Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Steve Wilks: This is not a rebuild, it’s a retool

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals held a press conference with new head coach Steve Wilks on Tuesday and one of the first questions he faced had to do with the talent on Arizona’s roster. Wilks said that “this is not a rebuild, this is a retool” when discussing what’s already on hand, although he noted that the..." January 23

  • Cardinals HC Wilks hopes Fitzgerald will return next season ""If it's not broke, don't fix it." That was the philosophy preached by new Arizona Cardinals Steve Wilks during his introductory news conference Tuesday. Wilks was referencing the scheme and make-up of the roster on defense, where Arizona boasts three All-Pros in Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick..." January 23

  • Michael Bidwill on Larry Fitzgerald: He’ll let us know

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals fans are in a panic over Larry Fitzgerald‘s “uncertain” future. Cardinals president Michael Bidwill has one word for them: R-e-l-a-x. “My gut says everyone needs to relax,” Bidwill said Tuesday, via Darren Urban of the team website. “Let Fitz go through his process, and give him a few..." January 23

  • Patrick Peterson appears to love the Cardinals’ expected hire of Steve Wilks

    Arizona Sports "Let’s guess that cornerback Patrick Peterson is not tweeting about his time at a hair salon. About a half-hour after reports surfaced that the Arizona Cardinals were closing in on a deal to make Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their next head coach, Peterson tweeted the..." January 22

  • Cardinals Interviewing Darrell Bevell For Offensive Coordinator Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the Cardinals are bringing in former Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell for an interview Tuesday night. According to La Canfora, Bevell is a hot coordinator candidate right now and has interest from other teams. Earlier in the day, La Canfora..." January 22

  • Arizona Cardinals likely going with Carolina Panthers' Steve Wilks as next head coach

    Arizona Central "The Cardinals are closing in on a deal to make Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their next head coach, according to NFL sources. The Cardinals had planned to conduct second interviews this week with Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and Eagles quarterbacks John DeFelippo. Wilks..." January 22

  • Brian Flores Set For Second Cards Interview

    Pro Football Rumors "Already having cast the widest net in the HC search process, the Cardinals are continuing their second-interview circuit. Add Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores to the list of those who will secure additional summits with the Cards. Ian Rapoport of reports (on Twitter) the longtime..." January 21

  • Arizona Cardinals' coaching job now the only vacancy in NFL

    Arizona Central "When the Cardinals began their search for a coach nearly three weeks ago, team President Michael Bidwill vowed that he would operate on one timetable – his – and didn’t feel pressured by other teams needing a coach. And that’s how it played out. The Titans announced they hired Texans..." January 21

  • Schwartz could still end up the coach in Arizona

    Pro Football Talk "No one seems to know why the Giants never interviewed Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz for the head-coaching job. In Arizona, no one seems to know who the Cardinals will hire to be the team’s next head coach. It still could be Jim Schwartz. Schwartz was interviewed once for the job,..." January 20

  • Steve Wilks making ‘strong impression’ on Cardinals

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals may have a leading candidate for their vacant head coaching position. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks made a “strong impression” on Cardinals brass during his interview with the organization. Wilks..." January 20

  • Sources: Arizona Cardinals' coaching search will extend into next week

    Arizona Central "The Cardinals conducted second interviews with two candidates for their head-coaching job on Friday and are expected to meet with other prospects next week, according to NFL sources. Atlanta special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks interviewed..." January 20

  • Todd Haley Interested In Cardinals’ Offensive Coordinator Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki spoke to former Steelers OC Todd Haley, who said that he plans to wait for the right opportunity to surface. Haley added that he currently has some options available, but he would be interested in the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator job should Arizona be interested in hiring..." January 19

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • David Johnson tried to get Carson Palmer to return, unsuccessfully

    Pro Football Talk "It’s an offseason of change for the Cardinals and their young star tailback, David Johnson. After missing all but one game in 2017 due to a wrist injury, Johnson will be returning to a team that will have a new head coach and a new quarterback. As to the latter, Johnson tried to keep Carson..." January 19

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Mozeliak, Matheny Reveal Cardinals’ Plan For Ozuna’s Position, Lineup Spot

    CBS St. Louis "Before Marcell Ozuna has even put on a St. Louis Cardinals jersey, his spots in the field and the lineup may have already been determined by the St. Louis Cardinals decision makers. As we learned at Winter Warm-Up this past weekend: Mike Matheny wants him to bat cleanup and John Mozeliak has him..." January 18

  • Report: Mike Munchak won’t interview with Cardinals again

    Pro Football Talk "Tuesday’s updates on the Cardinals’ coaching search involved word that the team wanted to schedule second interviews with Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak and Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, but at least one of those candidates is reportedly passing on the opportunity. Chris..." January 17

  • Keith Armstrong to have second interview with Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Munchak is staying with the Steelers, but another one of the Cardinals head coaching candidates is reportedly set for a second interview with the team. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong will have a second interview for the job. Per the..." January 17

