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Cardinals promote Steve Keim to GM

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

The first open general manager vacancy of the offseason has been filled. And, like CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora had been predicting, the Cardinals announced they have promoted Steve Keim to the GM spot.

Keim, formerly the team's vice president of player personnel, has been with the organization since 1999. In the team's release, the Cardinals tie Keim (at least in part) to the drafting of Patrick Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, Darnell Dockett, Adrian Wilson and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

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He takes over for Rod Graves, who was fired along with coach Ken Whisenhunt on Black Monday.

The Cardinals, of course, still need to hire a coach. Keim will obviously take part in that process.

Arizona has already interviewed Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. The Cardinals also will interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, and they say they “would like to talk to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley.”

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