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Arizona Cardinals news 3/31: Mathieu rip Russell, Chris Johnson gets Ed Block award

Thursday Cardinals and NFL links.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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Chris Johnson Given Ed Block Courage Award
Cardinals running back survived drive-by shooting and returned to field in 2015

Cardinals hope other pass-rushers flourish alongside Chandler Jones
Chandler Jones shoud draw considerable attention from offensive lines, opening the door for his fellow Cardinals to get into the opposing backfield.

Tyrann Mathieu rips D'Angelo Russell on Twitter - The Sports Daily
Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu clearly wasn’t a fan of how Russell ratted his teammate out, which has caused him to be "frozen out" by other Lakers, which is understandable.

Tony Jefferson battling with the chip on his shoulder - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

In the case of Jefferson, who’s a restricted free agent, he’s worked his tail off for everything he’s gotten ever since he made the team as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2013. Over the last three seasons, Jefferson’s played in all 48 games with 18 starts. Last season, Jefferson ended up third on the defense in tackles with 75.

NCAA analyst: Cardale Jones a good pick in later draft rounds

The Cardinals are reportedly interested in Cardale Jones, but what kind of QB will the Ohio State product be in the NFL?


The NFL would rather look stupid than evil -

It's getting harder and harder to take the NFL at its word.

With closing line of letter, The New York Times sacks N.F.L. -

The New York Times would like to remind everyone the N.F.L. does indeed have a connection to the tobacco industry.

These are the veteran NFL free agent signings who still have something left -

Not every 30-something player is a broken-down shell. Here are some veterans that still have a lot to offer for their new teams.

The 49ers only improved in one area this offseason, but they're better off than a year ago -

They're not better at QB, RB, LB or anywhere else ... but the upgrade from Jim Tomsula to Chip Kelly could be sizable.

Jalen Ramsey says he's the 'best player' in the 2016 NFL Draft. He might be right. -

It's not really hubris when the Florida State defensive back says that about himself. He's really, really good and might just be the first overall pick.

Teams that need to find their next QB in 2016 NFL Draft -

The Cowboys, Chargers and Cardinals are fine for now at quarterback, but what about down the road?

Brandon LaFell agrees to deal with Bengals after release from Patriots -

The 29-year-old will try to revive his career after a nightmare 2015 season.

Veteran OL Manuel Ramirez signs 1-year deal with Bears -

Ramirez reunites with his former head coach from his time with the Denver Broncos.

317-pound NFL OL Lane Johnson can throw down a double pump dunk with ease -

A 317-pound person should not be able to do that.

Ken's new 'Street Fighter' costume makes him look like Tim Tebow -

What is going on?