Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert competing to backup Carson Palmer

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals will have an interesting training camp battle between two players they hope never see the field. Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert will compete for the job behind starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Considering Carson is 38 and entering his 14th season, the Cardinals could choose to..." June 22

  • Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Byron Leftwich will be a head coach ‘early and fast’

    ALL 22 "Byron Leftwich was supposed to be a franchise quarterback when the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted him seventh overall in 2003. It didn’t quite work out that way on the field, but Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians thinks that Leftwich’s future on the sidelines is very promising. The 37-year-old..." June 21

  • Robert Nkemdiche key in how losing Calais Campbell affects Cardinals

    ESPN "I actually don’t think the Arizona Cardinals losing Calais Campbell to free agency will have as big of an impact as it could. That’s not saying his absence won’t be felt; it’ll leave a major void in the defense, and not just because he’s 6-foot-8. If the Cardinals didn’t have two dominant outside..." June 19

  • For A.Q. Shipley and his father, time stands still on Old Course

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley stood next to his father on the tee box at St. Andrews' famed 17th hole in early April, looking out over one of the most well-known pieces of land in golf. It was the famous Road Hole, the same one they watched professionals try to conquer on TV in British..." June 18

  • NFL.com writer: David Johnson is Cardinals’ 2017 MVP hopeful

    Arizona Sports "It is hard to imagine Cardinals running back David Johnson playing better than he did in 2016. The second-year pro rushed for 1,239 yards while adding 879 yards through the air, all while scoring an NFL-leading 20 touchdowns. Even with those numbers, Johnson was hardly even considered for..." June 16

  • Daryl Washington: My transformation is going to shock people

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Daryl Washington spoke to PFT‘s Charean Williams earlier this month and told her that he wants to join the Cowboys now that he’s been reinstated from a long suspension and released by the Cardinals, but nothing has materialized in Dallas at this point. That means Washington is still..." June 16

  • Off-field awards, nominations piling up for Larry Fitzgerald

    Arizona Republic "At 33, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald continues to produce on the field and to receive recognition for the way he handles himself off it. One day after Fitzgerald received the 'Good Guy Award,' ESPN announced the Cardinals star was nominated for the network's Muhammad Ali Sports..." June 15

  • Carson Palmer will spend offseason making 'drastic' changes to his game

    ESPN "As the rest of the NFL continues with its last week of practice, Carson Palmer already is on summer vacation, plotting his course to revamp his footwork. That’ll be his No. 1 priority this summer, followed closely by building strength in his arm in order to have it ready to go when the Arizona..." June 14

  • Drew Stanton experiences 'sonic boom' at Indy 500

    ESPN "Game recognizes game, or so the saying goes. Sometimes, it doesn't matter the sport. Arizona Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton took his family back to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he played with the Colts in 2012, to attend the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day Weekend. Though he..." June 12

  • Cardinals had more fun this spring, Bruce Arians says

    Arizona Republic "Coach Bruce Arians likes to say the Cardinals don’t become a team until September. Until then, they are 90 or so individuals just trying to make the roster. Despite that belief, Arians noticed something different about this group during offseason practices, which concluded on Thursday. These..." June 10

  • Cardinals sign first-round pick Haason Reddick

    NFL.com "The Cardinals have their entire 2017 draft class under contract after signing first-round pick Haason Reddick on Thursday. The Temple linebacker elevated his stock dramatically during the pre-draft process, and his meteoric rise led to Arizona selecting him No. 13 overall. Reddick and the..." June 09

  • Eight NFL players that deserve huge raises

    Sportsnaut "Equal pay for equal play is not exactly how things roll in the NFL. This is especially true for many players drafted in the latter rounds. Those that excel end up vastly outplaying their contracts a couple of years into their careers. We are not suggesting that these particular players are..." June 08

  • Cardinals' Arians: Carson Palmer a ring away from Hall of Fame

    ESPN "From Bruce Arians' perspective, there's one thing -- albeit a big, bright shiny thing -- standing between Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer and the Pro Football Hall of Fame: a Super Bowl championship. "Well, statistically, if you put a ring on his finger, he probably has a chance to..." June 08

  • David Johnson: No added urgency because of Carson Palmer’s age

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said this week that he doesn’t believe his age is a reason to think that his play will take a turn for the worse during the 2017 season, but there’s no question that the 37-year-old is closer to the end of the line than the start of it. Wide receiver Larry..." June 08

  • Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown tweaks hamstring

    NFL.com "Less than a month ago, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians declared receiver John Brown was back to looking like John Brown again. On Wednesday, he declared that Brown had a hamstring issue. NFL Network's Omar Ruiz said Arians broached the topic to explain why Brown hasn't been visible..." June 07

