Cardinals Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Cardinals Expected To Sign Former Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Cardinals are expected to sign former Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones to a contract. Jones recently visited with the Cardinals, who just lost OLB Alex Okafor to the Saints on Tuesday, so they were clearly in the market for some pass-rush help. Jones..." March 14

  • Andre Ellington will have a new role as he rejoins Cardinals

    Sporting News "Andre Ellington rejoined the Cardinals this week, and he'll apparently have a new role in the offense in 2017 as he pulls a reverse Ty Montgomery. Ellington was a running back in his first four years with Arizona, and showed promise in his first two seasons. But the emergence of David Johnson..." March 14

  • Jarvis Jones expected to visit Cardinals

    ALL 22 "Jarvis Jones could play next season in the desert. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ free-agent linebacker is meeting with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jones’ career in Pittsburgh has been a model of inconsistency. The Steelers’ 2013 first-round pick lost his..." March 13

  • Cardinals re-sign Andre Ellington

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals depth chart at running back became clearer on Monday with the news that Andre Ellington has re-signed with the team. Ellington, an unrestricted free agent, agreed to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not immediately available. Ellington was one of three Cardinals..." March 13

  • Bears add CB depth by signing Marcus Cooper to 3-year deal

    Chicago Sun-Times "Who is this guy? That’s what cornerback Prince Amukamara recalls thinking early last season when he was with the Jaguars and saw fellow cornerback Marcus Cooper’s highlight reel from the Cardinals’ Week 2 win against the Buccaneers. “He had two picks and a pick-six,” Amukamara said. “Then he..." March 12

  • Cardinals' David Johnson back to full health after rehabbing knee

    Arizona Cardinals "Playing in Kurt Warner’s annual flag football tourney Saturday, David Johnson didn’t have to do much — the players involved are the all-time quarterbacks for their teams, which basically means grabbing the ball and standing there until someone gets open. (Although I saw a first in all my years..." March 12

  • Tony Jefferson says Cardinals lowballed him during negotiations

    SI "Tony Jefferson is in his living room, on a sofa near a picture window overlooking the downtown harbor. His phone rings. It’s Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who is calling to welcome the 25-year-old free-agent safety to Baltimore. Jefferson quietly says the things you’d expect. I’m excited, coach; I’m..." March 12

  • Jets add offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum Jr., kicker Chandler Catanzaro

    Newsday "The Jets have found their new left tackle and a new kicker. The team announced on Friday that they signed former Steelers and Jaguars offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum Jr. and former Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro. Beachum, 27, joined the Jets almost a year to the day that they hosted..." March 11

  • Report: Ted Larsen expected to sign with Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "With 2016 first round pick Laremy Tunsil set to move from guard to tackle following the trade of Branden Albert to Jacksonville, the Miami Dolphins were in need of some addition depth along the interior of their offensive line. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, former Bears guard..." March 10

  • Cardinals bring Karlos Dansby back again

    Pro Football Talk "Maybe the third time’s a charm. According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals have signed linebacker Karlos Dansby, pending a physical. It will be his third stint with the team, after spending last year with the Bengals. Dansby played his first six years in the league..." March 10

  • Chandler Jones after signing Cardinals contract: 'The sky’s the limit'

    Arizona Republic "Chandler Jones’ second major press conference as a Cardinals went much smoother than his first. When he arrived in Arizona via a trade the Patriots a year ago, Jones called himself a New England Cardinal. There was no such gaffe on Friday when Jones met with reporters after signing a five-year..." March 10

  • Cardinals announce five-year extension with Chandler Jones

    Arizona Cardinals "The Cardinals put the franchise tag on Chandler Jones, but it wasn’t needed for long. With the free-agent period only about a day old, the team and Jones were able to reach an agreement on a new five-year contract extension that not only keeps the linebacker in Arizona in the foreseeable future..." March 10

  • Phil Dawson to sign with Cards

    ESPN "The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a contract with veteran kicker Phil Dawson, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Dawson's arrival likely means the Cardinals will part ways with kicker Chandler Catanzaro. Dawson, one of the most accomplished and longest-tenured kickers in the league, had..." March 09

  • Calais Campbell will sign with Jacksonville Jaguars "The Jacksonville Jaguars signed the best free agent defensive lineman on the free agent market in 2016 when they inked Malik Jackson. They liked the experience so much, they are doing it again this year with Calais Campbell. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport are signing defensive end Calais..." March 09

  • Calais Campbell and wife deciding between Broncos, Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "Calais Campbell has a dilemma. Does he take more money to join the Jaguars or less money to return home to Colorado and play for the Broncos? Mike Klis of reports that Campbell and his wife currently are deciding between the two teams. The soon-to-be-former Cardinals, who arrived via..." March 09

