Arizona Cardinals: Morning Links, News From Around the Web


December 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) looks to throw a pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, folks, and happy Tuesday! Here’s the latest Arizona Cardinals news for you.

Bleacher Report’s Shaun Church explained his biggest takeaways from rookie minicamps in this article. So far, the rookies have done well, and Bruce Arians appears satisfied. The offensive line is a big concern, but the new wave of young talent could completely revamp a unit that was historically bad in 2012. Stay tuned on Raising Zona for another in-depth article about the offensive line.

On Raising Zona, we posted an article about the release of Brian Hoyer. To me, this is a bit surprising, because Ryan Lindley performed much worse than Hoyer. The Cardinals played some horrific games with Lindley, but they decided to give him another shot as the second or third-string quarterback. Lindley and Drew Stanton will compete to back up Palmer.

In other news, the Cardinals restructured their front office (via Dru Grigson, who is brothers with 2012 NFL Executive of the Year Ryan Grigson, was promoted to Director of College Scouting, and Quentin Harris was named Director of Pro Scouting. Scouts aren’t usually the recipients of tons of attention, but these moves make big impacts on the team.