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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals open rookie mini-camp, Kyler Murray’s new cleats, Deionte Thompson is the alpha dog and more

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Welcome to the weekend one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals opened up their rookie mini-camp and the buzz has not stopped on the Kyler Murray front.

In fact, it continues to be national news, which keeps the Cardinals in it and that is a huge deal for this organization.

Let’s take a look at all of the news coming out of day one of the Arizona Cardinals 2019 rookie mini-camp.

As Rookies Sign, Cardinals Make Handful Of Roster Cuts
Team trims four offensive linemen among nine released

Hakeem Butler, Andy Isabella Sign Rookie Contracts
Wide receiver duo, three other draft picks ink four-year deals

Kliff Kingsbury Surprised Byron Murphy Lasted Until Second Round
Notes: Peterson might not be present for OTAs; notable tryout players

Kyler Murray Gets Started With Cardinals At Rookie Minicamp
Quarterback gets first chance to get on field with fellow draftees

The Cardinals And Quarterback ... Russell Wilson?

Deionte Thompson Learns From Rashad Johnson
Former Cardinals safety tutored the newest one at Alabama last season

Rookies Arrive For Minicamp 2019
The Cardinals' rookie class get to Tempe for rookie minicamp.

Rookie Minicamp 2019
Images from the first day of rookie minicamp in 2019, Kyler Murray's debut on the field.

Joshua Miles - ESPN
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Isaiah, Deja and Bill speak with Joshua Miles. The Morgan State alum was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in April. They also speak with Undefeated culture writer, Justin Tinsley about John Singleton and Taylor Swift.

New cleats a pain for Murray in 1st Cards practice
Kyler Murray's debut at the Cardinals' rookie minicamp got off to a rocky start -- after the QB said he wasn't wearing the right cleats.

Bickley: Like Kyler Murray, Andy Isabella is an undersized underdog
Andy Isabella has a lot in common with No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray as an undersized draft prospect that can't wait to prove his doubters wrong.

Keim: Cardinals got '5th-best player' when drafting Byron Murphy
The Arizona Cardinals drafted three players they had a first-round grade on, including cornerback Byron Murphy, who Steve Keim had top-five.

Browns' John Dorsey apparently likes to prank other GMs during NFL Draft
Browns GM John Dorsey was caught on camera calling the Cardinals' Steve Keim and the Colts' Chris Ballard during the NFL Draft for absolutely no reason.

Arizona Cardinals sign 2 rookies, release 9 from roster
The Cardinals expect to give all 11 of their drafted rookies a strong opportunity to make the 53-man roster. Purging of the old backend talent was expected.

Wolf's points of curiosity for Cardinals' rookie mini-camp
Ron Wofley runs through the 10 things he's watching for the most to come out of the Arizona Cardinals' rookie min-camp.

Arizona Cardinals sign 5 rookies, fill out 2019 draft class
The Arizona Cardinals signed five rookie draft picks to four-year deals, on Friday, completing their 2019 NFL Draft class after signing six on Thursday.

Kyler Murray, Kliff Kingsbury era starts in earnest for Cardinals
For the Arizona Cardinals entering the new era of quarterback Kyler Murray and coach Kliff Kingsbury, the talk is over. Now it's time to work.

Kyler Murray still weighs over 200 pounds for start of rookie minicamp
He reported to minicamp at 211 pounds, four pounds heavier than he was at the NFL combine.

CB Byron Murphy was No. 5 player on Arizona Cardinals’ draft board
Patrick Peterson was also their No. 5 player in the draft in 2011. However, they got Murphy with the 33rd pick.

Arizona Cardinals had a first-round grade on 3rd-round pick Zach Allen
They ended up with three players in their top 25.

Larry Fitzgerald was No. 1 on Cardinals’ draft board in 2004
It appears it wouldn't have mattered if they had the top pick in the draft. They still would have taken Fitz.

What we learned about Cardinals’ draft board since the draft
They landed their No. 1 player, two in their top five, three of their top 25, four of their top 35 and seven of their top 60.

Kyler Murray was the right choice over Josh Rosen for the Cardinals
When comparing Kyler Murray to Josh Rosen, the Arizona Cardinals made the right decision.

Arizona Cardinals cut 9 players, add 2 more undrafted rookies
They add CB Nate Brooks and RB Wes Hill.

Arizona Cardinals draft picks get first uniform numbers for rookie camp
Kyler Murray is No. 1, Byron Murphy is No. 33. Read for more.