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Arizona Cardinals news 3/27: Fitz and options, speed and a competition at center

Friday morning links about the Cardinals and the NFL.

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The owners meetings wrapped up and there are still articles to be written after the breakfast meeting with Bruce Arians. One of the more interesting articles is about Larry Fitzgerald and route-running.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | The need for speed and that first draft pick
"In the draft, it’s still speed," Arians said. "Speed at running back, speed at receiver, speed at linebacker, another interior player." (I’m guessing the speed isn’t as important for that last one.)

For Larry Fitzgerald, Success About Options

Arians says receiver started clicking with Carson Palmer as route decision-making meshed

Inside The Huddle: Cardinals' Running Backs - ESPN Video - ESPN

ESPN Video: Since the red zone was the dead zone for Arizona last season, the Cardinals are going for a big back in the draft or by trade.

Ted Larsen, A.Q. Shipley to battle for Arizona Cardinals center spot - ESPN

For the first time since 2008, the Arizona Cardinals will have a new starting center.

Kurt Warner thinks Cardinals have options at No. 24 in NFL Draft | NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Kurt Warner can’t even figure the division out, and he played for two teams in it

Change is coming to Cardinals LB corps | NBCSPORTS1060.COM

General manager Steve Keim gave Arians some much needed help in free agency, bringing in linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Sean Weatherspoon to hopefully help counteract what those tight ends and any other wide receiver could potentially do to them this season.

Ian Rapoport: "These are not the Cardinals of old" | NBCSPORTS1060.COM

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport didn’t go ga-ga over the free agent moves that general manager Steve Keim and the Arizona Cardinals made, but he did say that the signing of left guard Mike Iupati was an "effective" one.

Breakfast with Bruce: What's next, Patrick Peterson, Steve Keim and Super Bowl goals

Wednesday morning, at the Arizona Biltmore, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians chatted with members of the media for roughly an hour.

NFL:

NFL will curb on-field slurs, with one notable exception - SBNation.com

The NFL is working to end all on-field slurs and hateful language -- but it decided not to act against the use of the word "redskin."

Rise 'n Grind: The Falcons are in big trouble with the NFL - SBNation.com

Fake crowd noise, angry Bill Belichick and lots more from Wednesday, the final day of the league's annual meetings.

Why NFL free agency could be the death of your team - SBNation.com

Many fans get insanely excited about free agency, but they need to pump the brakes.

Can the Panthers win the NFC South for the third consecutive year? - SBNation.com

The NFL's worst division is up for grabs.

2015 NFL mock draft: DeVante Parker to Cleveland Browns at No. 12 - SBNation.com

A year ago, the Cleveland Browns missed out on adding a top-tier receiver talent in the NFL Draft. Will they be able to rectify that mistake this year?

2015 NFL mock draft: Trae Waynes to Minnesota Vikings at No. 11 - SBNation.com

Our resident NFL Draft guru, Dan Kadar, is not a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings' first-round pick in the SB Nation NFL writers' mock draft.