Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Evan Mathis Retires

    Pro Football Rumors "Although he hinted at a retirement on multiple occasions, Evan Mathis will make it official. The former All-Pro guard will step away from football after 12 seasons, telling Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer injuries helped bring an end to a lengthy career. In an expansive interview, the..." January 20

  • Larry Fitzgerald still unsure if he’ll play for Cardinals in 2017

    Number Fire "When asked if he plans to return for another season, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said, "I don't know." What It Means: "Right now I'm enjoying the offseason, giving my body some time to rest, working on my golf game," said Fitzgerald in an interview with NFL Network. "In..." January 15

  • Cardinals re-sign Josh Mauro

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals ended the regular season with 22 impending free agents on their roster, but that number dropped to 21 on Thursday. Defensive tackle Josh Mauro signed a two-year deal that will keep him in Arizona. Mauro was set to become a restricted free agent, but the two sides can now avoid..." January 13

  • Cardinals re-sign defensive tackle Josh Mauro

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals re-signed defensive tackle Josh Mauro to an undisclosed new contract on Thursday, per a press release from the team. Mauro became a key part of the Cardinals defense last season, which ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed. He played in 15 games, making a career-best..." January 12

  • Arizona Cardinals have options at quarterback in NFL draft

    Arizona Republic "The list of underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft keeps getting longer. And more interesting. Several intriguing quarterback prospects are now on the list. North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky joined the list of underclassmen quarterbacks declaring for the NFL draft early on..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Jermaine Gresham decision looming for Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "We continue our position-by-position look at the roster, pointing out where the Cardinals are set for 2017 and where they need help. Included will be evaluations of the team’s unrestricted free agents and their chances of returning for the 2017 season. Today, tight ends. Tight..." January 10

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Bruce Arians: Finding Heir To Carson Palmer Will Be One Of Their “Main Objectives”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Cardinals HC Bruce Arians mentioned that one of their main objectives this offseason will be to find an heir at quarterback to veteran Carson Palmer. “I hope to. That will be one of our main objectives in the offseason is to make sure the franchise isn’t in the situation it was after Kurt..." January 03

  • David Johnson diagnosed with MCL sprain, won't require surgery

    NFL.com "The Arizona Cardinals are breathing a sigh of relief after receiving the test results from David Johnson's knee injury sustained in the season finale. Coach Bruce Arians told reporters Monday that Johnson was diagnosed with an MCL sprain that will not require surgery. The news qualifies as a..." January 02

  • Cardinals to use franchise tag on Chandler Jones if no deal reached

    Sportsnaut "The Arizona Cardinals just finished up a disappointing 7-8-1 2016 season. It’s a major drop off from where the team was expected to be heading following a 2015 season that saw it earn a trip to the NFC Championship game. While a lot went wrong for the Cardinals, the acquisition of Chandler..." January 02

  • David Johnson suffered meniscus damage, ACL intact

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals' already disappointing season may have just taken a potentially devastating downturn. Pro Bowl running back David Johnson, Arizona's best player this season and the NFL's scrimmage yards and touchdowns leader, exited in the first quarter in Los Angeles on a cart with an apparent..." January 02

  • Cardinals rout Rams 44-6

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Three touchdown passes by Carson Palmer and a smothering Arizona defense allowed the Cardinals to crush the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Palmer completed 20 of 38 passes for 255 yards and an interception as the Cardinals (7-8-1) rolled to a 44-6 victory over the Rams at the..." January 01

  • Cardinals' David Johnson (knee) questionable to return

    NFL.com "The first Sunday of 2017 was not kind to David Johnson. The Cardinals running back is questionable to return to Arizona's game against the Rams after being carted off in the first quarter with a knee injury." January 01

  • Bruce Arians returning to Cardinals despite health concerns

    ESPN "Despite lingering concerns about his health, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians plans to return for 2017 season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.‬ Arians, 64, was rushed to the hospital twice during the 2016 season. The first time was during a joint training camp practice with the San..." January 01

  • No tangible proof that Bruce Arians will be retiring

    Pro Football Talk "The rumors have been swirling for weeks that, when the season ends, so will Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’ coaching career. And while there’s no reason for Arians to disclose his plans publicly before the seasons ends, there currently is no concrete reason to believe that Arians will be..." January 01

