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  • Cardinals Paying Sam Bradford, Mike Glennon & Josh Rosen a Bunch of Money To Not Play For Them In 2019

    Total Pro Sports "The Arizona Cardinals were already a mess, as they ended the 2018 season with the worst record and netted them the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft that ultimately became QB Kyler Murray. Murray is fully expected to be the starter when the season begins, but there are three..." May 20

  • Here's More Fodder for Kyler Murray Height Truthers

    The Big Lead "Kyler Murray’s height was a major conversation piece headed into the NFL Combine, where he checked in at 5-foot-10. It was still a conversation piece when he opted not to be measured at his pro day. It was definitely an interesting topic when Dan Patrick relayed a scout told him the..." May 20

  • Chiefs could approach Cardinals for Patrick Peterson trade in August

    Clutch Points "The Kansas City Chiefs may soon have two guys in their secondary who played together with the Arizona Cardinals. That is if they do in fact trade for Patrick Peterson at some point. According to Nate Taylor of The Athletic, the Chiefs could approach the Cardinals about a Peterson..." May 19

  • Cardinals RB David Johnson is ready to improve his numbers in 2019

    Clutch Points "Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson had a rough season this past year, rushing for 940 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging a meager 3.6 yards per carry. Of course, the Cardinals’ offense as a whole was disaster in 2018, so Johnson deserves a bit of a pass. But..." May 18

  • Cardinals were smart to not restructure Patrick Peterson’s deal

    Pro Football Talk "So now we know why Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson was pissed at the team. They refused to convert a large chunk of his $11 million to something other than base salary, which would have allowed him to reduce the $3.88 million he’ll lose during his six-game PED-and-masking-agent..." May 18

  • Therapy, family helped former Steeler Marcus Gilbert through NFL hell

    ESPN "Marcus Gilbert should have spent this offseason thanking the Pittsburgh Steelers for their generous contract extension allowing him to retire a Steeler. His play was setting the stage for that celebration. Former offensive coordinator Todd Haley called Gilbert the best right tackle in football..." May 17

  • Patrick Peterson: 'Relationship is great' with Cardinals

    Sportsnaut "After reports emerged before the 2019 NFL Draft that he is disgruntled with the organization, recently suspended Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is now trying to clear the air. According to Shane Dale of ABC 15, Peterson says his relationship with Arizona is great..." May 17

  • Report: Patrick Peterson wanted Cardinals to restructure his contract after suspension

    Pro Football Talk "There’s been a widespread perception for months that cornerback Patrick Peterson is upset with the Cardinals, but today’s news that he’ll be suspended for the first six games of the season may point to the reason for his unhappiness. According to John..." May 16

  • Patrick Peterson was upset Cardinals wouldn’t rework deal before suspension?

    Larry Brown Sports "Patrick Peterson has known for quite some time that he was facing a suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, and that may have had something to do with why he seemed unhappy with the Arizona Cardinals. Peterson created a stir on social media last month with a..." May 16

  • Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson Suspended Six Games

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson is being suspended the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Peterson, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2011. He’s..." May 16

  • How Kliff Kingsbury is assembling an Arizona air raid roster

    SB Nation "The Cardinals didn’t hire Kliff Kingsbury for his good looks, recruiting chops, or 35-40 record at the school that just fired him. They hired the ex-Texas Tech coach because they wanted in on his brand of spread offense, the type that’s taken hold in the..." May 16

  • Baker Mayfield’s beef with Kliff Kingsbury could be even better in the NFL

    SB Nation "The Arizona Cardinals hired former Texas Tech head coach (and briefly, USC offensive coordinator) Kliff Kingsbury in January 2019. His offensive resume is impressive, as well as the quarterbacks he’s coached: Case Keenum, Johnny Manziel, Baker Mayfield,..." May 15

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray's first NFL autograph sets record at auction

    Arizona Central "Kyler Murray is already posting huge numbers in the NFL and setting records at that. The first-overall draft pick signed his first autograph as a Cardinal just moments after being drafted, on a helmet that was then auctioned for $3,450. That's the most a draft helmet has gone for..." May 15

  • Patrick Peterson trade talk not going away

    Pro Football Talk "Despite the Cardinals’ insistence that Patrick Peterson will remain in Arizona, talk that he could be traded has not gone away. The Arizona Republic published a roundup of the rumors, which include former NFL player Antonio Bryant continuing his..." May 15

