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FTP: Two Cardinals among top bargains

Flush the Pocket will be your daily morning dose of the Arizona Cardinals. It will recap the top storyline from the previous day and give you a look at what everyone is saying locally and nationally.

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's clear Cardinals general manager Steve Keim knows what he's doing.

But it's all the more obvious when it's put into a national perspective.

Former Tampa Bay general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik put together the best roster that (cap) money could buy. All told, his 53-man roster was to fit under the $132,971,300 cap using the players' 2014 cap numbers. He succeeded with the help of two Cardinals hailing from the same secondary. Cornerbacks Patrick Peterson ($6.9 million) and Justin Bethel ($598,556).

Peterson was an obvious choice.

"There is no way I could field this team without a weapon like him on it," Dominik wrote.

Bethel was chosen more for his role as a gunner than being a cornerback.

"He was one of the top-producing special-teams players in 2013, and I expect the same -- if not better -- results from him this season," Dominik wrote.

In other news:

Kent Somers of AZCentral.com writes about the Cardinals' speed at receiver.

Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com writes about the Cardinals' unlikely odd couple at inside linebacker.

Zach Buchanan of AZCentral.com writes about Ted Ginn and Michael Floyd possibly traveling to Minnesota.

Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona writes about John Abraham's upcoming return and Tony Jefferson's improvement.

Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes about a Minnesota reunion for three Cards.

Andrew Greif of The Oregonian writes about Larry Fitzgerald's impact on the Oregon football team.

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes about a former Olympic gymnast supporting Fitzgerald.

Kyle Odegard of azcardinals.com writes about Jerraud Powers' quiet significance to the Cards' secondary.

Darren Urban of azcCardinals.com writes about QB Ryan Lindley waiting for his turn.