  • Cardinals' Goodwin expected to interview with Rams, Bills, Jags

    Pro Football Talk "There’s no sign that Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will be moving on once the regular season comes to a close, but one of his top assistants is expected to talk to teams looking for a head coach of their own. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin..." January 01

  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer returns to Coliseum for first time since USC

    ESPN "For years, Carson Palmer heard the chatter about the possibility of an NFL team moving to Los Angeles. The former USC Trojan had to temper his enthusiasm. He thought if it happened, the team would probably play at the Rose Bowl or build a stadium and certainly wouldn’t be a division..." December 31

  • Larry Fitzgerald says if he retires, he's going out like Duncan, not Kobe or Jeter

    CBS Sports "Over the last few years, retirement tours have become a popular thing for all-time great athletes. You know how it goes: A living legend makes an announcement prior to the final season of his career that he's calling it quits at the end of the year. Then, throughout that final season, all of the..." December 29

  • Hall of Fame game moved to Thursday night to start preseason

    ESPN "The Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 3 -- a Thursday night -- next summer, two days before the inductions into the pro football shrine. On Wednesday, the hall announced the change in schedule. Previously, the game was played on a Sunday, one night after the inductions. Participants..." December 28

  • Tony Jefferson will end season on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals will play the final game of a disappointing season against the Rams on Sunday and they’ll do it without safety Tony Jefferson. Coach Bruce Arians announced on Tuesday that Jefferson will be placed on injured reserve as a result of a sprained MCL suffered against the Seahawks in..." December 27

  • David Johnson ties Barry Sanders with 15th straight 100-yard game

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson passed 100 yards from scrimmage in the final minute of Saturday's 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks, giving him his 15th consecutive 100-yard game, tied with Barry Sanders for the longest streak in NFL history. The record-tying play happened with..." December 25

  • Catanzaro, Johnson help Cardinals edge Seahawks

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- David Johnson rushed for 95 yards and scored three touchdowns, and Arizona kicker Chandler Catanzaro nailed a 43-yard field goal as time expired to lift the struggling Cardinals to a 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday afternoon. All three of Johnson's touchdowns came..." December 24

  • Larry Fitzgerald mulling retirement after this season

    NFL.com "Might we be witnessing the last games of Larry Fitzgerald's prolific career? According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals wideout is "mulling whether or not he wants 2016 to be his final year." At 33, Fitzgerald is still one of the best receivers in football. He's put up 98..." December 24

  • Cardinals send Tyrann Mathieu to IR

    Arizona Cardinals "After a season when he never could fully get past his 2015 ACL tear and then suffered a shoulder injury, Tyrann Mathieu’s difficult 2016 officially came to an end Friday when the Cardinals placed him on injured reserve. To replace Mathieu on the roster, the Cardinals promoted safety Trevon..." December 23

  • New Spring League isn’t an NFL production

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, there’s a new spring football league coming. No, it’s not an NFL production. A series of tweets from SiriusXM NFL Radio declares that “[t]he NFL will have a spring league starting in the spring of 2017, structured around four squads of veteran free agent players.” Per a source with..." December 22

  • Report: NFL to debut spring league in 2017

    Sportsnaut "In unprecedented news Thursday, the NFL announced plans to start a “spring league,” using four teams comprised of veteran NFL free agents. Seemingly a take on the FXFL that ran for two seasons in 2014 and 2015, as well as the veteran free agent combine that was a magnificent bust last year, the..." December 22

  • NFL vows to apply Rooney Rule informally to some coordinator openings

    Washington Post "The NFL has vowed to apply a new best practice to the hiring process for some coordinator jobs based upon its minority interviewing standard known as the Rooney Rule, according to the diversity group that works with the league on its hiring practices. The change, which will not constitute a..." December 22

  • Larry Fitzgerald on Cardinals: ‘I would never play anywhere else’

    Sportsnaut "We can now pretty much throw out any idea that Larry Fitzgerald will move on from the Arizona Cardinals. The wide receiver seemed to keep the door ajar regarding that possibility earlier this month (more on that here). Now, with just two games left in his team’s season, the future Hall of Famer..." December 22

  • Cardinals rookie Robert Nkemdiche has discovered how to be a pro

    ESPN "Bruce Arians noticed it about six weeks ago. Arizona Cardinals first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche started practicing smarter, started showing less on the mental error sheet and started picking up on the small nuances he'd been missing during his first six months as a professional football..." December 22

