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Happy Wednesday one and all, I hope your week is going well.

The Arizona Cardinals are less one quarterback option for the 2018 season after it was reported that the Washington Redskins have traded for the veteran quarterback.

That leaves the Cardinals with some interesting options moving forward.

All of that and some more Arizona Cardinals coaching staff introductions.

New DC Al Holcomb Has Steve Wilks' Trust
After five years in Carolina with Cards' coach, Holcomb makes transition as defensive leader

No "Backseat" For Special Teams And Jeff Rodgers
New coordinator has long background coaching transition game

Reports: Chiefs agree to trade quarterback Alex Smith to Redskins
The Arizona Cardinals are in need of a quarterback next season, and one name they reportedly showed interest toward in the past is headed to Washington.

Cardinals expected to hire Kirby Wilson as RBs coach
Kirby Wilson, who coached Emmitt Smith and Edgerrin James as Cardinals, is expected to return to Arizona as running backs coach.

Arizona Cardinals' special teams to improve under Jeff Rodgers
After being tabbed as the Arizona Cardinals' special teams coordinator, Jeff Rodgers is tasked with fixing one of the league's worst special teams units.

Under first-year DC Al Holcomb, talent gives Cardinals a head start
Don't expect the Arizona Cardinals' defense to change drastically comparing first-year defensive coordinator Al Holcomb with outgoing James Bettcher.

Trivia Tuesday: Players with two or more TDs in a Super Bowl
Only 29 times has an NFL player scored two or more touchdowns in a Super Bowl. Can you name them? That's your Trivia Tuesday challenge this week!

Larry Fitzgerald, Mike McCoy get right down to business - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
It didn't take long for Larry Fitzgerald and new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy to get down to business during an introductory phone call.

Ability to adapt will be necessary for Arizona Cardinals' Mike McCoy - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Mike McCoy prides himself on adjusting and re-evaluating things on the fly, which will be necessary for a Cardinals team without a quarterback.

Kirby Wilson expected to become Cardinals’ RB coach | Cards Wire
It will be his second stint with the team, as he was on Denny Green's staff from 2004-2006.

Redskins reportedly agree to huge trade for QB Alex Smith | Cards Wire
One potential QB target is unavailable, while another now opens up in free agency.

Kirk Cousins now can be prime QB target for Cardinals | Cards Wire
A costly option in free agency, he is probably will be the best player available on the market.