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Arizona Cardinals news 2/10: Peterson pitching Cromartie, Foote good to keep around

Tuesday morning links about the Cardinals and the NFL.

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With the start of a new week, we have a little bit of Cardinals news, but a bunch of NFL news. There is more to the Cardinals, but those stories we will have directly here on the site.


Cardinals Blogs | Foote, as player, or as coach
If Foote decides playing isn’t what he wants, he can still be that leader as a coach. The players know he’s done it before. Foote can help with that bridge between the departed Todd Bowles and new defensive coordinator James Bettcher. Either way, Foote "gets it" and is someone you want around. As he intimated a few months ago, coaching might have always been part of the plan.

Convincing Antonio Cromartie to stay in Arizona tough for Patrick Peterson - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
"I'm definitely trying to keep him here," Peterson said. "It's going to be tough, especially with [former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator] Todd [Bowles] being in New York and he loves [New York].


2015 NFL mock draft: Every team has options -

At this point, nothing about the draft is set. That means teams have plenty of options. This week's mock draft takes a look at the different directions the first round could turn.

Patriots running back thinks Super Bowl has 'different ending' if Marshawn Lynch gets goal-line carry -

Even a Patriots player is certain the Super Bowl would have ended differently if the Seahawks' star running back carried the ball at the end of the game.

Michael Bennett's hands are indispensable to the Seahawks -

What sets the Seahawks pass rusher apart from so many of his peers? Hand fighting. It's become an essential part of the team's defensive philosophy.

Greg Hardy's case dismissed in domestic violence trial -

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's trial for domestic violence ended Monday with a dismissal.

Peyton Manning training, planning to play in 2015, per report -

Peyton Manning looks like he's going to try to play his 18th NFL season in 2015.

Colts reportedly near breaking point with Trent Richardson over weight issues, absence -

The Colts can void the final year of Trent Richardson's contract with no financial penalties, though the NFLPA would likely appeal.

Richard Sherman will not undergo surgery for injured elbow, per report -

Finally some good news for the "Legion of Boom" secondary.

The '69 Chiefs: A defense for the ages - Arrowhead Pride

The '69 Chiefs weren't just a great defense. They were the greatest. Through interviews with Chiefs Hall of Famers, Matt Verderame tells their story.

NFL Draft 2015: Randy Gregory says he's 'worthy of the No. 1 pick' -

Randy Gregory thinks the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should pass on a quarterback and take him with the first pick instead.

Arian Foster Has The Best Analysis Of The Seahawks' Decision Not To Give The Ball To Marshawn Lynch - Battle Red Blog

The Houston Texans' star running back answers the question of how he'd feel if he was Marshawn Lynch and didn't get the ball with the game on the line in the Super Bowl.