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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals dealing with Covid and injuries, Kansas City Chiefs may play starters first half and more

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Happy gameday one and all.

As we get ready for tonight’s game, the Arizona Cardinals have plenty of news to help us get ready.

Let’s get to it.

Cardinals Continue To Improve Vaccination Rate
Kingsbury says team is in 'a good place'

Kyler Murray Set To Make Preseason Debut, But It's 'Not Real'
Quarterback would prefer only practice in camp before regular season

Cardinals Go Seiko: Austrian Bernhard Seikovits Hoping To Shake And Bake Into NFL Spot
Tight end learning pro game and American lifestyle

Joining Gang Green, Isabella's Absence, And Thursday Before The Chiefs
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Kyler, Kliff And Missing The NIL Window
College players now can be paid for endorsements

Through The Lens: Best Shots Of Training Camp
The best photos from the Cardinals' 2021 Training Camp, Powered By Cox.

Red Sea Report - It's All About The Benjamin
After spending all of 2020 on the inactive list, running back Eno Benjamin finally suited up for the Cardinals during last week's preseason opener against the Cowboys. Benjamin joined Craig Grialou, Mike Jurecki and Kyle Vanden Bosch

Cardinals Cover 2 - To Play Or Not To Play
Ep. 455 - It's the question every head coach faces in the preseason: How long do you play the starters? Well, for the second straight week, Kliff Kingsbury wasn't very definitive. "You'll have to tune in," he said. OK, we will.

Big Red Rage - For Christian Kirk, Details Matter
Ep. 521 - Wide receiver Christian Kirk joined Paul Calvisi and Dave Pasch to talk about what he wants to improve upon, how Kyler Murray looks in training camp and his first impressions of rookies Rondale Moore and Marco Wilson.

'Kyler Murray should have fun' with Cardinals receivers DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Neither Hopkins nor Green has played alongside a receiver like the other. If they can stay healthy, it could be a "big issue" for opposing defenses.

99 to 9 - Why NFL stars Jaylon Smith Jalen Ramsey and others paid thousands to switch to single-digit numbers
Many NFL stars have switched to numbers that are nontraditional for their positions, with some paying a "pretty penny" for the privilege. ESPN's NFL Nation was intrigued not only by the number changes, but the reasons behind them. Here is what we found.

RB: Cardinals' Kyler Murray more comfortable throwing into tight windows
Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds said Kyler Murray has growing confidence in fitting balls where they might not seem possible.

Kansas City Chiefs could play starters full half vs. Arizona Cardinals
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he will give his starters an extended look in the second preseason game against the Cardinals.

Kliff Kingsbury doesn't think WR DeAndre Hopkins will play vs. Chiefs
While WR DeAndre Hopkins was back at Cardinals practice on Wednesday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury doesn't believe he will suit up Friday.

Shake & bake: Bernhard Seikovits taking in US culture, Cardinals coaching
Arizona Cardinals tight end Bernhard Seikovits has had to learn much more than just the ins and outs of being an NFL player this offseason.

Cardinals place G Justin Pugh on COVID-19 list, re-sign LB Reggie Walker
The Cardinals announced guard Justin Pugh has landed on the COVID-19 list and have correspondingly re-signed linebacker Reggie Walker.

Cards notebook: James Conner's 'soft hands' give offense another wrinkle
The Arizona Cardinals added another pair of legs for the running backs room in the form of James Conner this offseason.

ESPN's Riddick 'shocked' by up-close impression of Cardinals' A.J. Green
ESPN's Louis Riddick went to Arizona Cardinals practice and was very impressed by what he saw of wide receiver A.J. Green.

Cardinals' Justin Pugh criticizes NFL's COVID-19 testing policy
Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Justin Pugh criticized the NFL's COVID-19 testing policy in a tweet on Thursday afternoon.

Cardinals DT Jordan Phillips says he is a breakthrough COVID-19 case
Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Jordan Phillips said on Thursday that he is a breakthrough COVID-19 case after testing positive.