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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals explain David Johnson absence, Robert Nkemdiche continues to grow, Cardinals defense steps up and more

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

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Happy Wednesday one and all. The Arizona Cardinals are moving onto Josh Rosen, the team is still explaining away not having David Johnson on the field for that fateful third and two, while also getting ready for the Seattle Seahawks.

That means plenty of news and notes coming out of Cardinals camp to help get us ready for the Arizona Cardinals game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Around The NFC West: Week 3
49ers lose quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the season

You've Got Mail: Seahawks Week
Topics include Rosen's impact, Bucannon's playing time and Kirk's YAC

Cardinals Film Room: Robert Nkemdiche's Strip-Sack
Breaking down the first quarter takeaway against the Bears

Josh Rosen, NFL starter - but nearly still a college QB

Robert Nkemdiche Turns Up The Pressure
Former first-round pick finding a groove in his third season

Inside The Numbers - Missed Opportunity
Go inside the numbers heading into week four of the season.

David's Locker
David and Meghan Johnson deliver a special gift to Cardon Children's Medical Center.

Can Mike McCoy adjust the offense to succeed with Josh Rosen? - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has lost nine games in a row dating back to his days in Denver and the numbers this year are not good.

Trivia Tuesday: Arizona Cardinals 100-yard receivers
The Cardinals have had 28 different players record 100-yard receiving games since 1988. Can you name them? Happy Trivia Tuesday!

Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 4: Rams the next No. 1
For the third time in three weeks, there's a new number-one team in our NFL Power Rankings. Los Angeles Rams, step on up and take your spot.

Behind Enemy Lines: Division-rival Seahawks prepare to visit Cardinals
Beginning with the Seattle Seahawks at home on Sunday and ending with the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5, the Arizona Cardinals begin a critical two-week stretch against division rivals as they look to flip the script from their 0-3 start.

Cardinals sign DE Ufomba Kamalu to practice squad, release Alec James
The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday they signed defensive end Ufomba Kamalu to the practice squad and released defensive end Alec James from the practice squad.

David Johnson absent from critical 3rd-down play because of mental error
Johnson explains he missed a blitz pickup on previous play.

Did David Johnson miss a blitz before Chase Edmonds’ run play?
The play doesn't appear to have a mental mistake, or it has an enormous one.

Arizona Cardinals open up CB competition for Bené Benwikere
He replaced Jamar Taylor in the fourth quarter on Sunday and will split reps with him in practice this week.

NFL Week 4 power rankings: Arizona Cardinals remain at the bottom
They are the last team in the league for the second week in a row.

What is next for AZ Cardinals QB Sam Bradford?
His role changes in one way, but not necessarily every way.

AZ Cardinals Week 3 offensive snap counts and observations
JJ Nelson gets the most playing time he has had all season.

Arizona Cardinals Week 3 defensive snap counts
The Cardinals used an offensive lineman on defense and still don't like their linebackers.