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Arizona Cardinals news 8/29: Training camp over and the previews for Raiders

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The Arizona Cardinals closed training camp with a morning practice on Friday. Now they head to Oakland for a Sunday night preseason game, to be followed up by first cuts and then a couple of days of practice back at the Tempe team facility.

Here are some stories to start off your Saturday:

Cardinals:

Camp Finally Over For Cardinals
Time at University of Phoenix Stadium ends as practices move back to Tempe

Tony Jefferson Not At Bottom Anymore
Notes: Humphries' rough camp comes to an end; Chris Johnson could play Sunday

Pasch Factor: Predictions For 2015
The Voice of the Cardinals picks who he thinks the player standouts will be

Cardinals Blogs | Friday before the Raiders/Camp aftermath
It’s a special two-headed blog post, combining a "Friday before" with an "aftermath." We’ll see if I can get out alive. Seriously, camp is over, and thank goodness for that. I know I have tired of hotel life. Even if we are just a short drive from home, home seems so far away in the middle of the month.

Arizona Cardinals end camp with optimism

Cardinals will miss nothing about ‘Camp Cupcake,’ not even the frosting

Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer bullish on team's DBs

Carson Palmer has a message for opposing quarterbacks the Cardinals will face this season: Be very, very careful when you decide to pick on Arizona’s defensive backs.

Cardinals at Raiders preseason game preview

Kent Somers and Bob McManaman look ahead to the Cardinals’ third game of the preseason, played Sunday at the Oakland Raiders.

Arizona Cardinals camp report: Palmer will see limited action on Sunday

Camp confidential: The team staged its final practice at University of Phoenix Stadium on Friday, although it was more of a glorified walkthrough in preparation for Sunday’s preseason game in Oakland.

Arizona Cardinals starting to find identity as training camp closes - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

When training camp ended Friday, the Arizona Cardinals headed back to their own beds with a better idea of what their identity is.

Rookie NT Xavier Williams gets MRI on elbow - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Cardinals rookie nose tackle Xavier Williams hurt his elbow late in Friday's practice and had an MRI; Chris Johnson should see his first action.

Cardinals players were more than happy to cut out once training camp ended - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Training camp isn’t just hard on the players, it’s hard on their families as well, having to be split away from their men for almost an entire month.

Down and Distance with Bruce Arians: Potential isn't good enough - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

In reflecting back on his football team as training camp finally wrapped up on Friday, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians thought it was an excellent camp, and he used the word "potential" when describing his team after their 19th practice.

Cards Camp Spotlight Featuring Tony Jefferson - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson is the subject of this edition of the Cards Camp Spotlight on The Blitz with Rich Gray heard weekdays at 2:15 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson feels good, but isn't ready to say whether he'll be a go Sunday - Arizona Sports

With Cardinals training camp finally in the books, Johnson fielded questions from media members Friday wondering whether the eight-year pro will take the field this Sunday when the Cards travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders.

With versatile safeties, Arizona Cardinals believe secondary is among NFL's best - Arizona Sports

The Arizona Cardinals’ defensive backfield has no such awesome nickname (though there are some suggestions), but what it lacks in notoriety, it hopes to make up for in talent and versatility.

Arizona Cardinals training camp: All-Access with Bruce Arians – Aug. 28 - Arizona Sports

Here, in this space, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through.

NFL:

Michael Vick will be a bad influence on Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson - SBNation.com

Mike Vick changed the way that the QB position is played, but the influence that he's having on Ben Roethlisberger and especially Russell Wilson could tear apart the moral fabric of the NFL.

NFL scores and results 2015: Tom Brady throws 2 picks but recovers, Jimmy Garoppolo solid - SBNation.com

Tom Brady struggled out of the gate but recovered with a beautiful touchdown throw, and backup Jimmy Garoppolo looked solid once again in preseason action Friday.

Scott Chandler's cute kids celebrate his TD in their pajamas - SBNation.com

Football and pajamas is always the way to go.

Robert Griffin III no longer cleared from concussion after 'further review' - SBNation.com

Robert Griffin III was cleared by the team on Thursday, but a neuropsychologist has reversed his decision and recommended the quarterback be held out of action on Saturday.

Do NFL preseason stats mean anything for quarterbacks? - SBNation.com

Danny Kelly has a closer look at what the numbers from exhibition games can tell us about quarterback play in the regular season.

NFL preseason 2015 schedule: Big tests for Marcus Mariota, Cam Newton on Friday night - SBNation.com

Friday night kicks off a weekend of unofficial dress rehearsals for the regular season. Six teams are set to play their third preseason game, and here's everything you need to know to watch the matchups.

Russell Wilson says his miracle water comments were 'perceived wrong' - SBNation.com

Russell Wilson clarified to reporters that his Recovery Water didn't help him heal a concussion, but may have helped him prevent one.

It's not RG3's job to make the big decisions - SBNation.com

If RG3 doesn't like being the headlines so much, he should stop giving the press so many zany quotes. Plus, suspensions, fallout, Super Bowl favorites and more!