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On free agency eve, the Cards' FAs-to-be

By this time tomorrow the Cardinals and the NFL will be well into free agency. The "tampering" period has given everyone plenty of opportunity to get a head start on signing players, although no visits are supposed to have been set up and no players -- just agents -- are supposed to have talked to teams yet.

What has floated around the Cardinals is all about their own guys so far. Linebacker Chandler Jones, who isn't going anywhere because he was franchise tagged, is reportedly close to a contract extension with the Cards. That would help cap space, but there is nothing official yet and we'll see how quickly it can get done. Calais Campbell has been linked to the Jaguars, Bucs and maybe Broncos, but nothing concrete, while Tony Jefferson can apparently break the bank in Cleveland if he wants, while the Ravens and Jets are also showing interest.

Reports also have cornerback Marcus Cooper getting interest from the Jets and safety D.J. Swearinger possible interest from  the Bears.

Where does that leave the Cards? Still with a long list of free agents who will hit the market officially at 2 p.m. Arizona time Thursday unless the team re-signs them beforehand. That current list:

-- RB Andre Ellington -- RB Chris Johnson -- RB Stepfan Taylor -- TE Darren Fells -- G Taylor Boggs -- C A.Q. Shipley -- OL Earl Watford -- DT Calais Campbell -- DT Frostee Rucker -- LB Kevin Minter -- LB Sio Moore -- LB Alex Okafor -- CB Marcus Cooper -- S Tony Jefferson -- CB Mike Jenkins -- S D.J. Swearinger -- K Chandler Catanzaro

Free agency has arrived.