  • Bruce Arians has funny explanation for Carson Palmer’s deep ball struggles

    Larry Brown Sports "Bruce Arians spoke pretty bluntly and delivered a humorous explanation for why Carson Palmer struggled on his deep balls last season. The Arizona Cardinals head coach spoke from minicamp Wednesday about the deep balls and attributed it to Palmer’s weapons having issues. Floyd was released by..." June 07

  • Ex-Cardinal Daryl Washington says he wants to help Jerry Jones win a Super Bowl

    CBS Sports "Daryl Washington has been out of the NFL for three years, but he was recently reinstated. After being released by the Cardinals, the team for whom he last played, he is now free to sign with any team he wants. And what he wants is to play for the Dallas Cowboys. "Why not be a Cowboy?"..." June 07

  • Cardinals move Andre Ellington back to running back

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals said three months ago that they planned to use Andre Ellington mostly at wide receiver this season. But plans can change. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said today that Ellington is back to being a running back. Arians added that the Cardinals will be challenging Ellington to run..." June 07

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • After looking for punt returner, Bruce Arians comes back to Patrick Peterson

    ESPN "In January, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he wanted to find a player in free agency or the draft who could take over Patrick Peterson's role as a punt returner. It's been five months and Arians hasn't found anyone better than the six-time Pro Bowler. Arians said last week that..." June 05

  • Bruce Arians wants his players to play smarter

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals made an unexpected plunge in 2016 from Final Four to 7-8-1. One of the problems, according to the team’s head coach, comes from mental errors made by the players. And while Bruce Arians is hoping for those mistakes to end, he still sees them happening. Arians wasn’t thrilled with..." June 03

  • How the Arizona Cardinals are trying to improve their football IQ

    Arizona Republic "It’s not that the Cardinals were a dumb football team in 2016 when they finished 7-8-1. It’s that they were less smart than the previous two seasons when they won 24 games and made the playoffs. That’s coach Bruce Arians’ opinion anyway, and increasing the I.Q. of this year’s team has been a..." June 03

  • Potential landing spots for Jeremy Maclin

    NFL.com "Now that we've had time to digest Kansas City's Friday evening release of Jeremy Maclin, it's time to project where the veteran could be headed. At 29 years old, one would think he's got at least a couple more years of effective football left in him. As we detailed Friday, his stats did see a..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Cardinals cut quarterback Zac Dysert

    Pro Football Talk "Carson Palmer is back to throwing again, so the Cardinals didn’t need all the quarterbacks they had collected. According to Darren Urban of the team’s official website, the Cardinals released quarterback Zac Dysert, along with undrafted rookie safeties Drico Johnson and Cyril..." June 02

  • Chris Johnson hopes to resume NFL career, says teams are interested

    Yardbarker "Chris Johnson will turn 32 in September and is coming off a year in which he appeared in just four games, but the veteran running back is not ready to call it a career. In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio Friday, Johnson said he still wants to play in the NFL. He claims a few teams have..." June 02

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Who will end up starting at CB opposite Patrick Peterson for Arizona Cardinals?

    Arizona Republic "“Opposite Patrick Peterson.” It’s a phrase Cardinals fans have heard for the past two years and until the team actually finds a reliable cornerback it can trust to play – say it together now – opposite Patrick Peterson, it’s going to remain a familiar refrain. Brandon Williams and Justin..." May 30

  • Chad Williams showing off freakish athleticism during OTAs

    ESPN "Saying Cardinals rookie Chad Williams is an “athletic freak” may be among the most factual pieces of information around. He’s talented, quick, fast and has good hands. He has the tangibles needed to be an impactful NFL wide receiver, and he’s already begun to show it. When coach Bruce Arians..." May 29

  • Despite disappointing rookie year, Cardinals high on Robert Nkemdiche

    Pro Football Talk "Robert Nkemdiche, the defensive tackle who was the Cardinals’ 2016 first-round draft pick, had a disappointing rookie season: He played in just five games and recorded just one tackle as coach Bruce Arians questioned his work ethic and maturity. But 2017 is looking different. Cardinals..." May 27

  • Cards' Jaron Brown tore an ACL then got a contract extension, now he wants to reward team

    Arizona Republic "Jaron Brown smiled widely and often as he stood in front of his cubicle in the locker room on Wednesday and answered reporters’ questions. And why wouldn’t he? Seven months after surgery that repaired a torn ACL, Brown had just run pass routes with the other Cardinals receivers. Brown feels..." May 27

