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  • Christian Kirk out of practice after being rear-ended on highway Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals got Larry Fitzgerald back on the practice field Thursday, but another member of the wide receiver group sat out the session. Rookie Christian Kirk said that he was held out as a precautionary matter after his car was rear-ended by another vehicle on the highway..." September 20

  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Cardinals HC Steve Wilks expects Larry Fitzgerald to play in Week 3

    Clutch Points "The Arizona Cardinals have gotten off to a rough start to the 2018 season dropping the first two games in a disappointing fashion that now has questions concerning star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s health dealing with a hamstring issue. Despite that, head coach Steve..." September 18

  • Cardinals Working Out WR Kendall Wright

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Bob McManaman, the Arizona Cardinals are bringing in veteran free agent WR Kendall Wright for a workout on Tuesday. Wright, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Titans back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $8.218 million contract with the Titans..." September 18

  • Cardinals cut Garrison Smith

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals cut defensive tackle Garrison Smith on Tuesday, although they announced no corresponding move to fill Smith’s spot on the 53-player roster. Arizona claimed Smith off waivers from the Falcons following final cutdowns. He played in both games for the Cardinals,..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Cardinals' Wilks wasn't tempted to play Josh Rosen in loss to Rams

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said he wasn't tempted to play rookie quarterback Josh Rosen in his team's 34-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, according to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic. Sam Bradford completed 17 of 27..." September 17

  • Steve Wilks has “total confidence” in Mike McCoy

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals scored six points and gained 213 yards in Week One and failed to reach either of those modest marks in Week Two, so it’s fair to say that they have some work to do on offense. Head coach Steve Wilks said after Sunday’s 34-0 loss to the Rams that he would..." September 17

  • Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald suffers ‘minor’ hamstring injury

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald did not return to the game after suffering a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter Sunday, but he expressed minimal concern after the game. “I could’ve played,” he said after a second of thought. “I..." September 17

  • Markus Golden not ready to return for Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals have gotten glimpses of defensive end Markus Golden on the practice field, but he’s not ready to play yet. Golden was among the Cardinals’ inactives for today’s game against the Rams, despite getting a bit of work this week in practice as he comes back..." September 16

  • Cardinals DT Robert Nkemdiche performs cameo in local production of 'Sweeney Todd'

    Arizona Central "Cardinals defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche takes the stage every weekend in front of thousands of fans, but in front of a much smaller audience on Thursday, he was still a little nervous. Nkemdiche had a non-speaking, walk-on role in a local production of “Sweeney Todd: Demon..." September 15

  • Cardinals RB David Johnson ‘100 percent’ healthy, will play vs. Rams

    Clutch Points "Following a disappointing Week 1 loss to the Washington Redskins, some of the focus around the Arizona Cardinals shifted toward the health of star running back David Johnson ahead of their upcoming matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. Johnson is currently dealing with a back injury that..." September 14

  • ‘I feel like my agent did a great job’: Cards RB Johnson talks new contract

    Arizona Sports "Less than a week ago, Arizona Cardinals running back Johnson signed a three-year, $39 million extension with $30 million guaranteed, making him the third-highest paid active running back in terms of guaranteed money. Before signing the deal, Johnson sat out of the team’s..." September 13

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Steve Wilks: Cardinals hampered on both sides by 'trying to do too much'

    Arizona Central "Sunday's season opener served as a reality check for the Cardinals. While the numbers the team put up on the field proved to be too little, head coach Steve Wilks thinks the problem stemmed from trying to prove too much, particularly on defense. "From what I..." September 12

  • One helmet rule penalty was called through 14 games "The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per league..." September 10

  • Everything's new with Arizona Cardinals, even their old-school toughness

    Arizona Central "It’s all new with the Arizona Cardinals. New coaches, 16 of them, starting with first-year head man Steve Wilks. New veterans, at least a half dozen in the starting lineup. New rookies, at least four who’ll be in the rotation. Even a new address, as University of Phoenix..." September 09

  • Robert Nkemdiche active for Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals listed defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche as questionable to play in Week One because of the foot injury that sidelined him down the stretch in the preseason, but they’ll have him in the lineup against Washington on Sunday. Nkemdiche was not one of the seven players..." September 09

  • David Johnson, Cardinals Agree to 3-Year, $39M Extension

    Bleacher Report "After being taken by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft, David Johnson quickly became one of the best all-around running backs in football. Now, the 26-year-old is being paid as such. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday that Johnson and the..." September 09

