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Arizona Cardinals news 1/6: Busy Bowles, Arians talks Fitz and Lindley

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Bruce Arians was on the radio. Todd Bowles has interviews. The offseason begins.


Cardinals Blogs | Bowles will be busy this week
Now that the Cardinals’ season is over, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles can begin interviewing with various teams for their head coaching spots. And it sounds like that will make this a busy week.

Bickley: Someone has to give for Larry Fitzgerald to finish his career in Arizona

Cards fans, welcome to a gut-wrenching crossroads. There is a rock – Larry Fitzgerald's contract, which calls for an $8 million bonus in March and a salary cap figure of $23.6 million next season.

NFL wild card winners, losers: Arizona Cardinals make both lists

USA TODAY Sports' Nate Davis breaks down the winners and losers from the NFL's wild-card weekend.

Cardinals a contender in 2015 with return of injured players

The Cardinals don't have as many areas of need as in other recent seasons.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Larry Fitzgerald can still be a big part of offense

As soon as the Cardinals' loss to the Carolina Panthers on Saturday was complete, speculation about Fitzgerald's future ramped up.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians backs decision to stick with Lindley over Thomas

With a couple days to reflect on the playoff loss at Carolina, Arians stood by the decision to leave the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Thomas on the sideline.

It's inevitable: Change is coming to the Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was asked how long it takes to go from being disappointed over a season-ending loss to being excited about the team's future.

ReFo: Cardinals @ Panthers, Wild Card Round |

Thomas Maney reviews the key players on both sides in the Panthers victory over the Cardinals on a soggy field to open the 2014 playoffs.


What the heck happened at the end of the Cowboys-Lions game? -

Controversy! Bad decisions! Late-game heroics! Dallas' Wild Card win Sunday was a game for the ages -- and that was just the last five minutes or so. Danny Kelly breaks it down.

MMBM: Ignorant NFL fans need to obey referees instead of protesting them -

Just a word of warning you're probably not prepared to handle the strong football takes and barrelfire NFL truths that you never knew your Mondays were missing.

Rams owner plans to build NFL stadium in Los Angeles -

Rams owner Stan Kroenke intends to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium adjacent to the original home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings.

2015 NFL mock draft: What happens if Jameis Winston slips? -

It's no guarantee the controversial Florida State quarterback is going to get picked No. 2 overall. If he isn't, he may not fall far, but it will still have a domino effect on the draft.

Johnny Manziel has drinks thrown on him after nightclub altercation, per report -

Johnny Manziel is in headlines once again, despite being told by the Browns to remain out of the spotlight.

Wade Phillips rumored for Washington defensive coordinator job, re-signing Ndamukong Suh a top priority for Lions, and other NFL news -

Elsewhere, Jim Caldwell calls re-signing Ndamukong Suh a top priority.

Jets will interview UCLA's Jim Mora, per report -

Mora spent the last three seasons coaching the UCLA Bruins to a 29-11 record.

Head of NFL officiating says Cowboys should have been flagged for defensive holding -

According to NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino, refs should not have picked up the critical defensive call.

Aaron Rodgers' weird sense of humor confuses teammates -

Rodgers' sense of humor can baffle the Packers, but ultimately breeds confidence for his team.

Junior Galette arrested for domestic violence, per report -

Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette was arrested on Monday morning after a disturbance at his Louisiana home.

Drew Brees turns breakfast into a cry for help -

Drew Brees tried to make a breakfast sandwich out of a pancake. It didn't work at all.

4 key matchups in Colts-Broncos that aren't Luck vs. Manning -

Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck won't even be on the field at the same time. Let's take a look at some players who will be.