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Arizona Cardinals news 10/3: Iupati to start, Ellington game-time decision, Floyd looking to break out

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Saturday Cardinals and NFL links to start the day.

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Gameday is almost here! For surviving another work week here's all the last minute news to satisfy your Cardinals and NFL needs.

Cardinals:

Looking To Break Out Michael Floyd

Notes: Chris Johnson working toward football shape; Barkley progressing with playbook

Mike Iupati To Start Against Rams

Cardinals finally have offensive line together; Ellington status is game-day decision

Friday Five: Rams At Cardinals

A glance at the top storylines for the Cardinals-Rams game Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium

Mike Iupati's return completes Cardinals' projected offensive line - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Arizona's projected starting offensive line will play together for the first time this season when Mike Iupati returns from meniscus surgery on Sunday.

Andre Ellington a game-time decision; Chris Johnson remains starter at RB - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, who suffered a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in Week 1 and hasn't played since, will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Rams.

The revival of Larry Fitzgerald - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

After 2014, there were doubts about Larry Fitzgerald's future in Arizona. Some of those doubts were his own. But fully healthy, he looks as good as he ever has, writes Jim Trotter.

Rams' defense against deep passes works into Larry Fitzgerald's favor - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

The Rams defense excels at not giving up the long ball, but it doesn't do so well with short passes -- which suits Larry Fitzgerald's game.

Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams: Scouting report, prediction - AZCENTRAL

Previews and predicts Sunday's NFC West showdown between the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams.

Cardinals' Chris Johnson saved by 6 inches and a text - AZCENTRAL

If it wasn't for an incredibly, perfectly timed text message he received at that precise moment on that fateful night, Johnson is convinced he not only wouldn't be starting at running back Sunday for the Cardinals against the visiting St. Louis Rams, but that he would be dead.

Chris Johnson: Being shot turned teams away, but not the Cardinals - NBCSPORTS1060.com

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians had no idea why running back Chris Johnson was available and so easily attained when he was. Johnson knows exactly why he was free: He was there for the taking because of the shooting he was involved in back in March.

Cardinals hoping to have both Mike Iupati and Andre Ellington against Rams - NBCSPORTS1060.com

The Arizona Cardinals have been relatively healthy so far this season compared to most teams in the NFL. It seems like they'll be even closer to being at full strength on Sunday against their NFC West rivals, the St. Louis Rams, as left guard Mike Iupati will make his first start for Arizona.

NFL:

Andrew Luck questionable for Sunday - ESPN

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of a right shoulder injury.

Drew Brees back at QB for Week 4 - ESPN

The New Orleans Saints plan to start Drew Brees on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, coach Sean Payton said Friday.

Texans RB Arian Foster listed as questionable, could play Sunday - ESPN

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster likes where his body is right now and feels he has a chance to play Sunday.

Ex-WR Irving Fryar gets 5 years in prison for role in mortgage scam - ESPN

Former NFL star Irving Fryar, a five-time Pro Bowler in a career than spanned 17 seasons from 1984 to 2000, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a mortgage scam.

Steve Smith says Mike Mitchell on 'lifetime hit list;' blow delivered by Lawrence Timmons - ESPN

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. was angry after Thursday night's game, accusing Pittsburgh Steelers safety and former teammate Mike Mitchell of spearing him in his lower back and saying Mitchell is on his "lifetime hit list."

Why Cam Newton is a legit MVP candidate - ESPN

Even with a limited receiving corps and a struggling offensive line, Newton has the Panthers at 3-0. He's accomplished more with less than any other QB, writes Jason Reid.

Colin Kaepernick's struggles: Do the 49ers have a franchise QB? - NFL.com

Colin Kaepernick is taking his lumps but Bucky Brooks believes the QB could be ready to explode.

Steelers to try out kickers Chris Boswell, Kai Forbath - NFL.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the lookout for alternatives to struggling kicker Josh Scobee.

Bold predictions: Weeden throws four touchdowns - NFL.com

Get ready for Weeden-mania in Dallas. After replacing an injured Tony Romo, the Cowboys backup will go off this week. Find out what other bold predictions we have for Week 4.

Rookie of the Year watch: Beasley an impact rusher - NFL.com

Falcons first-round pick Vic Beasley has been an impact pass rusher through three weeks. Find out who else makes Chris Wesseling's Rookie of the Year watch this week.