Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Broncos' Von Miller among NFL Players of the Week

    NFL.com "Von Miller abused Joe Reitz on Sunday, and it was enough to help him earn AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. The Broncos outside linebacker took matters into his own hands with his team clinging to a six-point lead following a nice comeback engineered by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck...." September 21

  • Bruce Arians says it'll be hard for Robert Nkemdiche to crack Cardinals' lineup

    Sporting News "Bruce Arians told Robert Nkemdiche in May to slow down in practice. Maybe he slowed down too much. The Cardinals coach has not been pleased with Nkemdiche's effort during practice and said it will be tough for the team's first-round pick to be active Sunday against the Bills. "It will depend..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Palmer, Cards blast turnover-plagued Bucs

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer threw for three touchdowns, moving ahead of Joe Montana on the NFL's all-time passing yards list in the process, and the Arizona Cardinals forced Jameis Winston into five turnovers Sunday on their way to a 40-7 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at University of..." September 18

  • NFL's Chris Clemons Charged With Assault

    TMZ "NFL safety Chris Clemons has been charged with assault after he allegedly knocked out a woman outside a Scottsdale club in May ... TMZ Sports has learned. Clemons -- who last played for the Arizona Cardinals -- was accused of punching a woman in the face after she got into an altercation with..." September 18

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Did Arizona Cardinals starters play enough in preseason?

    Arizona Republic "When the Cardinals ended the preseason without a major injury, there were sighs of relief, as if coach Bruce Arians had just navigated his team safely through treacherous waters. But was there damage done that no one could see at the time? Arians was careful with most of his starters through..." September 14

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Short-handed Patriots hang on to defeat Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Even without their stars and other starters as well, the New England Patriots proved they are no pushovers when playing short-handed. Just ask the Arizona Cardinals, who fell 23-21 Sunday night in the season opener for both teams at University of Phoenix Stadium...." September 12

  • Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson, Brothers From the Beginning: ‘It’s Deeper Than a Friendship'

    Complex "Like a true big brother, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson will politely remind you that it’s pronounced TY-run. “He hates when people call him TY-ron,” he says. Because you don’t disrespect Tyrann Mathieu, the Cardinals superstar safety and Peterson’s best friend, the other..." September 12

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Larry Fitzgerald Not Planning to Retire After This Season

    Pro Football Rumors "On Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com heard that Larry Fitzgerald was telling close friends that this season would likely be his last. However, the Cardinals’ wide receiver has no plans to retire after this year, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Fitzgerald signed an extension..." September 12

  • Larry Fitzgerald to retire after season

    Larry Brown Sports "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is planning to make the 2016 season his last in the NFL. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Fitzgerald has decided he will retire at the end of the year." September 11

  • Representatives for Brees eyed the Cardinals during stalled extension talks

    CBS Sports "Star quarterback Drew Brees re-signed with the Saints for another year this past week, an eventuality many other teams always expected. But that doesn't mean they were not following what became a long saga of negotiations closely on the off chance the potential Hall of Famer actually played out a..." September 11

  • Larry Fitzgerald's Father Calls Out Ian Rapoport For Retirement Report

    College Spun "Larry Fitzgerald has “told people close to him that he expects 2016 to be his last season,” per the report. Larry Fitzgerald’s father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., refuted this report on Twitter today." September 11

  • Tyrann Mathieu ready to return after ACL injury, but role Sunday still cloudy

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals cornerback Tyrann Mathieu might have said more this week when he wasn’t saying anything. The Honey Badger either hesitated or paused when asked about his health and his role during his media gaggle Thursday. Coupled with cornerback Patrick Peterson's comments that “we’re..." September 10

  • Josh Norman: Desmond Trufant a top CB; better than Patrick Peterson

    ESPN "Desmond Trufant probably doesn't get the respect he deserves when it comes to discussions about the NFL's top cornerbacks. At least one of the league's best corners recognizes how talented the Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowler truly is. Josh Norman, who left the Falcons' NFC South rival, Carolina,..." September 10

  • Chandler Jones approaching Pats visit “like any other game”

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals and Patriots pulled off one of the bigger trades of the offseason when New England sent linebacker Chandler Jones to Arizona for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round draft pick, something that may have been on the minds of the league’s schedulers when they set up the opening..." September 09

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Bill Belichick: David Johnson isn't Marshall Faulk

    NFL.com "Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn't ready to break out the anointing oils for Cardinals running back David Johnson. The Arizona braintrust spent the offseason lavishing unusually lofty praise on their uniquely talented second-year star. Head coach Bruce Arians set the bar high when he..." September 06

  • Cardinals' quest: Searching for a franchise QB to follow Carson Palmer

    Arizona Republic "Adding two quarterbacks to their practice squad suggests the Cardinals’ epic quest to find the “quarterback of the future” is ongoing. In their three-plus years together, this pursuit has led General Manager Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians to, among others, Ryan Lindley, Logan Thomas, Matt..." September 06

  • Cardinals cut Matt Barkley, Red Bryant as they get to 53

    Pro Football Talk "Even though backup Drew Stanton hasn’t been very good this preseason, the Cardinals don’t mind going into the season with him the only guy behind starting quarterback Carson Palmer. The Cardinals cut quarterback Matt Barkley, leaving them with just two as they got to the 53-man roster limit." September 04

  • Cardinals sign QBs Aaron Murray and Zac Dysert

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals cut quarterback Matt Barkley and a day later have moved in a new direction by signing quarterbacks Aaron Murray and Zac Dysert to their practice squad. Barkley signed with the Chicago Bears’ practice squad on Sunday, leaving Arizona to ink Murray, the former Kansas City..." September 04

