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  • Browns hire Al Holcomb to coach linebackers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have supplied new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks with his top defensive assistant from last year. They hired former Cardinals defensive coordinator Al Holcomb as their linebackers coach/defensive run game coordinator, a league source confirmed for He..." January 16

  • Cardinals To Interview Jim Bob Cooter

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter will interview for the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator vacancy on Tuesday, a source tells’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). Cooter has been on the market since Jan. 1 when the Lions informed him that his..." January 15

  • Marcus Robertson will join Vance Joseph in Arizona

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are hiring former Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson for the same position, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Robertson spent the last two seasons under former Broncos and current Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph in..." January 15

  • Cardinals Interviewed John DeFilippo For Offensive Coordinator Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM in Arizona reports that the Cardinals interviewed former Vikings OC John DeFilippo for their offensive coordinator vacancy on Sunday. The Cardinals reportedly offered their offensive coordinator job to Steve Sarkisian before..." January 14

  • Larry Fitzgerald “going to take a little time until everything slows down a bit”

    USA Today "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver still has not made a decision about whether he will play in 2019 or retire. It might be a little bit before he announces anything. He is letting the team get settled with its coaching staff for no. “I always sit down and talk with Mr. Bidwill and..." January 13

  • Cardinals announce coaching hires

    Arizona Central "The Cardinals on Sunday announced the hirings of four more assistant coaches to new head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s staff. They are Sean Kugler as offensive line coach, Brian Natkin as assistant offensive line coach, David Raih as wide receivers coach and Steve Heiden, who will return as..." January 13

  • Joe Woods Deciding Between Cards, Redskins

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods will interview for the Redskins’ defensive backs coach job, and then decide between joining Washington or the Cardinals in the same role, according to Mike Klis of 9News (Twitter link). Woods, who succeeded Wade Phillips as..." January 13

  • Hate crime arrest warrant issued for man who punched woman at Seahawks game

    Sportsnaut "During the Seattle Seahawks’ final regular season against the Arizona Cardinals, a man was videotaped harassing and assaulting a lesbian couple in attendance.   The man in the video has been identified as Jay Dee Harp III of Tacoma. According to Q13 FOX News,..." January 12

  • Larry Fitzgerald still undecided on return for 16th season

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald still has not made a decision about whether to return for a 16th NFL season. Fitzgerald told ESPN's Adam Schefter via text message this week that he is taking some time to collect his thoughts after a grueling season in which..." January 12

  • Report: Steve Sarkisian close to becoming Cardinals’ OC

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Sarkisian is reportedly close to landing the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive coordinator job. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Sarkisian is set to join Kliff Kingsbury’s new staff after two years in charge of the Atlanta Falcons’ offense. " January 11

  • Cardinals make Vance Joseph defensive coordinator

    ESPN "The Arizona Cardinals have named former Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph as their defensive coordinator, the team announced Friday. Denver fired Joseph last month after a 6-10 season. He was 11-21 in two seasons with the Broncos. Before coaching the..." January 11

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Report: Kliff Kingsbury turned down seven NFL OC jobs while at USC

    Sportsnaut "It wasn’t just the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets who were interested in former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury before he ultimately opted for the desert. During his month-long run as the USC offensive coordinator, Kingsbury reportedly turned down a whopping..." January 11

  • Cardinals president says Kliff Kingsbury had to resign from USC before interviewing for NFL jobs

    Los Angeles Times "The Kliff Kingsbury-USC saga did not end with his official introduction Wednesday as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. At this rate, it might never end. Addressing a smaller group of reporters after Kingsbury’s formal news conference in Tempe, Ariz., Cardinals President..." January 10

  • Cardinals To Interview Vance Joseph

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will meet with new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsburyon Thursday to discuss the team’s defensive coordinator position, a source tells Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). As the first candidate to speak with Kingsbury, it appears..." January 10

  • Report: Cardinals have no intention of trading Josh Rosen

    Larry Brown Sports "New Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury may be a big Kyler Murray fan, but that does not mean the franchise is going to give up on quarterback Josh Rosen after just one season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network spoke with a Cardinals source about the rumblings that the team could..." January 10

  • Could Cardinals Trade Josh Rosen To Patriots, Draft Kyler Murray No. 1 Overall?

