Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Arizona Cardinals may replace Drew Butler at punter

    Arizona Republic "As well as the Cardinals played overall during their 31-23 victory over Washington on Sunday, a recurring problem raised its ugly head: the lack of a consistent punting game. Drew Butler, brought back to the team last month following his release on an injury settlement, ranks last in the league..." December 06

  • Cardinals' Bruce Arians says lack of friends discredits retirement report

    Sporting News "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians strongly denied the CBS Sports report over the weekend claiming his "confidants" believed he'd retire after the 2016 season. "First of all, I don't have that many friends," Arians joked on his appearance with "Bickley & Marotta" on Arizona sports radio. Then he..." December 05

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Palmer (3 TDs), Cardinals pick off Redskins

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer passed for three touchdowns, including a 42-yarder to J.J. Nelson with just under two minutes to play, and the Arizona Cardinals held off the Washington Redskins 31-23 on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. With the victory, the Cardinals (5-6-1) avoided..." December 04

  • Confidants of Bruce Arians believe he'll weigh retirement after season

    CBS Sports "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has endured two health scares this season and, after contemplating retirement a few years ago, some in the coaching community expect him to do the same again this winter. Arians' health has been a concern in the past and he has talked of fearing for his life at times..." December 04

  • Cardinals Activate S Tyvon Branch From Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals officially activated S Tyvon Branch from the injured reserve list on Friday. This comes as no surprise, considering that the Cardinals designated Branch for return a few weeks ago. Arizona was deciding between whether to bring back Branch or veteran RB Chris Johnson...." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Is this Calais Campbell's last year with the Cardinals?

    Arizona Republic "When the Cardinals drafted Robert Nkemdiche in the first round last April, the line of succession at defensive tackle seemed established. Nkemdiche would be a rotational player for a year, then step into the starting lineup in 2017, likely replacing Calais Campbell, who is in the last year of a..." December 01

  • Arians: Cardinals WR John Brown has sickle cell-caused issues return vs. Falcons

    Arizona Sports "Cardinals receiver John Brown left the Sunday game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a hamstring injury, and head coach Bruce Arians said Monday the starter suffered from the same issues caused from a sickle-cell trait that kept him out of one game this year. “John Brown had just a great week..." November 30

  • Cardinals Restructure CB Patrick Peterson’s Contract, Pick Up $2.5M Of Cap Room

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Cardinals recently restructured the contract of CB Patrick Peterson and in turn freed up $2.5 million of available cap space. According to Yates, the Cardinals accomplished this by converting $3,172,941 of Peterson’s base salary into a signing..." November 30

  • Bruce Arians plays with fire by throwing Cardinals players under the bus

    Sporting News "Bruce Arians is either a master motivator or a cowardly finger-pointer. It’s hard to tell right now. He just lobbed the “selfishness” grenade into his Cardinals team’s locker room Monday; they don’t play again until Sunday, against Washington. Then we’ll know. What is certain is that the..." November 29

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • David Johnson makes history for hapless Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals aren’t good this year. Cardinals running back David Johnson, in contrast, is really good. The gap widened on Sunday, when the Cardinals lost again but Johnson generated more than 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first 11 games of the season. Via the NFL, Johnson matches..." November 28

  • Tyrann Mathieu: We’re too talented to be under .500

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Tyrann Mathieu returned to the lineup for the Cardinals on Sunday, but his presence couldn’t stop the team from losing for the third time in the last four games. The loss dropped their record to 4-6-1 on the season and makes a return to the playoffs for a third straight season a long..." November 28

  • Patrick Peterson “hurting” after playing through knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals have a lot of problems at the moment, but in addition to the 4-6-1 record which no one saw coming, they’re also dealing with injuries which could prevent them from making it any better. Via Josh Weinfuss of, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson was in obvious pain in the..." November 28

  • Josh Norman, Patrick Peterson to be on same field after summer spat

    ESPN "Josh Norman's beef with Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson began in the summer on social media. On Sunday, their teams will meet on the field when the Redskins play at Arizona. Peterson and Norman clashed indirectly after the Cardinals corner mocked his Redskins counterpart over a video from..." November 28

  • Falcons handle Cardinals 38-19

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons bounced back after their bye week and in the process might have extinguished the Arizona Cardinals' flickering playoff hopes. Taylor Gabriel raced 35 and 25 yards for touchdowns on screen passes from Matt Ryan on Sunday and the Falcons improved to 7-4 with a..." November 27

  • Larry Fitzgerald: Julio Jones 'right at the top' of wide receiver rankings

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald knows a good receiver when he sees one. And to him, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is one of the best. "Right at the top," Fitzgerald said when asked here Jones ranks among the receivers he studies. This coming from a surefire..." November 26

  • Cardinals' Floyd to be game-time decision vs. Falcons

    CBS Sports "Head coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Floyd (hamstring) will be a game-time call Sunday in Atlanta, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. Officially listed as questionable for the contest, Floyd was unable to practice Thursday or Friday, instead focusing on rehab with the training..." November 25

  • Tyrann Mathieu expected back this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals’ playoff chances are dim at 4-5-1, but they expect to have a key defensive piece back in the lineup as they try to start the uphill climb to the postseason in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon. The team listed eight players as questionable for the game, but Cardinals coach Bruce Arians..." November 25

  • Cardinals' Peterson seeking redemption against Falcons' Jones

    Arizona Cardinals "Two years later, Patrick Peterson is a different cornerback. Yes, he made the Pro Bowl in 2014, the last time he took on and clearly lost the battle with Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. But he was not nearly as good of a player, not as dedicated in film study off the field and – because of..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Bruce Arians questions top pick Robert Nkemdiche's maturity, work ethic

