Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Goodell says extra point rule made the NFL more exciting in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Year One of the new extra point rule was a success, and more rules tweaks are on the way. Goodell said the new rule, which moved extra point kicks back 13 yards, is an example of the kinds of changes the league will continue to consider. “From a..." February 10

  • Adidas offers $1M to break the 40-yard dash record at NFL combine

    CBS Sports "For years, NFL prospects have tried to break Chris Johnson's 40-yard dash record of 4.24 seconds. And for years, they've come up short. Adidas is trying to really incentivize someone to break the record this year, offering $1 million to any prospect who beats the number set by CJ2K at the..." February 10

  • Arizona Cardinals' top need is Broncos-level pass rush

    Arizona Republic "The football traditionalists who like to remind us that defense wins championships had to be emboldened by Super Bowl 50. Denver’s defense won that championship by rendering quarterback Cam Newton, the NFL’s most valuable player, and the Panthers, the league’s highest-scoring team,..." February 09

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • Arizona Cardinals' Michael Bidwill: Pieces still needed

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals are closer to winning a Super Bowl than it appeared in a 49-15 loss to the Panthers in the NFC Championship Game, team President Michael Bidwill said after making the rounds on radio row at the Super Bowl on Thursday. “It’s bittersweet,” Bidwill said of attending Super Bowl..." February 05

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald set for final season?

    Arizona Republic "Few things remind of us of our advancing years like the retirement of a co-worker around the same age. So if reports are true that Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is retiring, can Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald be far behind?... Fitzgerald will play in 2016, the last year of a contract..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Cardinals re-sign Darren Fells, sign Shaun Prater to future contract

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals announced a pair of roster moves Monday, as the team has re-signed tight end Darren Fells and added cornerback Shaun Prater on a 2016 future contract. An exclusive rights free agent, the 6-foot-7, 281-pound Fells tallied a career high 21 catches for 311 yards and three..." February 01

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Cardinals long snapper Mike Leach announces retirement

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals will need a new long snapper for the 2016 season. Mike Leach has held the job since 2009, but he announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. In a letter posted to Twitter, Leach said he is “making that choice before waning abilities — or worse, an injury — make it for..." January 27

  • Arians says he probably should have sat Palmer in Week 17

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians insisted after the NFC Championship Game that Carson Palmer’s finger injury is not the reason Arizona lost. Nevertheless, Arians wishes he had kept Palmer healthier. Arians now says he probably should have held Palmer out of the season finale against the Seahawks,..." January 26

  • Cardinals' Mathieu says he wants to remain with team for rest of career

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu stated that he wants to remain with his current club for the remainder of his career. Mathieu was a leading Defensive Player of the Year candidate before tearing his ACL in a Week 15 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. "Obviously, I love this team, I..." January 25

  • Carson Palmer won’t play in the Pro Bowl because of finger

    Pro Football Talk "Yeah, this Pro Bowl is going to be a special one. Via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is withdrawing from the all-star game, saying he wanted to let his hand heal up. Of course, Cards coach Bruce Arians said last night the dislocated finger wasn’t the..." January 25

  • Carson Palmer will forever remember his meltdown for the ages

    New York Post "Carson Palmer just threw another interception … while you read this sentence. Palmer’s career year ended in a massive thud and short of his first Super Bowl, instead making ignominious history by having one of the worst QB outings in a conference championship game. The Cardinals’ 36-year-old..." January 25

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Super Bowl bound! Panthers beat Arizona 49-15 for NFC title

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have the Halas Trophy, presented to them Sunday as the NFC champions. Now they’ll go after the Lombardi Trophy, which goes to the Super Bowl champion. Carolina beat the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 at Bank of America Stadium, and these Panthers joined the 2003 group as the..." January 25

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    ... It's fair to say Palmer's finger's been a little more of an issue than he's let on. Good news: It looked better in practice this week.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    An offseason priority for #AZCardinals: Locking up Tyrann Mathieu to a long-term deal, despite a year left. Should be a highest-paid safety

  • Cam Newton is bigger than most Cardinals defenders "We know that Cam Newton is a large quarterback, but when thinking about it in actual terms, his combination of size and speed is actually quite stunning. An analyst can sound quite banal when he or she says can you imagine trying to tackle that guy? But the reality of the situation? It's a real..." January 24

  • Cardinals looking to lock up Tyrann Mathieu long-term "Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu isn't going anywhere -- at least that's the team's plan. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the playmaking stalwart of Arizona's defense, who tore his ACL back in late December, will be an offseason priority for general manager Steve Keim. Though..." January 24

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Longest current championship droughts - major North American pro sports teams Cubs: 107 seasons Cardinals (NFL): 67 seasons

  • Arizona owner Bidwill: 'I wanted Larry Fitzgerald to retire a Cardinal'

    The Score "After toiling in mediocrity for the better part of the 21st century, the Arizona Cardinals are two wins away from their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. Arizona led the league in total offense and finished second in scoring offense with 30.6 points per game. Under head coach Bruce..." January 23

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Clete Blakeman to call Super Bowl 50

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is really not holding the whole flip-or-no-flip thing against Clete Blakeman. According to, Blakeman has been tabbed to referee Super Bowl 50, his first shot to officiate the final football game of the year. Blakeman just worked the divisional round game between..." January 20

