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Arizona Cardinals news 9/30: Getting ready for Peyton, Brown a statue, Palmer's progress

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The Arizona Cardinals were back on the practice field on Monday after their bye. Here are the stories that came from it.


Cardinals Blogs | Wednesday a big day for Palmer
"Wednesday and Thursday would be huge this week," Arians said.

Cardinals Blogs | Smokey Brown and his statue

"He nicknamed me Smokey because when I first came out, I was blacker than what I am now," Brown said, referring to his skin color. "Most people are like, ‘Why they call you Smokey? Because you are fast?’ But no."

Slow Progress For Carson Palmer

Notebook: Cromartie knows Peyton; Fanaika sits while Johnson's hand takes another hit

Tommy Kelly Proves A Prudent Signing

Like Abraham in 2013, veteran defensive lineman arrived late to bolster Bowles' unit

Cardinals studying up on Peyton Manning

"He knows what he wants vs. every coverage, and he's got a system for calling plays late in the shot clock," Arians said. "You can try to disguise some (coverages), but he's going to find them out sooner or later.

Dwyer faces 9 charges for hitting wife | FOX Sports

An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct.

At long last, Cardinals' O-line drawing positive reviews | FOX Sports

"I think it's been very, very solid," coach Bruce Arians said. "We're running the ball when we want to run the ball well, the quarterback's been clean for the majority of the time and people are starting to have to blitz us which is a nice thing."

Sans limp, Arizona Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper 'playing much better'

First team reps have been hard to come by for Arizona Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper.

Arizona Cardinals off to fast start, but team knows it has much work left to do

"Don't believe it," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said of how the team can avoid getting caught up in the hype and feeling too good about itself so early in the season. "It's a short elevator ride back to the ****house."

All-Access with Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer 'about the same', Peyton Manning the 'piranha'

Here in this space, we'll highlight some of the most notable quotes.


Dennis Allen fired by Raiders -

The coach has been let go after Oakland started 0-4.

Patriots vs. Chiefs 2014: Kansas City blows out New England on Monday Night Football -

It was all Chiefs on Monday night in Kansas City. Alex Smith and the offense rolled while the defense dominated Tom Brady and the Pats, resulting in a 41-14 win.

The Jets aren't helping Geno Smith -

The Jets are counting on second-year quarterback Geno Smith to provide some consistency to their season. He's not doing that, and he's not getting any help from the team around him.

Husain Abdullah was penalized for ... praying? -

Husain Abdullah was penalized for falling on his hands and knees and praying. That isn't okay, NFL.

The MMBM: Week 4- The Dallas Cowboys will win the Super Bowl -

The most important NFL wrap-up column on the planet is back and better than ever.

Age is just a number for Reggie Wayne and Steve Smith -

This week's Post-Mortem is filled with grim stats about serious problems undercutting on-field efforts. However, Reggie Wayne and Steve Smith used Sunday to make an important statement about age.

What happened Sunday in the NFL: Scores, highlights and key takeaways from Week 4 -

The Packers are back, and the NFC North is wide open. Nobody can make sense of the Steelers, and the 49ers are riding high again. Here's what we learned Sunday, which marks a quarter of the season.

Let's not overreact to the Cowboys' win over the Saints -

Yes, Dallas looked great against New Orleans. No, that doesn't mean they're waltzing back into the playoffs.

Kyle Orton to replace EJ Manuel as Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback - Buffalo Rumblings

Four games into the 2014 season, the Buffalo Bills are making a quarterback change: Kyle Orton will start when the team takes on the Detroit Lions in Week 5.

Deion Sanders says 49ers players want Jim Harbaugh gone -

Both Sanders and Ian Rapoport are reporting that the San Francisco coach has lost the support of his locker room.

Oh no, the Cowboys are good, aren't they? -

The Cowboys are 3-1 thanks to their excellent offense and surprisingly competent defense. How did this happen?

Teddy Bridgewater expected to start for Vikings vs. Packers -

The Vikes got good news when an MRI cleared their starting quarterback for the short week ahead.

Michigan's upcoming coaching search is perilous, but necessary -

There is little chance of rebounding for Brady Hoke at Michigan. Once athletic director Dave Brandon acknowledges this -- if he's not gone, too -- who's next for the Wolverines?