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Arizona Cardinals news 4/22: Character, Cleaning up an ankle, Larry Fitzgerald's charity softball game

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It is almost the weekend. We have a bunch of Cardinals and NFL stories. Here they are.


Character Counts Heavily For Cardinals
Team dug deep into personalities in new pre-draft evaluation

Patrick Peterson's Ankle "Cleaned Up"
All-pro cornerback played in pain, believes he'll be more explosive this season

Cardinals Blogs | Fitz gets charitable with softball
Among the players scheduled to attend: Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas, Archie Goodwin and P.J. Tucker of the Phoenix Suns, former Cardinals wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts, Bills receiver Sammy Watkins, ex-NFL wideout Terrell Owens, and current Cardinals Michael Floyd, Calais Campbell and Andre Ellington.

Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald remembers Prince

The Cardinals wide receiver reflects on the death of his fellow Minnesota-born star.

Larry Fitzgerald's charity softball game is Saturday

Larry Fitzgerald's annual charity softball game has become a big hit with fans in recent years.

Bruce Arians on Cardale Jones: 'He’s a very bright guy' - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has expressed interest in ex-Ohio State QB Cardale Jones in the past, so it's no surprise they'll be getting together.

Chargers, Cardinals to visit with Ohio State QB Cardale Jones

The Cardinals and Chargers are planning to meet with Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones in the next week.

Cardinals' Michael Floyd deflects talk of important contract season - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

A big season could land Michael Floyd a contract worthy of a top-tier receiver, while anything less could cost him. His focus, however, is on the team.

Arizona Cardinals will get Super test in Week 1 vs. Patriots - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

The Arizona Cardinals enter 2016 with legitimate Super Bowl LI aspirations. These are the five games that will determine if they reach that goal.

"Teams were interested" in Tony Jefferson, but he decided to stick with Cardinals - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"It was crazy, but (I’m) stoked to be back," Jefferson said. "Who doesn’t want to be back here, (with) another shot to win a ring?"

"Teams were interested" in Tony Jefferson, but he decided to stick with Cardinals - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"It was crazy, but (I’m) stoked to be back," Jefferson said. "Who doesn’t want to be back here, (with) another shot to win a ring?"

Cardinals give back with their Celebrity Golf Classic - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Cardinals’ players and coaches don’t get much downtime during the regular season, other than the occasional day off every week and the bye week. So, when the opportunity to come out to such a beautiful setup like the Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass comes up on Wednesday, and that opportunity doesn’t involve lifting weights, or running, or hitting someone, the players and coaches are all in for that.

Cardinals' Calais Campbell at crossroads in career

Calais Campbell has so much on his agenda that you'd expect him to be a basket case.

Ranking the Arizona Cardinals First-Round Draft Picks

There have been a lot of good first-round picks -- and some not-so-good in the Arizona Cardinals' draft history.


Carson Wentz's most important attribute may be his ability to chill -

For a guy who's about to be one of the top picks in the NFL Draft, Carson Wentz doesn't sound at all nervous about it.

Uncle Chaps grades the top prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft -

The ultimate NFL insider offers his take on the eight best players in the draft this year.

These charts explain the 2016 NFL Draft's best running backs -

Using advanced stats and NFL Combine data to profile the major running back prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft, from Ezekiel Elliott, Derrick Henry, and Alex Collins to under-the-radar prospects like Deandre Washington.

Jared Goff and Carson Wentz took very different paths to become top picks in the NFL Draft -

Talent evaluators have always had their eyes on Jared Goff, but Carson Wentz needed the pre-draft process to cement his status as a top pick in this year's NFL Draft.

Sheldon Rankins belongs on the inside of an NFL defensive line -

Sure, the Louisville defensive lineman can play a little on the edge, but retired NFL defensive end Stephen White sees a player whose best work will come at defensive tackle.

Trading up in the NFL Draft for a quarterback is rarely a good move -

The Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles will likely regret mortgaging their futures for a chance to draft either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff.

Donald Trump can't stop confessing his love for Tom Brady, even in Ravens country -

Trump: "We love Tom Brady." Maryland crowd: (crickets)