where the game has come from, where it's at now and where it's going, along with a few other essential pieces of information every fan needs to understand the game and the business of the NFL

NFL practice squad rules, everything you need to know - SBNation.com

Each NFL team carries a specific number of players on its practice squad. It sounds simple, but it has some quirks.

Sammy Watkins re-injures ribs against Detroit Lions - Buffalo Rumblings

Watkins headed to the locker room after being hit on a slant route.

NFL announces new domestic violence policy - SBNation.com

The NFL has a new domestic violence policy. Here are the details.

The Bears have the pieces to be a Super Bowl winner - SBNation.com

Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White says a better defense, a loaded offense and Marc Trestman's magic touch with Jay Cutler are more than enough to keep the Bears hunting through February.