--The Cardinals promoted Terry McDonough to vice president of player personnel, replacing Jason Licht who was named general managing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
McDonough has 22 years scouting in the NFL, and prior to his first season with the Cardinals, he was the director of player personnel for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Cardinals general manager Steve Keim turned to McDonough two days after losing Licht.
Prior to being hired by the Cardinals, McDonough spent 10 years with the Jaguars, including four seasons in the front office.
McDonough began his work in the NFL as a scouting intern with the San Francisco 49ers in 1989, and has worked in the World League of American Football along with stints with the Cleveland Browns and, when that franchise moved to Baltimore, the Ravens. He was part of the Ravens' staff when they won the Super Bowl following the 2000 season.
The Boston native is the brother of Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough and ESPN baseball announcer Sean McDonough and the son of the late Boston Globe NFL writer/NBC reporter Will McDonough.
--When Denver coach John Fox and former Texans coach Gary Kubiak suffered medical problems last season, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the stress of the job can take a toll on coaches. One way to help, he said, was to exercise.
Turns out, that's easier said than done. Over the last two seasons, Arians has gained 33 pounds, he told The Arizona Republic's Dan Bickley.
"Those 30 minutes? I kept finding a way to use them on the job," he said.
One of Arians' goals this offseason is to shed the weight.
--Arians anticipates keeping his staff intact, although that is dependent upon coordinator Todd Bowles. Bowles interviewed for the Vikings and Browns head coaching jobs.
--Defensive end Darnell Dockett likes what the Cardinals established in 2013: a work ethic that should serve them well in the future.
"I have been in this organization for 10 years and this is a great group of guys," he said. "I can't speak on a lot of the other years. Everybody wants to win and everybody is willing to do whatever they have to do to win. Guys come in the locker room on time. We meet late. Guys play hurt. Like BA (Arians) says, this is the beginning, this is the first year."
--Arians thinks there will be considerable development by the Cardinals in the second year.
"Year two, you are watching yourself do it on tape instead of watching the Colts or the Steelers," he said. "It's a whole lot easier to transform that onto the practice field."
NFL Team Report - Arizona Cardinals - STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
--The Cardinals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with punter Dave Zastudil, keeping him from becoming an unrestricted free agent in March. Zastudil (6-3, 220) finished his 12th NFL season and third with the Cardinals after joining the team in 2011. He is coming off the best two seasons of his career, including in 2013 when he averaged 45.7 yards per kick on 78 punts with a 40.1-yard net average and tied for the league lead with 35 punts inside the 20-yard line. He set career highs in 2012 with an NFL record 46 punts inside the 20-yard line along with a 46.5-yard average on 112 punts with a 41.4-yard net average.