Source: Cardinals to furlough staffers

Updated: May 20, 2011, 10:38 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

One of the most far-reaching effects of the lockout will be felt next week in Arizona.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. local time Sunday, non-contract Cardinals employees will be on forced furlough for one week, according to a league source.

None will be permitted in the team's training facility, nor will anybody be allowed to check email.

The furloughs had been planned for the last week of May, but those in the organization had hoped they would be averted with an end to the lockout.

The lockout now is in its 66th day.

Arizona already had been aggressive in taking cost-cutting steps, slashing its coaches' salaries 35 percent across the board.

Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.

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