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Arizona Cardinals news 6/2: OTAs, all picks signed, Rucker extension

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The final week of OTAs has begun. The media got to talk to Bruce Arians and the players. That means a lot of content. Here it is:


Cardinals Blogs | Depth spills on two fields (and other OTA notes)
The Cardinals opened the final week of OTAs Monday (the mandatory minicamp is next week, and then the players are off until training camp.) Nothing eventful, although the rising temperatures played into some mistakes late, coach Bruce Arians said. Some tidbits from the day:

Cardinals Blogs | Frostee gets an extension

Rucker’s added year also takes one more thing off the to-do list after the season when it comes to potential free agents.

No-Huddle An Option For Cardinals

Notes: Peters, Ta'amu prepare to take on the nose; Johnson no place in backfield yet

Signing Done, D.J. Humphries Has Work To Do

First-round pick gets his first contract, but still has to fight to get playing time as rookie

Arizona Cardinals' offseason workouts

Images from practices recently.

Strictly Bickley: Checking in on the Cardinals

Dan Bickley talks to Cardinals Insider Kent Somers about new developments at the Cardinals OTAs, including implementing the no-huddle offense and a new-look John Brown.

The Mac Attack: Why it would be smart for the Arizona Cardinals to bring in a veteran third-string QB

The Mac Attack: The Cardinals' 11-win season fell into peril after losing their top two quarterbacks. But who says that has to happen again? It doesn't if the team considers signing a veteran, third-string quarterback.

Cardinals hope to incorporate no-huddle into offense

Over the past two seasons, the Cardinals rarely, if ever, used a no-huddle offense outside the final minutes of a half.

Arizona Cardinals dealing with depth on defense

For 11-on-11 work in these summer practices, the Cardinals divide into two squads.

A.Q. Shipley at center as Arizona Cardinals enter last week of OTAs - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

For the second straight week, A.Q. Shipley started the week of Cardinals OTA practices as the first-team center.

Arizona Cardinals rookie D.J. Humphries is steadily maturing - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says that first-round pick D.J. Humphries is steadily maturing and developing in OTAs.

Arizona Cardinals rookie Shaq Riddick falling behind with injury - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Shaquille Riddick sat out Monday's practice -- the third straight week he's missed at least the Cardinals' opening practice with a hamstring injury.

3 rookies to watch during Arizona Cardinals' final week of OTAs - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

With just seven practices left, including minicamp, this week is as important as any for the 24 rookies who are vying for a place on the roster.

Cardinals' void at tight end presents big opportunity for Niklas, Fells | FOX Sports

"It was a very frustrating season," he said. "It's hard to get an explanation for why some of these injuries happened, but I'm not too worried about it. I'm just worried about staying healthy and getting out on the field. I'm not looking back at last year."

Arizona Cardinals may lean on no-huddle offense more often this season

There's no better sign of a healthy (ier) quarterback than a bit of variation and speed on offense.

Cory Redding: 'I know every day since I've been (in Arizona) that I made the right choice'

The new No. 90 talks leadership and his vow to his teammates, fans and the Arizona Cardinals organization.


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Seahawks storylines for OTAs: What to watch for in Week 2 - Field Gulls

The Seahawks begin their second round of OTAs (organized team activities) this week. Here are a few things to keep in mind or to watch for.

Pete Carroll's "intricate" cornerback technique - Field Gulls

The Seahawks' development of their cornerback fundamentals are more intricate and detail-oriented than other places, says Cary Williams.

Aldon Smith's good OTAs might just bode well - Niners Nation

Aldon Smith's name has been popping up recently, and it's been good. How will he do this season?

Jerome Simpson: Play-maker and sewing aficionado - Niners Nation

The San Francisco 49ers rolled the dice on a potential play-maker in Jerome Simpson. He has had some off-the-field troubles, but hopefully he can mature and pay out big.

Aldon Smith earns third $200,000 roster bonus - Niners Nation

The San Francisco 49ers paid out $200,000 to Aldon Smith on Monday. It is part of his restructured deal.

NFL Media's Bucky Brooks: Rams' D-Line Third "Scariest" Unit - Turf Show Times

Comparing the best units across the league, Brooks has the Rams' front four (or five) in his top three.

VIDEO: Chris Long, William Hayes Go Homeless On ESPN - Turf Show Times

The two Rams DEs gave a pretty clear look into a night on the streets of St. Louis.