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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals on bye week, Byron Leftwich sees hope, Arizona Cardinals make flurry of free agent moves and more

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

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Happy Wednesday one and all and Happy Halloween.

It is the Arizona Cardinals bye week, which means things will be slowing down a little bit, but that is okay because we’ll always have enough stuff for you to fill your Arizona Cardinals needs.

That means starting your day with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

Around The NFC West: Week 8
The Rams stay undefeated, but not without some drama

Cardinals Add TE John Phillips, OL Colby Gossett
Holmes, Causell released as team goes into bye week

You've Got Mail: The Bye Week
Topics included T.J. Logan, the base defense and momentum

Trade Deadline Passes, And So Do Cardinals
After much speculation, team makes no deals in-season

Cardinals Film Room: Copycat Touchdown To Christian Kirk
Breaking down the game-winning score against the 49ers

Byron Leftwich Leaves No Doubt
Notes: Defense heeding message; several veterans don't practice

Patrick Peterson On Center Stage
Focus has been on star cornerback both on and off the field

Leftwich - 'Our Guys Just Kept Fighting'
Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich speaks with the media after getting his first win as the new play caller.

Holcomb - 'We Did Some Good Things'
Defensive coordinator Al Holcomb speaks with the media after practice on Tuesday.

Cards Daily - The Kid
Paul Calvisi brings you the latest news and notes as offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and defensive coordinator Al Holcomb reflect on Sunday's performance from QB Josh Rosen and the defense.

Inside The NFC West - Week Eight
Mike Jurecki and Craig Grialou give you a look inside the NFC West following Week 8.

Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 9: Cardinals hit bye on a high
The top four teams remain the same in this week's Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings, with the Carolina Panthers elevating into the top five for the first time.

Cardinals sign OL Gossett, TE Phillips; release OL Clausell, TE Holmes
The Cardinals signed Colby Gossett off the Minnesota Vikings practice squad and also added tight end John Phillips on Tuesday. Arizona signed free agent Vontarrius Dora and Kyle Friend to the practice squad while releasing kicker Matt McCrane and defensive end Ufomba Kamalu.

Baker: defense got excited watching Rosen's fourth-quarter comeback
Baker had a lot to be exited about with his individual performance in Sunday's win over the 49ers, but what got the safety most excited was the fourth-quarter comeback sparked by Josh Rosen and the Cardinals offense.

Base 4-3 defense emerges vs. 49ers, but won’t necessarily stick around
Wilks hopes to mix it in. It was successful against the 49ers.

NFL power rankings: AZ Cardinals move up a spot after win
They sit at No. 29 overall.

Cardinals offense had 2 notable offensive changes under Byron Leftwich
They utilized the screen game much more and targeted their throws beyond the first-down marker more often.

NFL roster moves: AZ Cardinals sign 2, add two to practice squad
The add an offensive lineman and a tight end to the 53, while they bring back familiar faces to the practice squad.

NFL trade deadline: After many rumors, Arizona Cardinals make no moves
The only moves they make were signing players to their roster.

Arizona Cardinals get extra day off during bye, done until Monday
Steve Wilks cancels the final scheduled day of practice.