Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Bruce Arians raves about Cardinals receivers: Top to bottom, they're all 'NFL quality'

    Arizona Republic "This is Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’ 25th year coaching offense in the NFL, so he knows what a good wide receiver looks like. In his view, the Cardinals have a roster full of them. “I’ve never been around a wide receiver group of 12 that are of NFL quality,” Arians said on Wednesday. “Every..." May 25

  • Budda Baker signs with Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals opened the day with two unsigned members of their 2017 draft class. They’ll end it with just first-round pick Haason Reddick in need of a contract. Safety Budda Baker signed his four-year deal with the team on Thursday. Baker is not taking part in the team’s offseason program..." May 25

  • Bruce Arians 'happy' with change to 10-minute OT "A taxing, 6-6 tie between the Seahawks and Cardinals in late October last year served as one of the stronger arguments in favor of a shorter 10-minute overtime period. As Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told the team's website Wednesday, the team wasn't able to practice all week following the..." May 25

  • Cowboys Reportedly Doing Homework On LB Daryl Washington

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason Cole of B/R is reporting that a Cowboys source has told him that they’re doing their homework on former Cardinals LB Daryl Washington. Washington was reinstated to the NFL after sitting out three seasons. However, the Cardinals elected to cut him loose a few weeks ago and he’s now an..." May 23

  • Blaine Gabbert hoping Cardinals provide him with the stability he's never had

    Arizona Republic "If Bruce Arians had any concerns about Blaine Gabbert memorizing the playbook, he should have been with reporters when the Cardinals’ newest quarterback was asked if he could name all the offensive coordinators he’s had during his half-dozen years in the NFL. Gabbert rattled them off like they..." May 23

  • Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald will address future only during training camp

    ESPN "Larry Fitzgerald knows the questions about his playing future are coming, but the veteran Cardinals wide receiver doesn't plan on answering them all season long, like he had to last year. Fitzgerald said Monday night at an Arians Family Foundation charity dinner that he will address his..." May 23

  • Cardinals' Andre Ellington becomes a full-time receiver, at least for now

    Arizona Republic "Over the past four years, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians often said Andre Ellington had the route-running and catching abilities to make the switch from running back to wide receiver. This offseason, Ellington’s fifth in the NFL, the Cardinals are going to find out if that’s true. Ellington..." May 22

  • Cardinals' Justin Bethel betting on himself

    Arizona Republic "Harsh words can motivate a football player. A 63 percent pay cut can have the opposite effect. Justin Bethel is hoping to use both to his advantage. “It’s called betting on yourself,” he said. Bethel will turn 27 next month, and has three Pro Bowls on his resume. He’s also among a handful..." May 20

  • Cardinals' Arians says Brown showing signs of 2015 form

    Arizona Republic "Two indicators give the Cardinals hope receiver John Brown has overcome the health maladies that caused a dive in his production last season: In offseason practices, Brown is displaying the speed and explosiveness that made him such a threat in 2015. Brown is smiling, something he..." May 19

  • 'Honey Badger' Tyrann Mathieu has new outlook and he's out to 'win the day'

    Arizona Republic "The Badger is bothered. Something is different this year about the Honey Badger – Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu. He won’t come right out and tell you what it is, but you know it’s different. You feel it in his words, in his eyes, even in his new-but-old Honey Badger hairdo, if that’s even..." May 19

  • Cardinals strike deal with fourth-rounder Dorian Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals wrapped up the week by getting another draft pick under contract. Fourth-round guard Dorian Johnson has agreed to a four-year deal with the team. First-round linebacker Haason Reddick and second-round safety Budda Baker are the only players from the draft class left without..." May 19

  • Daryl Washington speaks, says three-year NFL suspension made him better football player

    Arizona Republic "Former Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2013, but he thinks he’s better now than he was prior to his three suspension. Washington appeared Wednesday on the NFL No Huddle show on Tunein. (twitter handle: @NFLNoHuddle). Washington, released last week by the..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Cardinals’ John Brown played with a cyst on his spine

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals receiver John Brown struggled through a disappointing season last year, having career lows in every statistical category. A significant health issue may have been the reason. Brown told ESPN today that a cyst was found on his spine and that when it was drained after the season he felt..." May 17

  • Deone Bucannon had ankle surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals drafted linebacker Haason Reddick in the first round last month and they may need to call on him early in his rookie season to step in for Deone Bucannon. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said on Tuesday that Bucannon had surgery to repair a “lingering” ankle injury. Bucannon ended..." May 16

  • Less is more: Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer not throwing in OTAs, not yet

    Arizona Sports "Everyone is in agreement what the plan is: Quarterback Carson Palmer won’t throw until the last week of organized team activities plus the three-day minicamp, meaning he’ll be spending much of the Arizona Cardinals’ practice time this offseason as a spectator getting mental reps and of course his..." May 16

