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Bird Droppings: David Johnson saga, Steve Wilks on day one of minicamp, Cardinals in the top 100 and more

A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Wednesday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are on day two of mandatory minicamp with their best offensive player in a holdout, their new head coach not talking about it and the players all rallying around Johnson’s efforts.

Meaning that day one of minicamp, with no outside eyes, still gave us plenty of news to get your day started, so let’s get to it.

Cardinals Give Memorable Send-Off To Kitchen Staff Member
Leo Longoria surprised by entire team before overseas deployment

David Johnson Absent At Minicamp
Running back reportedly looking for contract extension

Sam Bradford Health Remains On Schedule
Quarterback increases reps as planned as minicamp opens

Keim: Roster additions almost certainly coming
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Groundwork - Minicamp Begins
Catch all the highlights from day one of Cardinals' mandatory minicamp.

Cards Daily - Hit & Miss
Paul Calvisi brings you the latest news and notes from the first day of minicamp.

Wilks - 'Guys Have Been Dialed In'
Head Coach Steve Wilks speaks with the media following the first day of minicamp.

Cardinals' David Johnson skipping mandatory minicamp
Arizona Cardinals star running back David Johnson is skipping the team's mandatory minicamp, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Cardinals' Peterson talks traveling around the world, Wilks' new defense
Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson has been taking advantage of his offseason.

Cardinals GM Keim excited as new pieces put into place at minicamp
Despite the uncertainties surrounding the start of Arizona Cardinals minicamp one thing is certain - general manager Steve Keim is fired up.

Cardinals honor kitchen staffer ahead of deployment with National Guard
Arizona Cardinals kitchen staff worker Leo Longoria received quite the send off from the Cardinals organization ahead of his deployment with the Arizona Army National Guard.

QB Sam Bradford, Arizona Cardinals sticking to the plan
Keeping quarterback Sam Bradford healthy is the Arizona Cardinals’ No. 1 priority. They want him to be able to play a full 16-game regular-season schedule in 2018, and perhaps beyond.

Cardinals players back David Johnson’s decision to skip minicamp
Arizona Cardinals players were supportive of running back David Johnson's decision to remain absent from minicamp as he awaits a new deal.

Bickley: David Johnson is the latest casualty in a cruel profession
The NFL is more than risky business. It’s one of the cruelest professions on the planet. It devours the weak, callousing the purest of hearts. David Johnson is just the latest casualty.

David Johnson of Arizona Cardinals to skip mandatory minicamp
Cardinals RB David Johnson, who missed 15 games last season with a fractured wrist, is skipping the team's mandatory minicamp.

Sam Bradford of Arizona Cardinals takes part in team drills, feels 'really good right now'
Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford took part in team drills Tuesday for the first time this offseason, telling reporters, "I feel really good right now" as he makes his way back from a left knee injury.

Chandler Jones ‘is like a shape-shifter’ when he rushes the passer | Cards Wire
NFL players talk about Chandler Jones in his NFL Top 100 Players video.

Larry Fitzgerald is ‘Larry Legend, the G.O.A.T,’ ‘the best in the game’ | Cards Wire
Players gush about Fitzgerald in his making the NFL Top 100 Players list for the eighth consecutive year.

NFL Wire: Worry over David Johnson’s absence | Cards Wire
Can anyone truly blame Arizona Cardinals fans for being a wee bit nervous?

NFL peers say Patrick Peterson is cerebral, smart, prepared, fighting history | Cards Wire
Check out what players around the NFL say about Peterson, who came in at No. 23 in the NFL Top 100.

David Johnson holds out to start mandatory minicamp | Cards Wire
The star RB wants a new deal before the season begins.

Cardinals’ David Johnson faces fines with reported minicamp holdout | Cards Wire
He faces fines of up to nearly $85,000 for missing mandatory minicamp this week.