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Arizona Cardinals news 4/8: Preseason schedule released, Jefferson feels restricted

Cardinals and NFL news to start the day.

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Cardinals:

Cardinals Release 2016 Preseason Schedule
Open at home against Raiders, play at Texans Aug. 28 on FOX NFL Sunday

Bruce Arians finds NFL comparisons for three top QBs in draft - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Don't tell Bruce Arians this is a weak quarterback crop. The Arizona Cardinals coach likened the top QB prospects to current NFL stars.

2016 Arizona Cardinals preseason schedule includes Super Bowl champ - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals will host the Raiders and Broncos and will play on the road at San Diego and Houston.

Larry Fitzgerald: Cardinals have unfinished business to take care of - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
"(Cardinals head) coach (Bruce) Arians always says, ‘You can’t rank anybody on paper,’ we gotta see where we are when we get to training camp, and continue to build. We have a long way to go. We’re still going to make a lot of new acquisitions in the (2016 NFL) Draft, and I know we’re not done in free agency. (Cardinals general manager) Steve Keim and those guys are still working tirelessly."

Tony Jefferson: 'Who would want to leave Arizona?"

Tony Jefferson is admittedly a little frustrated with his contract situation, but it looks like the restricted free agent will be back with the Cardinals.

NFL:

The Raiders are 1 draft away from a breakout season - SBNation.com

It's been a long time coming, but several years of good drafting and smart free agent moves have the Raiders looking like challengers in the AFC West. It all hinges on this year's draft.

What are the chances the Broncos sign Johnny Manziel? - SBNation.com

Gary Kubiak has spoken to Manziel since his release from the Browns.

Keyarris Garrett is the most overlooked WR in the NFL Draft and he doesn't know why - SBNation.com

Garrett led the nation in receiving in 2015 and insists "there was nobody out there who is better than me."

How Braxton Miller went from superstar QB to intriguing NFL WR prospect - SBNation.com

The former Ohio State quarterback lets his athleticism shine in any role.

Ezekiel Elliott is flying up Mel Kiper's draft board - SBNation.com

The Ezekiel Elliot hype train is leaving the station! The legendary mock drafter bumped the Ohio State running back all the way into the top-10 picks in his latest mock.

2016 NFL mock draft: Carolina Panthers pick pass rusher Kevin Dodd - SBNation.com

Our final pick of the day in the SB Nation NFL writers mock has the Super Bowl losers getting a Clemson star.

2016 NFL mock draft: Robert Nkemdiche headed to Arizona Cardinals - SBNation.com

The Cardinals have only one pick in the first two rounds of the draft this year. Is this the right move to make?

A former Colts linebacker got his drug charges dropped, then dabbed at the courthouse - SBNation.com

DAB ON EM

Robert Griffin III disagrees with his socks - SBNation.com

Stay humble.