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Bird Droppings: Rosen ready for NFL debut, Chase Edmonds big role, Arizona Cardinals still figuring out WR2 and more

A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Thursday one and all and really, happy real opening day of the 2018 NFL preseason.

We have 12 games tomorrow... 12! That means the NFL is truly back and now, we just sit back, relax and wait for February to take it away again.

To get you ready for the rest of the NFL starting the preseason, let’s start with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

Josh Rosen Gets Down To Business
Notes: No. 2 WR, CB battles still open; coin flip philosophy

The Resurrection Of Wide Receiver Greg Little
Veteran finds way to Cardinals because of workout video shot by phone

After Practice: Touchdowns in the two-minute drill

Josh Rosen will go back to college - although he's learning plenty now

Sam Bradford Develops Connection With Larry Fitzgerald
Quarterback learning to trust ability of star receiver

Josh Rosen says pressure won't be a problem in first game - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen says he's "all ball" and ready to get on the field for Saturday's preseason opener.

NFL helmet rule enforcement unclear for players, coaches
Hard-hitting defensive backs say the league is destroying the physical element of the game or lament that it's changing the sport entirely.

Advanced skills could land Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds a regular role
Chase Edmonds' patience as a runner and his proficiency in pass protection could earn the rookie a regular role in the Cardinals' offense.

ESPN: Slim chance Cardinals rookie QB Josh Rosen starts Week 1
Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen isn't expected to start Week 1 when the season begins next month. ESPN believes there's only a five percent chance Rosen will be starting under center against Washington.

Kurt Warner: Sam Bradford has the tools to succeed with Cardinals
Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford has impressed many during his short time with the team. Bradford has caught the attention of former Cardinals quarterback and NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner.

Cardinals center Mason Cole: 'I'm confident I can get the job done'
With starting center A.Q. Shipley out with a torn ACL and the next-man-up mentality now in full swing, backup center Mason Cole is ready to take over in the trenches.

Cardinals plan to use heavy doses of Rosen, Kirk early in preseason
From quarterback to special teams, the Arizona Cardinals want to use the first few preseason games to find out what they have in their rookie class led by Josh Rosen and Christian Kirk.

Despite the depth chart, Cardinals' No. 2 WR spot is still up for grabs
Asked Wednesday if Brice Butler had earned the No. 2 receiver slot as the depth chart indicated, Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks amounted the importance of it to busywork.

NFL countdown: 32 days, remembering Ottis Anderson
He was the greatest running back in team history.

Robert Nkemdiche among Cardinals to sit out of practice Tuesday
A few players sat out of Tuesday's outside, padded practice. Nothing is all that serious.

Vegas gives Chandler Jones long odds for Defensive Player of the Year
Nine players have shorter odds than his 30-1.

5 Linebackers Arizona could add for depth
Arizona will likely shake up the back up the roster at some point this preseason. Here are five guys they could add at linebacker...