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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals News and Links for Tuesday

A look at some of the best stories from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals.

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It is Tuesday, but it is also Friday in terms of game week content, so we are doing things a little different.  The Arizona Cardinals are still trying to deal with the fallout of their loss to the Rams, but also preparing for the San Francisco 49ers on a short week.

Here are some stories to get you ready for both.

Carson Palmer Iffy, Drew Stanton Prepares
With starting quarterback going through concussion protocol, Cardinals ready with backup.

Carson Palmer appears to have chance to play against 49ers
On Sunday it seemed as though there was no chance Carson Palmer would be able to play against the 49ers, but by Monday Bruce Arians said he was progressing..

Bruce Arians, Cardinals teammates trust Drew Stanton | Cards Wire
Perhaps the focus needed to play with a backup QB is just what the Cardinals need.

Cardinals GM Steve Keim: 'I never envisioned this'
Cardinals general manager Steve Keim didn't see this type of start for his football team, but panic isn't setting in just yet.

Tyrann Mathieu Ready To Cut It Loose
Notes: Star safety wants to return to old role; Pass rush improves; Several miss practice.

There is no one reason for Cardinals' 1-3 record
How can the Cardinals' season be on the brink -- hanging in the balance of a likely Drew Stanton start in San Francisco on Thursday?

Notes from the Enemy

Chip Kelly on Blaine Gabbert, Torrey Smith, sleeping at facility - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers head coach spoke to the media Monday morning. He talked about the game that was, and the team’s work to prepare for the Arizona Cardinals. We have a full transcript courtesy...

Carlos Hyde continues to hold himself accountable - Niners Nation
The RB complimented Gabbert while saying he, himself needs to do a better job.