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Arizona Cardinals news 5/5: Rookies report, Draft pick intros

This weekend is about the rookies

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It is Friday and today rookie camp begins. The team introduced Markus Golden, David Johnson and Rodney Gunter to the media, too.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Campbell debuts on top 100 list
The NFL Network’s annual top 100 players list began to be revealed tonight, and the first 10 players included a Cardinal: Defensive end Calais Campbell.

Cardinals Blogs | The rookies arrive in Tempe

The veterans have been back to work. Now it’s time to fold into the rookies. That started Thursday, as all the draft picks, undrafted signees and tryout players showed up to the team’s Tempe complex to get pictures taken, physicals done and equipment distributed. There is a dinner for the rookies Thursday night, and rookie minicamp begins Friday.

Cardinals Hope Pick Turns Golden

With Weatherspoon already here, rookie linebacker confident in new surroundings

Cardinals rookie Rodney Gunter beat odds to make the NFL

He only played one year of high school football and doesn't exactly come from a college football factory.

Get to know an Arizona Cardinals rookie: CB Cariel Brooks - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
The cornerback's opportunity to make the Cardinals' 53-man roster shrunk a bit when they claimed Alfonzo Dennard off waivers.

First look at the Arizona Cardinals' 90-man roster - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Here's a look at how the initial 90-man roster breaks down:

Arizona Cardinals get more ‘comfortable’ by claiming Alfonzo Dennard - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Arizona has been on the hunt to replace Antonio Cromartie since he signed with the New York Jets in mid-March.

Gunter's improbable rise steeped in hard work, sacrifice | FOX Sports
"I hit my knees and started praying," Gunter said Thursday at a press conference at the Cardinals headquarters. "It was so unreal. I passed out for like three minutes."

Markus Golden used to doubters, ready to prove Arizona Cardinals were right to pick him

Markus Golden was not the most talked about defensive player at Missouri over the last few seasons.

NFL:

On La'el Collins, the Dallas Cowboys, and 'character flaws' - SBNation.com

La'el Collins, who apparently did nothing wrong, is now a Dallas Cowboy. Please don't link him with other bad human beings because of his story.

Tom Brady dodges DeflateGate questions in 1st public appearance since report - SBNation.com

The Patriots signal caller clearly didn't want to comment on the latest report.

Can Lovie Smith mold Jameis Winston into a franchise quarterback? - SBNation.com

To turn around the Buccaneers, Lovie Smith must first guide controversial quarterback Jameis Winston's personal growth on and off the field.

Tom Brady's agent gives a master class in saltiness - SBNation.com

Tom Brady could have apologized or stayed quiet. Instead? His agent pulled out the brass knuckles.

La'el Collins signs with Dallas Cowboys - SBNation.com

The LSU standout has landed himself an NFL contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

Rise 'n Grind: DeflateGate is the dumbest NFL scandal ever - SBNation.com

Not the most horrific, but certainly the most tedious.

Ed Reed officially retires from NFL, ends legendary career - SBNation.com

The former Ravens safety ranks sixth all time in interceptions and won a Super Bowl with Baltimore in 2012.

Tom Brady's agent calls DeflateGate report 'terrible disappointment' - SBNation.com

Don Yee was not thrilled with the findings of the report, and he made that clear with a statement Thursday morning.