  • Short-term extension was key to getting David Johnson deal done

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the best thing about Cardinals running back David Johnson‘s new contract is its duration. The fourth-year player signed only a three-year extension, committing him to the Cardinals for a total of four years. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the situation..." September 09

  • After different paths to NFL, Chase Edmonds and Christian Kirk both ready to make an impact on Cardinals

    Arizona Central "For Christian Kirk, the call was full circle. For Chase Edmonds, it was a testament to all he had proven at a smaller school.  Kirk, a wide receiver picked in the second round, and Edmonds, a fourth-round running back, both feel ready to make an impact in their debut..." September 08

  • Cardinals Work Out WR Braxton Miller

    Pro Football Rumors "Corey Coleman wasn’t the only wideout to audition for the Cardinals yesterday. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team was also hosting receiver Braxton Miller on a visit. The former Ohio State quarterback was selected by the Texans in the third-round of..." September 08

  • Report: Cardinals work out former first-round pick WR Corey Coleman

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly still looking around at more options for their wide receiver group. ESPN’s Field Yates reported Friday the Cardinals worked out wide receiver Corey Coleman. In HBO’s “Hard Knocks” documentary series profiling..." September 07

  • Cards Unlikely To Extend David Johnson Before Week 1

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals aren’t likely to work out a long-term contract with running back David Johnsonbefore the season gets underway on Sunday, according to Ian Rapoport of (Twitter link). Jason La Canfora of reported last week that the two sides were not close to a..." September 07

  • Trump continues crusade against Nike amid ‘Just Do It’ campaign

    New York Post "President Trump on Friday morning took a swipe at Nike, which aired its highly anticipated ad featuring Colin Kaepernick during the NFL season opener the night before. “What was Nike thinking?” the president wondered on Twitter shortly before 7..." September 07

  • Cardinals tap veteran leaders as captains, prepare for former teammate Adrian Peterson

    Arizona Central "The regular season starts Sunday, but a few Cardinals uniforms will need a quick stitch job first. Nothing major — just a nice "C" on the chest. On Wednesday in Tempe, coach Steve Wilks announced the 2018 Cardinals team captains: Larry Fitzgerald, Sam..." September 06

  • Chandler Jones: I’m not here for the hype, the glory, the rankings; I’m here for wins

    Pro Football Talk "Khalil Mack signed a $141 million deal this week. Von Miller has a $114.5 million deal, and Ezekiel Ansah and DeMarcus Lawrence will make $17.14 million this season under the franchise tag. Cardinals defensive end Chandler Jones looks like a steal with a $82.5 million deal that..." September 06

  • David Johnson motivated by his contract situation and “so much more”

    Pro Football Talk "David Johnson will enter the 2018 season without a contract extension. Despite both sides having optimism two months ago about getting it done, a new deal for the Cardinals’ star running back did not happen. Johnson admitted Wednesday his contract situation provides..." September 05

  • Sam Bradford: I’ve put my body and myself in best position to succeed

    Arizona Cardinals "Sam Bradford looked youthful as he strolled to a press conference podium at the Cardinals’ practice facility on Wednesday afternoon. The veteran quarterback – who is only 30, after all, despite his years in the league -- had a freshly shorn haircut and wore an amenable..." September 05

  • NFL projected to make more than $2 billion a year from legalized gambling

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has long been resistant to the idea of legalized sports wagering — at least when making statements in public. But privately, team owners and league executives must be licking their chops. ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday shared some of the results of a poll..." September 05

  • Cardinals will now play in State Farm Stadium

    Arizona Cardinals "The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and State Farm have reached agreement on an 18-year naming rights commitment that results in the team’s home venue becoming State Farm Stadium. “We were intent on finding a relationship that was an ideal fit with our organization and..." September 04

  • Cardinals press conference not for David Johnson extension

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals announced on Monday that they will be holding a “major” press conference at 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday, but the topic remains unknown. One potential major announcement in Arizona would be a new contract for running back David Johnson, who is in the final..." September 04

  • What's bothering Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford? Not much at all

    Arizona Central "In public, Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford doesn’t blink often, literally or figuratively. In interviews and in conversation, he looks people directly in the eyes, rarely glances elsewhere, and if he’s been flustered or irritated by a question, he has yet to show..." September 03

  • Cardinals Cut Brice Butler, Others

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals have moved their roster to 53 players by making the following transactions: Cut: WR Carlton Agudosi OL Josh Allen DT Siupeli Anau RB Sherman Badie TE Alec Bloom WR Brice Butler CB Chris..." September 02

