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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals still waiting to make decision on Kyler Murray, get a new look with Jimmy G and more

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Happy Sunday and happy game day one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals have a big chance today against the San Francisco 49ers, so what do we know about the game?

Let’s get to it.

Touchdowns are only one benefit for the Cardinals running back with veteran James Conner
Veteran has contributed team-best 8 touchdowns as well as emotion on field

Three Big Things: 49ers Week, Round Two
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

Kyler Murray a game-day decision against 49ers after not practicing all week, so Colt McCoy prepares to play QB for Cardinals
Top QB status questionable with ankle injury, no practice

Cardinals LB Chandler Jones isn't worried about sacks, the Kyler Murray decision and more preview notes for Cardinals-49ers
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Cardinals try to bounce back from their first loss when they play the 49ers
Murray, Hopkins both game-day decisions in San Francisco

Cardinals GM Steve Keim says team needs to be smart with Kyler Murray ankle injury
GM said there was no trade talk around Andy Isabella

Cardinals Cover 2 - ‘Nasty Football’ Playing 49ers
Ep. 490 - That's how Markus Golden described the 49ers offense, specifically its run game. He and the rest of his defensive teammates know exactly what to expect on Sunday, even more so with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback compared to Trey Lance

Big Red Rage - Full Deck Of Cards Against 49ers?
Ep. 532 – There are several questions surrounding the Cardinals trip to San Francisco to face the 49ers on Sunday. Will Kyler Murray's ankle keep him out of action? What about DeAndre Hopkins and his hamstring?

Cardinals Cover 2 - What’s The Response On Sunday?
Ep. 491 - For the first time this season, the Cardinals enter a game coming off a loss. So, how do they respond? Great question. Here's another one: Will Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins play? Another great question. Neither practiced this week

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray won't play unless he can function at 'high level' from pocket, coach Kliff Kingsbury says
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray needs to be healthy enough to play at a "high level" from the pocket despite a sprained left ankle in order to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, coach Kliff Kingsbury said.

PFF: Cardinals' Zaven Collins, Rondale Moore grade well at halfway point
General manager Steve Keim looks like he's hit with his first two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, at least by PFF's grading system.

Cardinals confident in Colt McCoy vs. 49ers if Kyler Murray can't play
Whether it is Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray or backup Colt McCoy in Week 9, Arizona feels good with either at the helm.

Arizona Cardinals' Jeff Rodgers, 2 other coaches in COVID-19 protocols
Cardinals assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers and two other coaches were placed under COVID-19 protocols on Friday.

George Kittle set to be activated, play for 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals
George Kittle will be activated from injured reserve before the team's game Sunday and is set to play, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

GM: Arizona Cardinals holding out hope J.J. Watt can avoid surgery, IR
It's been more than a week since Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a likely season-ending injury to his shoulder.

Arizona Cardinals' Chandler Jones 'in a good place' after COVID-19 bout
After missing two games due to COVID-19, Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones is happy with where he's at mentally and physically.

Cardinals get different look at 49ers with Jimmy Garoppolo up for Week 9
This isn't the same 49ers team the Cardinals saw in Arizona last month, with starter Jimmy Garoppolo leading the charge for San Francisco.

Cardinals' Zach Ertz named Week 9 NFLPA Community MVP
Cardinals TE Zach Ertz has been named the Week 9 NFLPA Community MVP after launching a food campaign in Arizona and a project in Philadelphia.

Jordan Hicks: Young 'avatars' helping Cardinals stop opposing tight ends
The Cardinals have yet to allow a touchdown to tight ends this season. Cardinals LB Jordan Hicks credits his young linebackers.