    ESPN "As Arizona Cardinals first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche enters the final six weeks of his rookie season, he has proved to possess the talent to play in the NFL. It's the mental fortitude that has been lacking, according to Cardinals coach Bruce Arians. "Talent [is] not an issue," Arians said..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald feels 'partly responsible' for Arians' health scare

    CBS Sports "First things first: Bruce Arians is going to be OK. He was admitted to an Arizona hospital early Monday after complaining of chest pains, but was released on Tuesday and is already back to work this week. This isn't the first health scare for Arians; back in August he was hospitalized after..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Cardinals Sign LB Sio Moore, Cut LB Joplo Bartu

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they’ve signed LB Sio Moore to a contract and waived LB Joplo Bartu with an injury settlement. Cardinals signed LB Reshard Cliett to their practice squad. Moore, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Raiders back in 2013. Moore spent two seasons..." November 22

  • Alex Boone threatens Patrick Peterson over hit on Sam Bradford

    Sportsnaut "Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson blasted Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford during Sunday’s game, and offensive lineman Alex Boone is less than pleased about it. If that is not a threat, then I don’t know what is. Boone has every right to be upset about it, but he cannot..." November 22

  • Bruce Arians is back to work after being hospitalized

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is back to work, and says he’s feeling better. Arians, who was released from the hospital Monday, tweeted out word that he was rejoining the team today. Arians was hospitalized during the preseason after a bout of diverticulitis, and overcame prostate cancer in..." November 22

  • Cardinals “desperate” after latest loss

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals and Vikings both came into Sunday’s game in serious need of a victory to build their playoff hopes, but only the Vikings were able to breathe a sigh of relief come the final whistle. The 30-24 loss saw the Cardinals give up a kickoff return for a touchdown, an interception return..." November 21

  • Cardinals' Bruce Arians hospitalized with chest pains "Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has been hospitalized with chest pains, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported according to a source informed of the situation. Rapoport noted Arians is undergoing further testing. Arians was hospitalized earlier this year after dealing with symptoms..." November 21

  • Vikings use two 100-yard returns to hold off Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- A stout defense and timely scoring plays -- even from the defense -- were the hallmarks of the Minnesota Vikings' 5-0 start to the season. When Minnesota stopped scoring on defense and allowed teams to start running the ball, the Vikings slipped to four consecutive losses...." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Tyrann Mathieu not expected to play today

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is out for another week. Mathieu, listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, is not expected to play today against the Vikings, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had sounded optimistic last week that Mathieu could..." November 20

  • Cardinals promote Gooden after Martin goes on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals made two linebacker-related roster moves Friday, placing Gabe Martin on their injured-reserve list and promoting Zaviar Gooden from the practice squad. Martin broke into the league as an undrafted rookie with the Cardinals in 2015 and spent the regular season on the practice..." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Cardinals, Bears, Jets & Broncos Teams To Watch For Tony Romo Next Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN writes that the Cardinals, Bears, Jets and possibly the Broncos could be potential landing spots for QB Tony Romo if the Cowboys elect to move on from him next year. This is, of course, assuming that the Cowboys decide to move forward with Dak Prescott as their starting..." November 16

  • Cardinals re-sign Jaron Brown to 1-year extension

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals removed a bit of uncertainty from the wide receiver position for 2017, re-signing Jaron Brown to a 1-year extension, according to an NFL source. Financial terms were not immediately available. Brown is making $1.671 million this year and is on injured reserve after suffering a..." November 16

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Fitzgerald to undergo MRI on Monday

    Deadspin "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald made his 1,079th career reception today against the San Francisco 49ers, passing Terrell Owens on the all-time list. A few plays (and another reception later), Fitzgerald made a catch from quarterback Carson Palmer, but flipped over 49ers defensive..." November 14

  • Catanzaro kicks Cardinals past 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals overcame four turnovers and a late rally by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday by getting a game-winning, 34-yard field goal from Chandler Catanzaro at the end of regulation for a 23-20 victory. It was the third field goal of the game for Catanzaro,..." November 13

  • Tyrann Mathieu ruled out for Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said earlier this week that safety Tyrann Mathieu was “real close” to getting back on the field after injuring his shoulder in Week Eight, but the wait for a return to game action will stretch at least another week. Mathieu was ruled out by the Cardinals on Friday,..." November 11

  • NFL may consider fewer commercials to improve ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s a lot of infuriating things happening in the world and in the world of sports right now. But for me, what has to be near the top of the list, at least in the top five, is this… Commercial. Touchback. Commercial. You know those interminable points in an NFL game after a team goes on a..." November 10

  • Donald Trump victory reportedly creating racial divide among NFL locker rooms

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the most common lessons a parent teaches a child is to not discuss politics with friends you want to keep. The same can apparently be said of NFL players and their teammates. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report has spoken with more than two dozen current NFL players since Donald Trump won..." November 10

  • With ratings falling, the NFL may speed up game pace

    Today's Pigskin "Are NFL games just too slow? That’s one question being asked by executives as the rating continue to falter. NFL Media executive VP and NFL Network president and CEO Brian Rolapp was recently asked if the pace of games needed to increase to draw people back in, and he said: “Could [games] be..." November 10

  • NFL not rushing to rewrite marijuana policy amid new laws

    ESPN "The expansion of marijuana legalization across the United States during this week's elections will not spur any immediate changes in the NFL's joint drug policy with the NFL Players Association, spokesmen for both the league and the NFLPA said Wednesday. The NFLPA, however, will continue its..." November 10