  • The odds of legalized sports betting in Trump's America

    Covers.com "The surprise election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president was one of the biggest betting upsets in recent years, with the Republican nominee cashing in as big as a 200/1 long shot this past November. That underdog run to the White House has now sparked hope for another political long..." December 21

  • NFL announces 2017 Pro Bowl rosters

    NFL.com "A league-best seven Oakland Raiders have been selected to play in the 2017 Pro Bowl, according to rosters released by the NFL on Tuesday. Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack are among the standouts who will be representing the resurgent Raiders in the annual gridiron all-star fest, which..." December 21

  • Larry Fitzgerald is ‘uncertain’ about playing in 2017

    Fox Sports "The Arizona Cardinals have limped their way through the 2016 season, currently holding a 5-8-1 record after winning 13 games a year ago. They fell way below expectations despite having one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, and things aren’t likely to get any better in 2017. Quarterback..." December 20

  • NFL to expand fan access at combine, opens ticket registration

    ESPN "The NFL is greatly expanding access for fans to its scouting combine, letting them witness the bench press up close, watch media interviews and even allow them to try their hand at running the 40-yard dash. The league opened up applications to free tickets to the event, which takes place at..." December 20

  • Michael Floyd Hit with 4 Misdemeanors From DUI Arrest

    TMZ "New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd was just hit with 4 misdemeanor criminal charges stemming from last week's DUI ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, the 27-year-old was arrested in Scottsdale, AZ after cops say they witnessed him asleep at the wheel of his..." December 19

  • Brees rebounds as Saints down Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- After going through the worst two-game stretch of his illustrious career, Drew Brees was nothing but confident that he'd get things turned around Sunday on the road against the Arizona Cardinals. "I'm a confident guy," said Brees, who for the first time in his 16 seasons..." December 18

  • Cardinals president 'disappointed' in how Michael Floyd handled DUI arrest

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said on the team's pregame show Sunday that he was not "satisfied" with how former wide receiver Michael Floyd handled his arrest Monday. Bidwill said the team first heard about Floyd's arrest, which occurred around 3 a.m. Monday, from sources, and..." December 18

  • Cardinals RB David Johnson nearing 100-yard record

    Arizona Cardinals "David Johnson’s first regular-season reception – his first NFL touch from scrimmage, in fact – was a 55-yard touchdown to clinch 2015 season-opening win over the Saints at University of Phoenix Stadium. “Hopefully,” the Cardinals running back said, “I can do that again.” If he can Sunday, at..." December 17

  • Larry Fitzgerald hints Cardinals players upset Michael Floyd was cut

    Sportsnaut "Arizona Cardinals receiver and NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald doesn’t appear to be happy that Michael Floyd was cut by the team this week. When Floyd was arrested on a DUI charge this week, it seemed like a logical next step that he’d likely be headed to a new team following the season. After all,..." December 16

  • Sean Payton indirectly compares David Johnson to Calvin Johnson

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson provides a unique challenge to the New Orleans Saints defense, a unit entering Week 15 ranked 12th against the run (98.4 yards per game). Johnson has 100-plus yards from scrimmage in all 13 games this season to become the second player in NFL..." December 16

  • Michael Floyd claimed off of waivers by Patriots

    NFL.com "The New England Patriots have added yet another weapon. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the team has claimed former Cardinals wideout Michael Floyd off waivers, per a source. Floyd was released this week by Arizona following his Monday arrest on drunken driving..." December 15

  • NFL finds one form of progress with personal conduct policy, but concerns remain

    USA Today "It has been two years since the NFL unveiled a tougher, more comprehensive personal conduct policy as the key response to the fallout from the Ray Rice episode. By one measure, the policy is having a positive impact for a league that for so long failed miserably in addressing domestic..." December 15

  • Cardinals Sign WR/KR Jeremy Ross

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals announced Wednesday that they’ve signed WR/KR Jeremy Ross to a contract, replacing WR Michael Floyd, who was placed on waivers. Ross, 28, originally signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of California back in 2011. He played briefly for the Colts..." December 15

  • Cardinals Cut Michael Floyd

    Arizona Cardinals "The Cardinals have cut wide receiver Michael Floyd. Floyd, who was scheduled to be a free agent after the season, struggled mightily on the field all season and then was arrested on a DUI charge early Monday morning after the team had returned from a road game in Miami. To replace Floyd on..." December 15