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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready for Tennessee Titans, Kyler Murray and Budda Baker not taking captain tag lightly and more

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Happy Friday one and all, we have made it.

The Arizona Cardinals open up the season on the road against the Tennessee Titans and we have all the news from around the web to help you get ready.

Let’s get to it.

You've Got Mail: Titans Week
Topics include cornerback concerns, training camp pay and joint practices

Watt, Baker, Chandler Jones, Kyler Murray, Hopkins, Hudson, Gardeck, Hicks, Humphries named 2021 Cardinals captains
Notes: Josh Jones set at right guard; only Daniels limited at practice

Kyler Murray Heads Back To Nashville Seeking To Fine-Tune Game
Quarterback embarks on Year 3 against Titans in city where his draft took place

Saving the locker of former Cardinals safety and military hero Pat Tillman, who was killed in action
The story behind saving a piece of Pat Tillman's legacy

Cardinals Cornerbacks Set But Door Not Shut On Malcolm Butler
Notes: No longer starter, Hicks will have significant role on defense

Players In The Spotlight: Tennessee Week
Murray, Jones, Hopkins, Watt and Wilson are key for the Cardinals

Making Sure J.J. Watt Stays Fresh Should Be A Snap
Joseph confident Cardinals' D-line depth can help veteran

Arizona Cardinals' Kliff Kingsbury not sweating playoff pressure - After getting fired by alma mater, 'not too much really fazes you'
Kliff Kingsbury isn't bothered by the pressure to make the playoffs in his third season as Cardinals coach. He said Wednesday that after getting fired from his alma mater, Texas Tech, in 2018, "not too much really fazes you."

Cardinals owner believes in Kyler Murray's improved leadership
The Arizona Cardinals not only went after aging veterans but changed the locker room dynamics in the process this offseason.

Arizona Cardinals name 9 captains for 2021 season
Nine Arizona Cardinals have been named captains ahead of the 2021 NFL season. The list includes three new captains for the team.

Cardinals' Kyler Murray, Budda Baker don't take captaincy lightly
For Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and S Budda Baker, earning the rank of team captain is much more than just a badge on the jersey.

Franz: Loss vs. 'punch you in the face' Titans would be telling of Cardinals
The Titans and Vikings, the first two opponents of the year for the Arizona Cardinals, are the antithesis of the Arizona Cardinals.

What to know as legal sports gambling begins in Arizona - Arizona Sports
Which in-person betting services are open Thursday? What other sportsbooks are still coming? And how did Arizona get here?

Cardinals WR Rondale Moore among NFL executive's top 2021 surprises
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Rondale Moore is in the conversation to be one of this season's surprise performers in the NFL.

Vance Joseph: Jordan Hicks will be 'a big part' of Cardinals defense
Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph sees a lot of worth in Arizona Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks, both on and off the field.

Cardinals' Vance Joseph on possible Malcolm Butler return: 'We'll see'
Malcolm Butler is officially on the retired list, but that doesn't mean the door is completely slammed shut on a possible Cardinals return.

Titans' high-powered offense looking to gel fast ahead of Cards matchup
The Titans might have the best trio of skill players in football but they've had an uneven summer when it comes to practicing together.

J.J. Watt wants his now reportedly extremely rich brother to pay him back
Don't you hate it when someone owes you money and you know they have it? J.J. Watt had that feeling more than ever on Thursday.