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Arizona Cardinals news 10/8: Moving on, RB options, patient Weatherspoon

Here are today's Cardinals and NFL links to start the day

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The Arizona Cardinals had practice and there were the coaches' conference calls. We heard about the running back situation -- a good one -- and more with the Cardinals. Here are today's stories to start your day with.


Cardinals Blogs | More NFL games coming internationally
The Cardinals’ regular-season game in Mexico a decade ago was one of a kind. But maybe it won’t always be.

Moving Day For Cardinals, Lions
Notes: Both teams put losses behind; Weatherspoon's patience; Fells sits out practice

Health Means Three RB Choices For Cardinals
Ellington's return gives Arians' nice problem of deciding between he, Johnson and Johnson

Arizona Cardinals podcast: The Bird's Eye View from Kent Somers and Mike Jurecki
Two of the foremost experts on the Arizona Cardinals have teamed up on a new podcast.

Arizona Cardinals, Lions moving on from tough losses
Arizona Cardinals, Lions moving on from tough losses

Arizona Cardinals LB Sean Weatherspoon outside looking in
The 27-year-old Weatherspoon was active against the Rams, but didn’t play, and things may not change anytime soon.

Sean Weatherspoon patiently waits for chance to take field for Arizona - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sean Weatherspoon missed all of 2014 with Atlanta with an Achilles injury.

Jim Caldwell grew up hearing stories about Arizona assistant Tom Pratt - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Jim Caldwell grew up in Wisconsin listening to stories about a football coach. No, it wasn't Vince Lombardi. It was Cardinals assistant Tom Pratt.

Bruce Arians knew K.J. Wright's batted ball was illegal, wants full-time officials - Detroit Lions Blog - ESPN
Bruce Arians saw K.J. Wright bat the football out of the end zone Monday night and immediately he knew that play was illegal.

Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians: Andre Ellington 'could've played' - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians says healthy roster left him with some difficult decisions to make on game day.

Matthew Stafford: Familiarity with Cardinals helps a bit on short work week - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will face the Arizona Cardinals for the fifth time in his career on Sunday, as Arizona invades Motown for just the second time in their last seven meetings.

Cardinals not hurting at all for talent in their backfield - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
There’s times when Cardinals running back Andre Ellington looks at his head coach, and the talent he has around him, and he thinks he’s playing a video game.

Arizona Cardinals’ three-headed backfield poses challenges for defenses - Arizona Sports
All three figure to be a part of the game plan, in some fashion, but not all three figure to get significant touches. There’s just not enough snaps on a Sunday for that to occur.

Andre Ellington 'more than ready to go' for game vs. Lions

"It was really a game-time decision between he and a healthy player, how much we would have used him," Arians said Monday. "So I went with the healthy guy."


NFL extends International Series through 2025 -

Estadio Azteca is expected play host to another NFL game after league owners approved an extension of the NFL International Series on Wednesday.

NFL owners ready for backroom dealing for Los Angeles return -

Owners are meeting Wednesday to hash out the plan for the league's return to the nation's second-largest media market.

SnapFace, MyFace, InstantFace and other social media platforms Bill Belichick has invented to make it clear he hates the Internet -

Bill Belichick doesn't use social media, and he wants you to know it.

Odell Beckham Jr. fined $9,000 for throwing punches during Bills game -

Beckham was seen on camera punching Bills safety Duke Williams and was accused of doing the same to other Bills players.

Ryan Delaire, the Panthers' other DE pickup, is Hoss of the Week -

Carolina picked up a Pro Bowler to help with the pass rush, but it was a rookie undrafted free agent who kept Jameis Winston on the run.

The Bills are racking up penalties, but so is the rest of the NFL -

The Bills are on pace to break the NFL record for penalties this season, and it's a trend throughout the league.

Greg Hardy is saying ALL the wrong things as he returns from suspension -

Greg Hardy isn't paying any mind to the scandal that kept him out of football for more than a year, and that's troubling.

NFL picks 2015, Week 5: Experts have Bengals getting to 5-0 -

The SB Nation panel sees Cincy getting past Seattle, but isn't as sure about Denver staying undefeated after a trip to Oakland.

A plan for the Dolphins to get their money's worth out of Ndamukong Suh -

Four games and one fired head coach into the season, the Dolphins' $114 million investment isn't paying off. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White has a plan to fix that.