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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals injury list long heading into matchup with 49ers

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

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Happy Saturday one and all.

Hope your weekend is enjoyable.

To help you get it started, we have a nice look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals, even if it is a lot of bad news to start the weekend off with.

Pasch Factor: Fabulous Fitz
Amazing third-and-18 catch one of the best announcer has ever seen

Five Things To Watch: #SFvsAZ
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

Mike Iupati Likely Headed To IR
Offensive line injuries continue as guard needs surgery; Boone also could miss a couple of games

Deone Bucannon Finally Returns
Notes: Moneybacker adds to defense; Peterson returns punts; John Brown will play

Keeping it real: Kyle Shanahan, Bruce Arians earn players' respect with unrelenting honesty
Bruce Arians and Kyle Shanahan came up in the game in very different ways, but they hold similar views on how to relate to players.

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald best receiver vs. 49ers in NFL history
He's got more receiving yards and touchdowns than anyone against the 49ers, but Larry Fitzgerald would really like to add to the Cardinals' win total.

Arizona Cardinals' offensive line takes another blow as left guard Mike Iupati will 'probably' need surgery
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announced that left guard Mike Iupati will probably need surgery to repair an injured right elbow, meaning he will likely be placed on injured reserve. Iupati has a bone spur in his right elbow.

Cardinals OL Will Holden makes good on freshman promise with proposal
Will Holden told Casey Musicant during their first year at Vanderbilt he would marry her someday. Monday night, the Cardinals lineman followed through.

Arizona Cardinals' Mike Iupati needs surgery, likely headed to IR
Though he had expressed confidence in playing this week, Arizona Cardinals left guard Mike Iupati will not. And won’t for awhile.

Arizona Cardinals' Bucannon ready to play, Nkemdiche hurt
It’s been a long wait for Arizona Cardinals dollar linebacker Deone Bucannon. His wait ends Sunday, when, finally, he’s expected to make his season debut.

All-Access with Bruce Arians: Boone, Iupati, Nkemdiche all out
Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times leading up to gameday.

Dealing Cards: Andre Ellington looks fast, Tyvon Branch looks healthy
Through the first three games of the season, the Cardinals have started three different running backs: David Johnson, Kerwynn Williams and Chris Johnson.