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  • Jermaine Gresham may be Steve Keim’s worst contract extension recipient

    Revenge Of The Birds "The Arizona Cardinals’ loss to the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday was inexcusable for a variety of reasons. Whether you want to blame it on a culmination of issues that arose towards the end of the game or look at the play throughout the game by the Cardinals as a whole,..." November 20

  • Cardinals Release CB Jamar Taylor

    Pro Football Rumors "Jamar Taylor‘s tenure with the Cardinals has come to an end. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports (via Twitter) that the organization is releasing the veteran cornerback. Taylor will be subject to waivers. The 2013 second-round pick spent the first three seasons of his..." November 19

  • Arizona Cardinals release kicker Matt McCrane

    Arizona Sports "he Arizona Cardinals announced Monday they had released kicker Matt McCrane after he appeared in Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. The 24-year-old was 3-for-3 in extra point attempts on Sunday and did not attempt a field goal. He was facing Oakland, his former team, with which he..." November 19

  • Cardinals hope to keep making progress when they meet a Raiders team going backward

    Arizona Central "  When the calendar hits mid-November and the weather has turned, it usually means in the NFL the stakes just got quite a bit higher. Unless, of course, you happen to be either one of the teams who will be playing at State Farm Stadium on Sunday. The Cardinals (2-7) and..." November 18

  • Cardinals Sign Matt McCrane, Promote Vontarrius Dora

    Arizona Cardinals "The Cardinals look like they will have a substitute kicker Sunday when they play the Raiders. The team officially signed rookie Matt McCrane Saturday, after veteran Phil Dawson missed all week of practice with a right hip injury. McCrane was with the Cards in preseason before being..." November 17

  • Cardinals release David Amerson, Kendall Wright

    Pro Football Talk "Necessity has ended the Arizona experiment with a couple of players whose best days are behind them. The Cardinals have released cornerback David Amerson and receiver Kendall Wright. The Cardinals needed the roster spots for kicker Matt McCrane, who was signed on Saturday to possibly..." November 17

  • Arizona works out Matt McCrane with Phil Dawson questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals worked out kicker Matt McCrane on Friday, Darren Urban of the team website reports. They have not signed him yet but might Saturday depending on Phil Dawson‘s health. Dawson’s injured right hip kept him out of practice two days this week. He was limited..." November 17

  • Cards 'finally' feeding David Johnson the ball more

    NFL.com ""Finally!" The above word is likely what any Arizona Cardinals fan yelled -- any fan of good football in general, really -- while watching David Johnson's usage skyrocket in Week 10. The Cards running back had a season-high 28 touches in the loss..." November 15

  • Cardinals Signing Veteran CB David Amerson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Cardinals are signing veteran CB David Amerson to a contract on Tuesday. Arizona brought in Amerson for a workout earlier today, so they were clearly impressed enough to sign him following the session. Amerson, 26, is a former..." November 14

  • Arizona Cardinals place Justin Pugh on injured reserve, ending guards first season with team

    Revenge Of The Birds "The excitement when the Arizona Cardinals signed guard Justin Pugh to a five year $45 million was understandable. The Cardinals and General Manager Steve Keim set out to fix the Arizona Cardinals porous offensive line and Pugh was one of the free agent market gems. There..." November 13

  • Chiefs’ defense needs to be aggressive, and mindful of Cardinals’ Fitzgerald, Johnson

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs will try to extend their win streak to four games and remain unbeaten at home this season vs. the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. One of three one-loss teams in the NFL, the Chiefs will host the Cardinals for the first time since 2010. The Arizona franchise is 21-4 in its last..." November 11

  • Fitzgerald passes Owens for 2nd in career receiving yards

    The Score "It's Jerry Rice and Larry Fitzgerald alone at the top of the all-time receiving yards list. Fitzgerald surpassed Terrell Owens on Sunday for second on the NFL's receiving leaderboard. The Arizona Cardinals wideout needed just 33 yards to jump the NFL Hall of Famer, and he..." November 11

  • Cardinals will be thin at Cornerback in 2019

    Revenge Of The Birds "Patrick Peterson is arguably the top cornerback in the NFL and the Cardinals team captain. Hopefully he doesn’t ask for a trade again and he’ll remain on the team for, at least, the remainder of his contract. The team needs to be trending in the right direction if the..." November 07

  • Report: Sam Bradford didn’t practice for five weeks due to knee

    Pro Football Talk "When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that former Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has a degenerative condition in his knee, it wasn’t #fakenews. Unless a new report regarding Bradford is, his most recent former team will have some explaining to do. Via Chris Mortensen..." November 05

  • Here's why the NFL and Fortnite are made for each other

    USA Today "I love football and I love Fortnite. Put them together, and it's heaven. On Monday, the NFL and Epic Games announced a partnership that will make gear – known as skins – for all 32 teams available as part of the wildly popular game's Battle..." November 05

  • Chris Johnson Retires From NFL

    Pro Football Rumors "On Monday, running back Chris Johnson formally announced his retirement from the NFL. The 33-year-old was said to be seeking a contract in the offseason, but did not appear to receive any interest.  “I would like to take this time to thank my family, friends,..." November 05

