Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Arizona Cardinals QBs Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton go together like wine and trust

    Arizona Republic "Normally, one wouldn’t assume that a starting quarterback with 15 years of NFL experience would lean on his backup more than anyone else, including his head coach, who just happened to recently release a book titled “The Quarterback Whisperer.” Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, however, is..." August 19

  • Cardinals’ championship window isn’t quite closed

    Sportsnaut "Don’t count out the Arizona Cardinals just yet. After a disappointing 7-8-1 season in 2016, the Cardinals are back to being one of the most anonymous teams in football on a national level. However, the foundation is still there for wild card contention. Offensively, Arizona fell off a cliff..." August 19

  • Cardinals OC lays down ultimatum about protecting Carson Palmer

    Arizona Sports "If the Arizona Cardinals are to be successful in 2017 several things need to happen and topping that list is the quarterback play. Carson Palmer is 37. He’ll turn 38 in December. And while he’s under contract for next season and his head coach believes he can play a handful more years after..." August 19

  • Cardinals drop a wide receiver, sign a linebacker

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said this week that he is not happy with the team’s wide receiver group and one member of it lost his job on Friday. The team announced that they have waived wide receiver Marquis Bundy and signed linebacker Ryan Langford to take his place on the 90-man roster." August 18

  • Boredom creeps into Arizona Cardinals practices

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals opened training camp nearly a month ago, and boredom and lethargy have crept into recent practices. University of Phoenix has been only slightly noisier than a library (remember those?) in recent days. School has started in most districts and attendance at practices has dwindled..." August 17

  • Bruce Arians on John Brown: If he can’t run long enough, we have to replace him

    Pro Football Talk "When Cardinals coach Bruce Arians gave a negative critique of his receiving corps this week, wide receiver John Brown‘s inactivity because of a quad injury was among the issues affecting the group. Brown said that he doesn’t think he helps the team if he’s playing at less than full speed and..." August 17

  • Cardinals WR John Brown’s recovery hampered by sickle cell trait

    Larry Brown Sports "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown has been limited in training camp by a quad injury, and the receiver’s sickle cell trait apparently has slowed his recovery. Brown was a strong performer as a rookie in 2014 and then had a breakout 2015 season where he had 1,003 receiving yards and..." August 17

  • Cardinals concerned over John Brown's injury

    Yardbarker "The Arizona Cardinals are going to need young receiver John Brown healthy and at 100 percent if they hope to rebound after last season’s disastrous performance. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, Brown has been limited in camp due to a quad injury. This comes on the heels of him struggling..." August 15

  • Bruce Arians blasts Cards WRs: 'We might have two ... who could play in the NFL'

    CBS Sports "In a game where every morsel of information, no matter how innocuous, is guarded like a state secret, Bruce Arians' candor is a refreshing change of pace. In the past, he's spoken frankly about parents who won't let their kids play football, "FUBAR" officiating, and Mitchell Trubisky's lack of..." August 15

  • Cardinals TE Troy Niklas hoping he stays healthy in pivotal year

    Arizona Republic "Doctors can mend broken bones. Surgeons can repair torn ligaments. What they can’t do is prevent an athlete from crawling around in his own head while he’s going through a prolonged injury-rehab process. That’s where the demons live. Ask Troy Niklas. The Cardinals tight end has been through..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Carson Palmer admits he never planned to retire during the 2017 NFL offseason

    CBS Sports "The Arizona Cardinals faced a scare this offseason as quarterback Carson Palmer appeared to be in limbo on whether or not he'd return for 2017. Palmer was believed to be a legitimate threat to retire, and if he walked away, the Cardinals were going to need a Plan B pretty quickly. As it turns..." August 09

  • Tyrann Mathieu: Kap took a step back, but he can still play

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has spent his entire career playing in the same division as Colin Kaepernick, and he’s seen both the good and the bad. Mathieu said on PFT Live that Kaepernick wasn’t as tough to beat in 2015 and 2016 as he had been in 2013 and 2014. “I’ve had the..." August 09

  • The inspiring story of Cardinals rookie Krishawn Hogan who goes from janitor to NFL receiver

    Arizona Republic "While Kurt Warner’s inspiring Hall of Fame induction speech is still fresh in your minds from Saturday night, it’s a good time to introduce you to a young football player who is hoping to make a similar improbable journey from nobody from nowhere to NFL greatness. Like Warner, Cardinals rookie..." August 07

  • Cardinals make roster moves, sign LBs Josh Bynes, Terence Waugh

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals announced several roster moves Saturday, two days after their first preseason game. Arizona signed linebackers Josh Bynes and Terence Waugh and waived receiver Larry Clark and waived/injured linebacker Gabe Martin. Bynes played the past three seasons with Detroit after three..." August 05

