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A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Thursday one and all. I hope you are enjoying your week and are getting ready for the Arizona Cardinals preseason game on Saturday against the Oakland Raiders.

There is a lot of news heading into Saturday, let’s get to it.

Budda “Fish Bait” Baker Latest Nickname Victim
Notes: Second-round pick playing well despite moniker; Rookies ailing.

Major Sporting Events A Boon To Arizona Economy
University of Phoenix Stadium recently capped unprecedented run hosting big games.

Carson Palmer Aims For Preseason Efficiency
Offense will be directed by quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich on Saturday.

Cardinals Blogs | Bidwill’s gesture earns Musial award

Cardinals Blogs | After practice: Fitz strikes again

John Brown - Bounce-Back Season - ESPN
Field Yates explains why he thinks John Brown will bounce back this season and return solid value in the middle rounds of your fantasy drafts.

Arizona Cardinals teaching Budda Baker to be next Tyrann Mathieu - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals are throwing multiple positions at Budda Baker, but it isn't the first time they've done so with a highly-touted rookie defensive back.

Carson Palmer to get play calls from a younger Byron Leftwich Saturday - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Cardinals QBs coach Byron Leftwich, who is 18 days younger than the 37-year-old Carson Palmer, will be calling plays Saturday, coach Bruce Arians said.

New stadiums won't stop Arizona Cardinals president's Super Bowl bids - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
There's competition, with new venues soon to open in Las Vegas and the L.A. area. But University of Phoenix Stadium will compete for big events.

Cardinals' Chandler Jones trains MMA, gets nervous for brother's fights
Chandler Jones said he does mixed martial arts training during the offseason and can't eat when his brother Jon "Bones" Jones has a fight coming up.

All-Access with Cole Toner -- Aug. 9: Getting ready for the Raiders
All during training camp, Cardinals offensive lineman Cole Toner will join Doug and Wolf every morning on 98.7 FM, Arizona's Sports Station.

Arizona Cardinals training camp: All-Access with Bruce Arians, Aug. 9
Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media each day during training camp.

Opinion: Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' second depth chart
The Arizona Cardinals have released their second depth chart heading into the preseason game against the Raiders on Saturday.

Cardinals' David Johnson 'welcomes' 30 touches per game
The Arizona Cardinals have a premiere running back in David Johnson. And just like anything of great value, it'd be wise to take care of him.

Drew Stanton has more value to Cardinals than meets the eye
Trust is a backstage worker in the NFL: unseen and underappreciated, yet vital to the success of the actors. Drew Stanton has earned trust.

Arizona Cardinals training camp: Carson Chats, Aug. 9
Quarterback Carson Palmer, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times during training camp.

Dealing Cards: Byron Leftwich to call plays on Saturday
Byron Leftwich is in his first season as the Cardinals QB coach, Saturday against Oakland he will get his initial taste of being a play caller.

Arizona Cardinals work out punter Brock Miller
While the Arizona Cardinals have Matt Wile and Richie Leone on the roster, they worked out punter Brock Miller, the Southern Utah product tweeted.

Carson Palmer didn’t know he is older than his QB coach | Cards Wire
He had to consult Google, which set him straight and settled a bet.

WR J.J. Nelson not getting look as a returner because of injuries | Cards Wire
He has injured himself multiple times as a returner in the past.

Larry Fitzgerald reflects on Hall of Fame trip to Canton | Cards Wire
Larry Fitzgerald and The Arizona Cardinals traveled to Canton, Ohio to play in the annual HOF Game, but it had some special significance.

After Bruce Arians calls out punters, Cardinals work one out | Cards Wire
They take a look at Brock Miller, who most recently was with the San Francisco 49ers.