Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals Plan To Pick Up LT D.J. Humphries’ Fifth-Year Option

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals plans to exercised LT D.J. Humphries‘ fifth-year option for the 2019 season before the May 3 deadline. The fifth-year option will run the Cardinals $9,625,000 for the 2019 season. It’s worth mentioning that the fifth-year option is..." April 24

  • Cardinals Sign DE Benson Mayowa

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals have signed defensive end Benson Mayowa, according to a team press release. Mayowa has been on the market since early March when he was released by the Cowboys. It’s a one-year, $1.6MM deal, according to’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). Mayowa has five seasons under his belt..." April 23

  • Cardinals reportedly ‘love’ Baker Mayfield, could trade up

    Larry Brown Sports "Baker Mayfield is probably the biggest wild card of all the first-round quarterback prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, and he could very well be one of the first players off the board. If that happens, it may be by way of a team trading up. Peter King published a mock draft in his latest..." April 23

  • Bruce Arians: Cardinals should take Lamar Jackson and not look back

    Sportsnaut "If Bruce Arians was still the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, you can bet he’d be banging on the table — hard, we might add — for general manager Steve Keim to draft Lamar Jackson to be the quarterback of the future. Nowadays, Arians is working on becoming an NFL analyst. He recently spoke..." April 22

  • Josh Allen Visited Cardinals

    Pro Football Rumors "With the draft less than a week away, visit season has concluded. But Josh Allen said in a recent interview he’d visited seven teams — one more than previously reported. During an appearance on the Pro Football Talk PM Podcast (via’s Mike Jurecki, on Twitter), Allen revealed he..." April 20

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Dwight Freeney to Retire as a Colt After 16 Seasons in the NFL

    SI "After 16 years in the NFL, Dwight Freeney will sign a one-day contract with Indianapolis to retire a Colt, the team announced Thursday. The defensive end was a 2002 first-round pick out of Syracuse, and he played 11 seasons with Indianapolis, earning a 2007 Super Bowl ring with the team. He..." April 20

  • Cardinals Sign Veteran CB Marcus Williams

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals announced Thursday that they’ve signed veteran CB Marcus Williams to a one-year contract. Williams, 27, originally signed on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of North Dakota State back in May of 2014. He was waived from the Texans’ practice squad a few weeks..." April 19

  • Cardinals know price is steep if they want a top QB in NFL draft

    Arizona Central "Trying to pry tangible information out of an NFL general manager and head coach about their pick intentions in the days leading up to the draft can be about as fruitful as asking a teenager to clean up his room. You can ask all day without getting any results. Cardinals General Manager Steve..." April 19

  • Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is ‘ready to go’ for next season

    Clutch Points "Earlier this offseason, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald made the commitment to return for a 15th season after once again contemplating retirement. It has become an annual process for him as he ventures into the later portion of his Hall of Fame career. Fitzgerald has continued..." April 18

  • Cardinals haven’t “shut door” on Tyvon Branch’s return

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals “certainly haven’t shut the door” on safety Tyvon Branch‘s return, General Manager Steve Keim said Wednesday, via Darren Urban of the team website. Keim added the Cardinals are “monitoring the situation” with Branch’s rehab. Branch is working his way back in Florida after..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians deciding between two NFL analyst jobs

    Arizona Central "Bruce Arians couldn’t wait to wolf down a quick breakfast, shake some hands and pose for some pictures, and then hit the golf course Saturday morning. The former Cardinals head coach was about to play in his own charity tournament, after all, the fifth annual Arizona Celebrity Golf Classic..." April 16

  • Bruce Arians: Cardinals should take Lamar Jackson at No. 15 overall

    The Score "Bruce Arians cultivated a reputation as one of the NFL's top quarterback gurus during his illustrious career, developing the likes of Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck. Unfortunately, the recently-retired Cardinals head coach won't be the man to mold Arizona's next franchise passer. But if he..." April 16

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Larry Fitzgerald accepts challenge to go 1-on-1 with azcentral sports columnist Greg Moore

    Arizona Central "Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has accepted a challenge from azcentral sports columnist Greg Moore, and the two will go one-on-one at the future Hall of Famer’s seventh annual youth football camp next Saturday at Salt River Fields. Moore, an out-of-shape sportswriter, will attempt to..." April 15