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Bruce Arians raves about Cardinals receivers: Top to bottom, they're all 'NFL quality'

    Arizona Republic "This is Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’ 25th year coaching offense in the NFL, so he knows what a good wide receiver looks like. In his view, the Cardinals have a roster full of them. “I’ve never been around a wide receiver group of 12 that are of NFL quality,” Arians said on Wednesday. “Every..." May 25

  • Budda Baker signs with Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals opened the day with two unsigned members of their 2017 draft class. They’ll end it with just first-round pick Haason Reddick in need of a contract. Safety Budda Baker signed his four-year deal with the team on Thursday. Baker is not taking part in the team’s offseason program..." May 25

  • Bruce Arians 'happy' with change to 10-minute OT

    NFL.com "A taxing, 6-6 tie between the Seahawks and Cardinals in late October last year served as one of the stronger arguments in favor of a shorter 10-minute overtime period. As Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told the team's website Wednesday, the team wasn't able to practice all week following the..." May 25

  • Cowboys Reportedly Doing Homework On LB Daryl Washington

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason Cole of B/R is reporting that a Cowboys source has told him that they’re doing their homework on former Cardinals LB Daryl Washington. Washington was reinstated to the NFL after sitting out three seasons. However, the Cardinals elected to cut him loose a few weeks ago and he’s now an..." May 23

  • Blaine Gabbert hoping Cardinals provide him with the stability he's never had

    Arizona Republic "If Bruce Arians had any concerns about Blaine Gabbert memorizing the playbook, he should have been with reporters when the Cardinals’ newest quarterback was asked if he could name all the offensive coordinators he’s had during his half-dozen years in the NFL. Gabbert rattled them off like they..." May 23

  • Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald will address future only during training camp

    ESPN "Larry Fitzgerald knows the questions about his playing future are coming, but the veteran Cardinals wide receiver doesn't plan on answering them all season long, like he had to last year. Fitzgerald said Monday night at an Arians Family Foundation charity dinner that he will address his..." May 23

  • Cardinals' Andre Ellington becomes a full-time receiver, at least for now

    Arizona Republic "Over the past four years, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians often said Andre Ellington had the route-running and catching abilities to make the switch from running back to wide receiver. This offseason, Ellington’s fifth in the NFL, the Cardinals are going to find out if that’s true. Ellington..." May 22

  • Cardinals' Justin Bethel betting on himself

    Arizona Republic "Harsh words can motivate a football player. A 63 percent pay cut can have the opposite effect. Justin Bethel is hoping to use both to his advantage. “It’s called betting on yourself,” he said. Bethel will turn 27 next month, and has three Pro Bowls on his resume. He’s also among a handful..." May 20

  • Cardinals' Arians says Brown showing signs of 2015 form

    Arizona Republic "Two indicators give the Cardinals hope receiver John Brown has overcome the health maladies that caused a dive in his production last season: In offseason practices, Brown is displaying the speed and explosiveness that made him such a threat in 2015. Brown is smiling, something he..." May 19

  • 'Honey Badger' Tyrann Mathieu has new outlook and he's out to 'win the day'

    Arizona Republic "The Badger is bothered. Something is different this year about the Honey Badger – Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu. He won’t come right out and tell you what it is, but you know it’s different. You feel it in his words, in his eyes, even in his new-but-old Honey Badger hairdo, if that’s even..." May 19

  • Cardinals strike deal with fourth-rounder Dorian Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals wrapped up the week by getting another draft pick under contract. Fourth-round guard Dorian Johnson has agreed to a four-year deal with the team. First-round linebacker Haason Reddick and second-round safety Budda Baker are the only players from the draft class left without..." May 19

  • Daryl Washington speaks, says three-year NFL suspension made him better football player

    Arizona Republic "Former Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2013, but he thinks he’s better now than he was prior to his three suspension. Washington appeared Wednesday on the NFL No Huddle show on Tunein. (twitter handle: @NFLNoHuddle). Washington, released last week by the..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Cardinals’ John Brown played with a cyst on his spine

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals receiver John Brown struggled through a disappointing season last year, having career lows in every statistical category. A significant health issue may have been the reason. Brown told ESPN today that a cyst was found on his spine and that when it was drained after the season he felt..." May 17

  • Deone Bucannon had ankle surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals drafted linebacker Haason Reddick in the first round last month and they may need to call on him early in his rookie season to step in for Deone Bucannon. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said on Tuesday that Bucannon had surgery to repair a “lingering” ankle injury. Bucannon ended..." May 16