  • Josh Rosen says he did not hear from Cardinals GM before or after trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals tried their best to make people think they had not made up their mind about taking Kyler Murray with the first overall pick leading up to the draft, and that apparently included keeping their former quarterback in the dark about it. In fact, Josh Rosen is still waiting to..." May 14

  • Cards Should Deal PP21

    Revenge Of The Birds "There is no denying that Patrick Peterson is one of the elite shutdown CBs in the NFL. There is also no denying that as excellent as Pat P. is in shadowing the league’s best WRs, he is and remains unhappy with the Arizona Cardinals. Despite vowing to..." May 14

  • Arizona Cardinals cornerback room looks strong, but age could be an issue

    Revenge Of The Birds "The Arizona Cardinals made some bold moves in their 2019 offseason. They signed Robert Alford to a big contract to be the teams second cornerback, then took a top five player on the Big Board in Byron Murphy. For the first time, maybe in the Steve..." May 13

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • New cleats a pain for Kyler Murray in 1st Cards practice

    ESPN "Kyler Murray's long-awaited NFL debut finally arrived Friday afternoon when he took the field for the first day of the Arizona Cardinals' rookie minicamp. But Murray didn't have the right cleats. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner limped to the podium for his..." May 11

  • Cardinals get all 11 draft picks under contract

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals announced they signed five more draft picks, wrapping up their 11-player draft class. Second-rounder Andy Isabella, fourth-rounder Hakeem Butler, fifth-rounder Deionte Thompson, sixth-rounder Lamont Gaillard and seventh-rounder Michael Dogbe were the final picks to sign..." May 10

  • Wrong cleats give Kyler Murray sore feet in 1st NFL practice

    The Score "Kyler Murray took part in an NFL practice for the first time Friday and he came away from it ... sore. The No. 1 pick in this year's draft finished his first day of Arizona Cardinals rookie minicamp with a noticeable limp and admitted afterward that his feet "hurt a little..." May 10

  • Kliff Kingsbury unsure whether Patrick Peterson will show for OTAs

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s still not clear what’s going on with Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals, and Peterson doesn’t seem inclined to show up to the team facility and clarify anything. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury was asked today if he expected Peterson at Organized Team..." May 10

  • Here are seven trades that make sense now that the draft is over, including a Patriots blockbuster

    CBS Sports "With the NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, this is usually the part of the offseason where there's not very much excitement, but don't worry, because there could actually be some excitement this year in the form of some wild trades.  With the draft over and the free..." May 10

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • Kyler Murray's Rumored Cardinals Contract Goes Extra Mile to Prevent Return to Baseball

    12 Up "Even after first overall pick Kyler Murray spurned the Oakland Athletics by choosing to play football, it seems as though the Arizona Cardinals are taking no chances with the former multi-sport star. Murray's contract with the team is rumored to contain..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Kansas City Chiefs could be a potential trade destination for Patrick Peterson

    Clutch Points "The Kansas City Chiefs have been a rumored landing spot for Cardinals star cornerback Patrick Peterson, should he be traded, for some time now. On Thursday, CBS Sports again brought the topic up by naming the Chiefs as a sensible trade destination for the Pro Bowl..." May 10

  • Kyler Murray signs with Cardinals for much more than MLB money

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyler Murray has signed his rookie deal with the Arizona Cardinals and has been financially validated with his choice of playing professional football rather than baseball. Murray, who was taken No. 1 overall by Arizona, is getting approximately $23.5 million in his signing bonus and..." May 09

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • ESPN's Max Kellerman question's Larry Fitzgerald's qualifications for Hall of Fame

    USA Today "No doubt Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is one of  the best athletes to ever play for an Arizona sports franchise and his numbers stack up with the best who have  played the position in the NFL. But some aren't necessarily impressed. In a "First..." May 08

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • Will Cardinals’ Offensive Line Improve?

