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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals bonding, Markus Golden rehabbing and David Johnson smarter

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

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Happy Saturday one and all. Hope your weekend is eventful... Unless you don’t want it to be.

The Arizona Cardinals haven’t done much the last couple of days, but there is plenty of news coming out on the team still, so let’s get to it.

Markus Golden Giving Rehab A Run
As he comes back from ACL tear, pass rusher has no problem if he plays defensive end

Cardinals Blogs | When Patrick Peterson “met” Sam Bradford

Cardinals' David Johnson 'got smarter' while out, bullish on 2018 - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Being able to pick the brains of Carson Palmer and others while he was sidelined with a wrist injury has RB David Johnson ready for a breakout return.

Cardinals' Chandler Jones, David Johnson bond over paintball
The Arizona Cardinals began the first phase of their offseason program under new head coach Steve Wilks this week, with players returning to the team's facility in Tempe for weight room and field work.

Cardinals see nation’s leader in sacks as 4-3 defensive end | Cards Wire
Comments made by the draft prospect gives more evidence that the Cardinals defense will be a 4-3 defense in 2018.

Cardinals get 2 QBs via waivers leading up to first minicamp | Cards Wire
They add Brandon Doughty, Alek Torgersen.

Pairing Ray Brown with D.J. Humphries is a ‘dangerous’ combination | Cards Wire
Humphries is super excited to work with his new position coach.

Cardinals reportedly to visit with Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch | Cards Wire
While LB has not been a position discussed for Arizona in the first round, his talent matches their slot in the draft, especially if they trade back.

What kind of player can the Cardinals get with their 2nd-round pick? | Cards Wire
Check out the last five years of players picked at No. 47.

Contract status not weighing on David Johnson’s mind | Cards Wire
He has been focused on getting healthy and now getting to know coaches and a new playbook.

Cardinals first-round picks typically attend NFL draft | Cards Wire
Only Deone Bucannon did not attend the actual draft since 2010.