  • Cardinals' T.J. Logan (wrist) out for 12 weeks "It's bad news for Cardinals rookie running back T.J. Logan. Coach Bruce Arians said Ward has a dislocated wrist and will need surgery. He will be out for 12 weeks, the team announced. The fifth-round pick out of UNC, who was expected to contribute early as a returner, suffered the injury..." August 05

  • Cardinals rookie T.J. Logan hurt his wrist in HOF game

    Pro Football Talk "After the Cardinals drafted running back T.J. Logan in the fifth round this year, General Manager Steve Keim said one of the things they liked about him is that “he’s so explosive it’s like he’s a got a rocket in his rear.” Logan got his first chance to show off that explosiveness in game..." August 04

  • QB Blaine Gabbert impresses in Arizona Cardinals preseason debut

    Arizona Republic "Cut and paste in the fine print. Announce all the qualifiers in an auctioneer’s cadence, like they do at the end of car commercials. It was one night. In August. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert, a seven-year veteran, was playing against the Cowboys’ backups. And few will remember the outcome of..." August 04

  • Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

    ESPN "New signees Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara have generated the most buzz this offseason. But the New Orleans Saints running back who has looked the most impressive in training camp so far is Mark Ingram. You know, the guy who led the Saints with 1,043 rushing yards, 1,362 yards from scrimmage,..." August 03

  • Tyrann Mathieu: 'I'm the best player in the world' ""I'm the best player in the world. That's how I feel." Those words belong to Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona's most versatile defender and a player angling to make a roaring comeback in 2017. After tearing his ACL two Decembers ago, Mathieu was never himself last season. With two major knee..." August 02

  • Tramon Williams: Cardinals 'a piece or two away from winning it'

    Arizona Republic "Tramon Williams said he could have signed with any number of NFL teams – “it was a handful, plus,” he said – but his mind always kept drifting back to the Arizona Cardinals. They were the first team he and his agent were in contact with when the free-agency signing period began, he said, and..." August 01

  • Bruce Arians: “Play like s–t, I’ll treat you like s–t”

    Pro Football Talk "Bruce Arians was not happy with the way the Cardinals practiced today. As a result, at the end of practice, Arians forced the entire team to run wind sprints. Although that was once a regular feature of training camps everywhere, in today’s NFL strength and conditioning programs are usually..." August 01

  • Cardinals keeping all their starters out of Hall of Fame Game

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals get the “honor” of playing in the first preseason game because one of their old quarterbacks is going into the Hall of Fame. But it’ll be another week before their current quarterback, or any of his peers in the starting lineup, take the field. Via Darren Urban of the team’s..." August 01

  • Undrafted rookie quarterback Trevor Knight adjusting to life in the NFL

    Arizona Republic "Trevor Knight walked off the field in his black No. 1 practice jersey on Friday, but instead of heading straight to his scheduled radio appearance, he had three other jerseys to drop off, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 7. Rookie duty calls. Knight understands it. He did it to freshmen in college and..." July 31

  • Hall of Fame Game has Patrick Peterson thinking about a gold jacket

    Pro Football Talk "With the Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Game, Patrick Peterson is eager to take a look around Canton, Ohio. Peterson told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he thinks about what he needs to do to earn a gold jacket one day. “It’s definitely something that’s very special to me because that’s something I..." July 31

  • Cardinals add another cornerback

    Pro Football Talk "Tramon Williams isn’t the only newcomer to the cornerback group in Arizona. The team announced on Monday that they have signed cornerback Jarell Carter to their 90-man roster. Cornerback Ronald Zamort, who tore his ACL over the weekend, and linebacker Alani Fua have been waived/injured in order..." July 31

  • Cardinals add former Pro Bowl defensive back Tramon Williams

    Bleacher Report "Former Pro Bowl cornerback Tramon Williams has reportedly reached an agreement with the Arizona Cardinals for the 2017 season. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported the news. Williams spent the last two seasons as a member of the Cleveland Browns. He appeared in 12 games during the 2016..." July 31

  • Cardinals lose CB Ronald Zamort to torn ACL

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals spent some time with veteran cornerbacks last week as part of their search for someone to play across from Patrick Peterson in their secondary and the need may be more acute after losing a cornerback to injury on Saturday. Ronald Zamort left the team’s Red-White practice early..." July 30

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Why David Johnson Should Be Drafted No. 1 Overall in Fantasy Football

