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Arizona Cardinals news 9/5: On roster cutdown day, Matt Barkley is a Cardinal

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Saturday Cardinals and NFL links to start your Saturday.

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Well, today is a sad day for a whole bunch of people as NFL rosters must be trimmed down to 53 players. It will be exciting for many more. There is one guy the Cardinals have added, much to the confusion of many fans. Matt Barkley is a Cardinal now.

Anyway, here are the stories you can catch up on for this morning:

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Barkley and the "QB of the future"
The Eagles potentially get something for a guy they were going to cut. And Barkley gets a fresh start with a coach who is pretty good with quarterbacks.

Cardinals Blogs | 49ers let Dockett go
Asked if the Cards might have interest, Bruce Arians said "not at this point."

Cardinals Trade For QB Matt Barkley
Looking for third quarterback, team deals conditional seventh-round pick

Tough Day As Cardinals Roster Formed

Notes: No cuts announced until Saturday, starters for O-line remain under wraps

Pasch Factor: A Necessary Preseason
With so many examples of stars from nowhere, the games are important in evaluation

Arizona Cardinals may be doubting Logan Thomas
"What if?"

Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians wears black on busy cut-down day
After the news conference, the team announced it had a acuired mb from the phil eagele for a seventh round pick.

Down and Distance with Bruce Arians: It's time to "check your ego at the door" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
The Friday and Saturday after the final NFL preseason game are two of the hardest days on the NFL calendar, because almost 700 men lose their jobs due to teams having to trim their rosters down to the league mandated 53-man limit.

Arizona Cardinals didn't solve quarterback issues with Matt Barkley - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Acquiring Matt Barkley and giving up on Logan Thomas really doesn't do anything to help the Cardinals' quarterback situation.

All-Access with Arians: Cuts begin after Cardinals beat Broncos
In this space below, we will highlight what the third-year Cardinals coach said.

NFL:

The Patriots are ready for DeflateGate revenge - SBNation.com

Robert Kraft, Tom Brady and the rest of Patriots nation took a moment to celebrate a big win on Thursday. Now, they'll take their case for vindication to the field.

Tom Brady on DeflateGate: 'To a large degree, we have all lost' - SBNation.com

Tom Brady broke his silence on DeflateGate and said he is looking forward to the attention turning back to the play on the field.

2015 NFL roster cuts tracker: Teams make final cuts to 53-man roster - SBNation.com

Teams have to get their rosters down from 75 to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Catch up on all the moves right here.

What if your team had suffered the same offseason fate as the Niners? - SBNation.com

What if your favorite NFL team had the same kind of offseason that the 49ers did this year?

Steelers fans protest Michael Vick with strong takes - SBNation.com

Posters and protestors

Roger Goodell and the NFL are not, and never will be, fair - SBNation.com

The NFL may have lost the battle over DeflateGate, but don't expect owners to push too hard for the commissioner to have less power over the arbitration process.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: It's okay to be excited about Tyrod Taylor and the Bills - SBNation.com

SB Nation's NFL podcast returns with a rousing discussion of DeflateGate decision, premature hype about the Bills and their new QB, the fate of RG3, and more!