Cardinals Rumors & News

  • How Arizona Cardinals stars performed vs. Dallas Cowboys

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer *** ½ (three and a half stars) Palmer completed his first 11 passes for 131 yards, which included a 5-for-5 effort for 79 yards on the first series of the game. He capped the opening drive with a 25-yard scoring strike over the middle to Jaron Brown. Unlike..." September 26

  • Donald Trump applauds 'great anger' from 'booing' fans at Cowboys-Cardinals game

    CBS Sports "The online discourse between the Executive Office and the National Football League did not cease because Week 3 of the NFL season ended. On the contrary, it may have been ratcheted up a notch on Tuesday morning by President Donald Trump, who let the world know he was thrilled to hear fans booing..." September 26

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Marie Tillman: Pat's memory should remind people to come together

    ESPN "Marie Tillman, the widow of former NFL player and U.S. Army serviceman Pat Tillman, told CNN in a statement that she doesn't want the memory of her husband to be politicized. "As a football player and soldier, Pat inspired countless Americans to unify," Marie Tillman told CNN. "It is my hope..." September 26

  • Lights Bright For Cardinals, Cowboys "Larry Fitzgerald smiled, thinking about the Cardinals’ home opener against the Cowboys. “You know it’ll be electrifying,” the wide receiver said. “Monday Night Football against America’s Team. What more can you ask for?” Actually, the Cards may have a laundry list of things they want right..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • Cardinals planning more work for Chris Johnson this week

    Pro Football Talk "Chris Johnson may be headed back to the starting lineup. Johnson was the starter in Arizona until a season-ending injury in 2015 opened the door for David Johnson to take the job and run with it through the 2016 season. A wrist injury knocked him out in Week One, though, and the Cardinals..." September 21

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Arizona Cardinals' David Johnson says there's no timeline for return from wrist injury

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals running back David Johnson doesn’t know how long he will have to wear a cast on his left wrist, much less when he will able to carry and catch a football. So, no, he doesn’t have a timeline for returning to the lineup. “Really just see how it goes,” he said. “I’m really just trying..." September 21

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • Tom Brady, J.J. Nelson among Players of the Week "The silver lining of having an off day in the season opener -- if there is one -- is the chance you might get overlooked the following week. That certainly wasn't the case with a certain 40-year-old playing in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of..." September 20

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • Bruce Arians on Carson Palmer: ‘The quarterback has to play better’

    Sportsnaut "The Arizona Cardinals are coming off a narrow overtime win over the hapless Indianapolis Colts. It’s another game that saw veteran quarterback Carson Palmer struggle big time. Palmer might have thrown for over 300 yards in the game, but he completed just over 50 percent of his passes with an..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer takes some heat, along with rest of offense

    Arizona Republic "“The quarterback!” That’s the one Cardinals coach Bruce Arians blamed, first at halftime in front of a national television audience and then again after Arizona’s 16-13 overtime victory Sunday against the Colts, for the offense’s shaky performance for a second consecutive week. Carson Palmer..." September 19

  • Cardinals won't apologize for ugly win over Colts

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals might be delusional. They might be destined to inflict severe disappointment on their audience. But in the postgame glow of their first victory of 2017, they weren’t about to apologize for anything. Not for a 16-13 overtime win over the lowly Colts. Not for an offense scrambling..." September 18

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Cardinals To Sign Jim Dray

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals have agreed to sign free agent tight end Jim Dray, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports (on Twitter). The team’s in need of a body at tight end with Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas battling injuries, Somers notes. This will be Dray’s second stint in Arizona. The..." September 15

  • Cardinals Release LB Philip Wheeler

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday that they’ve released LB Philip Wheeler to make room for newly signed TE Jim Dray. 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..." September 15

  • John Brown out this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "When wide receiver John Brown was missing time with a quad injury in August, coach Bruce Arians referenced Brown’s injury issues from last season and said that the team would have to look somewhere else if Brown wasn’t able to run at full speed long enough. Brown recovered enough to catch four..." September 15

  • Carson Palmer: Cardinals offense 'drastically' changes without David Johnson

    ESPN "Take away 1,239 rushing yards, 879 receiving yards, 20 touchdowns and 23 touches per game from an offense and what do you have? The Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Indianapolis. That's what will be missing without David Johnson on the field for the Cardinals against the Indianapolis Colts now..." September 14

  • Kerwynn Williams Named Cardinals Starting RB After David Johnson Injury

    Bleacher Report "Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians named Kerwynn Williams his starting running back Wednesday after David Johnson suffered a wrist injury in their season-opening loss to the Detroit Lions. Arians told reporters Andre Ellington will be Williams' backup and newly re-signed Chris Johnson will..." September 14