    The Sports Post "Fast-forward to late August. Suddenly, fantasy footballers around the world will find themselves in a familiarly exciting but stressful situation. Having the No. 1 overall pick in a fantasy draft is a blessing. But the yearly debate is even harder to decipher this season. Which player should come..." July 28

  • Cardinals Sign Veteran LB Philip Wheeler

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Darren Urban, the Cardinals have signed veteran LB Philip Wheeler to a one-year contract. Wheeler, 32, is a former third-round pick of the Colts back in 2008. He spent four years in Indianapolis before signing on with the Raiders as a free agent in 2012." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Cards GM: I don't put stock in Super Bowl windows "It's easy to look at the Cardinals and point to a team that will rise or fall with the fate of 37-year-old quarterback Carson Palmer. With Pro Bowl wideout Larry Fitzgerald also a month away from turning 34, Arizona is talked about as a team with a rapidly narrowing Super Bowl window. That's..." July 26

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald dismisses retirement talk

    Sporting News "Throughout last year, Larry Fitzgerald heard the question: "Are you going to retire after the 2016 season?" The Cardinals star receiver obviously didn't hang up his cleats, returning in 2017 for his 14th NFL campaign. But in his first media appearance of the 2017 season Sunday, Fitzgerald once..." July 25

  • Veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers visiting Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "There are still a few free agents on the market who can be of service to teams, but time is drawing short to get them into camp. One of them appears to be closer to finding a home. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Chargers and Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers is visiting the..." July 24

  • Cardinals sign LB Tevin Floyd, release C Lucas Crowley

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals signed linebacker Tevin Floyd, releasing center Lucas Crowley to make room. Floyd, a rookie free agent, started all 12 games last season at The Citadel, earning first-team All-Southern Conference with 86 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery." July 23

  • Carson Palmer believes he has more zip, velocity than a year ago

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians believes quarterback Carson Palmer wore out his arm during offseason workouts in 2016. This year, Palmer did a lot less — and he consequently has a lot more in the tank as preparations commence for the season to come. “You feel like you have more zip, more..." July 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald: 'There will be no tears' when I retire

    ABC News "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald may retire after this season. Then again, he may not. All he knows for certain is that whenever he hangs up his cleats, he'd rather retire than be retired. Fitzgerald ducked the question of whether 2017 will be his final season in the NFL..." July 23

  • Deone Bucannon only Cardinals player on PUP

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Coach Bruce Arians said Friday, after the team’s conditioning run, that Bucannon is the only player on PUP. Bucannon had surgery on his right ankle in May after a lingering problem caused him..." July 22

  • Cardinals say Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald won’t play in Hall of Fame Game

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals will take on one another to kick off the 2017 NFL preseason in Canton early next month. It’s a way for the NFL to pay respects to its Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Unfortunately for fans in Canton, two of the game’s most-notable players will..." July 22

  • Cardinals QB Carson Palmer gives David Johnson stitches

    Yardbarker "To the best of our knowledge, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson did not snitch out Carson Palmer. That’s the good news. The bad news? Palmer’s arm seems to be incredibly fresh following a substandard 2016 season. How much so? Well, one of Palmer’s passes during a recent workout..." July 22

  • Cardinals Placing LB Deone Bucannon On PUP List

    NFL Trade Rumors "Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said LB Deone Bucannon will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, given that he’s still recovering from offseason ankle surgery, according to Mike Jurecki. Arians added that Bucannon is “ahead of schedule” and is targeting a Week 1 return, per..." July 21

  • Cardinals re-sign Chris Johnson to one-year deal "After spending the offseason prescribing a heavy workload for dual-threat David Johnson, the Cardinals are building backfield depth as they prepare for training camp. Arizona re-signed veteran tailback Chris Johnson to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday. Set to turn 32 years..." July 20

  • Arians: Palmer overworked his arm before last season "The Cardinals' disappointing showing in 2016 was a tale of two seasons for Carson Palmer. By midseason, coach Bruce Arians felt compelled to defend his quarterback. Palmer was struggling behind an injury-ravaged offensive line while wideouts Michael Floyd and John Brown disappeared for long..." July 20

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Three positions Cardinals could address this summer

    Arizona Republic "Scouting in the NFL involves far more than evaluating college prospects for the draft in April and accurately assessing players available when free agency starts in March. It also includes knowing the potential weaknesses on your roster when training camp opens in July and developing a plan to..." July 17

  • Cardinals RB Johnson: I can definitely get 30 touches per game "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians isn't nervous about overworking David Johnson, saying earlier this offseason that he wants "30 touches out of" his star running back per game. Johnson is on the same page, embracing his enlarged role this upcoming season. "I feel like there's room for me to..." July 16