    NESN "In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, the New England Patriots still are searching for Tom Brady’s heir after they traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers during the 2017 season. But is there a chance they could swing a deal for their..." January 10

  • Kliff Kingsbury Once Said He'd Take Kyler Murray With the No. 1 Pick in the Draft

    The Big Lead "Back in October, Kliff Kingsbury weighed in on Kyler Murray, who was well on his way to putting together a Heisman Trophy-winning campaign at Oklahoma. The then-Texas Tech coach said, on the record, that given the opportunity, he’d take Murray first overall in the NFL..." January 10

  • Reports: Cards interested in offensive coaches Ben McAdoo, Stump Mitchell

    Arizona Sports "Head coach Kliff Kingsbury will call plays for the Arizona Cardinals, but he said at his introductory press conference Wednesday that building an experienced staff around him will be key in shaping his Air Raid principles around the NFL game. “We’re not worried about who..." January 10

  • Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury Eyeing Jake Spavital

    Pro Football Rumors "If you thought the young and green Kliff Kingsbury would automatically surround himself with a grizzled coaching staff, think again. The Cardinals’ new head coach is eyeing Texas State head coach Jake Spavital as an offensive coordinator candidate,..." January 09

  • Dom Capers reportedly a consideration as Cardinals eye veteran DC

    Arizona Sports "There was no keeping their desires close to the vest this time. With Kliff Kingsbury introduced on Tuesday as Arizona Cardinals head coach, the next step — one arguably as important as the head coaching hire itself — was finding his defensive coordinator. “I..." January 09

  • Why Kliff Kingsbury is a better fit as a head coach in the NFL than he was at Texas Tech

    Dallas Morning News "Let's see if we've got this straight: Kliff Kingsbury gets fired at Texas Tech; snubs NFL teams interested in him as an offensive coordinator; becomes the OC at USC; watches USC block NFL teams interested in him as a head coach; reportedly threatens to quit USC; gets permission to..." January 09

  • Josh Rosen rips NCAA, Imagine Dragons over halftime show

    Sportsnaut "The halftime show at the National Championship Game was widely panned. Among the critics was Arizona Cardinals quarterback, Josh Rosen. Rosen, who’s been outspoken in his beliefs, criticized Imagine Dragons and took a not so subtle shot at the NCAA. We can’t call..." January 08

  • Cardinals Hiring Kliff Kingsbury As Next Head Coach

    NFL Trade Rumors "Peter Schrager reports that the Cardinals are finalizing a deal to make Kliff Kingsburytheir next head coach. Ian Rapoport confirms that a deal should be done shortly. Kingsbury met with the Jets on Monday and reportedly impressed the team during the..." January 08

  • Lions hire former Cardinals exec Mike Disner

    Detroit Lions "The Detroit Lions announced today that they have hired Mike Disner as Vice President of Football Administration. Disner joins the Lions after spending the past six seasons (2013-18) with the Arizona Cardinals as the club’s Director of Football Administration. During his time in..." January 08

  • Report: Cardinals interviewing Kliff Kingsbury for head coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "Kliff Kingsbury is expected to have his second NFL head coaching interview on Tuesday, and it sounds like he has a legitimate chance of landing the job. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Kingsbury will meet with the Arizona Cardinals, who have had “sincere interest”..." January 08

  • Cardinals coaching search candidate pros and cons, and who else they should consider

    Arizona Central "With at least four candidates already interviewed for their vacant head coaching position, and more than likely future sit-downs just ahead with anywhere from one to three more candidates still under heavy consideration, the Cardinals are plowing through their coaching search at breakneck..." January 06

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • Cardinals Interviewed Jim Caldwell For HC Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that former Lions and Colts HC Jim Caldwell interviewed for the Cardinals’ head-coaching job on Thursday. The list of reported interviews for the Cardinals includes: Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy (Declined) Rams QBs..." January 04

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • Eric Bieniemy Declines Cardinals Interview

    Pro Football Rumors "Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy declined an opportunity to interview with the Cardinals, according to Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). He’s set to interview with the Jets and Buccaneers on Wednesday, the Dolphins on Thursday, and the Bengals on Friday, so he..." January 02

  • Ranking NFL coaching vacancies: How attractive is Arizona Cardinals job?

    Arizona Central "The Arizona Cardinals have competition in their search for a replacement for Steve Wilks. Seven other NFL teams are also looking for coaches, making it a very competitive NFL coaching market. In addition to Arizona, the New York Jets, Tampa Bay..." January 02

  • Cardinals, Jets Expected To Interview Kliff Kingsbury

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Texas Tech head coach and current USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury is officially on the NFL coaching search grid, landing at least two interviews for a top job, sources told Yahoo Sports. Team sources familiar with the head coaching searches of the Arizona Cardinals..." January 01

  • Adam Gase to interview with Cardinals on Wednesday

    ABC 15 "The Arizona Cardinals will interview former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase on Wednesday for their vacant head coaching position, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. The 40-year-old Gase was the Dolphins' head coach from 2016-18 and posted a 23-25 record, including a 7-9..." January 01

  • 3rd team requests head coach interview with Saints' Dan Campbell

    USA Today "The Arizona Cardinals became the third team to request an interview with New Orleans Saints tight ends coach/assistant head coach Dan Campbell, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns previously submitted requests to New Orleans for permission to interview..." January 01

  • Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald tweets his appreciation for Steve Wilks

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Cardinals receiver and future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald tweeted his support for coach Steve Wilks following the first-year leader’s firing on Monday. “Endless respect for Coach Wilks…appreciate his dedication to this team and the respect he showed for..." January 01

  • Cardinals, Broncos To Interview Rams QB Coach Zac Taylor

    Pro Football Rumors "Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor will interview for the Cardinals and Broncos head coaching positions on Saturday, Albert Breer of The MMQB hears (on Twitter). Taylor, 35, is also on the Bengals’ radar and may wind up as the latest 30-something assistant to ascend the..." January 01

  • Cardinals Fire OC Byron Leftwich & DC Al Holcomb

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Josh Weinfuss, the Cardinals fired most of their assistant coaches on Monday including OC Byron Leftwich and DC Al Holcomb. Leftwich, 38, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2003. He spent four years in Jacksonville before playing for a..." December 31

  • Arizona Cardinals will have first pick in 2019 NFL Draft

    Revenge Of The Birds "For the Arizona Cardinals the 2018 NFL season couldn’t end sooner. It ended in the best possible way when you are a 3-13 team. The Arizona Cardinals will pick first in the 2019 NFL Draft. Well, they have the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft,..." December 31

  • Steve Wilks Informs Coaching Staff He’s Being Fired

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Cardinals HC Steve Wilks has told his staff during a meeting that he will not be the coach going forward. However, Rapoport says that Wilks has yet to receive official word from Cardinals owner Michael..." December 31

  • Cardinals' constantly reshuffled offensive line faces its last test of 2018 season

    Arizona Central "There’s been an awful lot of talk about “walls” lately. For Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, he said he “slammed right into it” a couple of weeks ago in Atlanta when the Falcons sacked him a season-high six times for 42 yards and hit him 10 more times for good..." December 30

  • D.J. Swearinger will be inactive in his Cardinals return

    USA Today "The Arizona Cardinals claimed safety D.J. Swearinger off waivers earlier in the week and clearly have an eye on 2019, since he is under contract for another season. According to AZCentral Sports’ Bob McManaman, Swearinger will be inactive this weekend in Seattle for the Cardinals’..." December 30

  • Cardinals made substantial offer to Mike McCarthy

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are contemplating whether or not they should bring back head coach Steve Wilks for a second season, and it sounds as if Mike McCarthy could have made their decision an easy one. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Cardinals ownership reached out to..." December 30

  • Jets, Broncos and Cardinals to fire coaches; at least five teams set to conduct head-coach searches

    CBS Sports "At least five NFL teams will be conducting head coaching searches, according to team and league sources, with the Cardinals, Broncos and Jets set to join the Packers and Browns as teams to relieve their head coaches of their duties. Those decisions have essentially been made and those..." December 30

  • Cardinals willing to give Mike McCarthy full control of organization, but he'll still likely sit out 2019

    CBS Sports "Cardinals ownership recently reached out to Mike McCarthy, league sources said, gauging his interest in their soon-to-be-vacant head coaching job and making it clear the franchise would make sweeping changes and give McCarthy say over personnel if he was interested. The former Packers head..." December 30

  • Ndamukong Suh not fined for Larry Fitzgerald eye poke

    Pro Football Talk "The eye in the sky doesn’t lie. Ordinarily. Video from Sunday’s Rams-Cardinals game seemed to show, fairly conclusively, that Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stuck his finger into the eye of Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. According to the NFL, however, Suh was..." December 30

  • Steve Wilks’ podium suspiciously missing for Friday’s presser

    Sportsnaut "It’s been reported for a couple of weeks now that the Arizona Cardinals plan on making  Steve Wilks a one-and-done head coach. On Friday, the team may have been sending him a not-so-subtle message confirming all the rumors. As he walked up for his weekly press conference..." December 29

  • Patrick Peterson: Steve Wilks 'will be here next year' "Count Patrick Peterson among those who believe Steve Wilks won't be one and done in the desert. The standout cornerback believes Wilks will return as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals in 2019 despite their league-worst 3-12 record heading into Sunday's season finale against..." December 29

  • In January, Cardinals' Josh Rosen moves from NFL 101 to monetary theory

    Arizona Central "Sitting in a classroom and trying to absorb a lecture on monetary theory is not the respite most of us would seek after an eventful and exhausting year. But Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen is not like most people. So he can hardly wait to return to the UCLA campus next month..." December 28

  • Cardinals elevate Malachi Dupre, Pasoni Tasini

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals announced they promoted receiver Malachi Dupre and defensive tackle Pasoni Tasini from the practice squad Friday. They released cornerbacks Leonard Johnson and Deatrick Nichols in corresponding moves. Dupre signed with the Cardinals’ practice squad on Dec. 5. He..." December 28