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Arizona Cardinals new 8/4: Camp day off, mailbag, Peterson's responsibilities

Your morning Cardinals and NFL roundup.

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The Arizona Cardinals were off on Sunday and will have a closed practice on Monday. There was football, too, as the Hall of Fame Game kicked off the football season.

Here are the stories that you might not have seen.

Cardinals:

Episode 92 - NFC West Division with Jess Root — 2 Guys Podcast
Previewing the Cardinals

Cardinals Blogs | A week at camp, and closed practice Monday
They will practice Monday, but that practice will not be open to the public. The open workouts resume Tuesday.

Hall Of A Night For Aeneas Williams
Cornerback gives passionate speech as he enters Hall of Fame

Patrick Peterson adds new responsiblities - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

In football, the saying has a twist: With a great contract comes great responsibility.

Arizona Cardinals Mailbag: Second week of training camp begins - ESPN

Welcome to #CardsMailbag, a weekly installment that allows you to ask me questions about the Arizona Cardinals throughout the week via Twitter @joshweinfuss. I'll answer them every week during training camp. Make sure to use the hashtag #CardsMailbag.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians sends message to Jonathan Cooper - ESPN

Coaches have different ways of getting their points across, but one way is pretty uniform across any sport on any level.

Tyrann Mathieu's comeback has become stuff of Hollywood

Talented Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu thought about suicide during his lowest moments.

Preseason 'measuring stick' for Drew Stanton

And yes, the days do add up for the Cardinals' Drew Stanton, who might be the most inactive quarterback you've either ever, or never, heard about.

Odds and ends from first week of Arizona Cardinals training camp

Sam Acho says he's back at full strength, and Earl Watford has unique study habits.

Max Starks welcomes chance to mentor younger Arizona Cardinals

After arriving at the Cardinals facility Friday morning, new signee and veteran tackle Max Starks took his spot in the secondary locker room with most of the rookies and younger players.

NFL:

NFL Hall of Fame Game 2014: Giants knock off Buffalo in preseason opener - SBNation.com

The 2014 NFL preseason is officially underway and New York opened with a 17-13 win against Buffalo in the Hall of Fame Game.

Derrick Brooks made it look easy - SBNation.com

For 14 years, the Tampa Bay linebacker was the master of his craft.

A daughter's quest for Canton - SBNation.com

Jerry Kramer does not need to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His daughter, Alicia Kramer, needs it badly.

Which colleges have produced the most Pro Football Hall of Famers? - SBNation.com

Same as the College Football Hall of Fame: USC and Notre Dame.

A punter on Ray Guy finally making the Hall of Fame - SBNation.com

Former punter Ray Guy will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame this weekend, the first punter ever to make it to Canton. We turned to Rams punter Johnny Hekker for some insight on this historic occasion.

Michael Strahan's Hall of Fame bust has his famous tooth gap - SBNation.com

Most Hall of Fame busts depict non-smiling faces. Michael Strahan features a huge grin, complete with an even more huge tooth gap.

Michael Strahan Hall of Fame speech: DE says he's at the end of an 'improbable' career - SBNation.com

Michael Strahan says every aspect of his football career was "improbable." He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Buffalo Bills sale: Jon Bon Jovi writes open letter to Buffalo fans - Buffalo Rumblings

Buffalo is the most anti-Jon Bon Jovi place on the planet at the moment, and the potential new owner of the Bills is trying to change that with his first public comments about his pursuit of the franchise.