  • Blandino: Ref 'did best job he could' with coin toss "There were several moments during Saturday's Divisional Round matchup between the Packers and Cardinals that were hard to believe -- Green Bay converted two Hail Marys on their final drive and still lost, after all -- but the craziness of the overtime coin toss might be unrivaled. We're..." January 19

  • Chris Johnson 'ready to go' if Cardinals make Super Bowl

    USA Today "Chris Johnson says he’s feeling explosive. If the rules were different, Johnson thinks he could’ve played in the Arizona Cardinals’ playoff opener last weekend. But the veteran running back isn’t eligible to come off short-term injured reserve until next week, meaning his Cardinals teammates..." January 19

  • Vegas tabs Carolina, New England as opening favorites in title games

    ESPN "Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are favored over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in next week's AFC Championship Game. The Patriots opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Broncos at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook shortly after Denver beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The..." January 18

  • Carson Palmer, Cam Newton first Heisman QBs to face off in playoffs

    ESPN "They differ in nearly every category. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is 36. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is 26. Palmer is a traditional drop-pack passer. Newton is a modern mobile quarterback. It took Palmer 13 seasons to find postseason success. It took Newton..." January 18

  • Cardinals' Arians: I'd rather play Seahawks in Seattle than Panthers

    The Score "The Arizona Cardinals fared well the last time they played in Seattle, defeating the Seahawks 39-32. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians appeared on FOX Sports during halftime of Sunday's divisional-round game between the Seahawks and Panthers, and was asked whether he'd rather play Seattle at..." January 17

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    Craig Morgan @craigsmorgan

    Arians: "We've been saving that little shovel pass for about 18 weeks."

  • NFL supports referee's decision to redo coin flip in Cardinals-Packers

    ESPN "The NFL has confirmed that referee Clete Blakeman made his own decision to repeat the coin toss prior to overtime in Saturday night's divisional playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals. Although there is no rule requiring the coin to flip during a legal coin toss, the..." January 17

  • Aaron Rodgers says ref should have granted re-call after botched coin flip "The coin really didn't flip. Thanks to a slow motion camera focused on the gold piece, which was flipped two times by official Clete Blakeman on Saturday, we were able to vividly see one of the most bizarre moments in playoff history. Aaron Rodgers called it, Blakeman tossed it up..." January 17

  • Packers' McCarthy: 'I don't know what the hell a catch is anymore'

    The Score "Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy lost a challenge in Saturday's game against the Arizona Cardinals when a questionable catch by Larry Fitzgerald was upheld. Fitzgerald snagged a pass, but appeared to lose the ball as he fell to the ground. McCarthy challenged, presumably expecting..." January 17

  • Cardinals top Packers in overtime thriller, advance to NFC title game

    Arizona Republic "Quick, what’s the plural of Hail Mary? What happens if the coin is tossed, but the darn thing doesn’t flip? And how does a 32-year-old receiver catch a short pass and gain 75 yards on the first play of overtime? That is just a small sample of the questions left behind by one of the craziest..." January 17

  • Dwight Freeney was one week from retiring when Arians called him

    CBS Sports "After 13 years in the NFL, Dwight Freeney was just about ready for retirement. And why not? He'd racked up 111.5 sacks in those 13 seasons, already the 20th most all time. He'd combined for just four sacks in 20 games across the previous two seasons with the Chargers, though, and he was still..." January 15

  • Rodgers says all the pressure is all on the Cardinals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "All that negativity about the Packers being seven-point underdogs at Arizona Saturday night, being pegged at 18-1 favorites to win the Super Bowl - the worst odds of the entire playoff field -- and having to play a team that crushed them, 38-8, two weeks ago? Do not enter. That's the message..." January 13

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • Alex Okafor Hurt; Cardinals Sign Jason Babin "The Cardinals had a bye week, but it doesn’t mean they got through unscathed, and now they are missing a starter for the postseason. Outside linebacker Alex Okafor was placed on the Non-Football-Injury reserve list Tuesday with a toe injury, a move that ends his season. To replace Okafor on the..." January 12

  • Report: Cardinals work out Jason Babin, Matt Shaughnessy

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals are getting ready to face the Packers in their playoff opener this week and they may be thinking about adding a veteran linebacker to their defense before the weekend arrives. Field Yates of reports that the team worked out Jason Babin and Matt Shaughnessy on Monday. Both..." January 11

  • Donald Trump Thinks All These Personal Foul Penalties Have Made Football ‘Soft’

    Uproxx "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Why? Because according to what he told a crowd of 2,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, the cherished national pastime of American Football has gone too soft — just like the great country of..." January 11

  • Raiders' Khalil Mack makes history, named All-Pro at two positions

    CBS Sports "People outside Oakland who didn't know about Khalil Mack got their introduction to his talents when he sacked Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler five times in Week 14. On Friday, Mack made history when the Associated Press named him an All-Pro at two positions -- linebacker and defensive..." January 09

  • NFL plans to stream London games in 2016, Apple and Google in talks to buy rights

    New York Daily News "The National Football League is planning to live-stream all three games scheduled to be played in London next season, and Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc subsidiary Google are among the technology companies in talks to buy the rights to conduct the streams, said two sources familiar with the..." January 08

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    I'm told the #Bucs are scheduled to interview #Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin today for their head coaching vacancy.

  • Beyonce Will Join Coldplay for Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

    ET Online "Coldplay will have a very high-profile guest star at the Super Bowl. Sources confirm to Entertainment Tonight that Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, will join the band on-stage during their halftime performance at Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Presumably, the group will deliver a live rendition of "Hymn..." January 08