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Jen Welter says Cardinals' Bruce Arians 'welcomed me with open arms'

Jen Welter says Cardinals' Bruce Arians 'welcomed me with open arms'

Jen Welter knew the Arizona Cardinals were the place for her when, while attending an off-season practice in June, she had a memorable conversation with Coach Bruce Arians. He didn’t want to talk about the novelty of her wanting to be a coach. He wasn’t patronizing. He just wanted to talk football. “The best way I could say it is he welcomed me with open arms from minute one,” said Welter, 37, who will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday as a summer coaching intern, working with Cardinals inside linebackers. It is believed she is the first female to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. “We were talking real football stuff,...

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