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Arizona Cardinals news 3/15: Smith coming, Sowell leaves, free agency news

Cardinals and NFL links to start the day.

Good morning again in Cardinals land. We had some free agency news with Bradley Sowell heading to the Seahawks, Andre Smith reportedly coming for a visit and Red Bryant re-signing with the team. Plus there is a new mock draft from Dan Kadar at SB Nation.


Cards Daily - Patient Approach
Paul Calvisi and Lisa Matthews bring you the latest offseason news and notes.

Jermaine Gresham, Red Bryant Come Back

Veteran free agents both decide to return to Cardinals on one-year contracts

How Bradley Sowell fits into the Seahawks' offensive line picture - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN

New Seattle Seahawks lineman Bradley Sowell likely will operate as the swing tackle in 2016.

Tony Jefferson again leads Arizona Cardinals in performance-based pay - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Each team had $3.8 million to distribute based on a formula that compared how much a player is compensated to how much he contributes to his team.

Arizona Cardinals keep DT Red Bryant on one-year deal - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

The defensive tackle, who played a significant role in Arizona's run defense after joining the team in November, will return on a one-year deal.

Cardinals show local support during weekend events | Cover32

It was a busy weekend for some of the Arizona Cardinals. Some of the players participated in a charity event, the president was in a parade, oh, and the Ca

Training camp "can't come soon enough" for Corey Peters - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"It was completely unfortunate," Peters said. "Just coming into a new situation, (and) wanting to be able to get out there with my teammates, and show them what I could do, and be a part of the team; that’s probably the most tough part about it, but I’m looking forward to getting back out there. Training camp can’t come soon enough for me."

Tyrann Mathieu feels great, focused on rehab and not contract

Tyrann Mathieu, who showed up to the Arians Family Foundation Golf Classic without a noticeable limp, says he feels great.

Cardinals free agency: No splash yet, bracing for departures

The Arizona Cardinals are bracing for some free agency departures while they have yet to make a splashy move themselves.


B.J. Raji taking a 'hiatus' after 6 seasons in the NFL -

The six-year veteran isn't ruling out a retirement, but says he won't play in the NFL in 2016.

NFL health and safety official acknowledges link between CTE and football -

A high-ranking NFL official has finally admitted a link, though he didn't say much else.

The Jaguars spent $178.3M in free agency and still whiffed on their biggest need -

After missing on Olivier Vernon and Robert Ayers in free agency, the Jaguars have no choice but to pursue other avenues to upgrade the pass rush.

2016 NFL mock draft: Free agency gives the top 10 a new look -

A ton of big-money deals being handed out have shifted the draft, but a blockbuster trade caused the biggest change.

Bargain shoppers reigned supreme in NFL free agency last year -

Free agency isn't where teams go to die, but being thrifty is still the way to go.

Patriots can't afford to underpay their star players forever -

Rob Gronkowski appeared to complain about his contract in a tweet last week.

What's holding up the Colin Kaepernick trade? -

The 49ers are still trying to deal their quarterback, but they aren't just going to give him away either.

Jon Gruden taught Carson Wentz about NFL quarterbacking by beating him with a pool noodle -

Jon Gruden has basically the best job in the world. He gets paid to watch football and sometimes dick around with quarterback prospects. Here is Jon Gruden beating possible first-round pick...

Washington actually wants people to surf in its proposed stadium's moat -

Surfing? SURFING?

The Lions took out a newspaper ad thanking Calvin Johnson -

It speaks volumes when the team thanks the player in a paper.