  • Carson Palmer won’t throw much this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals signed Blaine Gabbert last week in a move that gives them five quarterbacks on their 90-man roster. That might seem like too many players for everyone to get their work in, but the Cardinals don’t plan to have all five of them working a full schedule. Coach Bruce Arians said that..." May 14

  • Cardinals sign three draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals hope that rookie running back T.J. Logan’s speed will make him a useful piece for their offense, but that can’t happen until Logan’s under contract. The team took care of that over the weekend. Logan, who was a fifth-round pick last month, was one of three draft pick signings..." May 14

  • Confidence not a problem for Arizona Cardinals rookie WR Chad Williams

    Arizona Republic "When evaluating players from major colleges, the Cardinals and other NFL teams look for a sense of entitlement. Do the players act like they’re owed something? When evaluating players from small colleges, the Cardinals and other NFL teams look for a sense of certainty. Are the players..." May 14

  • Bruce Arians extends camp invite to Air Force LB despite 2-year duties

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians does not like a rule implemented by the Air Force on the day of the first round of the NFL draft that prevents Academy cadets from postponing their two-year active-duty military commitment so they can play in the NFL. "I think it's dumb," Arians said after..." May 13

  • Bickley: Cardinals wise to gamble on Blaine Gabbert

    Arizona Republic "It’s been a head-scratching offseason for NFL quarterbacks. Tony Romo and Jay Cutler are headed to the broadcast booth. Colin Kaepernick is unemployed, maybe even blackballed. And in a desperate search to find their next franchise arm, the Cardinals have enlisted Blaine Gabbert, considered..." May 12

  • Cardinals Release Daryl Washington

    Arizona Cardinals "He hasn’t played in an NFL game since December of 2013, and now Daryl Washington is no longer a member of the Arizona Cardinals. The linebacker, recently able to earn conditional reinstatement from an indefinite NFL suspension after violating the policy for substances of abuse, was released by..." May 11

  • Cardinals reportedly will sign QB Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal

    Fox Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are adding a little insurance at quarterback, reportedly signing Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal. Gabbert started five games last season with the 49ers, completing 57 percent of his passes for 925 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions in 2016. The 27-year-old..." May 11

  • Carson Palmer excited to see Andre Ellington at WR "Andre Ellington is in Phase 2 of his transition from running back to wide receiver. The Arizona Cardinals still can't line up the receiver against a defense -- based on NFL offseason workout rules -- but quarterback Carson Palmer believes the ex-tailback can bring an added dimension to the..." May 10

  • Michael Bidwill: We hope to have an answer on Daryl Washington soon

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals learned just before the draft that linebacker Daryl Washington had been conditionally reinstated from suspension by the league in a move that opened the door for his return to action after missing the last three seasons. Washington’s absence left the Cardinals with no choice to..." May 10

  • Casino company could acquire naming rights to Cardinals stadium

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to thumb its nose at gambling, it remains otherwise willing to put a hand out for money from gambling concerns. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, Gila River Gaming Enterprises will meet with the Cardinals regarding the possibility of purchasing the naming rights to..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Cardinals meet with linebacker Daryl Washington

    USA Today "Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington, conditionally reinstated recently after being suspended three years, met with team officials on Monday, according to two NFL sources. The specifics of the meeting are unknown, and as of Tuesday afternoon, Washington’s status on the team remained..." May 10

  • Cardinals sign cornerback Jumal Rolle

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals added some cornerback depth Tuesday, signing a guy coming off a major injury. According to Kyle Odegard of the team’s official website, they signed former Ravens and Texans cornerback Jumal Rolle to a one-year deal. Rolle missed last season with the Ravens because of a torn..." May 09

  • Cardinals have high hopes for T.J. Logan

    Pro Football Talk "The Arizona Cardinals already have arguably the best running back in the NFL. They’ve added another one who can make the position even stronger. Fifth-round rookie T.J. Logan, who played college football with Mitchell Trubisky and Ryan Switzer at North Carolina, generated the fastest 40-yard..." May 08

  • Rookie RB T.J. Logan could be home-run threat for Arizona Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "There’s fast and then there’s T.J. Logan fast. “When he gets in space, he’s so explosive it’s like he’s a got a rocket in his rear,” Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said recently on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Logan ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine, the fastest..." May 08

  • Longtime QB Jim Hart will join Arizona Cardinals greats in the ring of honor

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals plan to induct former quarterback Jim Hart into their ring of honor at University of Phoenix Stadium this fall, the team announced on Thursday. Hart will be honored at halftime of a home game to be determined. Hart joined the then-St. Louis Cardinals in 1966 as an undrafted..." May 05

