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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals getting ready for the Houston Texans

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Thursday one and all.

Hope your week is going well. For the Arizona Cardinals, the question is... Who plays quarterback on Sunday?

We likely will not find out until tomorrow, but let’s take a look at the rest of the news coming out of the game.

Bruce Arians: 'I'm extremely comfortable' with Blaine Gabbert if he starts Sunday
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is confident in Blaine Gabbert's abilities should he need to start. "He can spin it as good as anybody I've ever had."

Potential 2018 landing spots for likely free agent Tyrod Taylor
The Bills have benched Taylor, whose contract includes only $1 million in guarantees next year. Here's where he could end up after hitting the market.

Houston Texans WR Will Fuller likely out against Arizona Cardinals
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday he doesn't expect wide receiver Will Fuller to play Sunday against the Cardinals because of an injury to his ribs.

Drew Stanton progressing, Bruce Arians sets Friday deadline to pick QB
If Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton can move well enough to protect himself, he'll play, said Bruce Arians. Otherwise it will be Blaine Gabbert.

NFL 2017 - Playcallers for all 32 NFL teams and how their offense ranks
Sean McVay has elevated the Rams' offense from last to first in scoring. Who's calling the shots for your team? NFL Nation takes a look at the brains behind every team's offense.

NFL 2017 - Playcallers for all 32 NFL teams and how their offense ranks
Sean McVay has elevated the Rams' offense from last to first in scoring. Who's calling the shots for your team? NFL Nation takes a look at the brains behind every team's offense.

Cardinals approach top 10 in 2018 draft after loss to Seahawks | Cards Wire
They would have the 12th pick in the draft if the season ended today.

Cardinals WRs have to be better and catch the football | Cards Wire
They have dropped too many passes this season recently.

Budda Baker ‘more than ready’ for expanded role | Cards Wire
The second-round pick will now probably never leave the field defensively.

Tyrann Mathieu provides 200 turkey meals to needy Mesa families | Cards Wire
Thanksgiving is coming up next week and, while football is what Arizona Cardinals players like Tyrann Mathieu do, it doesn't consume 100 percent of their time. For the second year in a row, Mathieu took time and money to help needy families in East Mesa.

Drew Stanton makes progress, Corey Peters out for Texans game | Cards Wire
A look at the first injury report of the week for the Cardinals.

Texans WR Will Fuller ruled out of game vs. Cardinals | Cards Wire
The Texans, like the Cardinals are down several key players because of injuries.

Cardinals' Drew Stanton making progress, Peters has ankle sprain
As the Cardinals' Drew Stanton nurses a knee injury, it's unclear whether quarterback Blaine Gabbert will start against the Texans this week.

Vinny & Skinny: Against the Texans, why not Blaine Gabbert?
Mike Jurecki and Vince Marotta explain why it makes sense that Blaine Gabbert could get a start over Drew Stanton for the Cardinals against the Texans.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Houston Texans, Week 11 injury report
A full injury report for the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans heading into their Week 11 showdown.

All-Access with Bruce Arians: Drew Stanton 'progressed more' Wednesday
Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times leading up to gameday.

Blaine Gabbert's Arizona Cardinals audition has arrived
Once thought to be an acquisition for the future, Blaine Gabbert should get his first taste of real football as a member of the Cardinals Sunday.

Dealing Cards: Drew Stanton wants to play, Tramon Williams the perfect fit
All Drew Stanton has ever wanted is an opportunity. He hasn’t had many—only 15 starts in 11 seasons—but he has one now with the Arizona Cardinals.

Stanton Speaks: Gabbert is 'extremely prepared' to play Sunday
Taking the place of Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton spoke with the media Wednesday about his injury and Blaine Gabbert.

Tramon Williams Solidifying No. 2 Cornerback Spot
Notes: Veteran has played well since becoming starter; Ready for Braxton Miller; Peters sits

Both Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert Want To Play
As QB backups, "opportunities don’t come very often.”

Veteran cornerback helping the Arizona Cardinals' secondary
Crafty vet Tramon Williams is the best number-two cornerback that the Arizona Cardinals have employed since the 2014 season

Arizona Cardinals' upcoming opponent also an injured bunch
The Arizona Cardinals will be facing a Houston Texans team on Sunday that's been stricken with as many injuries as they have

Arizona Cardinals: Back to work Wednesday, prep for Texans
The Arizona Cardinals are back at practice on Wednesday as they prepare to face the Houston Texans for the first time in four years this Sunday