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Bird Droppings: DeAndre Hopkins near contract extension, Larry Fitzgerald continues to lead, Christian Kirk looks to shed label and more

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday one and all.

We are getting closer and closer to the start of the 2020 NFL season, only two days away from kickoff, and then a couple of days later we get the start of the Arizona Cardinals season.

There is so much going on that will help us get ready for the game, so let’s get to it.

Cardinals Build Practice Squad, Including Weaver, Foster
Patton, Richardson, Ward are three receivers returning; Butler not on list

Talkin' About Practice: Larry Fitzgerald's Effort Stands Out 17 Years In
Wide receiver knows teammates need to see him

Kenyan Drake Healthy, Set To Carry The Load Against 49ers
Notes: Roster cuts stressed out Benjamin; Kingsbury talks Butler release

Christian Kirk: Injury-Prone Label Doesn't Fit
Third-year wideout believes early-career injuries were 'freak' accidents

Drake: 'Going To Hit The Ground Running'
RB Kenyan Drake talks about his workload during the season and his preparation for the San Francisco 49ers.

Bird Watch: First Practice Of 49ers Week
Images from Monday's practice at the Dignity Healthy Training Center in the lead-up to Sunday's opener, presented by Hyundai.

Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins soaking in knowledge as season approaches
Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins is obviously a master at his craft, but that doesn't mean there isn't room to grow for the seven-year vet.

Meet the 'Wild Hogs' of the Arizona Cardinals offensive line
The scooters that the Arizona Cardinals offensive line received from quarterback Kyler Murray around Christmastime last year have been put to good use.

Kingsbury: Released WR Hakeem Butler, Cardinals needed 'fresh start'
Kliff Kingsbury discussed the release of WR Hakeem Butler and the reasons for the Arizona Cardinals keeping three quarterbacks.

DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals reportedly 'closing in' on contract extension
DeAndre Hopkins is closing in on a contract extension -- one that was self-negotiated -- with the Arizona Cardinals, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Kenyan Drake, Larry Fitzgerald, DeAndre Hopkins practice on Monday
The trio of offensive starters were all seen participating in the open part of Monday's practice.

Arizona Cardinals have one of league’s easiest schedules in 2020
They have the league's third-easiest schedule in the NFL, using their opponents' DVOA.

Week 1 NFL odds: Arizona Cardinals big underdogs vs. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers did not cover either game between the two teams last season.

Arizona Cardinals needed D.J. Humphries’ restructure to stay under cap
The move created more than $7 million in cap space. After final cuts, the Cardinals have about $6.5 million available.

Arizona Cardinals, DeAndre Hopkins closing in on contract extension
The star wideout is negotiating the deal himself.