Cardinals Rumors & News

  • 30 touches great - until it isn't - for Arizona Cardinal David Johnson

    Arizona Republic "When it sounds almost too good to be true, it usually is. Meaning, of course, it’s not. Unless it is. Take, for instance, Bruce Arians’ pronouncement that he wants David Johnson to get 30 touches a game for the Cardinals this coming season. On the surface, this sounds like a completely..." April 23

  • Mac: Why Cardinals should draft LB Reuben Foster

    Arizona Republic "Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster “failed” a drug test at the NFL’s scouting combine last month, and the Cardinals should draft him in the first round if he’s available with the 13th overall pick. If they were smart enough to take a chance on Tyrann Mathieu, they’ll be geniuses by selecting..." April 21

  • Jake Coker retires from football 1 year after winning national title

    The Spun "Jake Coker, who helped lead Alabama to a national title during the 2015 season, is hanging up his cleats. Coker, who went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft and spent time with the Arizona Cardinals last summer, announced the news on WNSP-FM 105.5 this week. He cited injuries as part of his decision...." April 21

  • Nathan Peterman drawing interest from Cardinals, Chargers, Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "Two of them have franchise quarterbacks who’ll eventually need to be replaced. One thought it had a franchise quarterback. All three have kicked the tires on former Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Peterman said he has visited the Cardinals and Chargers, and..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Cardinals Working Out Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer On Wednesday

    NFL Trade Rumors "Dianna Russini reports that the Cardinals are bringing in Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer for a workout on Wednesday. Kizer has previously visited with the Cardinals, Bills, Chiefs and Browns and worked out for the Browns, Bears, Chargers, 49ers and Jets. Last week, Albert Breer mentions that..." April 19

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Cardinals GM has hilarious response to question about needing a QB

    Sportsnaut "Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim had a very priceless response when asked about the current quarterback situation approaching the NFL Draft. To be sure, the quarterback roster must be addressed sooner rather than later. For now, Carson Palmer is No. 1 starting option. But, he is..." April 18

  • 3 reasons why next two drafts are vital for Arizona Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "Every draft is important to an NFL team. A successful one replenishes talent at modest prices and provides direction for the future. A poor one not only has an impact on the upcoming season but resonates for years as a team tries to compensate via other avenues, such as free agency, trades and..." April 17

  • Ravens, Cardinals issue statements of support for Heap family

    Pro Football Talk "As former NFL tight end Todd Heap and his family deal with the tragic loss of Todd and Ashley’s three-year-old daughter, the teams for whom Heap played have issued statements of support. “We cannot imagine the heartbreak and sorry Todd and Ashley’s family feels right now,” said the Ravens, who..." April 15

  • Todd Heap accidentally hits, kills 3-year-old daughter while moving truck

    ESPN "Retired Pro Bowl tight end Todd Heap accidentally struck and killed his 3-year-old daughter Friday afternoon while moving his truck, according to Mesa, Arizona, police. The incident happened in the driveway of a home in the gated community of Las Sendas. Police responded to a car/pedestrian..." April 15

  • Cardinals have had success with undrafted quarterbacks

    Arizona Republic "51 years ago, the Cardinals signed an undrafted rookie free agent quarterback from Southern Illinois. He went on to play 18 seasons with the franchise in St. Louis before finishing his career with a season in Washington. He also made four Pro Bowls. The QB's name? Jim Hart. A few years..." April 14

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Bruce Arians: Finding 'plug-and-play' WR isn't priority for Cardinals

    ESPN "Bruce Arians is content with his wide receivers, for now at least. If a top-tier wide receiver is available when it’s the Cardinals' turn to pick at No. 13 in this month’s NFL draft, there's no guarantee he’ll be heading to Arizona. “A top-round pick isn’t necessary,” Arians said. “Again, if..." April 10

  • Cardinals' Bruce Arians enlists tackling dummies to help

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians believes poor tackling contributed to last season’s 7-8-1 record, the first losing season in his four-year tenure. Improvement requires practice, but that’s challenging because the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and players forbids padded practices..." April 09

  • NFL mock drafts: No consensus for Arizona Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "The NFL draft, which begins with the first round on April 27 (just three weeks away), is coming up fast. Who will the Arizona Cardinals take at No. 13? No one really knows. Many recent NFL mock drafts have the team taking a quarterback with their first round pick. Others have it going..." April 07

  • David Johnson: 'I can definitely handle 30 touches'

    NFL.com "NFL Offseason Stories 101: Take an interesting quote from a coach or GM and ask the player about it at an event or charity appearance. A week ago, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said running back David Johnson is "too young to overuse" and would like to get "30 touches" a game out of the..." April 07

  • Bruce Arians wants full-time officials working at team practices

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is the newest member of the league’s competition committee, and in that new role he’s acting as a strong backer of full-time officials. Arians said that contrary to those who think there’s not enough work to justify officiating as a full-time position, NFL teams..." April 06

  • AZ Cardinals Player Lost His Mind Over Lost Hat ... Got Arrested

    TMZ "An Arizona Cardinals football player freaked out after he lost his hat in a bar -- and decided it would be a good idea to berate police over it. He got arrested. The player is Marquis Bundy -- a 22-year-old wide receiver who was partying at International Boutique Nightclub in Scottsdale on..." April 06

