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Arizona Cardinals news 4/11: Washington to apply for reinstatement, more NFL Draft

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The weekend is here, but we're not taking the day off. Here is your roundup of Cardinals and NFL stories.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Washington to apply for reinstatement
Washington did just get paid the $5 million he was owed on his deferred bonus money from pre-suspension.

Draft Primer 2015: Cornerbacks
After Cromartie departure, Cardinals look to add youth to the secondary depth

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington expected to apply for reinstatement to NFL soon
Daryl Washington's application for reinstatement will trigger a close examination of his life while suspended.

2014 Positional Analysis: Arizona Cardinals Offensive Line
In this edition of 2014 positional analysis, I’m breaking down the Cardinals’ offensive line. The unit went from terrible to not good in 2014, but made some strides that the team has since added on

NFL:

Fixing the Bears begins with forgetting Marc Trestman - SBNation.com
The Bears may be closer to regaining respectability than you think. Step 1 will be exorcising their locker room demons.

We will pay an NFL team $1,000 to select its final draft pick - SBNation.com
An offer no NFL general manager could refuse.

Too many men on the field? NFL hires first woman ref, joins the war on masculinity - SBNation.com
Not to be sexist, but ...

2015 NFL Draft: 8 sleepers ready to contribute immediately - SBNation.com
There are different types of sleepers to be found in the draft, but none is more important than those who can contribute early in the NFL.

5 things we'll miss about Troy Polamalu - SBNation.com
It's been fun watching the Steelers legend play the game.

Jameis Winston is 'not ready to be an NFL player off the field,' says his lawyer - SBNation.com
David Cornwell, Winston's attorney, had some surprising things to say about his client.

Plenty of defensive talent still looking for work in NFL free agency - SBNation.com
A willing team can still find a few capable veterans able to contribute.

2015 NFL mock draft: Arie Kouandjio to New Orleans Saints at No. 44 - SBNation.com
The Saints have already added a pass rusher and a linebacker in our mock draft; now they're focusing on the offensive line.

2015 NFL mock draft: Nelson Agholor to Minnesota Vikings at No. 45 - SBNation.com
If the Vikings pass on the chance to pick DeVante Parker, how would Nelson Agholor look in their receiving corps?

Robert Griffin III, Luke Kuechly among candidates for 5th-year option pickups - SBNation.com
Teams have begun exercising fifth-year options for their 2012 first-round draft picks. Who will be next?