Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories What are the odds that Khalif Barnes, the new offensive lineman, will be active this week?“Oh, a hundred percent.”Have you been impressed by the team’s resilience since losing Carson Palmer?“No doubt. We got a great locker room and (general manager) Steve (Keim) has got us a good roster. They show up and play ever week. Do we play perfect every week? No, but we play hard.”Do you take anything from the past two meetings with Kirk Cousins?“We’ve played him a few times now and he’s got totally different weapons. So, knowing that we’ve played him, yeah, you can take a little bit.”How do you feel about Peterson’s season being over?“I feel bad. He came in, he was doing such a great for us. I feel bad but I also feel good because it could’ve been worse.”Do you think he could be on this team next year?“Oh, there’s no doubt. There’s no doubt. He’ll heal fine.”What about getting him enough carries between he and David Johnson?“That football ain’t heavy. David, he’s learned his lesson. He doesn’t need it every play.”Can you see a scenario when you have both Johnson and Peterson on the field at the same time?“David is so flexible. I mean I don’t even think about next year. I got too many problems with Washington this week right now.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (AP Photo) 2 Comments   Share   center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling TEMPE, Ariz. – Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times leading up to gameday.Here, in this space, with help from the Cardinals’ media relations staff, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following practice.Opening statement:“Um, before I get into football, I want to send prayers and wishes to Senator (John) McCain. Great man. Arizona needs him and just hope he gets well soon. I know he’s in a hell of a fight, and we’re praying for him. “Out for this game: John Brown, Gabe Martin—Adrian Peterson will be going on IR—Earl Watford. The rest of the guys pretty much are gametime decisions. Jermaine Gresham has been fighting a flu all week so we’ll see how we can get him better before the weekend. Other than that, it’s off to D.C. and get ready to play.”What has that relationship with Sen. McCain meant to you?“Just a great man. I mean what he’s done for this state and our country. Gotten to get to know him and know that he’s giving it a hell of a fight and hope he’s going to whip it.”How have your two safeties — Budda Baker and Antoine Bethea — progressed this week?“They practiced. They’re fine. They’re full-speed, ready to go.”Corey Peters looks good?“Yeah, he’s fine.”With all the moving parts on the offensive line, how have they looked this week?“Well, we’ll find out. It’s tough. It’s easy in practice. It’s not the speed of a game going against the guys they’re going to go against. They’ve got their hands full for this one.”Blaine Gabbert has been hit a lot the past two weeks. Do you change anything as a play-caller this week?“No. Again, we have to run the ball and protect him with that, for sure.”last_img read more

Rep Miller Government transparency is a House priority

first_img State Rep. Aaron Miller today commended his House colleagues for joining him in approving landmark legislation that opens state government to more public scrutiny.Miller, of Sturgis, said the 11 bills make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act.“It is only appropriate that we are approving this legislation during Sunshine Week, when the spotlight shines on government transparency,” Miller said. “We have made government accountability to Michigan families a priority this session, and I am very glad to see we are moving on this important legislation.”The legislation is similar to a package of bills introduced last session and passed overwhelmingly by the House. The bills did not make it to the governor for signature.Miller said Michigan is one of just a few states that do not subject their legislative and executive branches to open records acts. The House recently put a salary database of all House employees on its website to provide more accountability to taxpayers.##### Categories: Miller News 16Mar Rep. Miller: Government transparency is a House prioritylast_img read more

April Office Hours

first_img Categories: Steven Johnson News 13Apr April Office Hours State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:Friday, April 21 Kent CountyBob Evans6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Gaines Township10:30 – 11:30 a.m.center_img Allegan CountyColonial Kitchen1825 142nd Ave., Dorr8:30 – 9:30 a.m. “I am committed to being accessible and in touch with residents, and monthly office hours provide a great opportunity for people to share their concerns and opinions,” said Rep. Johnson.    No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend. Those unable to attend are encouraged to call Rep. Johnson’s office at 517-373-0840, email or visit his website at read more