Arizona Cardinals birdbits, Saturday November 7th


The Arizona Cardinals are on the bye this week as they prepare for the Seattle Seahawks next week

The Arizona Cardinals are getting some much deserved time off this week.  They practiced just one day earlier this week and were set free by coach Bruce Arians.

The Cardinals will re-convene on Monday at team headquarters in Tempe.  The time off certainly will help heal some injured players.

Some other Cardinals birdbits:

Fox Sports 910’s Mike Jurecki reports that Cardinals Vice President of Player Personnel, Terry McDonough, could be a candidate for the Detroit Lions General Manager opening.

While that would be a loss for the Cardinals no doubt, it also would be a boon for the Lions.  The Lions just fired their general manager Martin Mayhew.

Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been nominated for the NFL and USAA’s Salute to Service.  One nominee is selected from each NFL team who demonstrates above and beyond support for the military community.

Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein could miss next weeks game with the Seahawks.  While many players are mending their injuries, this is one that may not be ready to go next Sunday night in Seattle.

The Cardinals are represented well on the midseason awards.  While I’m not a huge fan of mid-season awards as I like the totality of what one has done over a 16-game season, this is still nice recognition for safety Tyrann Mathieu and for Fitzgerald.

Cardinals linebacker Alex Okafor and receiver John Brown should both be healthy and ready to go against the Seahawks.  Both probably could have suited up against the Cleveland Browns last week, however they weren’t needed and no need to rush them a week before the bye.