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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals look forward to Houston Texans

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

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Happy Friday one and all.

Hope you have had a great week and are getting ready for the holidays.

The Arizona Cardinals will finally reveal that Blaine Gabbert is getting the start against the Houston Texans today... Or that Drew Stanton stole Russell Wilson’s Nano Bubbles and soaked his injured knee in it for the last week.

Onto the news.

Patrick Peterson Ready For Hopkins Action
Notes: John Brown downgraded with back injury; Painter promoted

Jared Veldheer Back Where He Left
Longtime left tackle back on that side after season-ending injury to D.J. Humphries

Vinston Painter elevated to Cardinals roster from practice squad
The Arizona Cardinals moved offensive lineman Vinston Painter onto the active roster as they prepare for a game against the Houston Texans.

Dealing Cards: Patrick Peterson to go to work Sunday
Most weeks Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson sees very little action. Almost to the point of boredom.

Arizona Cardinals' David Johnson unsure on return despite 'progress'
David Johnson's cast is off, but with a tough recovery still ahead, the Cardinals' star RB says he'll have "wasted a season" if he's not back in 2017.

Add 'pingpong enthusiast' to Cardinals RB David Johnson's resume
With his left wrist in a cast for the past two months, David Johnson kept his competitive juices flowing by trying to master a new sport.

Blaine Gabbert gives Bruce Arians ‘best feeling’ he’s had about 3rd QB | Cards Wire
Arians doesn't sound too concerned about having Blaine Gabbert potentially start on Sunday.

Drew Stanton’s injury might or might not be a sprained knee | Cards Wire
He seemed to suggest his injury is actually a bone bruise.

Defensive line a pleasant surprise for Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals' defensive line is performing at a respectable level despite the free agent departure of Calais Campbell

Bruce Arians on Blaine Gabbert's Bad Reputation: 'He Was on Really S--tty Teams' | Bleacher Report
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians doesn't think Blaine Gabbert is solely to blame for being considered a bust in the NFL after the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him 10th overall in 2011...

NFL1000 Week 10 Notebook: Are the Saints Winning in Spite of Drew Brees? | Bleacher Report
Week 10 of the 2017 season featured just one game in which both teams had a winning record—the 6-2 New Orleans Saints and the 5-3 Buffalo Bills ...