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Happy Saturday one and all.

I’ll be out at the soccer fields all day, small coaching update this morning and then another home run of an article from Mitch09.

We may have an open thread tonight, may not.

We shall see.

Hope you all have a great day.

Cardinals to get another look at candidates coaching in championship games - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Philadelphia's Jim Schwartz and John DeFilippo, along with the Patriots' Brian Flores are all candidates that Arizona interviewed.

Bruce Arians, former NFL coach, looking to television for next steps
Bruce Arians, who retired from coaching on Jan. 1, has said he'd be interested in television or radio to stay connected to football -- including replacing Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football.

PFF: Budda Baker a top performer among 2017 second rounders
Despite the Arizona Cardinals unsuccessful season, there is hope for the future as it appears that the organization knows what it’s doing in the draft.

Arians endorses Bettcher, Armstrong for Cardinals' head coaching job
When former Bruce Arians joined Burns & Gambo Friday, it was no surprise to hear who he would endorse as his replacement.

Bruce Arians 'truly believes' Fitzgerald would play in right system
When it comes down to whether or not Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald retires, former head coach Bruce Arians gave his two cents Friday.

Armstrong, Wilks complete second interviews as Cardinals' search rolls on
The Arizona Cardinals have completed second interviews with two candidates as the search for a new head coach extends into next week.

Arizona Cardinals sign linebacker Praise Martin-Oguike to futures contract
The Arizona Cardinals have signed linebacker Praise Martin-Oguike to a futures contract.

2 Cardinals coaching candidates share more than 1 connection to Bruce Arians | Cards Wire
Both James Bettcher and Keith Armstrong are represented by Jake Arians, Bruce Arians' son.

David Johnson is in the dark with Cardinals’ coaching search like the rest of us | Cards Wire
He is aware but doesn't know anything more than the rest of us, at least based on what he is saying publicly.

This injury stat sums up the Cardinals in 2017 | Cards Wire
On average, non-playoff teams had 15 players on injured reserve. That is the exact number the Cardinals had on IR.

Tackle D.J. Humphries takes next step in recovery from knee injury | Cards Wire
His knee brace is now off.

David Johnson says Larry Fitzgerald ‘has got to come back’ in 2018 | Cards Wire
Johnson says Fitz is playing at too high a level to retire and still hasn't gotten back to the Super Bowl.

Cardinals RB David Johnson’s wrist is ‘ready to go’ for 2018 | Cards Wire
He feels like he didn't even play in 2017.