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Arizona Cardinals news 2/26: The future at QB, more from the NFL Combine

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The NFL Combine continues and the storylines are still coming. Here are the stories that maybe you missed.


QB Life After Carson Palmer

Cardinals still seeking elusive quarterback of the future

A Critical Time For Arizona State's D.J. Foster
Local running back hoping to show well at NFL Scouting combine to improve draft stock

Cardinals Blogs | Bucannon will stay at linebacker
It’s been headed this way for a while, but Bruce Arians confirmed it: Deone Bucannon, drafted as a safety out of Washington State in 2014 only to move to "dollar" linebacker as a rookie, isn’t going back to safety.

Cardinals aim to find Carson Palmer's replacement

Finding a franchise QB easier said than done.

Boivin: Bruce Arians' response about Peyton Manning lacked sensitivity

Wishing Bruce Arians had been more sensitive in response to question about Peyton Manning's sexual assault allegations.

Somers: Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu proves some risks are worth it

Prior to 2013, Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim wasn’t inclined to take chances on players with troubled pasts.

Rest of NFC West still chasing Cardinals - ESPN Video

ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss and Rams reporter Nick Wagoner talk about how the offseason has gone for the NFC West.

Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim: Andre Ellington must stay healthy - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

RB Andre Ellington has a lengthy injury history, and the Cardinals could be running out of patience with him if he can't stay off the sideline in 2016.

Cardinals' Steve Keim won't wait around for pending free agents - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

As talks evolve, GM Steve Keim won't stand idle, waiting for players to decide if they want to take Arizona's offer or wait for something better.

Breaking down Arizona Cardinals punter Drew Butler's contract - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Here's a look at how the Cardinals structured their two-year deal with punter Drew Butler.

Brad Cesmat checks in from NFL Combine | FOX Sports

Brad Cesmat has the latest on the Cardinals from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Steve Keim: Chris Johnson "still has the passion for the game" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim saw something in running back Chris Johnson that no one else in the NFL saw: He saw that Johnson still had "some gas left in the tank," and that’s why he brought him in midway through training camp this past season.

Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer is "already working like crazy" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Palmer had one of the worst games of his career against the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game in late January. He was responsible for six of Arizona’s seven turnovers in that game.


Colin Kaepernick's agents requested permission to seek trade from 49ers, per report -

Will Kaepernick stay or go? There's rumors supporting both sides.

Joey Bosa might not be the top-10 NFL Draft pick he's been made out to be -

He's still good, very good, but retired NFL defensive end Stephen White wonders if the Ohio State product has already reached his ceiling.

It's harder than ever to make the right pick in the NFL Draft -

The rise of the spread offense in college adds even more guesswork to an already difficult process for NFL coaches and scouts.

The weirdest, dumbest questions NFL teams ask players at the Combine -

Every year at the NFL Combine, actual NFL teams ask actual potential draftees if they're a cat or a dog, and if they think their mom is hot.

Dallas police send Johnny Manziel domestic violence case to grand jury -

Whether or not Manziel will be charged is in the hands of the district attorney and by extension, the grand jury.

Translating what NFL teams are really saying at the combine -

Several head coaches and general managers met with the media on Day 1 of the combine, but what does it mean for the draft?

Peyton Barber entered the NFL Draft to help his homeless mother -

The former Auburn running back says he wants to be able to buy his mom a home.

The Falcons are looking for speed to make the leap in 2016 -

The Falcons just need a little more talent at key positions to take a step forward in 2016.

These athletes will steal the show at the 2016 NFL Combine -

Defensive tackle Andrew Billings leads a group of Baylor stars who will impress in workouts in Indianapolis, but here are the other top athletes at the combine.

Free agent rumors are stealing the show at the NFL Combine -

Some 1,200 members of the media are in Indianapolis to meet with draft prospects at the NFL's annual Scouting Combine ... and to trade gossip.