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9/12 Arizona Cardinals news: One day before season opener

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We have one day remaining until the Arizona Cardinals play real football. Here are some stories to follow. I am saving some game previews for tomorrow morning, though.


Pat Tillman's Locker And Cards' Renovations
Part of $15 million upgrade to team facility includes a nod to history -- and the late safety

Tyrann Mathieu Ready To Retake Center Stage
Notes: Safety primed to shine against Saints; Floyd expects to play; rookies excited

Opposing View: Saints Come Marching In
Hear from Drew Brees and the Saints on the week one match up with the Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals notes: NFL headphone hijinks not new
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on Friday didn’t want to touch the hot topic of what went wrong with the coaches’ headphones in the Steelers game at New England on Thursday night.

Arizona Cardinals unveil $15M headquarters renovation
When the Cardinals training complex in Tempe opened, it was considered state of the art.

Chris Johnson of Arizona Cardinals thought playing career was over after suffering gunshot wound
In the weeks after he suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder in March in Orlando, Florida, Cardinals running back Chris Johnson thought his playing career was over.

Sean Weatherspoon having fun while preparing for Saints
The last time Sean Weatherspoon took the field for a regular season NFL game was Dec. 15, 2013. He made one tackle before leaving with a knee injury that cost him the remainder of the year, and then the following offseason he ruptured an Achilles tendon during an OTA practice.

After shooting, Chris Johnson wasn't sure he would play again
A 29-year-old running back (30 on Sept. 23) with three Pro Bowl appearances, there was a time recently when he was not sure he would ever get back on an NFL field. Johnson was part of a drive-by shooting in March, with the incident leaving one person dead and Johnson with a bullet wound in his shoulder.


PFT Commenter meets his Internet Dad, Mike Florio -

I traveled to Mike Florio's home in West Virginia to observe him at work, creating the day's more blazing NFL takes.

Here is all the dumb bulls*** that happened on the NFL's opening night -

Thursday's NFL season opener turned into yet another circus.

Everything you need to know about HEADSETGATE, the Patriots' latest possible cheating controversy -

Thought you were done with people accusing the Patriots of cheating? Not yet!

Don't trust anything you learn from Week 1 in the NFL -

It is AWESOME that football is back ... but don't think Week 1 of the NFL season actually TELLS you anything about the rest of the season. Matt Ufford points out all the wrong ideas fans (and pundits) can get from a single game.

IK Enemkpali reportedly facing a 4-game suspension for punching Geno Smith -

The Bills defensive end, however, plans to appeal.

Raiders sign former 49ers OLB Aldon Smith -

Aldon Smith still may receive a suspension for the August arrest that resulted in his release from the 49ers.

The Steelers aren't the first team to have headset malfunctions at Patriots games -

The Steelers weren't the first team to experience headset trouble while playing the Patriots in Foxborough. Gillette Stadium is apparently some kind of black hole for radio communications.

NFL investigating Steelers assistant for assaulting Patriots fan -

James Daniel allegedly kicked and yelled at a Patriots fan on his way to the locker room before halftime.