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Happy Tuesday one and all. Hope your week is going well, the Cardinals are back at it at training camp today and there is a lot of news from around the web, so let’s get to it.

Josh Mauro's Impact? "Put On The Film"
Unheralded defensive tackle has quietly earned respect of coaches.

Cardinals Blogs | Keim: Injuries will decide if Logan returns

Big game vs. Arizona Wildcats put Chad Williams on Cardinals' radar - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
When Grambling WR Chad Williams caught 13 passes for 152 yards against a Pac-12 team, he caught the eye of the Cardinals and boosted his NFL profile.

Arizona Cardinals’ Robert Nkemdiche uses self-criticism for success - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Second-year defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche stays on top of his game by knowing what his mistakes are before his coaches say a word.

Keim Time: Cardinals GM impressed by Budda Baker, Blaine Gabbert
Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim was pleased with a lot of what he saw from backups and young players like Budda Baker in the Hall of Fame Game vs. Dallas.

Kerwynn Williams up first for Cardinals to replace return man T.J. Logan
Kerwynn Williams, Chad Williams and Rudy Ford are up next in the return game after Cardinals rookie T.J. Logan injured his wrist against the Cowboys.

Cardinals' under-25 players have much to prove, ESPN says
How things change in a year. Scott Kacsmar, special to ESPN, ranks the Arizona Cardinals 31st in terms of their talent of players under 25 years old.

2 Cardinals will be out for preseason game vs Raiders, other injury updates | Cards Wire
Aaron Dobson and Philip Wheeler will be out.

Mike Martz convinced Dick Vermeil to stick with Kurt Warner in 1999 | Cards Wire
When Trent Green went down, Vermeil needed convincing to stick with Warner, who led them to a championship.

Cardinals giving several a chance to handle return duties | Cards Wire
With T.J. Logan out until at least Week 8, the competition for both returner positions is wide open.

Carson palmer and starters ready to make preseason debut
Carson Palmer and starters set to make preseason debut.

Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert could find permanent job
Arizona Cardinals backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert had himself a very good first preseason start and could find himself on the 53-man roster in September.

Robert Nkemdiche: Trying to live up to the hype
Defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche is trying to prove that the Arizona Cardinals made the right decision in drafting him in the first round.

RG3 Needs a Miracle to Save His Career, but Who Will Catch His Hail Mary? | Bleacher Report
When I was tasked with ranking the top 50 draft prospects in 2012 for Yahoo Sports , there wasn't much question who would be No. 1...