    Revenge Of The Birds "On ESPN’s NFL Live this past week, the BOLD PREDICTION the panel agreed upon for the 2019 Arizona Cardinals was: “1stPick in 2020 NFL Draft.” To a person, the ESPN crew cited the Cardinals’ continued offensive line woes as the main..." May 06

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • Buccaneers sign former Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams

    UPI "Bruce Arians will have a reunion with Kerwynn Williams after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to a contract with the free agent running back on Monday. A source informed NFL Network of Williams' signing. Arians was the coach for the Arizona..." May 06

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • Cardinals cut Cole Murphy, sign Ryan Winslow

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals announced they waived kicker Cole Murphy. They signed Murphy March 13. Murphy was a two-time Lou Groza Award semifinalist while at Syracuse from 2014-17. He is the school’s all-time leader in field goals made with 59 and ranks third in points..." May 02

  • Steve Keim: Kyler Murray will start season opener

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions are going to kick off a second straight season against a rookie quarterback. Of course, that writing was already on the wall when the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray first overall last week and then shipped Josh Rosen to Miami. Brett Hundley, Charles Kanoff and Drew..." May 02

  • Maxx Williams To Sign With Cardinals

    Penn Live "After four years with the Baltimore Ravens and six weeks on the free agent market, tight end Maxx Williams has agreed to join the Arizona Cardinals, he tweeted Thursday. Williams, 25, caught 16 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown last season with the Ravens. The 2015 second-round..." May 02

  • Cardinals reportedly to decline DL Robert Nkemdiche’s 5th-year option

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals have decided against picking up the 2020 option for the fifth year on defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche’s rookie contract, reported NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero on Thursday. Nkemdiche, the Cardinals’ 2016 first-round pick taken..." May 02

  • Kliff Kingsbury: 'We'll see' if Kyler Murray is Week 1 starter

    NFL.com "Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury's love for Kyler Murray was no secret, leading to the team making the quarterback the No. 1 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Kingsbury's well-documented deep admiration of the rookie continued Wednesday during..." May 02

  • 13 NFL veterans who have been put on notice after NFL draft

    USA Today "The 2019 NFL draft now complete, the roster-building process for the league's 32 teams is basically complete heading into next season. Sure, clubs will tinker — prominent free agents like Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry, Michael Crabtree and Ziggy Ansah remain..." April 30

  • Cardinals GM Steve Keim says he’s not scared to a make mistake

    Clutch Points "Landing the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft is not something that happens very often, so when you do find yourself in that situation, you better get the pick right. The Arizona Cardinals were that team this year, and with the first overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft,..." April 29

  • Larry Fitzgerald: You get the sense Kyler Murray is a special talent

    Pro Football Talk "When the football world was waiting to find out if the Cardinals would take Kyler Murray or stick with Josh Rosen, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald opted to keep quiet about the call by saying it was above his pay grade. Fitzgerald isn’t..." April 29

  • Josh Rosen Was Content With Competing Against Kyler Murray in Arizona

    The Sports Daily "Former first-round pick Josh Rosen would’ve been okay with staying in Arizona to compete against the number one pick, Kyler Murray. The last year or so has been rough for Miami Dolphins new quarterback, Josh Rosen. Around this time last year, Rosen was preparing for one of the..." April 29

  • Josh Rosen on trade to Dolphins: 'It felt like I got drafted twice'

    Sporting News "Josh Rosen is ready for his opportunity in Miami. "Very rarely do you get a second chance to make a first impression," Rosen said at his introductory press conference Monday. "It felt like I got drafted twice." The second-year quarterback became available..." April 29

  • Poor Josh Rosen’s gonna be so sad when the Dolphins pick Tua Tagovailoa next year

    SB Nation "Earlier this month, we here at SB Nation each wrote the one thing we couldn’t bear to see happen during the 2019 NFL Draft. My personal worst case scenario was Josh Rosen getting traded to the Miami Dolphins. I don’t have a vendetta against..." April 29

  • How Cardinals GM botched the Josh Rosen situation

    Larry Brown Sports "The Josh Rosen era lasted one year in Arizona, and it ended when Rosen was shipped out for a late second-round pick (and a future fifth-round pick). A year ago, Arizona traded up to No. 10 by giving up the No. 15 overall pick and picks in both the third and fifth rounds. When you look..." April 29

  • NFL Rumors: Cardinals GM pitched Josh Rosen-to-Patriots trade on draft night

    NBC Sports Boston "The Arizona Cardinals reportedly never even contacted the New England Patriots about a potential Josh Rosen trade. But apparently the Cardinals put the defending champions on their Rosen radar at the very last minute -- as in, while the 2019 NFL Draft was already..." April 29