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Arizona Cardinals news 5/20: Fallen police officer a big fan, Patrick Peterson in mentoring role

Cardinals and NFL news to start your Friday.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Many of you have met or interacted with fallen police officer David Glasser. He was a huge Cardinals fan. It is a sad day. He was featured on the team site and on Arizona Sports. There are those stories and more in today's Bird Droppings.

Cardinals:

Cardinals' Patrick Peterson is the Kawhi Leonard of the NFL
Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard have many things in common.

David Glasser: Fallen Hero, Cardinals Fan
Police officer killed in the line of duty loved his family and his Birdgang

Bickley: Cardinals' defense must reach potential in '16
From kinship to personality, the Cardinals’ secondary ranked second to none in 2015. Their bond was so powerful that they planned an offseason getaway to the Dominican Republic. Only Jerraud Powers (family plans) and Tyrann Mathieu (death of his grandmother) missed the special gathering.

Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson takes on new role

Patrick Peterson turns 26 this summer, an age when most people are seeking a mentor, not becoming one.

CFL sack king Tristan Okpalaugo readjusting to NFL with Cardinals

Tristan Okpalaugo, who had 23 sacks in two CFL seasons, is learning a new position in addition to adjusting to the differences in the leagues.

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Fallen officer David Glasser was a big-time Cardinals fan
Fallen Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser was a big-time Arizona Cardinals fan.

Cardinals WR Brown is confident, excited for 2016 season
Entering his third NFL season, Cardinals receiver John Brown feels good about where he is at as well as the team's chances to do big things.

NFL.com's Brandt: Cardinals had fourth-best offseason
In a piece listing the teams that had the best offseasons, Brandt ranked the Cardinals fourth overall.

NFL:

The NFL seems intent on using Las Vegas as its next threat to land publicly funded stadiums - SBNation.com
With Los Angeles now largely off the table, the NFL suddenly appears open to a team moving to the Sin City.

The Ravens might lose a draft pick, but maybe not because who knows what Roger Goodell will do - SBNation.com
After making rookies wear pads during non-contact drills, the Ravens could lose a draft pick if they commit another rules violation.

Jaguars' 1st-round pick injured in rookie camp for second straight year - SBNation.com
Jalen Ramsey has a small meniscus tear in his right knee.

Retired 49ers LB Patrick Willis is now just another Silicon Valley tech geek - SBNation.com
The former Pro Bowl linebacker has found a new career.

Cardinals' Patrick Peterson is the Kawhi Leonard of the NFL
Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard have many things in common.