  • Cardinals re-sign wide receiver Kendall Wright

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed veteran receiver Kendall Wright after releasing him on Oct. 18. Wright did not appear in a game for Arizona after initially joining the team on Oct. 8 and was inactive for a road game at Minnesota. He fills one of the Cardinals’ two open..." November 05

  • Sam Bradford’s final bill to Michael Bidwill? $15.9375 million for three games

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been a money-for-mostly-nothing career for Sam Bradford. Through Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET, any team can claim Bradford’s contract, giving them a quarterback for the balance of the year at not much money. He has $2.35 million remaining on his contract for 2019, along..." November 04

  • Cardinals Move OL John Wetzel To IR

    Pro Football Rumors "Although Sam Bradford was the big name coming off the Cardinals’ 53-man roster Saturday, another part-time starter will as well. The Cardinals placed offensive lineman John Wetzel on IR with a neck injury. He must miss at least eight weeks, and given the Cards’ showing to..." November 03

  • Cardinals Cut Sam Bradford

    Arizona Cardinals "Sam Bradford was signed in March to be the Cardinals’ starting quarterback, without knowing what could happen in the upcoming draft. Bradford’s tenure lasted until November. The Cardinals drafted Josh Rosen a few weeks after Bradford arrived, and when..." November 03

  • NFL's officiating problems have quieted down, but some issues remain

    USA Today "No news is good news. That surely needs to be the working mantra for the men and woman in stripes as the second half of the NFL season rolls on, given the controversy, confusion and assorted blunders that cast so much shade on the first few weeks of this campaign. Outside of..." November 01

  • Cardinals Sign TE John Phillips & G Colby Gossett, Cut Two

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they’ve signed veteran TE John Phillipsand also added rookie G Colby Gossett off of the Vikings’ practice squad. Other roster moves from the Cardinals include: Cardinals released TE Gabe..." October 30

  • Cardinals are beginning to feel the squeeze; it will only get tighter with a loss to 49ers

    Arizona Central "  You are what your record says you are. The Cardinals are an abysmal 1-6 and they can’t run from it. It’s staring them right in the face like a fat, flabby stomach. Leave it to their most tenured player, of course, to find a sliver of a silver..." October 28

  • Cardinals could have had at least a first- and a second-round pick for Patrick Peterson

    CBS Sports "Arizona was staunch in not dealing All Pro corner Patrick Peterson despite the abundance of interest in him and the flailing team facing an inevitable rebuild, but they may come to regret it. League sources said several contenders were willing to offer substantially more than a first-round pick..." October 28

  • Cardinals rookies benefiting from closely scheduled rematch with 49ers

    Arizona Central "Someone will double their wins this weekend. The 1-6 Cardinals and the 1-6 49ers will meet again just 21 days after their last game, a game in which Arizona notched its only win of the season, 28-18. Having the two games wedged together so tightly has some extra benefits for the..." October 27

  • Bruce Arians explains why Cardinals’ new OC will have trouble

    Larry Brown Sports "Those expecting the Arizona Cardinals to turn things around offensively under new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich may have to pump the brakes. Bruce Arians, the head coach for the Cardinals from 2013-2017 under whom Leftwich learned, cautioned against expecting too much from the..." October 27

  • Cardinals Sign Matt McCrane To P-Squad

    Pro Football Rumors "With concern over Phil Dawson‘s hip injury, the Cardinals signed kicker Matt McCrane to the practice squad. To make room, the Cards released offensive lineman Kyle Friend from the 10-man unit. McCrane was with the Cardinals in the preseason before being cut, so coaches are..." October 26

  • Byron Leftwich: Larry Fitzgerald is not dead yet, we’ll get him the ball

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has just 26 catches for 255 yards and one touchdown through seven games this season. New Cardinals offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich says that has to change. Leftwich, who took over the offense a week ago after the Cardinals’..." October 26

  • Byron Leftwich as Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator seems to be a step in the right direction

    Revenge Of The Birds "When the Arizona Cardinals announced that Mike McCoy had been relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator last Friday, it signaled something to not only the fans but the team. One of the follies of McCoy over his last two stops has been his playbook, his situational play..." October 25

  • Josh Rosen returns to practice with Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "All appears to be going according to plan in Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen‘s recovery from last week’s toe injury. Rosen was in a walking boot after the Cardinals lost to the Broncos, but neither he nor anyone else from the team expressed much concern about his..." October 24

  • Patrick Peterson: I’m Committed To Cardinals

    Pro Football Rumors "It sounds like Patrick Peterson no longer wants out of Arizona. With less than a week to go until the trade deadline, Peterson says he is committed to helping the Cardinals win. “I’ve been incredibly frustrated with how the season has gone,” Peterson wrote in a..." October 24

  • Patriots should take a shot at Patrick Peterson

    Boston Herald "After Stephon Gilmore and Jason McCourty, the Patriots have a young, talented stable of cornerbacks they’re grooming for the future. But the trade deadline is a week away (Oct. 30), and the Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson, a seven-time Pro Bowler, has reportedly asked out of..." October 24

