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Arizona Cardinals news 5/17: Mathieu contract extension, long snapper battle

Cardinals and NFL news to start your Tuesday.

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The week started with some fun news about Tyrann Mathieu and then some fun discussion about Zach Mettenberger. But there is more to check out this morning. Start the day right with Cardinals and NFL stories.

Cardinals:

Man-On-Man To Become Cardinals' Long Snapper
Undrafted rookies Canaday and Dillon competing to fill Leach vacancy

Cardinals Blogs | Mathieu and the Cards’ contract cliff
Tyrann Mathieu is going to get a contract extension. When, exactly, remains an unknown, although Ian Rapoport reported Monday the team and Mathieu are "deep in negotiations" toward a deal. I’ve long felt this was a matter of when and not if with the all-pro safety. For a multitude of reasons for both sides, it behooves both to get a new contract done.

Arizona Cardinals, Tyrann Mathieu: 5 thoughts on new deal

By all indications, the Cardinals are going to re-sign safety Tyrann Mathieu to a lucrative contract extension this summer, adding another chapter to a great comeback story.

Larry Fitzgerald in pictures | FOX Sports

Larry Fitzgerald in pictures

Why Arizona QB Carson Palmer has so much to prove in 2016

After his frustrating meltdown in the playoffs last season, Arizona’s Carson Palmer must prove himself like no other quarterback will in 2016.

Tyrann Mathieu is mostly a cornerback, but he's about to be the highest-paid safety in the NFL - SBNation.com

The Cardianls and Tyrann Mathieu are closing in on a deal that will make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL.

NFL:

Raiders, Chargers top list of biggest offensive lines in the NFL - SBNation.com

The Raiders hold on to their title as the heaviest offensive line in the NFL, but the Chargers are just a fraction behind.

The Falcons' cheap food prices are good, but here's how the concessions can be even better - SBNation.com

There's always room for improvement, Atlanta, and we have some ideas for you.

Bills' bad day gets worse with news of broken foot for Sammy Watkins - SBNation.com

A foot surgery isn't expected to cause Sammy Watkins to miss time in training camp.

Why Russell Wilson's NC State exit is controversial again, 5 years later - SBNation.com

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