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Cards' news & notes from Day 1 of FA

3/12/2014

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tuesday was a busy day, especially the first few hours after free agency began at 1 p.m. Arizona time. Wednesday probably won't be as hectic, but expect some news and Arizona to announce the signing of left tackle Jared Veldheer at some point.

But there were a few items of note that didn't make it into my coverage yesterday.

  • Defensive end Ronald Talley said on Twitter that he wouldn't be back in 2014. Tally was a restricted free agent and tweeted that he was informed Tuesday by the team that they wouldn't re-sign him. Talley was inactive for 10 of Arizona's 16 games last season, mainly because of a wrist injury. In six games, he had seven tackles.

  • My esteemed colleague who covers the New England Patriots for ESPN.com, Mike Reiss, reported that outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy was visiting the Patriots on Wednesday.

  • With Talley not returning and the potential of Shaughnessy not re-signing, Arizona may be on the lookout for an outside pass rusher. And the Cardinals are in luck. Three of the game's top pass rushers were on the market Wednesday morning -- Jared Allen, DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers. I wouldn't expect Arizona to make a run at them simply from a financial standpoint, and Ware has apparently agreed to a contract with the Denver Broncos. Allen made $14.2 million in 2013, Ware made $6 million and Peppers made $13 million.