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Arizona Cardinals retain McDonough, want an answer from Fitz and Palmer and more

A look around the web on notes from the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Monday one and all.

News on the Arizona Cardinals and some notes from the 49ers and Colts, one who hit a homerun and one who made a shocking hire... Based on the internet.

Enjoy the day and your start to the week.

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Cardinals want to if Fitzgerald, Palmer will return by mid-February
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that the Arizona Cardinals would like Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer to decide upon their futures within weeks.

Reports: Cardinals' Terry McDonough remains as 49ers hire John Lynch
Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough will not be joining the San Francisco 49ers as general manager.

The internet reacts: 49ers hire John Lynch over Cardinals' Terry McDonough
People are skeptical over the San Francisco 49ers' decision to hire John Lynch as general manager rather than experience candidates like Terry McDonough.

Cardinals want decisions from Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer by mid-February | Cards Wire
They would like to know by the middle of February to prepare for free agency.

Would the Cardinals draft a kicker? ASU’s Zane Gonzalez is that good | Cards Wire
He is going to get drafted and might be the best kicker coming out of college. Will the Cardinals pull the trigger?

Former Cardinal Dwight Freeney won’t show teammates his Super Bowl ring | Cards Wire
He says they have to get one to see one.

Notes from the 49ers and Colts GM hires:

John Lynch called Kyle Shanahan a week ago to offer his services - Niners Nation
We are trying to tie together the reasoning for John Lynch, 49ers general manager.

49ers hiring John Lynch to be general manager, per Adam Schefter - Niners Nation
This is out of left field, but it would appear the 49ers have a general manager.

Colts hire Chris Ballard as general manager - Stampede Blue
The Indianapolis Colts have found their new general manager. The team announced today that they have hired Chris Ballard to replace Ryan Grigson, who was fired last weekend. Ballard has been the...

Chuck Pagano “extremely excited” about Colts’ hiring Chris Ballard as GM - Stampede Blue
The Colts have their new general manager, and that means that head coach Chuck Pagano will need to get used to working with Chris Ballard. That is, of course, that Pagano remains the coach of the...

Chris Ballard is a home run hire for the Colts as their next general manager - Stampede Blue
For much of the past several years, Colts fans had been growing increasingly frustrated and impatient with general manager Ryan Grigson, whose failure to put together a competent roster around a...

Report: Chris Ballard planning for 2017 season with Chuck Pagano - Stampede Blue
The biggest lingering question regarding the Colts has been answered: Chris Ballard is their new general manager. The next question then logically becomes: who’s going to be their head coach? By...