Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals shouldn't pass on possible 2nd chance to acquire Adrian Peterson

    Arizona Republic "Running back Adrian Peterson has haunted the Cardinals not so much because of what he has done to them, but for what he could have done for them. Taking offensive tackle Levi Brown instead of Peterson with the fifth overall pick in 2007 turned out to be a colossal mistake. Eight years later,..." February 28

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    Sources say Darnell Dockett is getting cut from Arizona. #Cardinals

  • Dockett could indeed return to Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals released defensive tackle Darnell Dockett on Friday. That doesn’t mean he won’t be back in Arizona. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the impasse arose because the team and the player couldn’t agree on fair market value for a defensive tackle recovering from a torn..." February 27

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    The universe of teams for Adrian Peterson, barring something unexpected (e.g. Marshawn retiring): Vikings, Cowboys, Cardinals, Colts.

  • Cardinals attention turns to Darnell Dockett contract

    Arizona Republic "Addressing the contracts of their two longest tenured players topped the Cardinals' off-season check list. One, receiver Larry Fitzgerald, was crossed off last week. That didn't turn out to be as hard as expected, given that the Cardinals guaranteed No. 11 $22 million over the next two..." February 26

  • Bruce Arians, GM get 4-year deals "The Arizona Cardinals are making sure the foundation of their franchise is in place for the next few years. Less than a week after announcing a new contract for star receiver Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals announced Monday new four-year contracts for coach Bruce Arians and general manager..." February 23

  • Cardinals release Ted Ginn

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals will have Larry Fitzgerald back in a receiver group that also includes Michael Floyd, John Brown and Jaron Brown, which means they didn’t have much use for a veteran wideout set to make $3.25 million per year in 2015 and 2016. Ted Ginn added some value as a returner, but that..." February 23

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Cardinals cut WR Ted Ginn one year into a three-year contract. Was owed $3.25m in non-guaranteed salary this season.

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    Larry Fitzgerald's new deal contains a no trade clause.

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    Larry Fitzgerald's new deal is a $10M 2nd day of '15 league year roster bonus w/$1M & $11M '15 & '16 base salaries. The deal is fully GTD.

  • Patrick Peterson battled blood sugar issues early last season

    Pro Football Talk "During Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’s visit to PFT Live on Thursday, the topic of cornerback Patrick Peterson’s rocky 2014 season came up for discussion. Peterson himself said that he didn’t feel his play was up to his standards, but Arians said that he felt Peterson only had a bad September..." February 20

  • Carson Palmer 'about a month ahead of schedule' in ACL rehab "The Arizona Cardinals' 2014 season was impressive in a vacuum. It was really impressive considering the littany of injuries they dealt with before and during the season, including quarterback Carson Palmer going down before the team could even heat up. Palmer tore his ACL against the Rams in..." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Larry Fitzgerald guaranteed $11 million per year over next two years

    Pro Football Talk "As PFT reported earlier, the Cardinals have gained nearly $13 million in cap space thanks to a new deal with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, guaranteeing that one of the franchise’s icons will remain in the fold after months of uncertainty because of Fitzgerald’s salary and cap hit for the 2015..." February 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Cardinals and Larry Fitzgerald closing in on multi-year deal that will get done and enable him to finish his career in Arizona.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #Cardinals QB Carson Palmer tells me feeling great 3 months post-surgery for ACL tear. Expects to be involved in mini-camp, training camp

  • Cardinals GM: Carson Palmer is ahead of schedule

    Arizona Sports "Pretty much any projection involving the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 is based on the presumption that quarterback Carson Palmer will be on the field. The veteran tore the ACL in his left knee on Nov. 9, and after having surgery to repair the issue, has been rehabbing and working toward trying to..." February 16

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Campbell is open to restructuring his 2015 9M base salary, under contract thru 2016. MT @AzSportsNFL: do you see CC restructuring?

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Campbell is open to restructuring his 2015 9M base salary, under contract thru 2016. MT @AzSportsNFL: do you see CC restructuring?

  • Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals begin talks on future "Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals are trying to make it work. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday's edition of NFL Total Access that Fitzgerald's agent and the Cardinals have started talks with the hope they can work out an agreement that will allow the star wide..." February 13

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules? "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Cardinals 'D' coordinator James Bettcher faces challenges replacing Bowles

    Arizona Republic "James Bettcher turns 37 in May, has coached in the NFL just three seasons and has never made a defensive call at a critical point in a football game. None of that bothers Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who picked Bettcher to replace Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator. "It's easy to..." February 11

  • Michael Bidwill on Larry Fitzgerald: “It takes two” to do a deal

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals president Michael Bidwill is ready to do some business. Not only did he say this morning that extensions for coach Bruce Arians and General Manager Steve Keim should be finished “in the next few weeks,” but he also started the subtle process of squeezing veteran wide receiver Larry..." February 11

  • Report: Cardinals could explore signing Michael Sam

    The Score "The Arizona Cardinals plan to examine the possibility of signing pass-rusher Michael Sam in the coming weeks, according to Cyd Zeigler of Zeigler said Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians revealed his team will take a close look at Sam - who has been out of the NFL since the Dallas..." February 10

  • Convincing Antonio Cromartie to stay in Arizona tough for Patrick Peterson "Arizona may have the sunshine and the warm weather but it doesn't have the bright lights of New York City. And Patrick Peterson may learn that the hard way. Peterson has been recruiting fellow cornerback and Pro Bowler Antonio Cromartie back to the desert for next season and beyond, but it..." February 09

  • Larry Foote could join Cardinals coaching staff if he retires

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals got a new defensive coordinator last week when they bumped James Bettcher up from outside linebackers coach to fill the hole left by Todd Bowles’s departure and there may be another old face in a new place on the 2015 staff as well. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that..." February 08

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Hearing Abraham is 50-50 in returning. New Cards DC James Bettcher is close to Abraham. RT @chrisbarr78: MJ-any chance Abraham returns?”

