Arizona doesnt have a quarterback on the roster a

first_imgArizona doesn’t have a quarterback on the roster after starter Carson Palmer retired following the 2017 season.Backups Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert are free agents, leaving the Cardinals with an entire position group to fill in.“We’re the best team to come (to) that needs a quarterback,” Johnson said. “I mean, we went 8-8 with a lot of injuries, and we have a great defense. We have a new offense, new system coming around, so we’ll all be learning at the same time.”Foles is under contract for next year, but his contract is set up so that it’s likely Philadelphia uses him as a trade chip at some point in the 2019 season.General manager Steve Keim said Arizona will be aggressive in free agency, the trade market and in the draft to find the quarterbacks for the 2018 roster and beyond.Cousins is the most highly sought-after option and appears on the way out of Washington after the Redskins agreed to trade for quarterback Alex Smith. Many analysts see the Cardinals as a landing spot for Cousins, who is expected to earn the largest contract ever handed out in the NFL.Asked about Cousins directly on ESPN’s First Take, Peterson gave his pitch for the quarterback to join him in the desert. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 9 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) greets Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 31-23. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Before hitting the dead of the offseason, two of the biggest faces of the Arizona Cardinals are getting in their recruiting pitches.Making media rounds heading into Super Bowl Sunday, running back David Johnson and cornerback Patrick Peterson let it be known that they would love to have a premier starting quarterback join their team.They weren’t shy about naming names, either.“I wouldn’t mind Kirk Cousins or Nick Foles,” Johnson said on NFL Network. “There’s a lot of quarterbacks out there.”center_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Why not? I believe Kirk can definitely, can get us over the top,” Peterson said. “He’ll be in warm weather, he’ll be playing on one of the best turfs in the NFL. We have some great talent around him, running game, receivers, tight end — you name it, we have everything he needs to be successful.”Even Larry Fitzgerald, who remains coy about his decision on whether he will retire or not, pitched Cousins while visiting the Dan Patrick Show on Friday.“I don’t know for sure if I’ll be back next year, but Arizona is a great place. I know you’re an avid golfer, similar to me, I can get you tee times anywhere you want there,” the receiver said.And asked if Fitzgerald’s decision to return would be tied to Cousins’ own, he employed more private recruiting tactics, telling Cousins, “Talk to me off camera.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Biomedical group weighs in on US court fight over wildlife imports

first_img Read more… By Michael Doyle, E&E NewsJun. 5, 2018 , 2:05 PM Biomedical group weighs in on U.S. court fight over wildlife imports U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Originally published by E&E NewsBiomedical researchers have entered the thicket that entangles the importation of foreign fish and wildlife.Citing the potential exposure of precious information, the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) in Washington, D.C., is challenging a judge’s order that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) release more public records about the wildlife being imported into the United States. “The general public, as well as the business community, has an interest in maintaining the ability of businesses to keep their proprietary information confidential,” the association’s president, Matthew Bailey, stated in a court filing.The fight comes over an Arizona-based federal judge’s March 30 order that FWS turn over to the Center for Biological Diversity in Tuscon more of the records from the Law Enforcement Management Information System (LEMIS). The massive database includes forms filed by applicants for the import or export of fish and wildlife.The legal struggle over information, in turn, is only one front in a broader public policy conflict that’s drawn in every branch of the federal government.On the executive branch front, the Fish and Wildlife Service yesterday announced plans for a June 19 meeting of the International Wildlife Conservation Council. This will be the second meeting of the 16-member advisory panel, whose stated focus is advocacy for the “benefits that result from United States citizens traveling to foreign nations to engage in hunting” (Greenwire, March 2).In Congress, lawmakers are advancing a signal-sending bill to prohibit the taking of any domestic endangered or threatened species as a trophy, and to ban the importation of any such foreign wildlife trophy into the United States. The bill (H.R. 5690) now has six co-sponsors, up from the three it had when introduced last month by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas).And in the courts, multiple lawsuits proceed.One suit, filed in Washington in March by four conservation and animal protection groups, challenges the Trump administration’s decision to resume approving elephant and lion trophy imports.”This administration seems determined to allow Safari Club International and other special interests to unduly influence federal wildlife policy decisions,” Anna Frostic, managing wildlife attorney with the Humane Society of the United States in Washington, D.C., said in a statement in March.The Arizona case that troubles biomedical researchers takes a different tack, as environmental advocates seek importation data from the LEMIS stockpile.”These imports include everything from python-skin boots, to parrots and turtles destined for the pet trade … to lions killed as hunting trophies, as well as zoo and scientific specimens,” the Center for Biological Diversity’s original complaint noted (Greenwire, April 3).From 2001 until about mid-2014 or 2015, FWS released the LEMIS data “without exemption,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Macdonald stated. In 2016, though, the agency withheld information that included the declared value, quantity and identity of the foreign importer/exporter.Ten firms in particular, including Genentech Inc., Primate Products Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, have warned about the public disclosure of commercial information. They want Macdonald to stay his order to FWS pending an appeal by the National Association for Biomedical Research, which is stepping in following a May 29 decision by the Trump administration not to appeal the order.”Disclosure of the confidential information of NABR’s members at issue would reveal critical supply chains, carriers, routes, demand, volumes, pricing, customers, strategy and other inside information that competitors would be able to use to gain a competitive advantage,” the association stated in a May 11 legal brief.Reprinted from Greenwire with permission from E&E News. Copyright 2018. 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