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

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Happy Monday one and all.

Hope your week goes well and also that you got to enjoy some of the NFL action on Sunday, since Saturday was not the best.

Let’s get your week started with a look around the web on the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals head coach news: Two more candidates available
Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak and Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong are free to travel to Arizona for interviews if the Cardinals ask.

Arizona Cardinals - Why Alex Smith is the right fit?
After having a career season, the demand for Alex Smith has risen 10-fold. Could a possible destination lead to the NFC West in Arizona?

Bickley: Vikings OC Pat Shurmur only candidate that makes sense for Arizona Cardinals
Like Bruce Arians, Pat Shurmur is a legitimate quarterback whisperer.

Bickley: Vikings OC Pat Shurmur only candidate that makes sense for Arizona Cardinals
Like Bruce Arians, Pat Shurmur is a legitimate quarterback whisperer.

Michael Bidwill on Cardinals’ search: I’m not trying to copycat anybody – ProFootballTalk
The Rams and 49ers hired offensive gurus to coach their teams a year ago and found success with Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan respectively. Another NFC West team is currently searching for a head coach, but the Cardinals are leaning in no particular direction.

Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback candidates
Take a look at some possible Arizona Cardinals quarterback options among veteran NFL QBs.

Fouhy: Pat Shurmur the favorite to become the next Cardinals head coach - ABC15 Arizona
Sources say Pat Shurmur could bring quarterback Case Keenum with him to Arizona.

The 2018 NFL Draft's Answer to Every Team's Biggest Problem | Bleacher Report
One correct draft-day decision is sometimes all that's needed to kick-start an organizational turnaround. A quick glimpse at this year's playoff field shows how one or two deft draft choices set teams up for success...

Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak considered ‘dark horse’ for Cardinals’ job | Cards Wire
Ian Rapoport says Munchak is "well-regarded" by Arizona.

Cardinals have 4-5 expected finalists for coaching vacancy | Cards Wire
Shurmur, Wilks, Flores, Munchak and Bettcher appear to be on the shortlist.

Cardinals might have to rethink the tight end position in offseason | Cards Wire
Whoever Arizona's new coach is, they could involve the tight ends a whole lot more than Cardinals fans have seen in recent years.

Injuries were the big theme of 2017 for the Cardinals | Cards Wire
31 players combined for 179 missed games in 2017.

Bruce Arians jinxed Steelers, Falcons with Super Bowl picks | Cards Wire
Both were favored in the divisional round and both lost.

Arizona Cardinals 2018 schedule full of intrigue
The Arizona Cardinals 13 opponents in 2018 all have some subplot attached to them and could lead to a very interesting season

Arizona Cardinals hoping some can reach next level
Certain members of the Arizona Cardinals have the ability to be more productive and consistent than they've been to this point

Larry Fitzgerald should take his time making decision
Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald hasn't made his decision whether to return for 2018 or not, may be waiting on new coach