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Bird Droppings: Kyler Murray gets Justin Fields, Trey McBride ascending tight end rankings, Cardinals run game looks to stay hot and more

News and notes from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Sunday and gameday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals get a Christmas Eve afternoon game against the Chicago Bears on the road and we have news from around the web to help you get ready.

Enjoy.

Cardinals Place Geoff Swaim, Josh Woods On Injured Reserve
Tight end, signal-calling linebacker have seasons end early

Cardinals getting little production from wide receivers as tight end Trey McBride becomes Kyler Murray's top target
As Trey McBride emerges, coaches want to get wideouts more involved

Green Dot Third Time Over: Krys Barnes Now Gets Defensive Role
Veteran will call signals with both White, Woods on IR

Three Big Things: Bears Week
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

Cardinals and Bears renew the NFL's oldest rivalry, and other notes before the Cardinals travel to Chicago
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When It Comes To Improvement, Cardinals Help Each Other
Team tries to invoke 'iron sharpens iron' mentality

Trey McBride Remains In Tight End Top 10 For Pro Bowl
Final week of voting ends on Christmas day

Zaven Collins Transition Remains Ongoing For Cardinals
Linebacker still working on move from inside to outside

Elijah Higgins learning how to be tight end for Arizona Cardinals after playing receiver in college
Rookie seeing more playing time as room has changed much since September

The rapid rise of Cardinals tight end Trey McBride - ESPN
McBride didn't become the starter until Zach Ertz was hurt in Week 8, but he has jumped on the opportunity and exceled.

Hollywood Brown's heel injury has Cardinals concerned
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Hollywood Brown on Sunday was again hobbled due to a heel injury that has lingered for weeks.

NFL Draft order: Commanders threatening Cardinals' top 3 pick
The projected top 5 picks of the 2024 NFL Draft didn't change after Week 15's action. That's not to say things didn't get more interesting.

Cardinals' Jonathan Gannon addresses defensive showing vs. 49ers
Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon called Sunday's loss to the 49ers an apt measuring stick for his team 15 weeks in.

Under-the-radar Arizona Cardinals to watch with 3 games to play
A look at some of the under-the-radar Arizona Cardinals to keep tabs on as the NFL regular season wraps up.

Arizona Cardinals sign TE, LB to practice squad roster
The Arizona Cardinals added former Raiders tight end John Samuel Shenker and re-signed linebacker Davion Taylor to the practice squad.

Arizona Cardinals' ball security crucial vs. turnover-hungry Bears
Ball security, or lack thereof, can be the difference between an Arizona Cardinals win or loss, especially this week against the Bears.

Cardinals run game vs. Bears defense headlines Week 16 matchup
The Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears are gearing up for a ground-and-pound affair in their Week 16 matchup.

Budda Baker worried about defecating wearing Cardinals' all-whites
Budda Baker was worried about the Arizona Cardinals' all-white jerseys and his poopy symptoms against the San Francisco 49ers.

Arizona Cardinals' Hollywood Brown, 2 others ruled out vs. Bears
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Hollywood Brown has been ruled out for the team's Week 16 matchup vs. the Chicago Bears.

Cardinals' Kyler Murray gets what Justin Fields is going through
There are quite a few parallels between Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Chicago Bears signal caller Justin Fields.

NFL Draft order: Texans still find way to hurt Cardinals' 1st-rounder
A banged-up Houston Texans squad found a way to win against the Titans last week. This time around, though, it's a taller task in the Browns.

Cardinals TE Elijah Higgins' rookie season of transitions
Arizona Cardinals tight end Elijah Higgins has had to manage a rookie season between two franchises while adapting to life at a new position.

Cardinals elevate practice squad WRs Dan Chisena, Kaden Davis
The Cardinals elevated wide receivers Dan Chisena and Kaden Davies from the practice squad on Saturday ahead of Sunday's game at the Bears.