Cardinals Rumors & News

  • John Carlson Retires from Cardinals

    NFL.com "For a second straight year, the Cardinals are losing a tight end to retirement. John Carlson, who signed as a free agent before the 2014 season, called it a career Tuesday. He had 33 receptions for 350 yards and a touchdown in his only season as a Cardinal, playing in all 16 games. He had at..." May 05

  • Carson Palmer Working Back From ACL Tear, Participated in Cardinals’ Offseason Workouts

    Sportsnaut "The Arizona Cardinals went 11-5 last season and reached the playoffs. But they had to do their late-season heavy lifting without starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer suffered an ACL tear to his knee, the second in his career, in November of 2014, just two days after signing a three-year, $50..." May 05

  • Madden cover finalists are out: Who made the cut?

    NFL.com "Just when you thought you could take some fan time off, it's now the season when you'll need to feverishly worry about the Madden NFL 2016 cover jinx. As of Monday, the four finalists are out. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, Giants receiver Odell..." May 04

  • Cardinals fix needs with help at linebacker, running back

    ESPN.com "Help is on the way for the Arizona Cardinals. But only one of their draft picks Friday has the makings of an instant fix. By drafting outside linebacker Markus Golden in the second round and running back David Johnson in the third, they addressed two specific needs -- fixing a pass rush that..." May 04

  • Cardinals fill needs at OLB, RB in second, third rounds

    Fox Sports Arizona "Cardinals third-year general manager Steve Keim has made a habit of moving down in the NFL Draft to acquire more picks. The pattern held on Day 2 of the 2015 version. Two picks before they were due to select in the second round, the Cardinals traded their No. 55 pick to Baltimore for the..." May 03

  • Louisville TE Gerald Christian joins Mr. Irrelevant legacy

    Sporting News "The latest player to be Mr. Irrelevant learned the news via a former Mr. Irrelevant. Chandler Harnish, the final pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, announced Arizona's selection of Louisville tight end Gerald Christian Saturday to close to draft. Harnish, a quarterback from Northern Illinois, was..." May 03

  • Cardinals fix needs with help at linebacker, running back

    ESPN.com "Help is on the way for the Arizona Cardinals. But only one of their draft picks Friday has the makings of an instant fix. By drafting outside linebacker Markus Golden in the second round and running back David Johnson in the third, they addressed two specific needs -- fixing a pass rush that..." May 03

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Keim: David Johnson three down RB, will also get a chance to return kickoffs.

  • Arizona Cardinals take Florida offensive tackle with 1st-round pick in 2015 NFL draft

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim likes to joke that his draft philosophy is to avoid selecting players who looked like he did when he played guard at North Carolina State. That's only partially true, because since assuming the general manager's job two years ago, Keim has shown an affinity..." May 01

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    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades

    CBSSports.com "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Cardinals Exercise Michael Floyd Option

    NFL.com "“We determined that exercising the fifth year was the option that clearly made the most sense,” General Manager Steve Keim said. “Michael has shown a lot of good things in his time with us and we fully expect him to make a step forward this season. We have high expectations for him on and off..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

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    Josh Weinfuss @joshweinfuss

    #AZCardinals coach Bruce Arians said RB Andre Ellington's foot injury is 95 percent healed and there hasn't been a "reoccurance."

  • Cardinals believe free-agency success allows flexibility in draft

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals are confident a free-agency shopping spree in March filled every empty spot in their pantry of talent. So next week's draft will be more a matter of stocking up than addressing needs. At least that's the view of General Manager Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians, who held their..." April 23

  • Fitzgerald says his role limits his production

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald recently said he can still play at a high level. So is it possible for him to generate significant numbers? “No, it’s not possible,” Fitzgerald told Burns & Gambo of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM in Phoenix. “And it’s only that reason, because of the role that I..." April 23

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    #AZCardinals haven't made a decision on Michael Floyd fifth year option, deadline is COB on May 3rd. Any decision will come after the draft.

  • Larry Foote "50-50" On Playing In 2015

    NFL.com "Larry Foote looked the part of a retired NFL player on Thursday morning, sporting a brand-new $300 golf outfit at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler. Then again, all of the Cardinals were in similar attire as they hit the links for the 26th annual Celebrity Golf Classic charity event, and Foote..." April 23

  • Depth Perception: Predicting Cardinals' 8 picks in NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "Although most attention is spent on the NFL Draft's first round picks that will take place April 30 in Chicago, many more players will be selected during the ensuing two days. And the ability to pick those players in the depths of the draft often decides the difference between success and..." April 22

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion

    CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Six teams 'in the mix' for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

