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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals offensive position outlook, reviewing Budda Baker’s year, the Murray to Hopkins connection and more

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Happy Friday one and all.

We are heading into the weekend and the Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the NFL are gearing up to enjoy Championship Weekend in the NFL.

The Cardinals have plenty of news to help us get ready for that, let’s get to it.

Cardinals Sign Two More To 'Futures' Contracts
Jamal Carter played for Vance Joseph in Denver

Cardinals Awards For 2020
Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins and Budda Baker top list of honorees

Baldy's Breakdowns: Reviewing Hopkins-Murray First-Year Connection
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger takes a look at Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and quarterback Kyler Murray's 2020 season as new teammates.

Best Of Budda Baker 2020
Images of the Cardinals' All-Pro safety throughout the season.

Cardinals Underground - Onward With QB1
It's a quarterback-driven league, and that's easy to see with four top QBs in the NFL championship games, and a fifth suddenly with questions about the future in Houston.

Cardinals Cover 2 - The Annual Awards Show
Ep. 388 - The Academy has spoken. Actually, it was a 27-member panel that voted for's annual end-of-season awards. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki are joined by Kyle Odegard to discuss the winners in six different categories.

Source -- Missouri Tigers hiring former Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks as DC
The Missouri Tigers are hiring former Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks as their new defensive coordinator, a source confirms to ESPN.

QB Philip Rivers retires after historic 17-year NFL career
Former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has decided to retire after his 17-year career was capped by playing one year with the Indianapolis Colts.

Arizona Cardinals sign LBs Jamal Carter, Donald Rutledge to future deals
The Arizona Cardinals added linebackers Jamal Carter and Donald Rutledge to futures contracts on Wednesday, the team announced.

Cardinals lookahead: Zane Gonzalez not the only special teams decision
Let's wrap this series up by diving into special teams, where the Cardinals will be quite busy this offseason to keep their core of the unit together.

PFF: Cardinals can't afford to lose Haason Reddick in free agency
If there's one free agent the Arizona Cardinals can't afford to lose this offseason, it's linebacker Haason Reddick, Pro Football Focus says.

AP: Eagles to hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni as head coach
The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision.

Former Cardinals coach Steve Wilks named Missouri's DC
Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks has a new job in the new year, as he'll take over as the next defensive coordinator at Missouri.

NFL players expecting 2021 NFL offseason to look like 2020 offseason
With the timetable for vaccinations for NFL players uncertain, the 2021 offseason could be virtual again.

Arizona Cardinals add pair of linebackers to ‘futures’ deals
They add former safeties Jamal Carter and Donald Rutledge but designate them as linebackers.

Arizona Cardinals positional needs and review: Quarterbacks
The Cardinals don't need much at the position in 2021.

Rollover cap space to give Arizona Cardinals about $5M more for 2021
They will add about $5 million in unused 2020 cap space.

Arizona Cardinals free agency outlook: QB Brett Hundley
The veteran quarterback is unlikely to be re-signed in 2021.

Raheem Morris is Los Angeles Rams’ 3rd DC in 3 seasons
Morris was the DC and interim head coach for the Atlanta Falcons in 2020.

Arizona Cardinals can’t afford to lose OLB Haason Reddick, says PFF
What will the market look like for Reddick in free agency?

Former Arizona Cardinals HC Steve Wilks hired as Missouri DC
He is back in college for the first time since 2005.

Kyle Pitts could be Arizona Cardinals first-round target
The Arizona Cardinals could address their long-standing problem at the tight end position by drafting Florida's Kyle Pitts

Steve Keim urgently needs to move up in draft to keep job
In what could be his final year, Steve Keim urgently needs to move up in the draft in order to save himself and the team's progress in the division.

South Carolina corner could be Arizona Cardinals top pick
South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn would make sense for the Arizona Cardinals when the 2021 NFL Draft rolls around in April