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Cardinals' Bruce Arians tries new tricks with older WRs

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Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who has one of the greatest offensive minds you'll come across, is a master at helping his players achieve maximum effectiveness. Case in point: When he has a big-time receiver approaching age 30, he'll change things up by lining him up in different spots.

Why 30?

"Because guys lose a step at age 30," he said. "It's just natural. As hard as they...

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Carson Palmer's job not assured in Arizona

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer scrambles against the

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It didn't take Carson Palmer long to make a positive impression with the Cardinals.

But that doesn't mean Palmer will remain the Cardinals starter indefinitely. If Cardinals GM Steve Keim sees someone he likes in the draft, he's taking him.

"I don't care who our quarterback is. If you fall in love with a college quarterback and you think he can be your long-term answer, you have...

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Cardinal GM Steve Keim's proudest move

Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall celebrates as

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Since taking over in January as Cardinals general manager, Steve Keim has made a whopping 191 transactions on Arizona’s roster. That includes high-profile deals such as the trade for quarterback Carson Palmer, the drafting of former LSU star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and signing pass rusher John Abraham.

But ask Keim about the one unheralded signing he’s most proud of: Paul Fanaika.

"He’s...

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