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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals release former first round pick, another out injured, Kyler Murray in pads and more

NFL: Arizona Cardinals-Training Camp Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday one and all. We are into the meat of things now.

The pads are on, hits are coming and moreover, the Arizona Cardinals continue to make moves, starting with a release of former first round pick Robert Nkemdiche.

Let’s get to all the news from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals.

After Practice: Nkemdiche News Hits, And Halftime Matters

Cardinals Release Robert Nkemdiche
Former first-round pick struggled since coming into the league

Haason Reddick Out ‘A Few Weeks’ With Knee Injury
Notes: Gardeck gets first-team work at ILB; Swearinger has minor injury; pads on

Cardinals Confident In Kliff Kingsbury's 'Dangerous' Offense
Innovative scheme has its share of critics

Statement Made With Larry Fitzgerald Appearing In Top 100 List

Dennis Gardeck Flips Out
Cardinals linebacker does a backflip during practice

Kingsbury - 'We'll Be Physical' On First Practice With Pads
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury talks to the media before heading into Saturday's practice of #CardsCamp.

'Top 100 Players of 2019': Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson | No. 46
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has been ranked the No. 46 player on

Joseph - 'Looking Forward' To Playing Good Defense
DC Vance Joseph talks to the media following the Cardinals' first padded practice.

Cards Daily - Pop Goes The Pads
Paul Calvisi brings you the latest news and notes regarding the first practice with pads at #CardsCamp.

Quick Slant - Nkemdiche Is Released
Lisa Matthews and Darren Urban discuss the team's decision to release DT Robert Nkemdiche.

#CardsCamp Highlights - Real Football
Check out highlights from Saturday's #CardsCamp practice.

'Not in shape' Nkemdiche released by Cardinals
The Cardinals released former first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche on Saturday, one day after the defensive end showed up to training camp "not in shape."

Arizona Cardinals activate LB Brooks Reed from PUP list
The move was officially put in motion Saturday morning as the linebacker was activated of the team's PUP list, the Cardinals announced.

Arizona Cardinals cut 2016 1st-round pick Robert Nkemdiche
The Arizona Cardinals released defensive lineman and 2016 first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche on Saturday, the team announced.

Map shows Cardinals fan base goes beyond the state of Arizona
The Arizona Cardinals have fans in several other counties around the county as a map reveals how popular each NFL team is in the United States.

Cardinals to hide 100 footballs across Arizona for NFL's 100th season
The Arizona Cardinals will be hiding 100 footballs across the state in celebration of the league's 100th year of existence.

Cardinals' Haason Reddick out 'a few weeks' following knee procedure
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury provided some insight on the linebacker's absence on Saturday, saying he will miss a few weeks following a knee procedure.

Cardinals LB Dennis Gardeck in spotlight after Haason Reddick injury
Cardinals ILB Haason Reddick underwent a procedure on his knee, giving 2018 undrafted signing Dennis Gardeck a chance to run with Arizona's first team.

Kliff Kingsbury's Cardinals have business-casual feel as pads go on
Kliff Kingsbury's camp isn't like those of past Arizona Cardinals head coaches in Bruce Arians or Steve Wilks. It's all about learning and teaching football

Arizona Cardinals activated LB Brooks Reed from PUP
He missed the first two days of practice recovering from a hip injury.

Haason Reddick injury: Cardinals LB to miss a few weeks after procedure
He had a knee scope and is likely out until the regular season. Dennis Gardeck now gets to start in his place for now.

AZ Cardinals injuries: Vincent Valentine, D.J. Swearinger day-to-day
The two should not miss much time.

Arizona Cardinals’ mid-practice break is halftime, ‘not a snack break’
Kliff Kingsbury calls it halftime and uses it to build for a strong finish to practice. But it looks like a snack break.

OT D.J. Humphries appreciates Kliff Kingsbury’s more relaxed demeanor
He knows he doesn't have to go out here yelling and hurrahing and all that woot woot going on," he said.

Arizona Cardinals training camp: 9 observations from Saturday
What happened on Saturday when the Cardinals put on pads for the first time in training camp?

Arizona Cardinals release Robert Nkemdiche
He showed up to camp out of shape and had off-the-field issues in the offseason.