    CBSSports.com "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21

  • Adrian Wilson signs 1-day contract with Arizona Cardinals, will retire

    ESPN.com "Adrian Wilson signed a one-day contract Monday so he can retire with the Arizona Cardinals. Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said Wilson will also be inducted into the team's ring of honor at University of Phoenix Stadium this coming season. A date will be determined after the NFL's..." April 20

  • Former Cardinals S Adrian Wilson expected to retire

    NFL.com "Five-time Pro Bowl and 2009 All-Pro safety Adrian Wilson is expected to hang up his football cleats. The Arizona Cardinals announced on Sunday they will hold a press conference on Monday involving president Michael Bidwill, general manager Steve Keim and Wilson. NFL Media Insider Ian..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Arians: Female coaches could be in NFL's future

    ESPN.com "The NFL made history Wednesday when it announced Sarah Thomas would become one of nine new officials for the upcoming season. Thomas will be the first full-time female official in league history. In 2012, Shannon Eastin was a line judge for the first three games of the season during the referee..." April 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Cardinals TE Rob Housler agreed to terms with the #Browns on a 1-year deal, source said.

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Browns agree to terms with free-agent tight end Rob Housler, according to source

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are adding a play-making tight end to their roster and relieving the pressure of selecting one in the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2015. A league source said the club has agreed in principle to a one-year contract with Rob Housler, who spent his first four seasons with the..." April 09

  • Browns scheduled to host free-agent tight end Rob Housler on Wednesday

    Akron Beacon Journal "Perhaps the Browns won’t wait until the April 30-May 2 NFL Draft to address their dire need for a tight end. Free-agent tight end Rob Housler is scheduled to visit the Browns on Wednesday, a person familiar with the situation confirmed Tuesday night for the Beacon Journal. The person spoke on..." April 08

  • Cards' Patrick Peterson: 'I am diabetic'

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson rolled into a car show in Mesa on Saturday in style and backed the Corvette Stingray into the one open spot amid a row of impressive collectible cars, This row was all Peterson's and included a truck and a couple of Camaros. Peterson's been in love with..." April 07

  • Can Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald bounce back from a disappointing season?

    Arizona Republic "Statistically, 2014 was Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald's worst season since his rookie year in 2004. His two touchdowns were a low for his career. His 63 receptions and 784 yards were the fewest since 2004. But there are reasons to think Fitzgerald can post better statistics in 2015,..." April 02

  • Bruce Arians takes up cause for suspended players

    Fox Sports Arizona "If or when linebacker Daryl Washington is reinstated by the NFL, the Cardinals will welcome him with open arms. If coach Bruce Arians had his way, that would have already happened. It's not that Arians believes Washington should be able to play. That part of Washington's yearlong suspension for..." March 31

  • Cardinals sign quarterback Chandler Harnish

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals added a fourth quarterback to their roster on Tuesday, signing Chandler Harnish to a one-year contract. Harnish spent most of last season on the Vikings practice squad. He was on the regular roster for one game but did not play. He entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the..." March 31

  • Bengals And Ravens Both Interested In Tight End Rob Housler

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals are still kicking tires on some of the available free agents and are in competition for the services of one player with a division rival. The Cincinnati Bengals are still attempting to find ways to round out their roster before the NFL Draft. One glaring need still on the..." March 31

  • Tyrann Mathieu: "I Can Still Make Some Plays"

    NFL.com "Tyrann Mathieu is getting healthy. This Bruce Arians knows and has been counting on as the Cardinals’ coach builds his defense for 2015. After Mathieu had such a special rookie season in 2013 before shredding his knee, Arians seeks more than just health from the safety, and he thinks Mathieu..." March 31

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    #AzCardinals BA on Michael Floyd "And I think some frustration went into his play at times. But he still needs to hit a consistency level."

  • Cardinals to give Logan Thomas “a ton of work” this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "When the Cardinals lost Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton for the season with injuries last year, they briefly considered starting Logan Thomas in the regular season finale before opting to stick with Ryan Lindley for that game and in their playoff loss to the Panthers. Arians said at the time..." March 29

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    Arians said Larry Foote had knee surgery. Coaching now and if he decides right before camp to try and play, there is alternate coaching plan

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Bruce Arians declines to address Adrian Peterson reports

    Arizona Republic "Wearing a white hat and a wide smile, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians enlightened and entertained reporters during a media session Wednesday morning, just a few hours before the NFL owners meetings were scheduled to conclude. Like other coaches, Arians was peppered with questions for an hour, and..." March 25

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    GM Steve Keim said with Iupati, Jonathan Cooper will play right guard. "It's not a reflection on Coop. I'm as high on Coop as ever."

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23