  • Bruce Arians: Cardinals should take Lamar Jackson at No. 15 overall

    Arizona Central "Bruce Arians couldn’t wait to wolf down a quick breakfast, shake some hands and pose for some pictures, and then hit the golf course Saturday morning. The former Cardinals head coach was about to play in his own charity tournament, after all, the fifth annual Arizona Celebrity Golf Classic..." April 15

  • Larry Fitzgerald bought a Mercedes for Bruce Arians after injuring him

    Sportsnaut "Larry Fitzgerald is considered one of the “good guys” in the NFL, and he followed through on one heck of a demand after accidentally injuring Bruce Arians during a celebration. Bob McManaman of azcentral recounted the story of Arians suffering a torn rotator cuff in December 2016 due to a..." April 15

  • Bruce Arians: Cardinals set for big year if Sam Bradford is healthy

    Sportsnaut "Bruce Arians decided to retire from the NFL after the 2017 season, but the former Arizona Cardinals coach believes the team is primed for a great year if Sam Bradford stays healthy. Local reporter Mike Jurecki shared a video of Arians discussing the Cardinals’ outlook for 2018. “I’ve..." April 14

  • Cardinals release Max Tuerk

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals dropped an offensive lineman from the roster on Thursday. The team announced that center Max Tuerk has been placed on waivers. Tuerk joined the Cardinals last November when they signed him off of the Chargers practice squad. He wound up playing in one game for Arizona before..." April 12

  • Patrick Peterson hopes Cardinals get an upgrade at No. 2 CB

    ESPN "It didn't take long into the Arizona Cardinals' offseason program for Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson to be given his assignment for 2018 by his new coaches: Stick with the offense’s No. 1 receiver like glue. As much as things changes, they don't. Peterson is no stranger to this role...." April 12

  • David Johnson: We’ll be best offense in league if Sam Bradford’s healthy

    Pro Football Talk "In the football world, April is a time for optimism about what will happen once September and the regular season arrive. Cardinals running back David Johnson provided a reminder of that on Wednesday. During an appearance on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio, Johnson was asked by Adam Schein about..." April 11

  • Arizona signs Bryce Williams to one-year deal

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals announced they signed tight end Bryce Williams to a one-year deal. In 2016, Williams signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of East Carolina. He spent his rookie season on the Rams’ practice squad. Williams, 25, spent the 2017 offseason with the Rams, Seahawks..." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Steve Wilks: Cardinals won't rush Sam Bradford back "The Arizona Cardinals invested $20 million in Sam Bradford for one season. They're doing their best to ensure they get at least 16 games out of him in 2018. New Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said as much Tuesday in speaking with reporters, stressing health over speed. "The biggest thing..." April 10

  • Report: Connor Barwin visiting Arizona Cardinals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Former UC Bearcats standout Connor Barwin, an unrestricted free agent, is scheduled to visit this week with the Arizona Cardinals, according to a report via Twitter from ESPN's Adam Schefter, who cited a source. Barwin told he was happy for his former Philadelphia Eagles teammates as..." April 09

  • Top 5 teams to watch for as Giants consider Odell Beckham trade

    New York Daily News "The New England Patriots' sudden boatload of four draft picks in the top two rounds of this month's draft screams a big Bill Belichick move upcoming — for a quarterback, perhaps? Or maybe even (why not?) for Odell Beckham Jr. That's not a likely outcome, but it's not impossible, either. For..." April 06

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Cardinals RB David Johnson: Fully recovered from wrist fracture

    ESPN "All systems are go for David Johnson. The Arizona Cardinals' star running back said Thursday that his left wrist, which he fractured in Week 1 last season, is "100 percent" and "all back together." That will allow Johnson to be "full speed" for OTAs and minicamp later this offseason. "I got..." April 05

  • Cardinals Claim 2 QBs Off Waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals have added not just one, but two quarterbacks off of the waiver wire. On Thursday, Arizona was awarded QB Brandon Doughty from the Dolphins and QB Alek Torgersen from the Lions, Field Yates of tweets. The signal callers join starter Sam Bradford and primary backup Mike..." April 05

  • Titans Sign QB Blaine Gabbert To Two-Year, $4M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tennessee Titans announced Tuesday that they’ve signed QB Blaine Gabbert to a contract. According to Cameron Wolfe, Gabbert receives a two-year contract worth $4 million from the Titans with $1 million guaranteed paid in a signing bonus. Gabbert will make non-guaranteed base salaries of..." April 05

