Cardinals making ‘a lot of noise’ about trading up in draft

The Arizona Cardinals seem to be serious about securing their quarterback of the future now rather than later.
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NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Cardinals, which currently own the 15th overall pick in the NFL Draft, may be the team to watch in terms of making a trade to move up in the first round of the draft, which will take place Thursday night.

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Exercising these options won’t preclude general manager Les Snead from pursuing a long-term extension for either player. Gurley, especially, looms as a proven centerpiece for a Rams team imbued with Super Bowl dreams.

I’m not going to get into all that right now, said Gruden Dwight Howard Authentic Jersey in response to a question about Mack, per McDonald. I’ve got 75 guys that are here. I’ll let Reggie [McKenzie] handle that. We’ve got a long way to go to establish something, and that’s what we’re focusing on. General manager Reggie McKenzie doesn’t seem concerned either. McKenzie has said that the lines of communication between him, Mack and Gruden have been open and positive.

Jeff Keppinger Limited Jersey But McKenzie also set low expectations as to whether Mack will be at practice sooner or later. Mack has already missed eight days of team conditioning, and voluntary veteran minicamp starts on Tuesday. The Raiders used their fifth-year option on Mack, and he’s set to make just under $14 million in 2018. It’s easy to understand McKenzie’s confidence and Gruden’s supposed indifference. Gruden can only coach the players on the field, it’s the nature of his business. McKenzie, for his part, has said he wants Mack to be a Raider for Life. But Gruden couldn’t wait for April 9 when he would finally meet his players. Mack is the only Raider on the roster hasn’t been to football practice, and while Gruden can only focus on who is there, he must be thinking about who’s not.

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