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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals rookies figuring it out, Markus Golden is mic’d up, getting ready for the second half and more

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

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Happy Sunday one and all!

The Arizona Cardinals are off today, but there is plenty of news from around the web to help get your Cardinals fix.

Then you can get ready for NFL Sunday with a good set of early games to get the day started.

Let’s start with some news from around on the web on the Arizona Cardinals.

Christian Kirk Takes Positive Steps
Footwork lessons in training camp have paid off for Cardinals' rookie wideout

Pat Tillman Inducted Into Arizona Sports Hall Of Fame
Jake Plummer delivers induction speech for his late teammate

Cardinals Cut Quarterback Sam Bradford
Veteran had been inactive since being benched; Wetzel goes to IR

Moving on from Sam Bradford

Zoom - Climb To Coordinator
Zoom into the story of offensive coordinator, Byron Leftwich, and his promotion to calling the plays on Sundays.

Cardinals Chronicles - Rodney Gunter
DT Rodney Gunter chronicles his journey and love for the game as an Arizona Cardinal.

Wired - Markus Golden Vs. San Francisco
Listen in to DE Markus Golden wired for sound during the win over the 49ers.

Kirk Discusses Rosen's Demeanor, Fitzgerald's Keen Memory
WR Christian Kirk discusses his rookie year thus far with NFL Total Access.

Where the Cardinals can improve in the draft, free agency - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
At 2-6, the Cardinals have been given a 0.0 percent chance of making the playoffs. A quick look at where they have holes and how they can fill them.

Arizona Cardinals release benched quarterback Sam Bradford
The Arizona Cardinals released quarterback Sam Bradford on Saturday.

Doug & Wolf choose 2018 Cardinals midseason awards
The guys from the Doug & Wolf Show on 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station (Doug Franz, Ron Wolfley, Paul Calvisi, Max Starks) analyzed a few of the highs and lows in dramatic, Academy Awards-style fashion from the Cardinals first half of the season.

Pat Tillman represented by Plummer at Arizona Sports HOF induction
In his 27 years of life, Pat Tillman achieved a lot. Now more than 14 years since his death, he added one more accolade to his list of achievements Thursday.

Patrick Peterson named to NFL.com's 2018 midseason All-Pro team
Patrick Peterson has been his usual, impactful self playing under a new Arizona Cardinals defense led by first-year head coach Steve Wilks.

Declaration Day on Doug & Wolf: Is Josh Rosen a franchise quarterback?
Midway through rookie quarterback Josh Rosen's first season with the Arizona Cardinals and five starts into his young career, Rosen has given fans in the Valley a glimpse of what the future might be in Glendale.

The Arizona Cardinals release quarterback Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. The veteran quarterback made three starts in his brief tenure with the team after signing with the Cardinals in the offseason.

2018 projected stats for Arizona Cardinals players
Josh Rosen's numbers aren't great, but they're not bad.

Arizona Cardinals’ schedule features murderers’ row at QB
The eight QBs left on the docket combine for 128 TD passes and only 35 INTs.