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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals take on Denver Broncos in final preseason game

All the news and notes you need heading into the final preseason game.

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Happy Thursday and more importantly happy Arizona Cardinals versus Denver Broncos final game of the preseason day.

Not surprisingly, there is not a ton of news about the game today, but there is a lot of information on the players fighting for spots.

Let’s get started.

The Growing Belief In Blaine Gabbert
Arians thinks third-string quarterback can be successful NFL starter.

Cardinals Blogs | Wednesday before the Broncos, Haden and punters

Dealing Cards: Pivotal week for receivers, more accolades for Johnson
The Arizona Cardinals continued preparations for Thursday's preseason finale in Denver, holding a split practice at the team facility in Tempe on Tuesday.

Patrick Peterson isn't a fan of Sports Illustrated's Tom Brady cover
Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson doesn't have the best relationship with Sports Illustrated after appearing on the cover failing to tackle Tom Brady.

Report: Arizona Cardinals have interest in Carolina punter Andy Lee
The Cardinals haven't exactly been thrilled with their punters this preseason, but they reportedly have interest in acquiring veteran punter Andy Lee.

SI's 2018 NFL Mock Draft has Cardinals taking QB at No. 19
It's never too early to do a mock draft, right? Well, apparently not. Sports Illustrated has the Cardinals taking a QB in 2018.

The Fight for 53: One last chance for several Arizona Cardinals
Come Saturday afternoon more than 1,100 players will be looking for work. Such is life in the National Football League.

Chris Johnson confident he'll make Cardinals' roster despite fumbles - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Chris Johnson says his two fumbles in the Cardinals' most recent preseason game are uncharacteristic of his time with the team.

Josh Bynes trying to prove he belongs on Arizona Cardinals roster - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Signed on Aug. 5, linebacker Josh Bynes has embraced his undrafted roots and is closing in on a Cardinals roster spot.

NFL - Top concerns heading into the regular season for all 32 teams
Can the Falcons maintain success with a new offensive coordinator? Will the Giants' run game hold them back ... again? NFL execs identify the big questions for all 32 teams.

Cardinals' Bruce Arians 'very comfortable' playing Blaine Gabbert - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals are better suited than most to succeed with their third-string quarterback, as Blaine Gabbert has done well with the offense.

Tyrann Mathieu has fantasy football advice for you | Cards Wire
He believes you should start the Cardinals defense on your team.

Cardinals ‘could keep more receivers than we normally would’ | Cards Wire
Bruce Arians suggests the team perhaps will keep seven receivers on the roster.

LB Kareem Martin is ‘most improved football player on our entire team’ | Cards Wire
GM Steve Keim raves about his progress.

Bruce Arians says Blaine Gabbert ‘could be a starter’ for Cardinals in long-term | Cards Wire
Bruce Arians would be comfortable with him playing for the Cardinals this year, too.