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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals needed bye week to get ready for second half

A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Thursday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals get back to work against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, so let’s get you ready with a look around the web and all the news you need.

David Johnson Wants To Play
Running back isn't sure if wrist will heal in time, but team's record isn't factor for him

Haason Reddick Still Finding Way As Pass Rusher
Notes: Cardinals double up padded practice; Niners won't play Garoppolo Sunday

Cardinals Aren’t Giving Up On The Season
Players haven't lost hope despite injuries and poor performances

Cardinals Blogs
Not playing, Palmer another coach for Cards

The Consensus Week 9: Only one way for the Cardinals to go
The Arizona Cardinals' aggregate NFL Power Rankings standing didn't change in their bye week. And realistically, there's only one way for them to go.

If Cardinals' David Johnson has his way, return won't be tied to team record
Fleshing out when Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson makes his return from a complex wrist injury isn't as easy as asking one person.

Week 9 NFL Injury Report: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
The Arizona Cardinals (3-4) are coming off their bye week with a game on the road against the San Francisco 49ers (0-8).

Second half a time for Cardinals to ‘reload,' not hit panic button
Besides improving on red-zone efficiency, rushing and third-down stops, the Cardinals must learn to overcome adversity, said coach Bruce Arians.

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson unsure if he'll be able to return this season from fractured wrist
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson says he's unsure if he'll be able to return this season from a fractured wrist.

Astros fan Brittan Golden 'nervous' about Game 7
Arizona receiver and longtime Astros fan Brittan Golden is anxious and eager about Game 7 of the World Series.

Despite reports suggesting otherwise, Bruce Arians expects Jimmy Garoppolo to play | Cards Wire
But that doesn't change how the Cardinals prepare for the 49ers.

Cardinals GM Steve Keim would rather draft, develop young QB | Cards Wire
He cites price tag and cap implications. But the only QB he has selected is Logan Thomas.

Internet power rankings mostly keep Cardinals same after bye week | Cards Wire
Check out where the Cardinals rank as they get ready to take on the Niners.

Cardinals might have to trade up in draft for QB if they are ever going to get one | Cards Wire
If they don't, they might not ever get one.

Karlos Dansby, Frostee Rucker sit out Wednesday practice for Cardinals | Cards Wire
Take a look at the first injury report of the week for the Cardinals.

49ers start week with 9 players missing practice | Cards Wire
Check out who is on the first injury report of the week.