Posted June 11, 2012 on washingtonstate.scout.com
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Cards welcome back 15-year veteran Holliday

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Holliday returns to Cardinals with 1-year deal

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Cardinals sign rookie WR Michael Floyd

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Cardinals lock up new, old as minicamp begins

With all their draft picks under contract and a 14-year NFL veteran back on the team, the Arizona Cardinals opened their three-day minicamp Tuesday on a typical triple-digit day in June. First-round draft pick Michael Floyd and third-round selection Jamell Fleming are newly signed, leaving all seven of Arizona's draft picks under contract a month ahead of training camp. Also...

Holliday, Cardinals agree to deal

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Former Packer Holliday re-signs with Cardinals

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Minnesota native Floyd signs with Cardinals

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WSU Makes Athlon's Cover After all

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2 prospects w/ deep WSU ties talk recruiting

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