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Cardinals linemen happy with new ‘attack’ scheme, but may see a…

Cardinals linemen happy with new ‘attack’ scheme, but may see a decline in results

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated May 8, 2013
When former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator and interim head coach Bruce Arians became the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals (a well-deserved honor), some changes to the staff were inevitable. One change that could alter the franchise in a ne…
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  • Seahawks waive tight end Darren Fells

    Seahawks waive tight end Darren Fells

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    The Seahawks have waived tight end Darren Fells, the brother of Patriots tight end Daniel Fells and a one-time professional basketball player. The NFL disclosed the move in its Wednesday transactions. Fells (6-7, 281) had stints as a professional basket…
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  • Levi's Stadium: Name sounds enduring

    Levi's Stadium: Name sounds enduring

    The San Francisco 49ers have set out to build the most technologically advanced stadium in history. We might consider it a small upset, then, that they have secured a naming-rights sponsor known for producing blue jeans pretty much the same way since 18…
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  • Leroy Hill won’t face felony domestic violence charges

    Leroy Hill won’t face felony domestic violence charges

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    Seahawks free agent linebacker Leroy Hill won’t face felony domestic violence charges, after the King County Prosecutors Office deemed the case against him insufficient to pursue, according to Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle. Hill’s not out of the
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  • How many victories QBs are really worth

    How many victories QBs are really worth

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    The NFC West has learned in spectacular fashion just how much life can improve when a dynamic quarterback steps into the lineup. The Arizona Cardinals saw it several years ago when they suddenly reached the Super Bowl with a rejuvenated Kurt Warner. The…
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  • Report: Josh Cribbs healthy, several teams interested

    Report: Josh Cribbs healthy, several teams interested

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    It’s been almost two months since Josh Cribbs came close to signing with the Cardinals before things were put on hold while Cribbs continued his recovery from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. It appears that the time has come to get the pr
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  • 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Youth movement

    101ESPN St. Louis audio: Youth movement

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    The St. Louis Rams entered their first season under coach Jeff Fisher with a starting lineup averaging 26.7 years old. That was eight months ago. At least eight of the starting spots figure to change over this offseason. The new starters are almost inva…
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  • Cardinals will soon open an indoor practice facility

    Cardinals will soon open an indoor practice facility

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    After spending a week in Arizona during the month of March, I can’t imagine being there at a time when the sun is even closer to the Northern Hemisphere. Cardinals players who have experienced the heat (and, yes, dry heat is still freaking heat) will so
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  • Photographic evidence of West progress

    Photographic evidence of West progress

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    A few years ago, when every NFC West team finished with a losing record, quarterbacks from the division weren't in great demand for public appearances. They weren't posing for pictures with leading political figures, to my knowledge. Consider it progres…
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  • Around the NFC West: Two vertical targets

    Around the NFC West: Two vertical targets

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Good morning, NFC West ... Recently published items on St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Ricardo Lockette caught my attention while running through some of the headlines in the box at right. Around the NFC West: M…
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  • Karlos Dansby to visit Cardinals

    Karlos Dansby to visit Cardinals

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    The Arizona Cardinals are already set to be without linebacker Daryl Washington for the first four games of the season due to a substance-abuse violation. It could be even longer after Washington was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated as…
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  • Video - Karlos Dansby visits with Arizona Cardinals 00:48

    Karlos Dansby visits with Arizona Cardinals

    May 8
    Ian Rapoport has the latest on free-agent linebacker Karlos Dansby's visit to his former team and what it might mean for the Arizona Cardinals' defense in 2013.

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  • Don Banks: Are better days coming for minority hires? Many anxiously await

    May 8
    PHILADELPHIA -- The rising use of analytics in the NFL has prompted a new respect for the power and relevance of statistical data, but there's one set of recent numbers that can't be sliced or interpreted in any way but the obvious: In a league where mi…