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Cardinals' Bruce Arians 'bugged' by Mitchell Trubisky's lack of starting experience

    CBS Sports "Mitch Trubisky could be the first quarterback taken in the 2017 NFL Draft later this month. Like every college quarterback that has preceded him, he’ll begin his professional career with plenty of questions. That’s the nature of this evaluation process, one that often takes years to play itself..." April 03

  • Bruce Arians: 'It ain't going to be the same Black Hole in Vegas'

    ESPN "Bruce Arians isn’t concerned about bringing his Arizona Cardinals players to Las Vegas whenever the Oakland Raiders relocate there any more than he is concerned about taking a team to other cities with nightlife that lasts until the morning hours. “If you’re looking for trouble, there’s trouble..." April 02

  • Bruce Arians: Cardinals set at running back, receiver

    Arizona Republic "Over the next month, the focus for Cardinals fans, and of those in the organization, will be on what the team needs in the draft. Earlier this week, however, coach Bruce Arians noted the Cardinals don’t need immediate help at two position groups: running back and receiver. At running back,..." April 01

  • Bruce Arians bugged by Mitch Trubisky's 13 starts: 'Why wasn't all that talent starting the last 3 years?'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, a noted quarterback expert, sees the same physical ability in Mitch Trubisky that everyone else does, but the fact he couldn't win the job his first two seasons at North Carolina haunts him. "A really talented player,'' Arians said Wednesday at the NFL Annual..." April 01

  • Bruce Arians on draftable QBs: Only one guy ready to play right away

    ESPN "Only one of the quarterbacks eligible for the NFL draft is ready to play right away. That's the word from Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who addressed the draft class at the NFL's annual spring meetings. "I’m not going to mention names," Arians said. "I think one of them is ready to..." March 31

  • Bruce Arians wants David Johnson to average 30 touches per game in 2017

    ESPN "David Johnson's 23 touches per game last season weren’t enough for Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians. Arians wants more from the third-year running back in 2017. “I want to have 30 touches out of him, if possible, because that’s going to be a lot of offense,” Arians said Wednesday during..." March 30

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • Andre Ellington will move to wide receiver for Cardinals

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Andre Ellington will be a wide receiver next season and compete for playing time there, instead of running back. Ellington, 28, was the Cardinals' leading rusher in 2014, when he ran for 660 yards and three touchdowns. But the 5-foot-9, 199-pound..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Cardinals doing their homework on incoming quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals know that the end is near for quarterback Carson Palmer. Because, as Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim said during a recent appearance on PFT Live, Palmer is willing to mentor a young quarterback, it makes sense to bring a young quarterback into the fold which Palmer is still playing. It..." March 26

  • Arians had surgery due to Christmas Eve hug from Fitzgerald

    Arizona Republic "Bruce Arians’ right arm is in a sling, and if the Cardinals' coach had his way, receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s rear end would be in one, too. That’s because Arians recently underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, the result of Fitzgerald hugging Arians after the Cardinals beat the..." March 25

  • Cardinals GM Steve Keim: Free-agent losses are positive sign

    Arizona Republic "Losing five defensive starters in free agency normally wouldn’t be an encouraging vital sign in determining the health of an NFL team’s personnel and coaching departments. Yet, that’s how General Manager Steve Keim views the departures of tackle Calais Campbell, safety Tony Jefferson, safety..." March 24

  • Colin Kaepernick still has 6 possible routes to NFL employment

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick still has the skill set to be an NFL quarterback somewhere in 2017. But between his regression as a highly-paid starter and the controversy he now carries with his bold off-field stances, his value as an NFL free agent — fair or not — has dwindled down to a cheap backup option for..." March 24

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Tony Jefferson: Picked Ravens after trying on uniforms via Madden

    ESPN "Many NFL players check out Madden just to see their ratings. Others spend hours on the game because it takes them back to their childhood. For safety Tony Jefferson, Madden was a factor in his ultimately signing with the Baltimore Ravens in free agency. "I am a guy of swagger, so I gotta..." March 22

  • Phil Dawson can kick touchbacks -- if he's allowed

    ESPN "One of the first things that stands out when analyzing Phil Dawson's 2016 season is his single-digit total for touchbacks. He had four last season, giving him a touchback percentage of 9.8, both of which were the lowest among any regular kicker in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats &..." March 20

  • Cardinals lose another defender as Kevin Minter reportedly signs with Bengals

    ALL 22 "Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, according to a report from ESPN’s Josina Anderson. A former second-round pick out of LSU in the 2013 NFL Draft, Minter spent four seasons with the Cardinals before entering free..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Breaking down Phil Dawson's 2-year contract with Cardinals

    ESPN "Phil Dawson has wanted to play in Arizona for years. He finally was granted his wish last week. Dawson’s two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals will be worth up to $6 million. He received a $1 million signing bonus, as well. Here's a year-by-year breakdown of his contract: 2017:..." March 17

  • Cardinals reach deal to retain Frostee Rucker

    Fanrag Sports "Frostee Rucker will continue his run as an Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman, agreeing on Friday to a deal to re-sign with the team. This will mark Rucker’s fifth season in Arizona. The Cardinals confirmed the move. The former third-round pick out of USC did not function as a starter for the..." March 17

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