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Spain: Welter haters better get on board

The Cardinals' hiring of intern coach Jen Welter sparked a lot of talk Tuesday -- most of it questioning how in the world a woman would survive the NFL. Well, haters, we'll lay it out for you.

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Jen Welter's first pro football check

The new Cardinals coach saved the check, not for how much she made ($1 per game), but because of what it represents: "While it wasn't a dream I could have ever had, now it's a dream other girls can grow up having."

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11hJosh Weinfuss

Cards place rookie WR Powell on reserve list

Arizona placed Damond Powell, the wide receiver who was shot twice last week, on the reserve/non-football injury list to make room for tight end Jermaine Gresham.

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Arizona made history when it hired Jen Welter, who is believed to be the first female coach in the NFL. Josh Weinfuss and Pedro Gomez discuss the reaction to the hire, and what Welter's background in psychology can bring to the job.

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Cardinals' Arians: Coach Welter 'a trailblazer'

Jen Welter, who was named a coaching intern for the Arizona Cardinals' upcoming training camp, was introduced Tuesday and dubbed "a trailblazer" by Cardinals coach Bruce Arians.

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Tom Brady, Troy Tulowitzki, Jen Welter

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Bomani Jones discuss Tom Brady's four-game suspension being upheld, Troy Tulowitzki's trade, the Cardinals hiring a female coaching intern and more.

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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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2dJosh Weinfuss

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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