  • Cardinals claim Blaine Clausell, Garrison Smith, Jeremy Vujnovich

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals claimed three players off waivers and signed a free agent, the team announced Sunday. Arizona was awarded offensive lineman Blaine Clausell from the Panthers, defensive tackle Garrison Smith from the Falcons and offensive lineman Jeremy Vujnovich from the Colts. The..." September 02

  • David Johnson, Cardinals Not Expected to Agree to New Contract Before Week 1

    Bleacher Report "Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is reportedly not expected to receive a contract extension before Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season.  On Friday, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported that Johnson and the Cardinals are "not close at this point" and..." September 01

  • Report: Cardinals release LB Scooby Wright ahead of 53-man cuts

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals have released linebacker Scooby Wright on Friday as the 53-man roster cuts loom, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Wright, who in college starred for the Arizona Wildcats, was the Cleveland Browns’ seventh-round pick in 2016. Arizona signed him..." August 31

  • Cardinals Release Rookie Chris Campbell

    Pro Football Rumors "In the spring, the Cardinals used a sixth-round pick to select cornerback Christian Campbell. Unfortunately, he won’t be with the club for their season opener. On Friday, the Cardinals informed Campbell of his release, according to’s Tom Pelissero..." August 31

  • Cardinals Placing LB Arthur Moats On Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "Pro Football Talk reports that the Cardinals are placing LB Arthur Moats on injured reserve as they work to get down to the 53-man limit. Moats, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Bills back in 2010. He played four seasons for the Bills before signing on with the..." August 31

  • Cardinals keeping backup QB Mike Glennon on roster "A nasty wave of cuts will send too many players to the breadline this weekend, but Arizona's quarterback room is safe, for now. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Cardinals plan to keep all three of their signal-callers heading into Week 1. No surprise on..." August 31

  • Report: NFL anthem talks likely to extend into regular season

    The Score "The 2018 NFL season is a week away, and the league is still trying to resolve issues surrounding its anthem policy. There's been little movement in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA, and discussions are expected to continue into the season, sources told Mark Maske of the..." August 31

  • Cardinals have just a few details to wrap up before they finish the preseason vs. Broncos

    Arizona Central "The last game of the preseason for an NFL team is sort of like tidying up the house before the maid arrives. You put things where they belong, spritz up the place a little, and then sit back and relax. In that regard, the Cardinals have gotten most of their pre-cleaning out of the..." August 30

  • Could the Arizona Cardinals trade a quarterback?

    Arizona Central "With the Green Bay Packers trading Brett Hundley to the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Jets sending Teddy Bridgewater to the New Orleans Saints, the NFL trade market for backup quarterbacks appears to be heating up. Enter Arizona Cardinals..." August 30

  • Cardinals rookie Josh Rosen won’t let teams that passed on him ‘live it down’

    Clutch Points "Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen was not happy about being the fourth quarterback taken in the 2018 NFL Draft. It appears he is still bitter about it with the start of the 2018 NFL season rapidly approaching. The Cardinals selected Rosen No. 10 overall in this..." August 30

  • Larry Fitzgerald speaks at memorial service for Sen. John McCain

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald spoke at the Arizona memorial service Thursday for the late Sen. John McCain. Read the full text of his tribute below: “I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else’s.” Senator McCain..." August 30

  • Cardinals parking Josh Rosen for preseason finale

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen has only thrown 29 passes in the preseason. That’s plenty for the Cardinals. According to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network, the Cardinals aren’t playing their first-rounder in tomorrow’s preseason finale. " August 29

  • NFLPA is still opposed to 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL power structure has been wisely coy (if not outright silent) regarding its simmering desire to expand the regular season from 16 games to 18, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has jerked the cat out of the bag (probably not a commonly used expression in the oil and gas..." August 29

  • Cardinals Place RB D.J. Foster On IR, Re-Sign RB Darius Victor

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they’ve placed RB D.J. Foster (knee) on injured reserve and re-signed RB Darius Victor. Foster suffered a torn ACL and MCL last week, so this move was expected. Foster, 24, wound up signing a three-year,..." August 28

  • Josh Rosen wants to play Thursday, but Steve Wilks hasn’t decided

    Pro Football Talk "Josh Rosen wants to play Thursday. Cardinals coach Steve Wilks wants his rookie quarterback to play Thursday. But Wilks also doesn’t want to risk Rosen re-injuring his thumb behind what could be the Cardinals’ second-team offensive line. So Wilks said Tuesday he will make..." August 28