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

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Happy Friday one and all.

Welcome to the weekend as we head into the Arizona Cardinals against the Los Angeles Rams, a key game for the Cardinals if they want to stay in the playoff chase.

There is plenty of news to go with it, so let’s get ready with some news around the web.

Chandler Jones Plays Weight-And-See
Notes: Dropping pounds could lead to NFL honors for linebacker; Adrian Peterson back to practice

The Rise Of Ricky Seals-Jones
Undrafted rookie has found niche as pass-catching tight end with Cardinals

Cardinals Blogs
Budda now second in Pro Bowl voting

Running back depth in question, Deone Bucannon day-to-day
There is a question as to who will be in the backfield Sunday, as just about every player in the Cardinals’ running backs room is dealing with an injury.

Cardinals shuffle practice squad roster, release QB Mike Bercovici
The Arizona Cardinals made several practice squad roster moves, including the release of former Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici.

Adrian Peterson returns to practice Thursday for Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with a neck problem.

Dealing Cards: Todd Gurley is the focus, Tiger (Woods) watching
No team this season had ever had the kind of success the Rams had when handing the ball off against the Cardinals.

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay pushes back that he constantly making decisions for QB Jared Goff
First-year Rams coach Sean McVay said his constant headset communication with QB Jared Goff is "standard operating procedure" and refuted recent criticism that he is making too many pre-snap decisions for the second-year quarterback.

Blaine Gabbert knew Arizona Cardinals were a fit during first visit
From the Cardinals' system to his fellow QBs to the team's offensive talent, Blaine Gabbert's choice in free agency was pretty straightforward.

Cardinals' Bruce Arians: Rams QB Jared Goff is protected a lot better
There was a 71-point swing between Jared Goff's first meeting with the Cardinals and the second, and a lot of credit should go to the Rams' line.

Patrick Peterson No. 8 CB in Pro Bowl voting despite top-flight stats
Because ha has elite peripheral stats, opposing QBs rarely test Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, which hurts him during voting for the Pro Bowl.

Bruce Arians has ‘no clue’ what running backs will be able to play vs. Rams | Cards Wire
Both Adrian Peterson and Kerwynn Williams are nursing injuries.

Cardinals get QB of the future in 3rd round of new mock draft | Cards Wire
Courtland Sutton and Luke Falk might be the replacements for Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer.

Cardinals ranked near bottom of NFL in QB situation | Cards Wire
ESPN ranks them 29th of 32 teams for their situation at QB, as there are "no solid answers, no confidence."

Arizona Cardinals' D.J. Foster takes hold of extended role
Running back D.J. Foster taking advantage of new role with Arizona Cardinals

Underachieving pair comes through for Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals' organization has needed more out of Tyrann Mathieu and Phil Dawson, and they got it this past Sunday

Arizona Cardinals: Running game in question against Rams
The Arizona Cardinals are dealing with some minor injuries with their running backs which leaves the running game in question against the Los Angeles Rams