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9/26 Bird Droppings: Adrian Wilson Ring of Honor, Ellington game-time decision

Saturday Cardinals and NFL links to start your day.

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Gameday is almost here! For surviving another work week here's all the last minute news to satisfy your Cardinals and NFL needs.

Cardinals:

Ring of Honor Marks Adrian Wilson's Legacy

Former Pro Bowl safety to be inducted Sunday when Cardinals play 49ers

Friday Five: 49ers at Cardinals

A glance at the top storylines for the Cardinals-49ers game Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium

Cardinals can start taking control of NFC West with win over 49ers - ESPN

The Arizona Cardinals in position to begin taking control of the NFC West with a win Sunday.

Cardinals Rashad Johnson fined for Week 2 hit - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson was fined $17,363 for hit during Sunday's game in Chicago.

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington to be game-time decision - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Andre Ellington practiced Friday for the first time since injuring his right PCL in Week 1, but it's unclear whether he'll play Sunday.

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald embraces blocking in slot role - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Playing more from the slot in Bruce Arians' system, receiver Larry Fitzgerald has become 'the best in the game' at blocking, QB Carson Palmer said.

Larry Fitzgerald's "Heart" is what's making him such an effective blocker - NBCSPORTS1060.com

Arians and offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin both sum up Fitzgerald's blocking success with one word: heart.

Cardinals know the West will be won by winning in the West - Arizona Sports

"You've got to win the West if you are going to go where you want to go, and San Francisco and Seattle have been the problem," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said.

Cardinals' David Johnson a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to scoring touchdowns - Arizona Sports

Arizona Cardinals rookie running back David Johnson is making a habit of finding the end zone. In his first two professional games, Johnson has scored three touchdowns — one each via a reception, a run and a kickoff return.

NFL:

Week 3 NFL predictions - ESPN.com

Saints QB Drew Brees won't play vs. Panthers - ESPN.com

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will not play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers because of an injury to his right shoulder, coach Sean Payton announced Friday.

Seahawks expect Kam Chancellor to see action after ending holdout - ESPN.com

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to play Sunday, but the team will monitor his snaps, coach Pete Carroll said Friday.

Week 3 bold predictions - NFL.com

It's time for another round of bold predictions from the Around The NFL team. Remember, these predictions are not for the faint of heart.

QB Index: 1-32 - NFL.com

This is the Quarterback Index. After four weeks, we'll rank the quarterbacks solely based on this year's play. While collecting evidence in the meantime, the rankings below are based on one question: What QB would you want running your team for the rest of the season?

Which 2-0 teams are for NFL playoffs contenders or pretenders? - Bleacherreport.com

So of the nine teams that are off to unbeaten and untied starts this season, which are legitimate threats to reach the postseason and which could fade in time?