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NFL Notes: Cardinals Sign 1st-round Pick, Temple Product Haason Reddick

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    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick Haason Reddick to a four-year contract.

    The signing of the linebacker out of Temple leaves all of the Cardinals draft picks under contract.

    Reddick has seen considerable time with the team's first unit in the absence of Deone Bucannon, who is recovering from ankle surgery.

    Reddick was the 13th overall pick in the draft (see full story).

    Titans: Murray wearing cast after 'procedure' on ring finger
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- DeMarco Murray was wearing a cast and wrap on his right hand at the Tennessee Titans' practice Thursday, but the running back and coach Mike Mularkey say the injury isn't serious.

    Murray had a minor surgical procedure on his right ring finger last week to correct and issue that been bothering him since the second week of the 2016 season.

    "It's nothing serious. Definitely, if there was a game, I could play," Murray said. "We just wanted to get a little jump on it and let it heal."

    Murray is due to have the cast removed next week and he has asked Mularkey to allow him to participate in next week's mandatory minicamp -- a request the coach is considering.

    "DeMarco had a little hand procedure," Mularkey said. "He should be ready to go. He wants to work next week. I'll see. He should be out of the cast Monday. If not, he'll be back for camp obviously, be ready for training camp."

    While the timing of the procedure seems a bit odd, Mularkey said it was simply when the doctors could work the surgery in on Murray (see full story).

    Saints: Physician advises Fairley to give up football
    METAIRIE, La. -- Saints coach Sean Payton says defensive tackle Nick Fairley is seeing multiple heart specialists after one physician advised Fairley to stop playing football.

    Payton says he hopes Fairley can return to the Saints, but not unless the 29-year-old defensive lineman has "full confidence" that continuing to play won't worsen a heart condition he's had throughout his six-year NFL career.

    Fairley, a former Auburn star and 2011 first-round draft choice by Detroit, was one of New Orleans' top defensive performers last season. He was credited with 6 1/2 sacks, nine tackles for losses and 22 quarterback hits in 2016.

    This offseason, Fairley signed a four-year extension worth up to $28 million, but has not participated in any of the club's voluntary offseason work (see full story).

    Bills: WR Walt Powell suspended 4 games
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The NFL has suspended Buffalo Bills backup receiver Walt Powell for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

    Without revealing the substance, Powell issued a statement through the team saying he mistakenly used a product that led to the positive test. He apologized for what happened and says he accepts the league's decision.

    Powell is entering his fourth NFL season and third with Buffalo. He had 14 catches for 142 yards in nine games before sustaining a season-ending injury to his left ankle in late November.

    Buffalo is already thin at receiver behind starter Sammy Watkins after losing Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin in free agency in March.

    Powell is not eligible to return until Oct. 2.