  • Jets expressed interest in trading for Patrick Peterson

    Clutch Points "It’s no longer a secret that Arizona Cardinals cornerback Peterson is unhappy of the direction his team is heading, which is why he’s reportedly convincing the franchise to trade him away just before the NFL’s trade deadline on Oc. 30. Among the teams that have shown interest..." October 24

  • Eagles trying to trade for unicorn Patrick Peterson

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Fans tired of watching Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby get burned might not be alone based on a report that the Eagles are trying to swing a trade for Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. According to Jason La Canfora for CBS Sports, the Eagles are among the NFL teams working on ways..." October 23

  • Report: Russian Twitter trolls helped fan flames of NFL's national anthem controversy

    USA Today "The debate over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem may not have turned into such a nationwide controversy if it weren't for Russian bots fanning the flames on Twitter, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report cites a Clemson..." October 23

  • Patrick Peterson’s ‘ideal’ landing spot is Saints

    247 Sports "In the week before the National Football League’s trade deadline, a report emerged that star cornerback Patrick Peterson has made it known to the Arizona Cardinals that he wanted to be traded away to another team. Now, we may have an idea of which team he’d prefer to play..." October 22

  • Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson Requests Trade

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson has requested that the team trade him before the upcoming deadline. According to Schefter, Peterson feels as if the situation in Arizona has deteriorated and he has reaffirmed to others that..." October 22

  • New Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich once played with a broken leg

    Arizona Central "ew Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is tough. Want proof? As a quarterback at Marshall, he once played on a broken leg against Akron, forever cementing himself into football lore. In 2013, complex.com ranked his performance on Nov. 2, 2002 No...." October 21

  • Cardinals Sign S Eddie Pleasant

    Pro Football Rumors "Eddie Pleasant worked out for four teams in the past month. The Cardinals weren’t one of the teams that brought the veteran safety in for an audition, but they’re the ones that are signing him. The Cards and Pleasant agreed on terms Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN.com..." October 20

  • Cardinals hope Byron Leftwich can get David Johnson going

    Pro Football Talk "As most people probably expected, the firing of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was the dominant topic at Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks’ press conference on Friday afternoon. Wilks’ explanation for making the move after a 1-6 start was a simple one. Wilks called..." October 20

  • Josh Rosen has sprained left big toe

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen has a sprained left big toe. He isn’t expected to miss any time. “We put him in a boot last night to take the pressure off of it, and he should be fine and ready to go next week,” Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said, via Mike Jurecki of..." October 19

  • Steve Keim: I’m coming out swinging like hell

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals have identified their problems. They have begun fixing them, having fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday morning. “It gets back to making a lot of tough decisions, sometimes ones that aren’t popular,” Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim..." October 19

  • Broncos-Cardinals sets a new low for broadcast ratings

    Pro Football Talk "Now it’s a game, indeed. Thursday night’s Broncos-Cardinals game, simulcast by FOX and NFL Network, set a new low for games televised on broadcast TV. According to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Journal, the combined rating of 6.6 was “well below” the..." October 19

  • Cardinals fire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy

    NFL.com "Mike McCoy's short tenure as offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals is over. Less than a day after the Cardinals suffered a 45-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football, Arizona fired McCoy following his seven-game stint..." October 19

  • Is it even possible to coach an NFL team worse than the Cardinals’ staff?

    SB Nation "Seven games into the 2018 season, the Arizona Cardinals offense still hasn’t had a single good game. The only time the Cardinals put more than 17 points on the scoreboard was in a 28-18 win against the 49ers that saw San Francisco turn the ball over five..." October 19

  • Is NFL in a 'renaissance'? Scoring helps fuel interest, but some defenders still have gripes

    USA Today "As he concluded his news conference at this week’s league meetings in New York, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made a proclamation. “I don’t think there has been a better time to be an NFL fan,” he said. Steadily climbing television..." October 19

  • Josh Rosen: My toe’s OK, my overall performance wasn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen‘s Thursday night was a rough one on just about every front. His first pass was intercepted for a touchdown and he threw another pick-six later in the first quarter before losing two fumbles and taking six sacks. As the night came to a close,..." October 19

  • Will Cardinals fire OC Mike McCoy and replace him with Byron Leftwich?

    Larry Brown Sports "Will the Arizona Cardinals fire Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator and replace him with Byron Leftwich? That’s what many people are wondering. Three different prominent NFL reporters suggested on Twitter Thursday that the Cardinals could fire McCoy and replace him with..." October 19

  • Broncos-Cardinals game could have significant fallout

    NFL.com "Little has gone the right way for the Cardinals or Broncos this season and when they face off tonight on Thursday Night Football, the pressure is on. For the Broncos, upper management has been closely monitoring head coach Vance Joseph, with hopes that the results will change. And..." October 18

  • Cardinals Release WR Kendall Wright

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals released wide receiver Kendall Wright on Thursday, per a team announcement. In his place, the club promoted cornerback Deatrick Nichols from the practice squad. Wright was signed just ten days ago, with Nichols being waived to create room on the roster...." October 18