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Arizona Cardinals news 8/5: Closed practice, depth chart

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The Cardinals are back at practice and there was practice on Monday, only without fans.

Here is what you might like to read.

Cardinals:

Andre Ellington Ready For Workload
But what exactly will be needed from running back is yet to be determined

Darren Fells Stands Out At Tight End

Notebook: Ex-basketball player impressing Arians; Special teams a key

#CardsCamp Recap: Monday 08/04

Andre Ellington is expected to be featured more heavily in his second season in Bruce Arians' offense.

Cardinals Blogs | The bear in Niklas, and a closed practice
We start this post with words of wisdom from tight end John Carlson, a sage who to my cohort Kyle Odegard described rookie tight end Troy Niklas thusly: "He looks like a 12-year-old boy who swallowed a grizzly bear."

Cardinals Blogs | The first depth chart

With this being so early in camp, my guess is not a lot will change on the chart. It’s meaning increases once we get to the regular season. Regardless, here is the whole thing:

Letter helped vet land with Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

The art of the written word hasn't been lost on Cardinals running back Jalen Parmele. It's helped him get two jobs.

Kevin Minter out to prove doubters wrong - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

But it was a jumping off point for second-year linebacker Kevin Minter.

NFL:

Bears breakout players ready to maul the NFC North - SBNation.com

A promising group of young players could have the Bears challenging for supremacy in the NFC North.

Andy Dalton: an OK quarterback who just got $115 million - SBNation.com
Andy Dalton is good enough, but his ceiling stops there. The Bengals felt like he was worth $115 million anyway.

Meet the Arby's owner trolling Bill Belichick and Dan Snyder - SBNation.com
The owner of an Arby's franchise in Richmond, Va., has made headlines for his reserved parking signs that caught the attention of Dan Snyder's legal team. He gave Sarah Kogod the full story.

The best QBs of the 2000s, according to rap lyrics - SBNation.com
The Brady-Manning rivalry doesn't stop on the the field and nobody was rapping about Marc Bulger. Ryan Nanni wraps up his important look at the NFL's most #elite quarterbacks.

Darrelle Revis had 3,000 pairs of shoes - SBNation.com
Sarah Kogod caught up with the Patriots cornerback after practice on Monday to find out some very interesting information about his favorite thing to take pictures of and lots more.

Geno Smith to start preseason opener, Marquess Wilson injured and more from training camp - SBNation.com
One day after the Hall of Fame Game, NFL training camps are still in full swing as the rest of the league prepares for the start of its preseason games.