  • Munchak expected to receive 2nd interview for Cardinals' HC job

    247 Sports "Mike Munchak is in the running to become the Arizona Cardinals' next head coach. After interviewing for the job during wild card weekend, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Munchak is in line to receive a second interview to replace Bruce Arians as the Cardinals' head man. Arians..." January 16

  • All eyes on Vikings' Shurmur as Giants, Cardinals look to fill coaching vacancy

    CBS Sports "The man being most closely watched around the league today, on the second day of the divisional round, won't be wearing a helmet or shoulder pads. It won't be Drew Brees or Le'Veon Bell or Antonio Brown or Calais Campbell or Adam Thielen or anyone else playing Sunday. No, the guy most under the..." January 14

  • Vikings OC Pat Shurmur only candidate that makes sense for Arizona Cardinals

    Arizona Central "Evolution smiles on the Cardinals. The franchise has forged a stellar reputation over the past 10 years. The previous two head coaches set and broke the team record for most victories in Arizona. The perks of employment are obvious. But a word of warning to all Valley football fans: The..." January 14

  • Mike Munchak reportedly a “dark horse” candidate in Arizona

    Pro Football Talk "As the Cardinals search for their next head coach, they may be going for a former head coach who currently is working as a position coach. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak is a “dark horse” candidate to succeed Bruce Arians as the next coach of..." January 13

  • Patriots Could Lose D-Coordinator In Waiting To Cardinals

    NESN "The New England Patriots’ coaching staff could see a major overhaul after their postseason has concluded. There’s a “good chance” Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia leave for head-coaching jobs, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday...." January 13

  • Could the right coach lure Carson Palmer back to the Cardinals?

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is waiting to see who the team hires as its next coach before deciding whether to retire, could retired Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer be doing something similar? Yes, Palmer has walked away from the game. “For me, that time is now,”..." January 13

  • Larry Fitzgerald waiting for Cardinals to name head coach before deciding future

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are eagerly awaiting a decision from wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on his future, but it doesn’t sound like anything is imminent. Speaking Friday ahead of a golf tournament, Fitzgerald told the Golf Channel that he’s waiting to see how the team’s coaching search shakes..." January 12

  • Cardinals have plenty of options to pursue a successor to Carson Palmer

    USA Today "The Cardinals have a multitude of critical decisions to make this offseason, beginning with filling vacancies at the franchise’s two most important jobs: coach and quarterback. Hiring a coach comes first and the Cardinals have conducted initial interviews with at least nine..." January 11

  • Vodka-drinking Bruce Arians admits to ‘messing’ with Giants fans

    New York Post "The Giants may have had no shot, but Bruce Arians apparently needed one. The recently retired Cardinals head coach, who sparked the Nick Saban-to-Giants rumors on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Tuesday afternoon, went out that night and apparently divulged after a few drinks that he had..." January 11

  • Report: Vikings OC Shurmur the frontrunner for Cardinals job opening

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s scheme and play calling have played a major role in the team’s surge offensively this season. Teams around the league with head coaching openings have clearly taken notice. According to ABC15 in Phoenix, Shurmur has emerged as the frontrunner..." January 11

  • Bruce Arians' choice for Arizona Cardinals head coach? James Bettcher

    Arizona Central "Bruce Arians has thrown his support behind a candidate in the Arizona Cardinals' search for his replacement as head coach. His former defensive coordinator, James Bettcher. Arians, who retired as Cardinals' coach on Jan. 1, told The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday that Bettcher deserves a chance..." January 11

  • Five potential landing spots if Chiefs trade Alex Smith

    CBS Sports "If any team out there is looking for a playoff-caliber quarterback, you might want to give the Chiefs a phone call this offseason. It appears that they'll be more than willing to dump Alex Smith for the right price. According to, the Chiefs will be "open" to trading Smith once their..." January 06

  • Cardinals interviewing Matt Patricia, Brian Flores on Saturday

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has been busy interviewing for head coaching openings during the team’s first round playoff bye and he added another team to the list on Saturday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cardinals are in Foxborough to interview Patricia on Saturday...." January 06

  • Cardinals may want to revise Tyrann Mathieu’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu played all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2017 and ended the year having played more snaps than any other player in the NFL. That welcome durability may not be enough for him to avoid restructuring the contract he signed with the team in 2016. If..." January 04

  • Cardinals face big decision on Tyrann Mathieu, who played more snaps than any NFL player

    Arizona Central "Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu not only played a full season for the first time in his career, he also played more snaps than any other player in the NFL. Mathieu’s total of 1,261 snaps was one more than Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, who also played 12 plays on offense. Mathieu played..." January 03

  • Terrell Owens, Randy Moss headline 15 finalists for Hall of Fame class of 2018

    CBS Sports "From 108 to 27 to 15. The list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 continues to shrink. On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled down the list of candidates for the Class of 2018 to 15 all-time greats. The process started with 108 nominees in September...." January 03