  • Bears Expected To Sign G Earl Watford

    NFL Trade Rumors "Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears are expected to sign veteran G Earl Watford to a contract. Watford, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2013. He played out his rookie contract with Arizona before signing a two-year, $5 million contract with the..." April 03

  • Cardinals RB David Johnson cleared for team activities "The Arizona Cardinals began offseason workouts Tuesday, and running back David Johnson was among those attending. NFL Network's Omar Ruiz reported Johnson has been fully cleared from the wrist injury that barred him from all but 43 plays during the 2017 season. Johnson exited the season..." April 03

  • Cardinals Hosting WR Brice Butler For Visit Monday

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josh Weinfuss of ESPN is reporting that the Cardinals are hosting free agent WR Brice Butler for a visit on Monday. Last week, Jane Slater reported that Butler had scheduled visits to meet with the Seahawks, Bears, Jaguars and Cardinals over the next two weeks, so this doesn’t come as a big..." April 02

  • Cards Have Offer Out To Jordan Matthews?

    Pro Football Rumors "Jordan Matthews has made visits to teams employing two all-time great quarterbacks, but it’s unclear if any offers came out of summits with the Packers or Patriots. But one appears to have emerged from the Cardinals. The Cards submitted an offer to the free agent wide receiver, Ian Rapoport of..." April 02

  • Free agent WR Brice Butler agrees to two-year deal with Cardinals

    Arizona Sports "Free agent wide receiver Brice Butler has agreed to a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, confirms 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki. Butler spent the last three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and recorded a career-best 2017 with 15 receptions (24 targets) for 317 yards,..." April 02

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Cardinals to host Baker Mayfield for a visit

    Arizona Sports "Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will visit the Arizona Cardinals, according to MMQB. The 2018 Heisman winner is one of the players Arizona is considering drafting with pick No. 15 in the NFL draft. Last season, Mayfield threw for 4,627 yards and completed more than 70 percent of..." March 30

  • Cardinals sign Moubarak Djeri

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals announced the signing of defensive lineman Moubarak Djeri. Djeri played in the German Football League, spending the past two seasons with the Cologne Crocodiles. He made 12 sacks, 40 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. Djeri, a native of Togo, moved to Germany..." March 28

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • Cardinals HC hopes Sam Bradford can become long-term QB

    Sportsnaut "In search of a new quarterback, the Arizona Cardinals took a flier on Sam Bradford and offered him a generous $20 million one-year, prove-it deal. A short couple of weeks after, it would appear that new head coach Steve Wilks is looking at the possibility of Bradford playing in Arizona for the..." March 28

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

  • CBS says fewer ad breaks in NFL games will stay for the 2018 season

    Awful Announcing "Last season, the NFL and its television partners reduced the amount of ad breaks from five per quarter to four. That was in hopes of stopping the silly score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence. While it did reduce the number of those silly sequences, the change didn’t get rid of them..." March 27

  • Owners unanimously approve simplified catch rule

    ESPN "NFL owners approved new rules and bylaws on Tuesday, including unanimously approving the proposal to change the league's catch rule and authorizing in-game ejections from the league's officiating office. The owners also made permanent the rule change that teams start from the 25-yard line after..." March 27

  • Titans signing quarterback Blaine Gabbert

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans found a replacement Matt Cassel, who may or may not be as good as Matt Cassel. Via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website, the Titans have agreed to terms with Blaine Gabbert to serve as Marcus Mariota‘s backup." March 27

  • Brice Butler has visits with Seahawks, Bears, Jaguars, Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "Former Cowboys receiver Brice Butler has yet to find a new home, but he knows he will have one. He has visits scheduled to Seattle, Chicago, Jacksonville and Arizona, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports. Butler declared in January he was not returning to Dallas if he wasn’t a starter." March 27

  • Quarterback Drew Stanton and Browns agree on 2-year deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Drew Stanton has backed up three No. 1 overall picks in his eight-year NFL career, and he's about to back up his fourth. The Browns agreed to terms Sunday night on a two-year deal with Stanton, who's backed up Carson Palmer since 2013. They met with him on the West Coast last week when they..." March 26