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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready for Atlanta Falcons, Patrick Peterson ready for Julio Jones rematch and more

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

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Happy Friday one and all, we have made it.

The Arizona Cardinals are on their way to Atlanta after today getting ready to take on the Falcons between two of the most disappointing teams in the NFL.

Who wins this game that will have huge implications on the 2019 NFL Draft order?

Let’s get a look around the web to help get your ready.

Patrick Peterson Tough To Beat Since Julio Jones Eruption
Notes: Fitzgerald emphatic he will not coach; David Johnson back at practice

Improvement Of Haason Reddick Easy To See
Second-year linebacker making strides in mental part of game

Bumpy season aside, David Johnson closes in on 1,000 yards

Opposing Views - Atlanta Falcons
Get to know the Atlanta Falcons in this edition of 'Opposing Views,' presented by State Farm.

Leftwich - 'Finish The Season The Right Way'
Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich talks to the media about QB Josh Rosen and facing the Falcons this week.

Holcomb - 'It's A Collective Effort'
Defensive Coordinator Al Holcomb talks to the media about facing the Falcons offense this week.

Game Teaser - #AZvsATL
The Cardinals make the trip to Atlanta on Sunday in hopes they can spoil the Falcons' home finale.

Fitzgerald - 'We're Going To Continue To Battle'
WR Larry Fitzgerald speaks with the media on his future and the state of the offense.

Cards Daily - Judging Josh
Paul Calvisi brings you the latest news and notes going into this Sunday's game agains the Falcons, including, CB Patrick Peterson matching up with WR Julio Jones.

NFL rookie quarterback progress reports - What 2018 draft picks have shown so far
All five first-round signal-callers are now starters, but their results have been hit-and-miss so far. Here's what you need to know.

ESPN's Barnwell: Cardinals' Josh Rosen might deserve a mulligan
Analyzing the situation around Josh Rosen leads to wondering how the Cardinals approach coaching staff decisions that could alter his career trajectory.

Arizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who's next for the Cardinals?
The Arizona Cardinals are a team with a lot of needs. Which one will they fill with their first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft? The Arizona Cardinals are a team with a lot of needs. Which one will they fill with their first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft?

Two Arizona sports venues rank well in ESPN cleanliness study
Good news: If you like to enjoy stadium concessions when you're taking in a game in the Valley, you're in relatively safe hands.

Cardinals' Patrick Peterson lives for matchups against Falcons' Julio Jones
Patrick Peterson doesn't need any more motivation to be ready against the Atlanta Falcons. Facing Julio Jones is all he needs to be on the ball.

NFl salary cap expected to go up to as high as $191 million in 2019
The Cardinals could have as much as $76 million in cap space in the offseason.

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks mum about future of Byron Leftwich as OC
"We'll address and deal with that when it comes at the end of the year."

2020 NFL draft to be held in Las Vegas, where Cardinals fans can flock
The draft hasn't been farther west than Dallas since 1956. Cardinals fans hopefully can fill the city with a sea of red.

Todd McShaw mock draft: AZ Cardinals take Nick Bosa 1st overall
Imagine two elite pass rushers coming off the edge for the Cardinals.

What is next for the Arizona Cardinals and Robert Nkemdiche?
The coming decision of whether or not to exercise his fifth-year contract option will say a lot about how much they believe in him moving forward.