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Arizona Cardinals news 4/17: Adrian Peterson reinstated, Andre Ellington's job in jeopardy?

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It is Friday and we get news about Adrian Peterson! There is also draft talk, with history and more talk of running backs. Enjoy.


Cardinals Blogs | So, when Cards draft a running back early …
I could see a second-round running back, but again, in this day and age of finding backs later — and with a team that is still going to use Ellington a lot — I think Steve Keim will carefully consider his options.

Looking Toward 2015 Cardinals' Schedule
Noteworthy narratives for this year's opponents

Cardinals interested in Adrian Peterson, but future in Vikings' hands
The Vikings say they have no intention of trading or releasing Peterson and are planning for him to be part of the team in 2015.

Arizona Cardinals' best first-round NFL draft picks
Selecting the Cardinals five worst and five best first-round picks since 1990 was challenging for contrasting reasons.

Adrian Peterson reinstated; Cardinals would be interested in trade | FOX Sports

It will be a while before they get Peterson to see things that way -- if at all. At some point, the team will have to decide if it's worth the trouble of having a disgruntled Peterson hanging over its 2015 season. That point won't be Monday, not even after Thursday's reinstatement. All that development did was make it clear to prospective buyers that Peterson faces no additional discipline.

Should Andre Ellington fear for his job? | NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians let it be known at the NFL Owners Meeting that running back Andre Ellington is not a shoe-in to be the starter. Arians said Ellington’s touches shouldn’t drop, but a “guy could take his spot.”

Mike Leach and his family give back to a cause greater than their own | NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Mike Leach and his family are blessed to be where they are in their collective lives, and they want nothing more but to be a blessing to others who might need an encouraging word or a smile that will keep them charging on in life.

Report: Arizona Cardinals visiting with Missouri DE Shane Ray

With just a couple weeks left before they will be on the clock, the Arizona Cardinals continue to get to know potential draft picks.


The problem with DeVante Parker -

Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White likes what the Louisville receiver can do on the field, but has real concerns if he can do it consistently.

The worst kind of draft pick -

Why are teams like the Browns, Jaguars, Jets and Rams so bad so consistently? It starts in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Jameis Winston sued over alleged sexual assault -

Jameis Winston has been sued over sexual assault stemming from an incident in December 2012.

NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper plays GM in his latest mock -

In the his most recent mock draft, Kiper expands his picks to the first three rounds for all 32 teams.

Adrian Peterson reinstated by the NFL -

Peterson is eligible to go back to work on Friday.