Cardinals Rumors & News

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Adrian Peterson already feels rejuvenated with Cardinals

    Fanrag Sports "Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson turned back the clock during his first game with his new team on Sunday, rushing for 134 yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns in his debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Peterson was notably traded to the Cardinals from the New Orleans Saints..." October 16

  • One other surprising team reportedly tried to trade for Adrian Peterson before Cardinals

    CBS Sports "The New Orleans Saints surprised no one when they decided to sign Adrian Peterson to a contract and attempt to jam him into a round hole; AP is a square peg and he didn't fit with the Saints offense. As such, the Saints didn't surprise anyone either when they decided they were done with..." October 15

  • Cardinals will start another offensive line combo against Buccaneers

    Arizona Republic "Injuries and poor performances forced the Cardinals to start four different combinations of offensive linemen in the first five weeks of the season. The fifth change will come Sunday against the Buccaneers, and the Cardinals are hoping it’s the last. Left tackle D.J. Humphries and left guard..." October 14

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Just-traded Adrian Peterson insists he can play four or five more NFL seasons

    CBS Sports "It took the Saints just four games to know that 32-year-old Adrian Peterson wasn't going to work out. So they sent him to Arizona where the running back is still looking to recapture the form that made him one of the league's best players from 2007-2015. And while New Orleans may have given up..." October 12

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Adrian Peterson: I have a lot left in the tank "Adrian Peterson stood on the sideline most of his time in New Orleans, rushing just 27 times for 81 yards through four games. After the trade to Arizona, the 32-year-old running back is ready to show he still has what it takes to be a workhorse. "I have so much left," Peterson said. "I look to..." October 11

  • Sean Payton: Adrian Peterson trade 'common sense' with Saints' running back depth

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When Adrian Peterson met with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton on Tuesday, Payton relayed both good news and bad news to the future Hall of Fame running back. The initial bad news for Peterson was the Saints traded him to the Arizona Cardinals, meaning his time with New Orleans was over..." October 11

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • Cardinals swap long snappers, sign Justin Drescher

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals made the release of running back Chris Johnson official. They also swapped long snappers, placing Aaron Brewer on injured reserve with a wrist injury and signing Justin Drescher. Drescher, 29, played the past seven seasons with the Saints and snapped in 102 regular-season games..." October 10

  • Cardinals cut Chris Johnson to make room for Peterson "The Cardinals called on Chris Johnson in a pinch. Now he's been pinched. Arizona released the veteran running back on Tuesday, the team announced, after acquiring Adrian Peterson in a trade with the New Orleans Saints. Via the trade, Peterson has found freedom from the minimal carries and..." October 10

  • Saints trade RB Adrian Peterson to Cardinals for conditional draft pick

    ESPN "The Arizona Cardinals got the help they needed in their run game. Arizona traded a conditional pick to the New Orleans Saints for running back Adrian Peterson on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. The Cardinals' running game has been a major weakness for them since David Johnson..." October 10

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • Cardinals G.M. suggest that roster changes could come

    USA Today "How bad was the Cardinals’ 34-7 loss on Sunday to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field? According to General Manager Steve Keim, it might have been the team’s worst loss “in all three phases since the NFC Championship game two years ago.” That’s when the Cardinals got crushed by the..." October 09

  • Arizona Cardinals defense begins life without Markus Golden on Sunday against Eagles

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals outside linebacker Haason Reddick grew up in Camden, N.J., about eight miles from Lincoln Financial Field, and played at Temple, also about eight miles from the Eagles’ home field. So he knows what Philadelphia sports fans are like. That makes him curious how he will be received..." October 08

  • Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald catches pass for 200 straight games, joins Jerry Rice, Tony Gonzalez

    ESPN "Another catch, another record for Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. With his catch on second-and-10 with 21 seconds left in the first half Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, Fitzgerald has caught a pass in 200 straight games, joining wide receiver Jerry Rice (274 games) and tight end..." October 08

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05

  • Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company. Kaepernick, who was the target of death threats last year as he knelt during the..." October 04

  • Cardinals promote Scooby Wright from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals promoted linebacker Scooby Wright III to their active roster again. Arizona waived him Sept. 2 but re-signed him to their practice squad and eventually their active roster again. They cut him from the 53-player roster Sept. 11 to make room for Philip Wheeler. Wright has not..." October 03

  • Anheuser-Busch has no plans to end relationship with NFL despite rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Anheuser-Busch may have created a recording specifically for people who were calling the company to inquire about its sponsorship of the NFL, but that does not mean the company is considering pulling the plug on one of its most profitable partnerships. Over the weekend, rumors began circulating..." October 03

  • With Markus Golden injured, Arizona Cardinals look for answers, replacement

    Arizona Republic "During training camp when Bruce Arians was asked how many sacks he conceivably could see out of the pass-rushing tandem of Markus Golden and Chandler Jones this season, the Cardinals coach didn’t have to stop and think about the question. “Oh hell, at least five more each,” Arians quickly shot..." October 03

  • Cardinals lose linebacker Markus Golden for season with ACL tear

    ABC 15 "The Arizona Cardinals have lost one of their top linebackers and leading pass rushers for the remainder of the 2017 season, NFL Network confirmed Monday. Markus Golden, who led the Cardinals with 12.5 sacks last season, suffered a torn ACL during the overtime period of the Cardinals' win over..." October 02