  • Tyrann Mathieu does 100 pushups to honor LSU vs. Wisconsin bet with J.J. Watt

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU football players Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson as well as basketball player Shaquille O'Neal had a friendly bet with former Wisconsin player J.J. Watt over Saturday's game between the Tigers and the Badgers. After Wisconsin defeated LSU 16-14, Mathieu revealed the bet and Watt..." September 04

  • Cardinals release Donald Butler, Chris Clemons

    Pro Football Talk "While speaking to reporters on Friday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that the team would not be announcing cuts until closer to Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. The team hasn’t announced any, but the NFL’s daily transaction wire scooped them with news of eight players who won’t be on the..." September 03

  • Barkley leads Cardinals over Broncos

    The Sports Xchange "It might not have been good enough to keep him on the Arizona Cardinals' roster, but quarterback Matt Barkley might have done enough to get him a look elsewhere after his performance Thursday night in a 38-17 preseason victory over the Denver Broncos. Barkley completed 20 of 29 passes for..." September 02

  • Bruce Arians expects Tyrann Mathieu to play ‘every single play’ in Week 1

    Sportsnaut "Rejoice, Arizona Cardinals fans! Tyrann Mathieu is expected to play in Week 1 against the New England Patriots. Even better, head coach Bruce Arians doesn’t expect him to leave the field at all when the defense is playing." September 02

  • Chiefs trade cornerback Marcus Cooper to Cardinals

    Arizona Cardinals "The struggles finding a cornerback across from Patrick Peterson – and more importantly, the struggles of potential cornerbacks in Thursday night’s preseason finale – made a move by the Cardinals inevitable. General Manager Steve Keim didn’t wait long after both Brandon Williams and Cariel..." September 02

  • Cardinals’ WR John Brown cleared for action after concussion

    Today's Pigskin "John Brown, an emerging young wide out for the Arizona Cardinals, continued to create headlines last year with his electric play. This preseason, he’s been on the sidelines consistently as he battles a concussion. He got it when he hit his head on the turf and has been dealing with symptoms for a..." September 01

  • Blacks Represent 70 Percent Of NFL Players, Fan Base 83 Percent White

    Real GM Football "Seventy percent of African-American men comprise NFL rosters despite representing only six percent of the United States' population. While the majority of NFL players are black, the NFL fan base is 83 percent white and 64 percent male. The NFL has no African-Americans who are a majority..." August 30

  • Texans stay unbeaten in preseason with 34-24 win

    The Sports Xchange "Brock Osweiler was sharp for Houston and Carson Palmer was not for Arizona as the Texans rode a huge first half and held on for a 34-24 victory over the mistake-prone Cardinals on Sunday at NRG Stadium in the third preseason game for both teams. Houston (3-0) racked up 31 points in the first..." August 28

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians no fan of watching video during game

    Arizona Republic "The NFL is experimenting this preseason with allowing teams to use video on the sidelines during one game. The Cardinals did it against the Raiders in the first game, and coach Bruce Arians is not a fan. The technology worked, but Arians prefers the current rules, which allow only still..." August 25

  • Texans-Cardinals game time changed to 3:25 pm

    HoustonTexans.com "The preseason Week 3 game between the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Aug. 28 will now start at 3:25 p.m. CT. Previously, the kickoff time was listed as 3 p.m." August 24

  • Cardinals’ wideout John Brown possibly out with a headache

    Today's Pigskin "The Arizona Cardinals may not have WR John Brown in practice today. He apparently has a headache and may need to skip the session. This isn’t good because he got a concussion earlier in the month and missed much of August battling the symptoms. He recently returned, but, if that headache is..." August 24

  • Bruce Arians, John Elway added to competition committee

    Pro Football Talk "Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he was taking a “leave of absence” from the competition committee, but they may have filled the job on him. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and Broncos executive John Elway have been added to the committee, which sets the agenda..." August 24

  • Steve Keim regrets passing on Russell Wilson, even though Keim really didn’t

    Pro Football Talk "As the Cardinals prepare for another season featuring another pair of games (at a minimum) against the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson, the man who runs Arizona’s football decision spent some time regretting a decision made more than four years ago: Not drafting Wilson. “There’s this..." August 22

  • Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu reaches 'stepping stone' in camp

    Arizona Republic "He wasn’t in full pads, but just the fact he could participate in several 11-on-11 and seven-on-seven drills was an encouraging sign on Sunday for Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu. The Honey Badger actually was involved in a lot more action than coach Bruce Arians had planned for him. “Coach..." August 22

  • Cardinals wide receiver John Brown cleared to practice

    Today's Pigskin "Good news for the Arizona Cardinals today as head coach Bruce Arians announced that wide receiver John Brown has been cleared to practice and would be returning on Sunday. Brown originally suffered the injury three weeks ago when he got a concussion in practice and was going through the..." August 21

  • Report: Alex Okafor plans to play with torn biceps tendon

    Pro Football Talk "After Friday night’s game against the Chargers, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that linebacker Alex Okafor faced a decision between having surgery to repair a torn biceps tendon or playing with the injury. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Okafor has opted for the latter course of..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Chargers shut down Cardinals 19-3

    The Sports Xchange "The San Diego Chargers, despite Philip Rivers being idle, breezed past the visiting Arizona Cardinals 19-3 on Friday night. Rivers was a healthy scratch and the Cardinals' Carson Palmer played only three series. The Chargers leaned on their kicker and defense. Josh Lambo kicked..." August 20