  • Cardinals To Interview DC James Bettcher For Head Coaching Job

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals will interview defensive coordinator James Bettcher for their head coaching position, Ian Rapoport of (Twitter link) hears. Bettcher is getting first crack at interviewing for the vacancy and it could take place as soon as tomorrow, Rapoport adds. The Cardinals’ decision..." January 02

  • Carson Palmer announces his retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Carson Palmer is calling it a career. “Over the years I’ve had teammates who decided to hang it up and I would ask them how they knew when it was time to walk away. The answer was almost always the same: You just know,” Palmer wrote in an open letter to fans. “For me, that time is now. Why?..." January 02

  • Jermaine Gresham tears Achilles

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham tore his Achilles, coach Bruce Arians announced after the game. It puts his return for the start of the 2018 season in question. Gresham was injured in the third quarter on an incomplete pass, immediately grabbing his right calf." January 01

  • Bruce Arians kept plans quiet, possibly for multiple months

    Pro Football Talk "With plenty of people lining up to claim credit for reporting that Cardinals coach Bruce Arians would be retiring after the season (and with some under the misimpression that it’s our function to serve as the “who had it first?” scoreboard), it’s important to point out that the first hint that..." January 01

  • Cardinals request permission to talk to Mike Munchak

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The NFL Network reported Monday night that the Arizona Cardinals have asked for permission to interview Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak for their vacant head coaching position. Munchak has been the offensive line coach since 2014. He had been the head coach of the Tennessee Titans..." January 01

  • Cardinals request interview with Patriots LB coach Brian Flores

    Pro Football Talk "It looks like defensive coordinator Matt Patricia isn’t the only Patriots defensive assistant on the Cardinals’ radar as they look for a head coach to succeed Bruce Arians. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team has also requested an interview with Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores...." January 01

  • Cards' Drew Stanton says he doesn't have an ACL injury, refuting teammate Larry Fitzgerald's claim

    ESPN "Apparently Larry Fitzgerald makes a better wide receiver than a team trainer. During the Arizona Cardinals' locker room cleanout on Monday morning, quarterback Drew Stanton refuted Fitzgerald's claim from Sunday night that he had been playing with a torn ACL by responding to a question about a..." January 01

  • Bruce Arians announces his retirement

    Bleacher Report "After five years in charge, Bruce Arians will reportedly retire as the Arizona Cardinals head coach. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday that Arians will walk away from coaching on his own terms. The 65-year-old leaves having compiled a 49-30-1 record in 80 regular-season games in..." January 01

  • Cardinals request interview with Vikings OC Shurmur

    Twin Cities "The Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals have requested permission to interview Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their vacant head-coaching positions, sources said Monday. The Lions’ job opened when they fired Jim Caldwell following a 9-7 season. The Cardinals’ position came open..." January 01

  • Drew Stanton Reportedly Played with Fully Torn ACL This Season

    Bleacher Report "Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton reportedly played the 2017 season with a torn ACL in his knee. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Stanton had been playing with "a thread" of an ACL for years before it finally gave out. Rapoport added Stanton is not planning to have surgery because..." January 01

  • Bruce Arians says no decisions yet, after leaving “my house”

    Arizona Central "Bruce Arians is an emotional guy. He doesn’t censor words or hold back tears. His heart can always be found on his sleeve. So it was no surprise that Sunday’s postgame press conference felt like a farewell to football, a goodbye to his first love, complete with the watery eyes and the lump in..." January 01

  • Drew Stanton apparently played on a torn ACL

    SI "This was not the 2017 the Cardinals were hoping for, but the team closed out the season with a pair of victories to get to 8-8 this year despite losing both running back David Johnson (Week One) and quarterback Carson Palmer (Week Seven) to season-ending injuries. After Sunday's 26-24 win over..." January 01

  • Arizona Cardinals are focusing on Sunday, not what happens starting Monday

    Arizona Central "The Cardinals' offseason could be defined by major changes, yet coaches and players insisted this week their attention is on the present, not the future. Coach Bruce Arians insists he hasn’t thought about what retirement during this season. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald is “staying in the moment.”..." December 31

  • Arians likely to retire after season

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians denied a report that he had already decided to walk away after today’s season finale, but he didn’t say that he’s coming back, either. Perhaps because he’s not. Arians is likely to step away after the season but hasn’t yet told the Cardinals his plans, Adam Schefter..." December 31

  • Cardinals rookie safety Budda Baker returns home looking to play spoiler

    Arizona Central "The only way the final weeks of Cardinals safety Budda Baker’s rookie season could improve is if this wasn’t the final week of the Cardinals season. A week ago, Baker was selected to the Pro Bowl on special teams. On Tuesday, he traveled across town to watch his alma mater, Washington, practice..." December 30

  • Bruce Arians could become Cardinals' all-time winningest coach in finale

    ESPN "Bruce Arians is one win away from setting an Arizona Cardinals record. And if he does, it'll be intertwined with his own personal history. Arians is tied with former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt for most wins in franchise history with 49. Arians could reach the milestone in 80 games, while..." December 29

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