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Arizona Cardinals news 3/14: The end of free agent Week 1, Peterson rumors

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Catch up on what you might have missed.

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The first "week" of free agency is over and things have slowed down a bit. In fact, this week has been as much about trades as about free agent signings. Catch up on the latest!

Cardinals:

Cardinals Attack Free Agency As Expected
Six players signed in first week, addressing needs on offensive line, defensive front seven

Without Antonio Cromartie, Arizona Cardinals have options at corner - ESPN
The loss of Cromartie leaves a void on the Cardinals’ depth chart at right cornerback. And the Cardinals have a few options to replace him.

Cost of living in San Francisco negates Darnell Dockett s salary - ESPN

But while he appears to have taken the money and run, in reality Dockett may have lost money on his 2015 salary.

Tony Jefferson tops Arizona Cardinals performance-based bonuses - ESPN

Sitting atop the Cardinals' list of performance-based bonuses from 2014 was a safety who quietly filled holes in their secondary whenever called upon.

Arizona Cardinal's free-agency wrap up: Day 3 calm - ESPN

Arizona Cardinal's free-agency wrap up: Day 3 calm after early flurry of activity.

Bruce Arians pleased with start Arizona Cardinals have had in free agency

The Arizona Cardinals got off to a fast start in free agency.

Arizona Cardinals' Jared Veldheer is aware of Adrian Peterson rumors

Many rumors swirl during the NFL offseason, with the percentage that actually come true likely being pretty low.

Jared Veldheer 'shocked' Arizona Cardinals were able to sign Mike Iupati

Last offseason, the Arizona Cardinals' biggest free agent acquisition -- in both financial commitment and size -- was left tackle Jared Veldheer.

One critic thinks Arizona Cardinals' signing of Mike Iupati makes no sense

The Cardinals' signing of Mike Iupati was met with plenty of positive reaction. Nationally, the reaction hasn't quite as positive.

NFL:

Gen. Andrew Luck welcomes the reinforcements - SBNation.com

Rested and recuperated from a taxing 2014 campaign, General Luck reports news of great joy from the Colts' winter bivouac.

NFL free agency 2015: The 9 biggest winners so far - SBNation.com

NFL general managers have been busy this week, most of them. Danny Kelly assesses the biggest winners and some honorable mentions from free agency.

NFL free agency: The biggest Ponzi scheme in American labor - SBNation.com

PFT Commenter grades NFL free agency.

NFL fan announces early retirement at 32 - SBNation.com

In another PR disaster for the NFL, fans have started to retire at earlier ages, citing numerous health and moral reasons. In an emotional press conference, Mark Davidson announced his retirement from NFL fandom while in the prime of his fan career.

Vikings acquire Mike Wallace in trade with Dolphins - SBNation.com

Wallace's signing turned out to be a major bust for Miami, and the receiver failed to provide the Dolphins with ample production.

An Oral History of the Frank Gore Era in Philadelphia - Bleeding Green Nation

We come not to bury Frank Gore, but to praise him.

Percy Harvin likely signing with Bills after all, according to reports - SBNation.com

Percy Harvin to the Buffalo Bills seems likely after a potential late push by the San Francisco 49ers. Reports say he's agreed to terms on a one-year deal.

Saints trade Kenny Stills to the Dolphins, per report - SBNation.com

The Saints will reportedly ship the young receiver to Miami as part of their overall rebuilding efforts.