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Happy Tuesday one and all.

We are into the padded practice section of Arizona Cardinals 2020 training camp.

That means plenty of news, some we apparently even made up, from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals.

Byron Murphy In Better Place Heading Into Second Season
Cornerback settling into slot role after playing outside as rookie

D.J. Humphries Ready And Realistic About Padded Practice
Notes: Preparing for 'crowd' noise; Hopkins rests hamstring

'Cards Camp Central Powered By COX' To Air Digitally During Training Camp
First streaming show will take place on Tuesday at noon

DeAndre Hopkins’ Missed Practice Time Not A Concern
Notes: Pads on at practice; Kingsbury-Leach comparisons

Kenyan Drake Understands Why This Season Could Be Better
Offseason meeting and full training camp can only help running back

With Reported Alford Injury, Cardinals Have Familiar CB Issue
Veteran missed all of 2019 season after broken leg

Weekend Work
Watch the Cardinals in action as they continue to put in work at training camp.

Kingsbury: 'Working Hard On Fundamentals And Technique'
Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury discusses DeAndre Hopkins' injury, the first practice in pads and the Cardinals' main focus in training camp.

Drake: I Now Have A 'Better Outlook' On the Offense
RB Kenyan Drake talks about his season expectations, his role in the offense and his positive mindset.

Camp Credentials - Wide Receivers
Dave Pasch and Darren Urban break down the wide receiver position and discuss who can make an impact on the offense.

Strap Up The Pads
Check out highlights from the Cardinals first practice in pads at State Farm Stadium.

Humphries: 'Locked In On Competing Every Time'
OL D.J. Humphries talks to the media about the fast-paced offense, QB Kyler Murray and playing in a familiar system.

Bird Watch: First Day Of Pads
Images from Monday's practice at State Farm Stadium, presented by Hyundai.

How Cardinals QB Kyler Murray got bigger but stayed fast for Year 2
With no baseball or NFL draft to distract him, Murray trained in Texas with a focus on becoming more durable while maintaining his elite speed.

Cardinals CB Robert Alford out for season with torn pec, source says
Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford suffered a torn pec during a training camp practice Sunday that will sideline him for all of the 2020 season, a source told ESPN, confirming an NFL Network report.

Camp K notes: Cardinals LT D.J. Humphries looks up to Kelvin Beachum
Arizona Cardinals OT D.J. Humphries already has a strong relationship with Kelvin Beachum, who could become the starting right tackle.

Heart condition forces former Cardinal Rodney Gunter to step away
Former Arizona Cardinals DL Rodney Gunter said heart specialists told him if he continues to play he could rupture his aorta.

Jason Wright hired by Washington as NFL's 1st Black president
Former Arizona Cardinal Jason Write has been hired as president of the Washington Football Team, the first Black person to hold such position in the NFL.

D.J. Humphries is still sad Kyler Murray's dog isn't named after him
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray named his dog Swoosh, ignoring lineman D.J. Humphries' recommendations to name it after the left tackle.

Cardinals expect big things from 2nd-year safety Jalen Thompson
Jalen Thompson snuck up to become the 2019 starting safety for the Arizona Cardinals. And he's not giving that role up heading into 2020.

Camp K notes: Cardinals expect DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) back soon
Kliff Kingsbury isn't worried about DeAndre Hopkins' absence to start padded practices, while RB Kenyan Drake believes he can build on last season.

Report: Cardinals CB Robert Alford to miss season with pectoral tear
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford suffered a pectoral injury in practice Sunday, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport.

DeAndre Hopkins tweets he is not holding out while missing Cards practice
DeAndre Hopkins made sure to clear up on his own that him missing the Arizona Cardinals' last two practices is not because he's holding out.