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Arizona Cardinals news 4/21: Jefferson almost left, big trade, Josh Norman a free agent

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Thursday Cardinals and NFL news.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Well there was an interesting day on Wednesday. Not much in terms of the Arizona Cardinals, but the NFL saw a big trade ad Josh Norman lose the franchise tag,

Cardinals:

After Outside Interest, Tony Jefferson Returns
Former restricted free agent "stoked" to be back with Cardinals

Draft Primer 2016: Defensive Line
Cardinals could target deep position in the first round or later

Cardinals Blogs | No Norman when Cardinals visit Carolina
As if the Eagles-Browns trade wasn’t big enough news for the NFL Wednesday, this afternoon the Panthers in a stunning move rescinded the franchise tag from all-pro cornerback Josh Norman. Norman is now free to sign anywhere, and while in theory that includes back with the Panthers, it’s hard to see a scenario where that happens.

Cardinals Blogs | Peterson, Bethel sidelined for now

The other cornerbacks on the roster: Cariel Brooks (whom the coaches like), Carrington Byndom, Asa Jackson, Shaun Prater, Kevin White and former Australian Rules Football player Joel Wilkinson.

Cardinals cornerbacks Patrick Peterson, Justin Bethel undergo surgeries - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Patrick Peterson underwent a procedure on his ankle while Justin Bethel had surgery to repair a foot fracture he dealt with during the 2015 season.

Arizona safety Tony Jefferson 'came close' to signing with other teams - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson said he had been in talks with other teams before he signed the one-year tender worth $1.671 million with Arizona.

'No news' on possible extension for Calais Campbell - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell says there is nothing to report about a potential contract extension with Arizona at this point.

Casserly on Cardinals: 'You've got to start drafting some QBs'

The Arizona Cardinals may be set at QB for now, but that does not mean they shouldn't address the position early in this year's draft.

Cardinals prepared for how dominos will fall ahead of them

Though they are picking late in the first round, both Steve Keim and Bruce Arians are pleased with their spot and confident they will find talent.

NFL:

Even the Eagles don't seem sure what they're doing trading for the No. 2 pick - SBNation.com

The Eagles' trade for the No. 2 pick might be justifiable if they are really sure in what they are doing. Except they don't really seem sure about anything.

The Eagles are happy to draft the Rams' leftover pizza - SBNation.com
The Eagles say they don't really care which quarterback they get with the No. 2 pick, just like they wouldn't care if you gave them sausage or pepperoni pizza.

Josh Norman is now a free agent after Panthers rescind franchise tag - SBNation.com
The Panthers have rescinded the franchise tag.

Here's what the Titans should do with all those extra picks the Rams gave them - SBNation.com
The Titans -- yes, THE TITANS -- are one draft away from relevance again.

All signs point to the Rams drafting Jared Goff - SBNation.com
The Rams say they haven't decided whether they'll take Cal's Jared Goff or North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, but reading between the lines and listening to what others in the NFL are saying, it becomes clear there's only one choice.

2016 NFL Draft Prospects Scouting Report
There are a lot of players in the draft! These are the names to know.

Browns trade No. 2 pick to Eagles in 2016 NFL Draft - SBNation.com
It's likely the Eagles will end up with either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz with the second overall selection, depending on what the Rams do with the first pick.

NFL hopeful Kyle Murphy helped pave the way for Christian McCaffrey's record-breaking season - SBNation.com
Kyle Murphy helped pave the way for Christian McCaffrey to have one of the greatest season's in college football history.

2016 NFL mock draft: Green Bay Packers snag Joshua Perry - SBNation.com
The revamping of Green Bay's defense continues in the SB Nation NFL writers mock draft.