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Future Power Rankings: Arizona no. 11

The Cardinals had a strong year that saw improvements in drafting and coaching, but QB Carson Palmer's return from injury will determine the success of Arizona. Future Power Rankings (Insider)

Russell Wilson -- He's no backup

Russell Wilson's $1.54M base salary is in line with his draft position, but consider this: Eight backup QBs are scheduled to make a higher base salary than Wilson next season, including THIRD STRINGER Charlie Whitehurst.

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Countdown to the Body Issue

Larry Fitzgerald got a new contract with the Cardinals this offseason, so he can easily drop part of that $10M roster bonus on the new issue, due out July 6.


Fitz optimistic about defending division

Larry Fitzgerald is encouraged by QB Carson Palmer's recovery from his knee injury, calling him "mentally tough."

Patrick Peterson reflects on playing with diabetes (2:40)
Fitzgerald excited to have Palmer back (1:31)

Cardinals: Josh Weinfuss assigns letter grade to team's offseason; identifies best (defense) and riskiest (Cooper) moves

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Study: SB XLIX led to over $700M for Arizona

More than $700 million was pumped into the Arizona economy during Super Bowl XLIX and the Pro Bowl, played a week before, according to an economic-impact study.


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