  • Cardinals fear Markus Golden has torn ligaments, await MRI

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals fear linebacker Markus Golden suffered a torn ACL or MCL in his right knee Sunday in a win over the San Francisco 49ers, reports 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki. Golden will undergo an MRI to determine the significance of his injury on Monday. The..." October 02

  • Cardinals G Mike Iupati Headed To Injured Reserve Following Elbow Surgery

    NFL Trade Rumors "Cardinals HC Bruce Arians announced Friday that veteran G Mike Iupati will require surgery for a bone spur in his elbow and is headed to injured reserve, per Darren Urban. Beyond that, G Alex Boone is expected to be out a couple of weeks with a pectoral injury. This will cost Iupati the next..." September 29

  • NFL has not approved an automatic ejection rule

    Pro Football Talk "When Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan knocked out Packers receiver Devante Adams with a vicious (and illegal) helmet-to-helmet hit on Thursday, some argued that Trevathan should have been the first player to be sent to the showers under the league’s new rule mandating automatic ejections for..." September 29

  • Owners fret over whether fans will make good on threats to flee

    Pro Football Talk "Football fans routinely do plenty of huffing and puffing, but they rarely blow the house down. This time around, the NFL worries about the house getting blown down. Every year, bad teams emerge and their fans (in most non-California instances) still support them. And even if any given season..." September 29

  • Arizona Cardinals inside the 20? Failing on both sides of the ball

    Arizona Republic "There are couple of handfuls' worth of reasons the Cardinals have lost two of their first three games for the second consecutive year, including injuries, inconsistency at quarterback, poor blocking and assignment errors on defense. Nowhere are the errors more apparent than in the red zone –..." September 28

  • Trump: NFL owners 'afraid' to take action against kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump, in an exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends," said that NFL owners are “afraid” to act against their players protesting the national anthem at games across the country. “The NFL is in a box and they have to do something about it,” Trump told Fox News' Pete Hegseth, in the..." September 28

  • Justin Timberlake reportedly 'finalizing' deal to perform at Super Bowl halftime

    CBS Sports "The Super Bowl is going to get a familiar face for halftime of Super Bowl LII when the game comes to Minnesota. Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is reportedly "finalizing" a deal to perform at the event for the first time in 13 years. According to US Magazine, Timberlake and the NFL are locking..." September 27

  • DirecTV refunds Sunday Ticket subscribers who are upset over NFL protests

    New York Daily News "NFL fans who are too angry to watch the Red Zone channel can now enter the Green Zone. DirecTV is offering total refunds to Sunday Ticket customers who want to cancel their package due to the national anthem protests around the league, according to ESPN. The Sunday Ticket package, which..." September 27

  • Chris Johnson will remain the starting running back in Arizona, for now

    Pro Football Talk "Three things became clear on Monday night when the Cardinals had the ball: (1) Larry Fitzgerald is still great; (2) the Arizona offensive line isn’t; and (3) the team really misses David Johnson. They won’t have David Johnson for a while. For now, Chris Johnson will remain the..." September 27

  • How Arizona Cardinals stars performed vs. Dallas Cowboys

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer *** ½ (three and a half stars) Palmer completed his first 11 passes for 131 yards, which included a 5-for-5 effort for 79 yards on the first series of the game. He capped the opening drive with a 25-yard scoring strike over the middle to Jaron Brown. Unlike..." September 26

  • Donald Trump applauds 'great anger' from 'booing' fans at Cowboys-Cardinals game

    CBS Sports "The online discourse between the Executive Office and the National Football League did not cease because Week 3 of the NFL season ended. On the contrary, it may have been ratcheted up a notch on Tuesday morning by President Donald Trump, who let the world know he was thrilled to hear fans booing..." September 26

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Steve Keim: Cardinals' offensive line play 'unacceptable' vs. Cowboys, hints at changes

    Arizona Republic "“Unacceptable.” That was Steve Keim’s characterization of how the Cardinals’ offensive line performed during Monday night’s 28-17 loss to the Cowboys at University of Phoenix Stadium. “Last night’s display of offensive line play was unacceptable,” the Cardinals General Manager said Tuesday..." September 26

  • Marie Tillman: Pat's memory should remind people to come together

    ESPN "Marie Tillman, the widow of former NFL player and U.S. Army serviceman Pat Tillman, told CNN in a statement that she doesn't want the memory of her husband to be politicized. "As a football player and soldier, Pat inspired countless Americans to unify," Marie Tillman told CNN. "It is my hope..." September 26

  • Lights Bright For Cardinals, Cowboys "Larry Fitzgerald smiled, thinking about the Cardinals’ home opener against the Cowboys. “You know it’ll be electrifying,” the wide receiver said. “Monday Night Football against America’s Team. What more can you ask for?” Actually, the Cards may have a laundry list of things they want right..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • Cardinals planning more work for Chris Johnson this week

    Pro Football Talk "Chris Johnson may be headed back to the starting lineup. Johnson was the starter in Arizona until a season-ending injury in 2015 opened the door for David Johnson to take the job and run with it through the 2016 season. A wrist injury knocked him out in Week One, though, and the Cardinals..." September 21

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21