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Arizona Cardinals news 5/18: OTAs begin, Carson Palmer says all the right things

Cardinals and NFL news after the first day of OTAs

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The Arizona Cardinals began OTAs and there was media access. That means a ton of stories. Enjoy!

Cardinals:

Carson Palmer: "That's Why I Play The Position"
Quarterback embraces challenge of getting back to NFC Championship, proving he can win

Cardinals Blogs | Possible practice in San Diego for Cardinals
The Cardinals play in San Diego on Aug. 19 (a Friday) for their second preseason game. There’s a chance they will be in California a little longer than that.

Can Cardinals count on linebacker Alex Okafor?
Bruce Arians might be the most quotable person in the NFL, but the Cardinals coach had just a three-word answer when asked last January how outside linebacker Alex Okafor suffered a toe injury during the team’s bye weekend in the playoffs.

Arizona Cardinals hold crisp 'soccer' practice at OTAs
Arizona Cardinals hold crisp 'soccer' practice at OTAs

Cardinals 'light years' ahead of past seasons on first day of OTAs - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians pleased with the tempo as the team begins organized team activities.

Questions about Cardinals QB Carson Palmer winning the big game begin - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
While the questions about not winning in the limelight are just beginning, Carson Palmer says he embraces the expectations for quarterbacks.

Arizona Cardinals in talks with San Diego Chargers about joint preseas - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals and Chargers are discussing having joint practices during the week leading up to their Aug. 19 preseason game.

Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu impacted by corner, safety salaries - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Is Tyrann Mathieu considered a safety or a cornerback? That distinction is important as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive back looks for a new deal.

GALLERY: Arizona Cardinals open OTAs | FOX Sports
Images as the Cardinals opened OTAs (organized team activities) on Tuesday believing they have the talent to get to the NFC title game again and beyond.

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer shrugs off 'big game' failure, expects big season | FOX Sports
At age 36, Carson Palmer knows he doesn't have many more chances to reach the Super Bowl.

Cardinals LB Alex Okafor moves past 2015 off-field incident
When the Arizona Cardinals began their 2015 postseason run, they did so without their starting outside linebacker Alex Okafor.

RT D.J. Humphries: I know I’m good enough to be on this field
The nickname no longer fits, according to Arizona Cardinals right tackle D.J. Humphries.

Arizona Cardinals' secondary has different look entering 2016
Everyone knew the Cardinals' secondary could have a different look in 2016 than it did in 2015, and as OTAs begin, that is certainly the case.

Carson Palmer: 'I'm champing at the bit to play Carolina again'
Many are wondering if Carson Palmer can win the big game. The Cardinals quarterback says he can't wait to get another crack at Carolina to prove it.

NFL:

10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL - SBNation.com
Trevone Boykin, Keyarris Garrett and Jeremy Cash didn't get picked in the 2016 NFL Draft, but they could contribute anyway.

6 NFL sophomores trying to avoid the bust label - SBNation.com
Some players need more time to develop than others, and a few first-round picks in last year's draft class could be primed for that second-year leap.

Marshawn Lynch plays ping-pong just like he runs the football - SBNation.com
It's a way of life.

Onside Kick Family Hour: Let's go to NFL minicamp! - SBNation.com
Danny Kelly, Stephen White and RVB are in the best shape of their lives and their putting on shorts and getting ready for minicamp.