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Arizona Cardinals news 8/9: Camp stories, Hall of Fame induction

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There was the Red and White practice on Saturday and the league had its Hall of Fame enshrinement. Here are the stories.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | The benefit of the camp walkthroughs
Bruce Arians has never made it much secret — crystallized with his "Camp Cupcake" line — that he would prefer to have a couple of practices a day, instead of the one lengthy one and a walkthrough in the morning, as mandated by the CBA. But there is one big benefit of the walkthrough. Injured players can take part.

Cardinals Blogs | Red-White aftermath

There was a pretty big crowd for Saturday’s Red-White practice, to wrap up the first week of training camp. The crowd was announced at 23,750, the largest crowd the Cards have gotten on this Saturday practice — which has always been the biggest draw of camp. They got to see the first live goalline work, and a few nice throws by Carson Palmer.

Cardinals Still Counting On Andre Ellington

Dynamic abilities unquestioned, but running back knows he needs to stay on the field

Energetic Markus Golden Pushes For Role

Notes: Woodley over biceps injury; Fitzgerald limited because of sore foot

Alex Okafor aiming to be the Cardinals’ next super sack master

Unless General Manager Steve Keim pulls off some type of miracle move, there will be no superhero joining the Cardinals’ pass rush this season, meaning you can probably forget about seeing a true "Sack Man" obliterating quarterbacks this season.

Cardinals QB Logan Thomas shows mobility - ESPN Video

ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss says quarterback Logan Thomas still struggles with his accuracy, but when he scrambles, he is tough for the defense to bring down.

Arizona Cardinals Mailbag: Hamstrings racking up during camp - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Arizona Cardinals Mailbag: Anytime you see this many injuries like the hamstring issues at Cardinals camp, it's something to worry about.

Arizona Cardinals injuries creating opportunities for backups - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

The rash of injuries at the Arizona Cardinals' training camp has created opportunities for players such as running back Kerwynn Williams.

Is Larry Fitzgerald the next Cardinal to make it to the Hall of Fame? - Arizona Sports

According to a recent blog on ESPN.com, Fitzgerald is a no-brainer to be the next Cardinal to reach Canton, Ohio.

Arizona Cardinals training camp: All-Access with Bruce Arians - Arizona Sports

Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his third year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media each day during training camp. Here, in this space, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through.

Notes from the Nest: Arizona Cardinals training camp - Aug. 8

The Cardinals got a nice afternoon’s worth of work in, which is a nice way to wrap up their first full week of camp.

NFL:

Jerome Bettis says The Bus will always run in Canton, Ohio in Hall of Fame speech - SBNation.com

Jerome Bettis says The Bus will always and forever run in Canton, Ohio in his Hall of Fame speech on Saturday.

Here's Sydney Seau's emotional speech to her dad that the Hall of Fame wouldn't allow - SBNation.com

The Hall of Fame did not allow Sydney Seau to give a speech at her father's induction, but you can still hear her very emotional, powerful speech here.

Sydney Seau celebrates Junior Seau, the player and the father, during Hall of Fame ceremony - SBNation.com

Junior Seau was presented into the Hall of Fame by his daughter Sydney.

Charles Haley tells the best golf story in his Hall of Fame speech - SBNation.com

Charles Haley seems to have a lot of good stories about former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo.

Vince Wilfork throws offensive lineman back into running back because he is a monster - SBNation.com

What an incredibly strong man.

Washington, Texans brawl during training camp practice - SBNation.com

Fighting broke out on four successive plays.

Bill Polian Hall of Fame speech: Executive says football gave him more than he's ever given it - SBNation.com

Bill Polian thanked everybody conceivable, from NFL owners to the low-level employees who make franchises run like well-oiled machines.

Will Shields Hall of Fame speech: Former Chiefs guard says nobody gets to the top alone - SBNation.com

Will Shields was part of a unit as a player, and he deferred congratulations for his success in his Hall of Fame speech by thanking everybody who helped him get to where he is today.

Fran Tarkenton speaks for Mick Tingelhoff at Hall of Fame induction with brief, sincere thanks - SBNation.com

Fran Tarkenton spoke for Mick Tingelhoff at the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on Saturday.

Ron Wolf Pro Football Hall of Fame speech: Legendary executive calls football the 'ultimate team sport' - SBNation.com

Ron Wolf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and gave a speech on Saturday.