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Arizona Cardinals news: Veterans Day, Sendlein sits in bonus practice, Cards want what Seattle has

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It is a holiday for many of us. Maybe you are getting to today's article roundup later, but nonetheless, the Cardinals were at practice on Tuesday for the first time since having the weekend off for the bye. Whenever you are getting it, here are your Wednesday Bird Droppings.

Cardinals:

Steve Keim Looks For Consistency
General Manager likes Cardinals but wants to avoid critical mistakes against tougher schedule

Cardinals' Missouri Products Support Former Team
Notes: LBs Weatherspoon, Golden proud of statement denouncing racism; Sendlein sits

Arizona Cardinals: Four ways to improve in 2nd half
Arizona Cardinals: Four ways to improve in 2nd half

Arizona Cardinals near full strength as practices resume
After a weekend off, the Cardinals returned to practice on Tuesday at nearly full strength, a positive sign given the difficult schedule that awaits them.

Arizona Cardinals face turning point coming off bye
Fasten your seat belts. Things are about to get a little bumpy as the Cardinals enter the daunting second-half schedule.

Outside the Huddle: Cardinals Q&A with D.J. Humphries
Each week, azcentral sports NFL writer Bob McManaman spotlights a member of the Cardinals for a series of on-the-spot, off-beat questions.

Arizona Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein sits out Tuesday's practice - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Lyle Sendlein, who hasn't missed a start since 2012, sat out on Tuesday with a shoulder injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game vs. Seattle.

Alex Okafor's return gives Arizona Cardinals plenty of depth at OLB - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Bruce Arians didn't feel the need to trade for a pass-rusher with Alex Okafor (calf) expected to return for Sunday night's game against the Seahawks.

Cardinals a better offense one year after Carson Palmer's ACL injury - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
A healthy Carson Palmer has made a huge difference in Arizona's offense this season.

Cardinals in control but Seahawks have chance to catch up | FOX Sports
The division race kicks into gear this week with Seattle hosting the 6-2 Cardinals, the first of two matchups over the final eight weeks. Seattle may be just 4-4, but can win the NFC West by winning out.

Cardinals' Campbell plans to take game up a notch in second half | FOX Sports
Cardinals' Campbell plans to take game up a notch in second half

Cardinals in good health for 'huge' game at Seattle | FOX Sports
Rugged part of Cardinals' schedule begins with road game against Seahawks.

Cardinals midseason awards - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
It’s the chic thing to hand out midseason awards when the midway part of the NFL season comes, so why don’t we do it for the Cardinals huh?

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham a tough task for Cardinals
It could make coach Bruce Arians wince, but Seattle’s offseason addition of Jimmy Graham only leads the concerns to grow.

Arizona Cardinals know road to the top of the NFC West goes through Seattle - Arizona Sports

"As of now, the road goes through the Seahawks," linebacker Alex Okafor added. "Everybody knows (the division) goes through them, and we just got to step up to the plate."

NFL:

Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with lacerated kidney - SBNation.com

The Colts quarterback suffered injuries during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Raiders' Ray-Ray Armstrong under investigation for taunting police dog before Steelers game - SBNation.com

Armstrong could face felony charges.

Joseph Randle suspended 4 games for violating NFL's personal conduct policy - SBNation.com

The former Cowboys running back was arrested in February for unlawful possession of marijuana and allegedly threatened the mother of his son with a gun.

Broncos CB Aqib Talib suspended 1 game for eye poke - SBNation.com

Aqib Talib will miss one game after an eye poke in Week 9 earned him a suspension from the NFL.

Jay Cutler made history Monday night - SBNation.com

But does he even care?

The football Cam Newton chased down to give away went to a 6-year-old who recently lost his father - SBNation.com

Cam Newton made a special Panthers game even more memorable for one fan.

Eddie Lacy's struggles are derailing the Packers' offense - SBNation.com

The third-year running back's inability to get going is at the heart of Green Bay's two-game losing streak.

2015 NFL power rankings, Week 10: Patriots, Bengals and Panthers stay above the chaos - SBNation.com

The Vikings, Jets and Steelers move up while the Broncos and Falcons drop. Sorting out another wild week in the NFL.

Appreciate Philip Rivers now before it's too late - SBNation.com

Philip Rivers' incredible season is being buried on a patchwork team within a dysfunctional organization. Appreciate him before it's too late.

Johnny Manziel isn't ready to start, not even close - SBNation.com

Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White took a closer look at Johnny Football's big game against the Bengals last week and found a young quarterback who isn't ready to start.