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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals open up roster spot, Isaiah Simmons looks to take next step, Chase Edmonds chance and more

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Happy Friday one and all, we made it!

We also have a long weekend coming to us, which should be fun. There is plenty of news from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals to help us get it started, let’s get to it.

Cardinals Down To Three Quarterbacks With Release Of Cole McDonald
Behind Kyler Murray are Colt McCoy, Chris Streveler

Isaiah Simmons Trying To Make Up For Lost Time
Second-year linebacker now the 'veteran' when teamed with Collins

A Fond Farewell To Two Cardinals Behind-The-Scenes Stalwarts
Steve 'Stein' Christensen, Anthony Edwards retiring

Rookie Photo Shoot: OL Michal Menet
Seventh-round pick Michal Menet poses for the camera following his arrival in Arizona.

Big Red Rage - Former Cardinals LB High On Collins
Ep. 509 - When you want to know about a linebacker, you ask a fellow linebacker. That's exactly what Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley did on the Big Red Rage when they invited former Cardinals linebacker Rob Fredrickson to chat about rookie Zaven Collins.

La Tacleada Cardinals - Un Calendario Con Mucho Sabor
Ep. 2 - Luis Hernández y Rolando Cantú analizan el calendario oficial de la temporada regular 2021 de los Cardenales de Arizona. ¿Cuántos partidos pueden ganar? ¿Cuál es el partido más difícil de la temporada?

Veteran OT Jared Veldheer receives six-game suspension, says he's retiring from NFL
Veteran offensive lineman Jared Veldheer said in a statement Thursday that he plans to retire after he was suspended for six games by the NFL.

Arizona Cardinals release quarterback Cole McDonald
The Arizona Cardinals released quarterback Cole McDonald on Thursday morning, dropping their 90-man roster to 89 players.

Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons could move up PFF rankings in 2nd season
Pro Football Focus' Sam Monson has Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons at No. 32 in latest inside linebacker ratings.

Trio of DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green and Julio Jones would be nightmare
There would be almost no way to cover all three and all three have experience in the slot.

Cardinals could face Chandler Jones holdout with no contract extension
Entering the final year of his contract, he could force the issue with a holdout, as many have done around the NFL.

Notable free agent CBs still available for Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals could use cornerback depth. These free agents are still available.

Cardinals cut QB Cole McDonald, have 3 QBs on roster for OTAs
McDonald was signed in February. They have Kyler Murray, Colt McCoy and Chris Streveler on the roster at quarterback.

Chase Edmonds ranks ahead of Kenyan Drake in 2021 RB rankings
Edmonds comes in at No. 30, while Drake, the former Cardinal, is No. 31.

Chase Edmonds’ 2019 game vs. Giants showed him he can ‘be a player’ in NFL
"I know that when I get my opportunities, I can really make something happen in the National Football league," he said on a podcast recently.

Former Cardinals OL Jared Veldheer suspended 6 games but is retiring
The suspension won't matter as he has decided to retire again and he hasn't signed with a team before December the last two seasons anyway.