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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready for San Francisco 49ers, Dennis Gardeck goes to injured reserve, George Kittle back and more

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Happy gameday one and all.

That is right, a Saturday matinee in the NFL features your Arizona Cardinals taking on the San Francisco 49ers.

We have all the news on the Cardinals from around the web to help you get ready, let’s get to it.

Cardinals Benefit From Surge In Special Teams Play
Group has bounced back from poor performance in New England

Three Big Things: #SFvsAZ
A look at the top storylines for Saturday's game

Dennis Gardeck Heading To Injured Reserve List
Linebacker ends up with season-ending knee injury

Home Finale Won’t Have Typical Larry Fitzgerald Fanfare
Notes: Mason Cole will play against 49ers; Vance Joseph on head coaching ambitions

'Twas The Thursday Before The Niners
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Cardinals Look To Remain In Rare Air Against 49ers
More passing game success would be big boost down the stretch

Cardinals Sign Mike Nugent, Seth DeValve To Active Roster
Gardeck officially placed on Injured Reserve

On The Fly With Ezekiel Turner
Lisa Matthews chats with LB and special team standout, Ezekiel Turner about his role on the special teams.

Game Trailer - Run It Back
The team looks to best the 49ers for the second time this season.

Fitzgerald: 'We Have A Really Good Nucleus Of Guys'
WR Larry Fitzgerald meets the media on Wednesday before Saturday's game against the 49ers.

Wired - Isaiah Simmons Vs. Eagles
Listen in to LB Isaiah Simmons mic'd up during the Cardinals big home win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kingsbury: 'We're In A Pretty Good Place'
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury gives injury updates before heading into Week 16.

Game Plan With Kliff Kingsbury - 49ers Week
Get into the game plan with head coach Kliff Kingsbury before facing the 49ers on Saturday.

Cardinals Cover 2 - Our Christmas Wish: Sweep The 49ers
Ep. 378 - After getting swept by the 49ers in 2019, the Cardinals look to return the favor this season. How do they get that done? Mike Jurecki has the answer with his three keys for a victory plus the 'X' factor in this Week 16 matchup.

Why Arizona Cardinals' Prince Amukamara made more than 300 deliveries working for DoorDash
Cardinals cornerback Prince Amukamara worked three to four days a week for DoorDash during the pandemic and raised $30K for his foundation.

Arizona Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins defends practice habits in rant
The Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins, who has come under fire for missing a number of practices this season, defended his practice habits in a rant Wednesday.

Cardinals LB Dennis Gardeck going on IR with knee injury
Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck is out for the rest of the regular season and will be placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, coach Kliff Kingsbury said.

Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins on missed practices: 'Come watch me play'
DeAndre Hopkins said his grandfather relays criticism over the Arizona Cardinals receiver missing practice. And he explained why it's not a concern.

Cardinals DC Vance Joseph not in hurry to land NFL head-coaching job
Vance Joseph helmed a strong turnaround for the Arizona Cardinals defense. He spoke candidly about whether returning to a head-coaching role interests him.

Cardinals CB Byron Murphy Jr. feels more comfortable in 2nd NFL season
There has been no sign of a sophomore slump on the gridiron for Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. this season.

Cardinals pass-rusher Dennis Gardeck to go on IR, ending his season
Cardinals pass-rusher and captain Dennis Gardeck's season will end on the injured reserve due to a knee issue, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said.

DE Zach Allen finds traction after two IR stints for Cardinals
Zach Allen's monster game against the Eagles was a long time coming for the defensive end, who has spent two stints on the IR in his young career.

49ers TE George Kittle to make return against Cardinals on Saturday
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will be making his return against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on Saturday.

Kingsbury: Hopkins 'handled himself well' in response to missing practice
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday that he thought WR DeAndre Hopkins "handled himself well" in his response to missing practice.

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald keeps focus on the field, off retirement talk - Arizona Sports
While Cardinals fans are wondering if this will be the year Larry Fitzgerald retires, the wide receiver is solely focused on what's happening on the field.

Kyler Murray gifts Cardinals offensive line personalized paintings
The Arizona Cardinals offensive line received paintings of themselves on the field from QB Kyler Murray for Christmas this year.

Arizona Cardinals LB Dennis Gardeck’s career season to end on IR
His knee injury will end his season after seven sacks in only 93 snaps.

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle to return to lineup vs. Cardinals
He has been out since Week 8 with a fractured bone in his foot.