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No surprise Arians hires female coach

At the NFL owners meetings in March, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, unprompted, brought up the idea of female coaches, saying, "The minute they can prove they can make a player better, they'll be hired." Arians a 'trendsetter'

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Adam Schefter discusses the Arizona Cardinals bringing in Jen Welter as a summer coaching intern to work with inside linebackers and what that means for women looking to get involved in coaching in the NFL.

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Weinfuss: Vintage move by Arians

The Cardinals' hiring of Jen Welter is a typical Bruce Arians' move. It's risky and it's bold, just like his offense. Open mind, thick skin

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What to know: Jen Welter

  • Coached LBs and special teams for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League this season
  • Suited up as an RB and special teams player for the Revolution in 2014
  • Won 4 titles for the Dallas Diamonds of the Women's Football Alliance

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ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss breaks down why Arizona decided to hire Jen Welter, believed to be the first female coach in the NFL, as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason to work with inside linebackers.

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Cards break ground, hire female coaching intern

The Cardinals hired Jen Welter as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason to work with inside linebackers. She is believed to be the first female coach in the NFL.

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Cardinals hire first woman coach

Jen Welter will intern with Arizona's coaching staff during the preseason, working with inside linebackers. It is believed she is the first female to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.

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Cards' Powell stable after shooting

Rookie WR Damond Powell is in stable condition three days after being shot in Toledo, Ohio, according to his high school coach Rick Rios, who said Powell posted a video on Facebook over the weekend in which he sounded "weak" but "spoke audibly well."

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Cardinals rookie stable after being shot twice

Cardinals rookie wide receiver Damond Powell Jr. is in stable condition three days after being shot outside his Toledo, Ohio, home, his high school coach said Monday.

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Weinfuss: Can Cardinals go far?

ESPN NFL Nation Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss chats with Robin Lundberg about Carson Palmer returning under center from injury and what it means for Arizona's Super Bowl aspirations in 2015.

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Cards rookie Powell Jr. wounded by gunfire (1:39)

Cardinals rookie Powell Jr. shot

Damond Powell Jr., a rookie free agent WR for Arizona, was shot and wounded outside his Ohio home Friday evening, according to Toledo Police, who said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Story

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Carson Palmer Belongs In the Second Tier

Voters dropped Palmer into the third tier because of questions regarding his return from yet another serious injury. But Palmer's numbers suggest he was one of the best in the league. QB debate (Insider)

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