  • Cardinals' John Brown feeling healthy after recovery from cyst removal

    Arizona Republic "John Brown’s statistics plunged last season as the receiver and the Cardinals tried to learn how to cope with pain and fatigue associated with sickle-cell trait. As it turns out, that was not the only thing physically wrong with Brown. He told the team website,, that after..." May 04

  • Here's why the Cardinals didn't take a QB in 2017 NFL Draft (and it's a good reason)

    CBS Sports "The most important position in football -- and all of sports, really -- is quarterback. Either you have one or you don't, and if you don't, the leash on employment gets pretty short pretty quick. The Cardinals understand they are a win-now team with a small window for Carson Palmer playing..." May 03

  • Cardinals add line depth with Tony Bergstrom

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals drafted a couple of offensive linemen, but were still looking for some more depth in the middle. The made a move in that direction Wednesday, by signing veteran center Tony Bergstrom, according to Darren Urban of the team’s official website. He was with the Texans last year,..." May 03

  • Trevor Knight among Cardinals undrafted additions

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals didn’t take a quarterback to groom as a potential successor to Carson Palmer during the draft, but there is one among the 17 undrafted rookies they’ve agreed to terms with this week. Trevor Knight is the new quarterback and joins the team after wrapping up his college career with..." May 02

  • Cardinals Extended VP Terry McDonough

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals and vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough recently agreed to a four-year extension, as McDonough tells Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area (Twitter link). McDonough presumably inked a new deal with Arizona following his dalliance with the 49ers this..." May 02

  • Report: Cardinals in talks with Blaine Gabbert

    Larry Brown Sports "The Blaine Train may soon be pulling into Arizona. Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports on Tuesday that the Cardinals are in talks with free agent quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert, 27, is coming off a 2016 campaign with the San Francisco 49ers where he made five starts and..." May 02

  • Are Cardinals rookies ready to contribute right away?

    Arizona Republic "Soon after the 2015 and 2016 drafts, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians tempered expectations for his rookies, saying most – if not all – were not ready to contribute immediately. That was certainly true with last year's class, which was "highlighted" by defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, the..." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Arizona Cardinals trade up to select S Budda Baker in second round of NFL Draft

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals did not want to wait around to see if Washington safety Budda Baker would stay on the board for their second-round selection at No. 45. The No. 36 overall pick Baker, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound safety, is Arizona’s second selection of the 2017 NFL Draft after taking linebacker..." April 29

  • Cardinals pick Dorian Johnson: Liver condition won't affect play

    ESPN "The Arizona Cardinals' fourth-round pick Dorian Johnson doesn't seem as concerned about a liver condition he's had his "entire" life as some NFL teams were during the first two days of the NFL draft. Johnson dropped to the Cardinals in the fourth round Saturday, reportedly because teams were..." April 29

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Cardinals select Temple LB Haason Reddick in first round of NFL Draft

    Arizona Sports "With the 13th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected Temple linebacker Haason Reddick. The Cardinals added to their defense that finished second in total defense in 2016, but lost the most defensive snaps in the NFL this offseason. It appears Reddick is the type of..." April 28

  • Cardinals have plenty of questions for Daryl Washington

    Arizona Republic "One day soon, perhaps as early as next week, linebacker Daryl Washington and his employers, the Cardinals, will have a meeting in which this question will not be only an icebreaker: “So Daryl, what have you been up to?” The Cardinals really want to know what Washington has been up to. NFL rules..." April 27

  • Daryl Washington should not factor in Cardinals’ draft, season plans

    Arizona Sports "The NFL’s decision to reinstate linebacker Daryl Washington may have come too late for the Arizona Cardinals. It may have come too soon for those rightfully enraged by his domestic violence incident. But before we start wondering how many Pro Bowls or protests Washington might generate, let’s..." April 26

  • Deshaun Watson likes how he looks in a Cardinals uniform in Madden

    Pro Football Talk "For free agents and incoming draft picks, the Madden game provides a way to get a look at how the player will look in a variety of NFL uniforms. For quarterback Deshaun Watson, he particularly liked how he looked in one specific uniform. Appearing on PFT Live, Watson said he likes how he looks..." April 26

  • Cardinals pick up Deone Bucannon’s fifth-year option

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals have picked up LB Deone Bucannon’s fifth-year option, according to hie agency. The fifth-year option will run the Cardinals $8,718,000 million for the 2018 season, according to Joel Corry, but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term..." April 26

  • NFL Reinstates Cardinals LB Daryl Washington, Plans To Play In 2017

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter is reporting that the NFL has reinstated suspended Cardinals LB Daryl Washington and he plans to play in 2017. The Arizona Cardinals have released the following statement regarding Washington’s reinstatement to the NFL This comes as a surprise, given that it appeared as though..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25