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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals name team captains, DeAndre Hopkins ready for the long haul, Kyler Murray unfazed and more

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Happy Thursday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are a mere three days from the start of the NFL season, but we have NFL tonight.

To help us get ready for Cardinals kickoff, let’s take a look around the web at your Arizona Cardinals.

Kyler Murray Is A Captain As Cardinals Name Theirs For 2020
Gardeck, Humphries also first-time captains

Offseason Of Hype Doesn’t Faze Kyler Murray
Notes: Isabella the new punt returner; Josh Jones not present at practice

McCown To Poole To Fitz: How Miracle Win Turned Into A Future Hall Of Famer
An oral history of crazy 2003 finale, the Cards' last game before Larry Fitzgerald

First Cardinals Depth Chart Doesn't Provide Any Surprises
Beachum starts at right tackle, Kirkpatrick at cornerback

Kingsbury: 'We Know The Type Of Challenge We Have'
Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury discusses the excitement leading into week one and announces the team captains.

Murray: 'Thankful For The Opportunity To Lead These Guys'
QB Kyler Murray talks about his reaction to being named captain and his preparation for the 49ers.

Cardinals' Initial Practice Squad
Images of the 16 players on the practice squad to begin the 2020 season.

Cardinals Underground - Football’s Here, D-Hop Is Too
DeAndre Hopkins makes sure he's going to be a Cardinal for a while negotiating on his own a contract extension through 2024, and what better to signal the start of a season – and a new era – as the 49ers await. Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Kyle Odegard

Cardinals Cover 2 - Oh Captain, My Captain
Ep. 307 - Everyone has a story, and the story of Dennis Gardeck added a new chapter on Wednesday. The former fast food worker is now a team captain in the National Football League. Gardeck was one of eight captains named. Also, Craig Grialou and Mike Jure

QB Kyler Murray among 8 Arizona Cardinals team captains for 2020
Expecting to name six team captains for 2020, the Arizona Cardinals ended up with eight because of a number of close votes, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said.

Doug & Wolf power poll, Week 1: All in on the Chiefs
There's no surprises at the top, with the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs garnering Doug, Wolf and Paul's No. 1 vote.

NFC West preview: Powerhouse division fueled by busy offseason
Star power in the NFC West is strong with Jamal Adams and DeAndre Hopkins joining a league that includes George Kittle, Aaron Donald and Russell Wilson.

From grill crew to Cardinals captain, Dennis Gardeck's work ethic is noticed
When he was a McDonald's employee during his early college days, Cardinals OLB Dennis Gardeck remembers wanting to work with the grill crew in the back.

Cardinals re-sign DE Michael Dogbe to practice squad
The Arizona Cardinals announced Wednesday they have re-signed defensive end Michael Dogbe to the practice squad. Dogbe was cut on Tuesday.

DeAndre Hopkins contract: Final year of deal is voidable
If the final year is voided, the extension is essentially worth nearly $40 million for one year.

Arizona Cardinals depth chart Week 1: 8 things to know
We finally get a look at the depth chart for the Cardinals a few days before the season opener.

Arizona Cardinals re-sign DL Michael Dog to practice squad
He initially made the 53-man roster but was cut after the team signed DL Angelo Blackson.