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Arizona Cardinals news 5/30: Leadership, Cardinal coaching intern, covering tight ends

Saturday morning Cardinals and NFL links.

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The weekend is here. Before the work week ended, there were several stories to share. Former Cardinal Rod Hood is a coaching intern. Jared Veldheer is getting used to a new left guard. There was other stuff going on in the NFL as well.

Enjoy these stories to start your day.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Follow The Leaders
Key veterans provide plenty of guidance for team as 2015 takes shape

Coaching Comeback For Rod Hood
Former cornerback returns to Cardinals as intern helping secondary

Jared Veldheer getting used to playing next to Mike Iupati - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
During Jared Veldheer's six practices together with Mike Iupati, he has started to learn a lot about his new offensive line compatriot.

Tony Jefferson spending offseason carving out niche for playing time - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Jefferson, entering his third season, knows the safeties need to concentrate on covering tight ends better.

How David Johnson can crack Arizona Cardinals' backfield rotation - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
David Johnson was drafted for short-yardage situations, but he can also work his way into the rotation as Andre Ellington's primary backup.

Cardinals center battle will likely go down to wire | FOX Sports
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the battle for the starting center position between Ted Larsen and A.Q. Shipley has been a back and forth affair.

Larry Foote continues to transition from player to coach

Last season, linebacker Larry Foote was the proverbial coach on the field, a veteran who was productive while also being knowledgeable enough about the game to help his teammates.

Arizona Cardinals' Jared Veldheer confident in team's lines

Jared Veldheer has spent just one year in the NFC West, but really, that's all a player needs to get a feel for just how physical a division it is.

NFL:

A sneak peek at the script for 'Hard Knocks' with the Houston Texans - SBNation.com

The Texan's J.J. Watt figures to be this summer's breakout star.

Prince Shembo waived by Falcons after being charged with killing his girlfriend's dog - SBNation.com

The linebacker allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend's dog on April 15.

This is why even NFL players think strength coaches are 'a little too crazy' - SBNation.com

Whyyyyyy would anyone do this?

Rise 'n Grind: The trouble with tackles - SBNation.com

It's been an especially rough week for offensive tackles in the NFL.