  • Cardinals Have NFL's Oldest Starting 22, Browns Youngest

    Real GM Football "The Arizona Cardinals have the NFL's oldest group of 22 starters in the NFL. The Cardinals' average age of their starters was 28.41 years old, or 0.77 years older than any other team. The Cardinals feature Carson Palmer (37), linebacker Karlos Dansby (35), wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (34),..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Cardinals’ Calais Campbell Offer Topped Out At $9MM AAV

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals were not willing to enter the same ballpark as the Jaguars or Broncos did in the Calais Campbell sweepstakes in March. An Uninterrupted video (YouTube link) reveals Campbell wanted his agent, Tom Condon, to take the Jaguars’ $15MM-per-year offer back to the Cardinals to see if..." September 12

  • Cardinals will reportedly re-sign Chris Johnson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are preparing for life without star running back David Johnson, and they are expected to bring back a familiar face to help fill out their backfield. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Cardinals plan to re-sign Chris Johnson. Johnson, who will turn 32..." September 12

  • David Johnson to miss 2-3 months

    Fanrag Sports "Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson will undergo surgery on his injured wrist this week and will miss two-to-three months as a result, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Johnson dislocated his wrist during the Cardinals’ Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon. The..." September 12

  • Cardinals' playoff hopes now hinge on Carson Palmer

    ESPN "If there was ever a time for Carson Palmer to scrub a game from his memory completely, it's this week. He needs to forget throwing three interceptions against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He needs to forget one-hopping passes to receivers. He needs to forget the offense's issues between the..." September 12

  • Cardinals’ Johnson seeing specialists, may need wrist surgery

    Arizona Sports "Cardinals running back David Johnson will meet with specialists regarding his wrist injury that took him out of Arizona’s Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, and their opinions will determine if he needs surgery, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter added Monday that Johnson will make..." September 11

  • Cardinals Could Bring Back RB Chris Johnson With David Johnson Expected To Miss Time

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport mentions that it would not be surprising to see the Cardinals re-sign veteran RB Chris Johnson now that David Johnson is expected to be out “several” weeks with a wrist injury. Re-signing Johnson makes plenty of sense given the circumstance and his recent experience in the team’s..." September 11

  • Cardinals Signing D.J. Foster Off Patriots’ Practice Squad

    CBS Boston "The Patriots are set to lose one of their depth players at running back. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Arizona Cardinals are singing D.J. Foster from the Patriots’ practice squad. The Cardinals had a need at running back after starter David Johnson suffered a wrist injury on..." September 11

  • David Johnson likely out three months

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals have received very bad news on star running back David Johnson. Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Johnson’s initial prognosis is the same as the timeline given to running back T.J. Logan in preseason — which means three months out due to his wrist injury. The news..." September 11

  • Cardinals' David Johnson: Could avoid missing time

    CBS Sports "It still isn't out of the question that Johnson (wrist) could avoid missing any time,'s Ian Rapoport reports. While a previous report suggested Johnson would be out for at least a few weeks and possibly more than half the season, it seems there's also a chance he'll be able to play..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Arizona Cardinals: If they can't go long in '17, they won't go far

    Arizona Republic "Part of Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’ offensive philosophy is to throw six or so deep passes every game. That “no risk-it, no biscuit” style worked well in Arians’ first three seasons, and the phrase is so popular it now adorns T-shirts. But in 2016, Arians and the Cardinals didn’t enjoy many..." September 10

  • X-rays on David Johnson's wrist negative; MRI is next "A tough day for David Johnson turned worse late in the third quarter when the Arizona Cardinals running back suffered a wrist injury. He did not return to the game -- a 35-23 loss to the Lions. X-rays came back negative on Johnson's wrist and he'll undergo an MRI on Monday, a source informed of..." September 10

  • Antonio Cromartie Has Incredibly Fathered His 14th Child Even After He Had A Vasectomy

    Uproxx "There are many words that come to mind when NFL fans think of Antonio Cromartie, but at this point one of the first words should be prolific. Cromartie was a standout on defense with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets. He is also quite famous for having “Extremely Catholic Famers During..." September 08

  • Glover Quin says Larry Fitzgerald requests not to be hit in legs

    ESPN "Lining up against Larry Fitzgerald leads to a lot of things. Players know they might get advice. They might get a hand helping them up after a play. And, apparently, they also might get some instruction. Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin said Wednesday that the Arizona Cardinals receiver..." September 06

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • Cardinals sign guard Alex Boone to one-year contract

    ESPN "The Cardinals signed veteran guard Alex Boone to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Boone played last season with the Minnesota Vikings, where he started 14 games, all at left guard, after six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. The Vikings released Boone on Saturday when the..." September 05

  • Cardinals Close To Signing Veteran P Andy Lee

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7, the Cardinals are close to signing veteran P Andy Lee to a contract and a deal could be in place as soon as Monday. If the Cardinals are able to get an agreement in place with Lee, Jurecki mentions that they’ll likely release P Matt Wile. The..." September 04