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Receiver bonanza

As Nick Scurfield promised yesterday, here's the breakdown on the **sort-of duel** between Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald this weekend in the desert. Good work by Scurf, but think about this: aside from those two big dogs, the complementary pass catchers on each side are impressive as well. The Cards' Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston both had 1,000 yard seasons in 2008, the Texans' Kevin Walter nearly cracked the 900-yard mark, tight end Owen Daniels is a Pro Bowler, and Jacoby Jones has scored a touchdown in each of the last three games.

Defensive end Antonio Smith returns to Arizona and **faces his former teammates**, and he's definitely excited about this trip west.

**All the Cardinals practiced yesterday**. Nobody on the active roster was out with an injury or illness. You don't see that every day.

Michael Crabtree signed his deal yesterday and practiced with the 49ers, and **Andrew Brandt explains the particulars of the deal**. Again, it's likely that his first game comes against the Texans on October 25th.

Happy 70th Birthday to Paul Hogan of **Crocodile Dundee**.

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