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Bidwills hit the road for Blaine Gabbert


** THIS CORRECTS THAT THE PERSON AT RIGHT IS ARIZONA CARDINALS OWNER BILL BIDWELL, AND NOT TENNESSEE TITANS OWNER BUD ADAMS, AND ADDS THAT THE PERSON AT LEFT IS ARIZONA CARDINALS PRESIDENT MICHAEL BIDWELL ** Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwell right, arrives at a hotel in Chantilly, Va., Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Person at left is Cardinals president Michael BidwellThe ninth session at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in Washington came on the same day that the league’s 32 team owners were gathering at a hotel about 25 miles away in Chantilly, Va. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and all 10 members of the owners’ labor committee left the mediation after about four hours of talks. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)


Silva is going to have to come up with a new category for his visits/workout tracker: NFL owner private visits.

Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ website notes that Bill and Michael Bidwill were in attendance Tuesday and Wednesday as the Cardinals took Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert out to dinner, then ran him through a private workout.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt, G.M. Rod Graves, and Director of Player Personnel Steve Keim were also in attendance. Previous scuttlebutt around the Cardinals centered around Arizona preferring Gabbert to Cam Newton.

Look, we know you aren’t supposed to read much into these workouts. But the Bidwills are the team owners. They are theoretically very busy men. They aren’t hitting the road for UCLA’s Pro Day next week or going to many workouts.

The Cardinals are either strongly considering investing their future in Gabbert or they really want others to think that’s the case.

We’d bet on the former.