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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals dealing with Covid-19, injuries, and more

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Happy game day one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are heading into a tough matchup today, and we will see how that goes.

To help us get ready, here is a look around the web at your Arizona Cardinals.

Three Big Things: Browns Week
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

Cardinals trade for Eagles tight end Zach Ertz after Maxx Williams injury, dealing CB Tay Gowan and fifth-round pick
Team deals fifth-round pick, cornerback Tay Gowan to Eagles

Cardinals-Browns preview and analysis of the Zach Ertz trade

Kliff Kingsbury To Miss Browns Game After Testing Positive For Covid
QB coach Cam Turner, defensive lineman Zach Allen also are out

Rodney Hudson Placed On Injured Reserve; Jordan Phillips Activated
Star center will miss at least three games with ribs injury

Without Kingsbury, Cardinals Still Must Stop Browns' Run Game
Attempt to go 6-0 on road has to be done with coaching scramble

Vance Joseph Invites The Challenge Of Defending Fourth Downs
Defensive coordinator knows he can be aggressive in such situations

Cardinals Cover 2 - Defense Ready For ‘Old School Football’
Ep. 482 - OK, so it's not exactly Woody Hayes' "three yards and a cloud of dust", but the Cleveland Browns do run the football very, very well. In fact, no team runs the ball better. That is the challenge this week facing the Cardinals

Big Red Rage - A Big Road Test In Cleveland
Ep. 529 - The Cardinals defense stood strong during crucial moments in their 17-10 win over the 49ers. One of the players who caused problems for San Francisco was defensive lineman Zach Allen who finished the game with 5 tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss

Cardinals Cover 2 - Trade For Zach Ertz Shows Belief In Locker Room
Ep. 483 - The loss of Maxx Williams necessitated a move to reinforce the tight end room. But what kind of move? At 5-0, the Cardinals couldn't just make any move. They needed to be aggressive. And they were.

Philadelphia Eagles trade TE Zach Ertz to Arizona Cardinals
The undefeated Cardinals (5-0) filled a void at tight end, acquiring three-time Pro Bowler Zach Ertz from the Eagles in exchange for CB Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round draft pick.

Kliff Kingsbury tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Arizona Cardinals' game against Cleveland Browns
Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday's road game against the Browns, the team announced.

Kyler Murray: Cardinals must 'hold it down' and 'step up' amid injuries
The Arizona Cardinals may have exited Week 5 with their undefeated record intact, but the victory wasn't without its casualties.

Cardinals CB Antonio Hamilton: 'My best game is yet to come'
Pegged as a depth piece and special teamer when he signed this offseason, Cardinals CB Antonio Hamilton is seeing more action defensively.

Cardinals' J.J. Watt making presence felt despite sack total
J.J. Watt's sack numbers aren't quite where many thought they would be in 2021. But that doesn't mean the lineman hasn't impacted games.

Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. on not getting ball: 'I'm a shooter'
A frequent target of critics, Odell Beckham Jr. isn't in quarterback Baker Mayfield's sights these days.

Arizona Cardinals acquire TE Zach Ertz in trade with Philadelphia Eagles
The Cardinals have acquired tight end Zach Ertz from the Eagles in return for rookie cornerback Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round pick.

New Cardinals TE Zach Ertz played for Eagles knowing trade was coming
Zach Ertz spoke about the emotional departure and final game for the Eagles as he prepares to join the Cardinals.

Kliff Kingsbury said Cardinals 'were sold' on new TE Zach Ertz before trade
When news broke that Zach Ertz was headed to the desert early Friday morning, one thing was made adamantly clear: The Cardinals are all in.

Zach Ertz trade is proof the Cardinals are all in for 2021
Zach Ertz has pedigree. He has a Super Bowl ring. His presence is a declaration. He is proof the Cardinals are all in to win in 2021.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, GM Steve Keim test positive for COVID-19
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Friday.

Cardinals catch break with Chubb out, still face tough RB in Kareem Hunt
The Browns will have a different look in the backfield against the Cardinals in Week 6, headlined by RB Kareem Hunt.

Browns' defense hopes to contain 'roadrunner' Cardinals QB Kyler Murray
The Cleveland Browns front-seven will hope to keep Kyler Murray contained in the pocket as the Arizona Cardinals hit the road for Week 6.

Arizona Cardinals' Zaven Collins ready for increased role if Jordan Hicks can't go
Cardinals rookie linebacker Zaven Collins could be in line for added reps against the Browns depending on Jordan Hicks' availability.

Cardinals need collaborative effort to run offense without Kingsbury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury will not be on the sideline this Sunday, putting pressure on the rest of the team to call plays.