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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals interest in cornerbacks, quarterbacks in the draft, Sam Bradford’s contract and more

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

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Happy Tuesday one and all. Hope your week started well. The Arizona Cardinals are still looking around free agency at cornerbacks, but we have the first look at Sam Bradford’s contract, which can help us understand what they have left to pursue other free agents.

There is plenty of news coming out from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals, so let’s start your day with it.

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Sam Bradford and his contract

Report: Arizona Cardinals finished third in race for Kirk Cousins - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Vikings and Jets were first and second, respectively, in the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, according to a report chronicling the negotiations.

Injuries have left Sam Bradford in 'dark times,' but he's returned after each setback - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The new Cardinals quarterback understands "how precious each game is" after being plagued by injuries his entire NFL career.

John Brown denies sickle cell trait as cause of injuries, blames cyst
Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown addressed his sickle cell trait Monday with reporters, denying it as the cause of his injuries.

Former Cardinals DE Josh Mauro joins Giants, Bettcher
Defensive end Josh Mauro is reconnecting with former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher by joining the New York Giants.

Full details of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford's contract
The quarterback's $40 million contract comes with a $15 million guarantee in 2018, a team option in 2019 and incentives for staying on the active roster.

NFL Draft: The Cardinals' quarterback options could be limited by 15th pick
More than a month out from the 2018 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals have time to make big decisions -- or big moves -- regarding their quarterback options.

How close were the Cardinals to signing Cousins? MMQB answers
Peter King of MMQB published an in-depth look at the chase for Kirk Cousins and how the Arizona Cardinals fit into the sweepstakes for the talented QB.

Cardinals reportedly interested in NFL free agent CB Robert McClain
The Arizona Cardinals have shown interest in veteran cornerback Robert McClain, reports the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.

Recently released Josh Mauro could join Kareem Martin with Giants | Cards Wire
He visited the Giants on Sunday, where former Cardinals DC James Bettcher now is DC in New York.

Free agent CB E.J. Gaines’ visit with Cardinals reportedly went ‘great’ | Cards Wire
We will see if a deal can be struck in the next couple of days.

Cardinals have reported interest in free agent CB Robert McClain | Cards Wire
The 5-9 defensive back played for the Panthers while Steve Wilks was his position coach.

Sam Bradford’s contract has reasonable cap hit, gives Cardinals injury protection | Cards Wire
His contract will count between $10 and $15 million against the salary cap, based on how many games he is active.

Tyrann Mathieu considered staying with Cardinals, turned down more money elsewhere | Cards Wire
He did consider staying in Arizona.