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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals start OTA’s, Kyler Murray leading the way, Cardinals sign new punter, PFF’s baffling Budda grade and more

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Happy Thursday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals started their three-day voluntary OTA’s on Wednesday, meaning they are almost done!

We have all the news from around the web to help you get ready for it.

Let’s get to it.

Cardinals Sign Punter Tyler Newsome
Newsome has had stints with the Chargers, Chiefs

You've Got Mail: Welcome To OTAs Week
Topics include whether Fitz fades, Rondale Moore and a Seiko tight end

Cardinals Reconvene For Offseason Work
Kingsbury excited to have big group together after missing out in 2020

Rookie Photo Shoot: LB Zaven Collins
First-round pick Zaven Collins poses for the camera following his arrival in Arizona.

Cardinals OTA Session: June 2
Images from Wednesday's OTA session at the Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Center

Red Sea Report - Jones, Watt Form Intimidating Duo
Ever since J.J. Watt and the Cardinals agreed on a free agent deal this offseason, much of the talk has been about how Watt will pair with linebacker Chandler Jones in Vance Joseph's defensive scheme. Craig Grialou, Mike Jurecki and Bertrand Berry discuss

Cardinals Cover 2 - The First Day Of School
Ep. 427 - According to Kliff Kingsbury,

Cardinals Underground - Welcome Back, Offseason
After a completely virtual offseason in 2020, the Cardinals returned to the field for organized team activities this week. Paul Calvisi and Kyle Odegard discussed J.J. Watt, Kyler Murray and more while Darren Urban took advantage of the OTA session

Big Red Rage - High Expectations For Collins, Simmons
Ep. 510 - The pairing of young linebackers Zaven Collins and Isaiah Simmons has been a hot Cardinals topic during the offseason. Linebackers coach Bill Davis joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about his first impressions of Collins

Ranking the NFL offseason's 25 biggest position upgrades - Why the Cardinals, Rams, Browns and others improved
J.J. Watt over Zach Allen? Matthew Stafford over Jared Goff? We ranked the 25 best upgrades from the offseason, complete with player projections for the 2021 season.

Arizona Cardinals sign P Tyler Newsome to 1-year deal
The Arizona Cardinals signed punter Tyler Newsome to a one-year deal Tuesday morning, bringing their roster to 90 players.

ESPN's Clay: Cardinals adding J.J. Watt leads NFL in position upgrades
ESPN's Mike Clay thinks the J.J. Watt signing by the Arizona Cardinals is the most significant position upgrade NFL-wide.

Cardinals' Kyler Murray attends Suns-Lakers Game 5 before OTAs start
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was in attendance for Tuesday's Game 5 of the opening series between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers.

Cardinals' Kyler Murray present for voluntary OTAs; Green, Hicks missing
Any speculation regarding quarterback Kyler Murray's presence during the Arizona Cardinals' offseason workouts was squashed Wednesday.

Arizona Cardinals sign punter Tyler Newsome
He will give Andy Lee a break in the offseason and get a chance to show off for the rest of the league.

Arizona Cardinals’ Budda Baker only 16th in PFF’s safety rankings
The All-Pro deserves to be higher on this list.

7 NFL players who could be post-June 1 trades
Trades after June 1 are treated differently for salary cap purposes and these players could be on the move.

Questions arise with projected offensive lineup for Arizona Cardinals
Gregg Rosenthal projects the starting offensive lineup for the Cardinals, We question some of the choices.

2 observations from Wednesday’s OTAs for the Arizona Cardinals
A pair of videos on social media give us a little insight to the offensive line and defensive line.

Arizona Cardinals S Budda Baker unhappy with PFF ranking
He ranks only 16th among safeties and he would rather PFF never mention his name again.

Jordan Phillips overlooked in projected defensive starters for Cardinals
One projection for the Cardinals' defensive starters has a couple of curious picks.

3 notable Arizona Cardinals absent from voluntary OTAs
This part of the offseason is still voluntary and Kliff Kingsbury has spoken with all three.