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Happy Thursday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals take on the New Orleans Saints on Saturday in their final preseason game before they have their bye week before week one of the NFL season gets underway.

That gives us a lot to talk about to get your day started.

Let’s get to it.

You've Got Mail: Saints Preseason Finale Week
Topics include Fitz's urges, Kyler in the top 100, and players' work in preseason games

Zaven Collins Working To Master Green Dot Status
Notes: No official decision on Murray's Saturday duties yet

Isaiah Simmons Will Remain Mover And Shaker On Defense
Notes: Alford 'may be' on Covid list; Barcoo re-signs

Eno Benjamin, Jonathan Ward Are Close - Off Field, And On Depth Chart
Running backs battling to be next up after Edmonds and Conner

Rondale Moore Goes Back To College (Number)
Punter Andy Lee swaps jersey too to make it possible

Red Sea Report - Prater Brings Experience To Kicking Game
The Cardinals solidified their kicking game in the offseason with the acquisition of veteran Matt Prater who is entering his 15th NFL season. Prater joined Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki to talk about his lengthy career

Cardinals Underground - Cap Or No Cap
Paul Calvisi and Darren Urban return to part of a three-man pod as Felipe Corral Jr. joined to discuss all the relevant topics from Cards Camp – not the least of which being how much preseason matters, and to whom.

The Dave Pasch Podcast - Mina Kimes
Ep. 4 - ESPN's Mina Kimes joins The Dave Pasch Podcast to detail her unique journey from investigative journalist to groundbreaking NFL analyst. The Mesquite High School graduate also recalls her time living in Arizona

Cardinals Cover 2 - It's '4' For Moore
Ep. 457 - Money talks and Andy Lee was willing to listen. In a monetary transaction this week, Rondale Moore purchased the No. 4 jersey from Lee, who will now wear No. 14. How much money exchanged hands between the two parties isn't known though

Budda Baker sees inaccuracies in his NFL Top 100 spot, Madden rating
It's that time of year again, when the NFL Top 100 list provides another layer for players to dive into as the preseason rolls along.

Cardinals CB Robert Alford held out, 'may be' in COVID-19 protocols
Cornerback Robert Alford was not at practice Wednesday. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said the CB may be in COVID protocols.

Marcus Spears picks Cardinals' Chandler Jones as NFL sack king in 2021
Marcus Spears thinks Chandler Jones will be able to return to his pre-injury form and be the NFL's sack leader in 2021.

Cardinals' Jonathan Ward 'digging deep' amid competition for 3rd RB spot
Cardinals RBs Jonathan Ward and Eno Benjamin are close off the field and on the depth chart as they battle for position on the roster.