  • Cardinals sign S D.J. Campbell

    Revenge Of The Birds "The Arizona Cardinals announced a player signing on Wednesday. Building up the 90-man offseason roster, they added safety D.J. Campbell Campbell (6-0, 213) has played in nine career games (four starts) with Carolina and Miami after entering the league with the Panthers as a seventh round..." February 05

  • Cardinals Name James Bettcher Defensive Coordinator "The long-awaited announcement of the Cardinals’ new defensive coordinator came Wednesday, and it delivered the long-awaited name. Outside linebackers coach James Bettcher, who had been the one expected for a few weeks, was promoted by Bruce Arians to take over for Todd Bowles. Bowles left to..." February 04

  • Larry Fitzgerald on Adrian Peterson: 'He deserves to be back on the field'

    Sporting News "Larry Fitzgerald is upset Adrian Peterson has not been reinstated by the NFL. The Cardinals receiver spoke with the Pioneer Press about the Vikings running back he calls "my brother." He said Peterson should be reinstated following his suspension for a child-abuse incident. "He's served his..." February 03

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    #Cards will announce tomorrow OLB James Bettcher as the new defensive coordinator, and Bob Sanders 61, as one of the LB coaches, per source.

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    If #AZCardinals LB Larry Foote decides to retire, he could be joining Arians coaching staff, per source.

  • Bruce Arians: We’ll be dressing in 49ers locker room this time next year

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals lost to the Panthers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, leaving them a couple of steps short of becoming the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Coach Bruce Arians has already set a new goal for next season and shared it after he was named the NFL’s top..." February 01

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

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    Arizona Cardinals @AZCardinals

    #AZCardinals WR @LarryFitzgerald named inaugural winner of the Art Rooney @nfl Sportsmanship Award! #NFLHonors

  • Cardinals' Bruce Arians wins Coach of the Year "Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was announced as the 2014 Coach of the Year at NFL Honors on Saturday. Two years after winning the same award with the Indianapolis Colts, Arians was recognized for guiding his team to the league's best record through Thanksgiving despite the loss of his..." February 01

  • Cards confident Fitzgerald deal to be worked out soon "The Arizona Cardinals want Larry Fitzgerald back. Larry Fitzgerald wants to remain in the desert. None of this is new. However, team President Michael Bidwill said Friday on NFL Network's Super Bowl Live that he's confident a deal will be worked out, and soon. "Well last year, we made some..." January 31

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • Michael Bidwill: We’ve had a lot of great conversations with Larry Fitzgerald

    Pro Football Talk "One of the first orders of business for the Cardinals this offseason is addressing wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s contract, which currently calls for him to account for $23.6 million of their salary cap space in 2015. Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim has said that the team has planned for..." January 29

  • Antonio Cromartie on Jets return: ‘I didn‘t want to leave’

    New York Post "Antonio Cromartie and his family are flying back to New Jersey next week to the home they lived in during his four years with the Jets. It sounds like he’s hoping they can stay. Cromartie, who played last season for the Cardinals, is scheduled to become a free agent in March. A year after..." January 29

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    MC Superior Court @courtpio

    Jonathan Dwyer pled guilty to a misdemeanor of disorderly conduct. Judge Gass sentenced him to 18 months probation & community service.

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Hearing OLB coach James Bettcher will be named the new #AzCardinals defensive coordinator. Bettcher came to Arizona with Arians from Indy.

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    Chris Law @ChrisLaw

    Cardinals HC @BruceArians says their new Defensive Coordinator will be hired from within. #Cardinals will make announcement next wk #REshow

  • Cardinals' Dwyer pleads not guilty in abuse case

    Arizona Republic "A lawyer for an Arizona Cardinals running back accused of spousal abuse got his wish earlier this month when a judge granted a request to put the case back in front of a grand jury, but the results for Jonathan Dwyer did not change. The second grand jury handed up an indictment with the exact..." January 26

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    Dick LeBeau will not be joining #azcardinals staff, per source. don't know his plans. Arians still expected to fill DC job from within

  • Cards' Bidwill 'feeling confident' new deal for Fitzgerald will happen

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said last week he believed contract talks with the agent for wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald were going well, and he delivered another positive message Thursday when providing an update on the contract negotiations. Fitzgerald's contract for 2015 has a salary cap..." January 24

  • Michael Bidwill Preaches Larry Fitzgerald Patience "Larry Fitzgerald’s contract – and his salary cap number of $23.6 million – remains unwieldy. But Cardinals president Michael Bidwill isn’t worried that his team could lose its face of the franchise and star wide receiver. “I think there is definitely mutual interest in getting something worked..." January 23

  • Calais Campbell plans to repair sports hernia next month "In the mind of Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell, Sunday’s Pro Bowl is on par with a playoff game. And he wasn’t about to miss either because of an injury. Campbell said he will have surgery to repair a sports hernia the first week of February, putting it off until his season..." January 22