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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby, who is from Birmingham, Alabama and played at Auburn, said it's "embarrassing" that the Atlanta Falcons have a Chick-fil-A in their new stadium that'll be closed on Sundays. Fortunately for the Cardinals, they play in Atlanta on Saturday.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby on his former Arizona teammate Anquan Boldin, who retired Sunday: "My hat goes off to him."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is still out with a back injury but is "close" to returning, coach Bruce Arians said Monday but "not yet." Jones has been missed most of camp with the injury, which was initially diagnosed as a vessel injury and was later changed to a disc condition in his back.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Cardinals prepare for their fourth preseason game of the year, a trip to face the Atlanta Falcons, here are a few updates from this week's depth chart: - WR Jaron Brown was listed as the starter opposite of Larry Fitzgerald. He jumped over John Brown, who was listed as a second-team receiver. - WR Aaron Dobson was moved from the fifth receiver to the fourth team, in a minor reshuffle of the receiving depth chart after Marquis Bundy was waived. - RB Chris Johnson was listed as the sole second-team running back while Kerwynn Williams was moved to the third team. - ILB Josh Bynes has moved up to the second team from the third team, while Philip Wheeler has moved from the second to the third.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

It'd be easy to say Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was in rare form with his one-liners on Monday but it was just Arians being Arians. He started the week with a handful of gems during his daily press conference. Without further ado, here's the best of Bruce Arians from Monday: "He doesn't like it. He'll like it in November." – Arians on running back David Johnson not getting much work during this Saturday's preseason game in Atlanta. Johnson has been limited to nine snaps in the first two preseason games. That likely won't increase against the Falcons. "I don't think after this many years Larry needs to be tackled and if we throw it to him they'll probably tackle him so we probably won't throw it to him." – Arians on if wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will play much against the Falcons, similar to David Johnson. "Ricky Seals(-Jones) had a nice run. All he had to do was catch it." – Arians on the rookie tight end. "We just got to teach him not to tackle by the head when you get there." – Arians on defensive tackle Olsen Pierre who was flagged for a facemask penalty against the Bears after bringing down Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky by his helmet.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians admitted Monday that, yes, Arizona's training camp – entering its fifth week – is too long. But he didn't break after four weeks, like the Cards have in the past, because then they'd have to start practicing outside at the team's headquarters in Tempe, Arizona. "I don't want to do that myself," Arians quipped. Having 90 players in the Cardinals' bubble wouldn't work, Arians said. "You're stepping all over each other. Just so much easier to stay here." But there has been an upside to the longer camp: "It was really good for our young players just so we can get them in pads and play football and teach them, especially our young linemen," he said.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians called former Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin, who announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday after 14 years in the league, a "fierce competitor." Arians cited Boldin's quick return from a fractured sinus in 2008 as an example. "Anytime I think of Quan it's just everybody said he couldn't do it, too slow, this or that, was a quarterback, all that. He's way up there in the stats for the great ones but just an unbelievable competitor."

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Boldin joins elite peers in retirement

There are 14 receivers with 1,000 career receptions, and three have announced their retirements since the start of 2017. Reggie Wayne walked away prior to the 2016 season.

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Poll: Is Anquan Boldin a Hall of Famer?

Anquan Boldin called it quits after a 14-year NFL career, but did the wide receiver do enough to earn a spot in the Hall of Fame? Vote now!

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Josh McCown, the former Cardinals quarterback who's now with the Jets, to me on former teammate Anquan Boldin: "He's a special person. One of the best teammates I've ever had. Most competitive yet gracious and humble guys I played with. Makes those he's around better and I have no doubt he will continue to do that throughout the rest of his life."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner to me on former teammate Anquan Boldin, who told ESPN's Jim Trotter he will retire from the NFL after 14 seasons: "Anquan on the field, was one of the greatest professionals & competitors I ever had the pleasure of playing with! With all the great players I shared a field with, Q is one of top 2 players I would want with the ball in their hands and the game on the line! I am a better player for having played with him. But more importantly, he is one of the greatest people I was able to meet in my time in NFL! He has a heart to be a great husband, father & philanthropist - and is committed to making sure his legacy goes well beyond the fball field!"

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WR Boldin retires, to focus on advocacy work

Anquan Boldin will retire after 14 seasons as an NFL wide receiver. Boldin, who starred for the Cardinals and won a Super Bowl with the Ravens, will focus on his criminal justice advocacy work, telling ESPN "my life's purpose is bigger than football."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals were without one starter at inside linebacker – Karlos Dansby – and had another – Haason Reddick – dealing with cramps. They're already dealing with depth issues at the position because of injuries and it could become a concern for coach Bruce Arians. "I hope to hell they get healthy," Arians said. "I'll be concerned if we're playing with the group we had tonight."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was concerned about the Chicago Bears' success running the ball Saturday night. Arizona gave up 75 rushing yards in the first quarter – 72 of which were to Tarik Cohen. For the game, the Bears had 102. "Hell yeah," Arians said. "You don't want to see anybody come here and run 10-, 15-yard runs against any of our defenses but especially our number ones."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' offensive line wasn't to blame for some, if not all, of quarterback Carson Palmer's hits on Saturday night, coach Bruce Arians said. Arians put the blame on Palmer for holding the ball too long "and getting himself hit."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was not impressed with the play of starting quarterback Carson Palmer in Saturday's game against Chicago. Palmer was 9-of-14 passing for 67 yards and a touchdown, but, Arians said, Palmer's struggles weren't all his fault. "I thought Carson was not as sharp as he's been," Arians said. "We didn't do a lot of work against these guys for him and it showed for him."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals wide receiver John Brown "had no chance" to play in Saturday night's game against the Bears, coach Bruce Arians said. Brown has been dealing with a lingering quad injury.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie linebacker Haason Reddick had cramps in his hands which caused him to miss some plays in the first half, coach Bruce Arians said.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Cardinals running back David Johnson and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald were limited to just a handful of snaps on Saturday because coach Bruce Arians said they don't need to get tackled that much. He wanted both of his stars to get a feel for the game and then get out. Johnson had three carries for three yards and Fitzgerald had one target but didn't make a catch.

Team Stats

Passing Yards258.59th
Rushing Yards108.318th
Points For26.16th
Points Against22.614th

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