  • Tony Jefferson expected to sign with Ravens "The Ravens may have one of the best safety pairings in the league in 2017 and beyond. Baltimore is expected to sign free agent safety Tony Jefferson, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The Ravens have not confirmed the move and players cannot officially ink contracts until 4 p.m...." March 09

  • Cardinals replace Tony Jefferson with Antoine Bethea

    USA Today "The Arizona Cardinals didn’t waste any time in finding a replacement for free agent safety Tony Jefferson, who is reportedly going to sign a contract with the Baltimore Ravens. According to AZCentral’s Kent Somers, the Cardinals have signed veteran safety Antoine Bethea to a three-year..." March 09

  • Aqib Talib actively recruiting top free-agent Calais Campbell to Broncos

    ALL 22 "The Denver Broncos are looking to plug a leaky run defense and there’s probably nobody better equipped in free agency to help with that then current Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell. A Denver native, Campbell doesn’t officially become a free agent until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday,..." March 09

  • Browns express interest in impending free-agent safety Tony Jefferson

    Akron Beacon Journal "Safety is a glaring need for the Browns, and they're targeting one of the NFL's better players at the position. The Browns have expressed interest in Arizona Cardinals strong safety Tony Jefferson, a league source said Wednesday. Jefferson is an impending unrestricted free agent, and the Browns..." March 09

  • Cardinals reportedly finalizing five-year deal with Chandler Jones

    CBS Sports "Chandler Jones was one of seven NFL players to receive the franchise tag , but he’s not going to be playing on that mere one-year guaranteed deal. According to a report from NFL Network, Jones is finalizing a five-year deal to stay with the Cardinals. Jones was acquired from the New England..." March 08

  • Cardinals & Chandler Jones Discussing Long-Term Deal To Replace Franchise Tag

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason Cole of B/R is reporting that the Cardinals and franchise DE Chandler Jones are currently in negotiations regarding a long-term extension. The Cardinals placed their franchise tag on Jones last week in a move that will run them $15.701 million fully guaranteed for the 2017 season. The..." March 08

  • Cards agree to four-year deal with Jermaine Gresham "Jermaine Gresham isn't leaving the desert. The Arizona Cardinals agreed to a four-year contract with the impending free-agent tight end, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. ESPN first reported the news. The Cards prioritized locking down the 6-foot-5 receiving target ahead of the..." March 07

  • 6 free agents the Arizona Cardinals should target

    Fox Sports "The Arizona Cardinals took a huge step back in 2016, going from Super Bowl contenders to being left out of the playoffs. It was the result of poor offensive line play and Carson Palmer struggling at times, but the defense remained one of the best units in the NFL. Entering this offseason, the..." March 06

  • Arizona Cardinals likely to lose Tony Jefferson, Calais Campbell in free agency

    Arizona Republic "The NFL Scouting Combine is only partially about scouting. With free agency starting this week, agents and team executives have been meeting in bars, restaurants, coffee shops and hotels all week to discuss the parameters of deals. On Tuesday, teams and the representatives of free agents can..." March 06

  • Deshaun Watson's 5 best fits in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sporting News "Will Deshaun Watson come out of the Combine as the top quarterback prospect in the 2017 NFL draft? Or will he still be more perceived as a mid first-rounder to early second-rounder, behind the likes of Mitch Trubisky and DeShone Kizer? Watson, fresh off passing, running and leading Clemson to a..." March 04

  • Jets expected to pursue Tony Jefferson in free agency

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets secondary is likely headed for a full-on rebuild this offseason. And coach Todd Bowles could be looking to a familiar face for help. The Jets are expected to target Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson when free agency begins on March 9, a person with knowledge of the situation..." March 03

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

  • Steve Keim sees Bruce Arians coaching the Cardinals for many years

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians will turn 65 this year, and there’s been some talk that he could be close to retirement. But his team doesn’t expect that to happen any time soon. Arizona General Manager Steve Keim said on PFT Live that he and the Cardinals’ ownership believe that Arians has..." March 02

  • Cardinals comfortable bringing in a young QB, with Carson Palmer a willing mentor

    CBS Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are in an interesting position heading into 2017. The organization is in good shape due to a strong talent base built by Steve Keim over the past few years. But Arizona is also very much a “win now” team because of stars Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald likely facing the..." March 01

  • Competition Committee discussing centralizing review system "The NFL's Competition Committee is discussing two proposals that would significantly alter officiating -- whether to make referees full-time employees and how to centralize the replay review system. According to one league official familiar with the committee's conversations during its meetings..." March 01

  • Chris Johnson To Test Free Agency

    Pro Football Rumors "Running back Chris Johnson told Alex Marvez of Sporting News and SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday that he and the Cardinals “definitely interested” in renewing their relationship for a third year, but the impending free agent wants to test the open market before making a decision. “I think I want..." March 01