PERSONNEL PRIORITY: The Cardinals will move quickly to find a new quarterback. The first call will be to Philadelphia to try and swing a deal for Kevin Kolb.
If that's not possible, look for the Cardinals to pursue a more experienced starter. Matt Hasselbeck makes a lot of sense; he hasn't re-signed with Seattle or gone to another team, such as Tennessee.
If that happens, the Cardinals will be scrambling. They like Denver's Kyle Orton, but it's questionable how much they would give up for him.
The worst case scenario would be staying with John Skelton, a fifth-round pick in 2010. Skelton knows the offense and showed some potential as a rookie. But he doesn't appear ready to lead a team yet, although coaches are optimistic about his future.
The next order of business will be re-signing their own unrestricted free agents. The team could lose the interior of their offensive line.
Left guard Alan Faneca retired and center Lyle Sendlein and right guard Deuce Lutui are unrestricted free agents. There are few young players waiting to take over for them.
The team's returning tackles, Levi Brown and Brandon Keith, each had their struggles last season, making it more important to re-sign the Sendlein and Lutui.
Receiver Steve Breaston is also unrestricted. Breaston played through a knee problem last season and lauded by coaches for his toughness. But that could hurt him come contract time, because there is a perception he wasn't as quick or fast as in previous years.
The Cardinals have 41 players under contract. That number should increase quickly when they sign their eight draft picks and a number of restricted free agents.
Based on 2009 rules, the Cardinals have 10 players who will be restricted free agents in some way, including notable players such as running back Tim Hightower, receiver Early Doucet and right tackle Brandon Keith.
MEDICAL WATCH: SS Adrian Wilson said he is fully healthy after undergoing surgery to repair an abductor muscle in January.
--CB Michael Adams should be good to go after off-season shoulder surgery.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "Our first six or seven installations are set, no matter what, and we'll adjust from that. We've worked different scenarios of what training camp (what will be like) based on length of time. We feel good about it. That's what we were doing in May and June."
Coach Ken Whisenhunt
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