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Arizona Cardinals rank 167th in ESPN salary survey

Arizona Cardinals rank 167th in ESPN salary survey

ESPN.com Updated May 21 (4 days ago)
Arizona Cardinals rank 167th in ESPN salary survey
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  • Tyrann Mathieu finally feels “free” after dealing with injuries

    Tyrann Mathieu finally feels “free” after dealing with injuries

    profootballtalk.com May 23 (yesterday)
    Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu had to overcome a lot just to stick in the NFL. But once he got there, stuff kept happening which kept him from doing what he does best. But after a series of injuries that limited him, he’s finally well and ready to get …
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  • Carson Palmer pushing for more work at Cardinals OTAs

    Carson Palmer pushing for more work at Cardinals OTAs

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (5 days ago)
    The Cardinals kicked off their organized team activities on Tuesday and that gave quarterback Carson Palmer a chance to do some on-field team drills for the first time since tearing his ACL last season. Palmer took 12 snaps during the 7-on-7 portion of …
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  • Cardinals sign RB David Johnson, TE Gerald Christian

    Cardinals sign RB David Johnson, TE Gerald Christian

    profootballtalk.com May 18 (7 days ago)
    The Cardinals are almost done with draft-pick deals. Arizona has signed Northern Iowa running back David Johnson (Round Three) and Louisville tight end Gerald Christian (Round Seven), the club said on its website Monday. The 6-foot-1, 224-pound Johnson …
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  • Cardinals, Colts among clubs holding OTAs this week

    Cardinals, Colts among clubs holding OTAs this week

    A happy OTA season to all. Five clubs will hold organized team practice activities, or OTAs, this week, with the Colts the first to get down to business starting Monday. OTAs are voluntary workouts in which full team drills are permitted, though live co…
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  • Tyrann Mathieu on Jimmy Graham: Our division’s physical, he has…

    Tyrann Mathieu on Jimmy Graham: Our division’s physical, he has to block

    Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu isn’t worried about the departure of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles this offseason. Bowles and cornerback Antonio Cromartie are now with the Jets, but Mathieu said during an appearance on NFL Total Access that the team…
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  • Bruce Arians: David Johnson “will find a niche quick”

    Bruce Arians: David Johnson “will find a niche quick”

    After the Cardinals took Northern Iowa running back David Johnson in the third round of the draft, coach Bruce Arians said that Andre Ellington would continue to play the same role in the team’s backfield. Arians has called Ellington the “focal point” o…
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  • Patriots have been accused of tampering with communications bef…

    Patriots have been accused of tampering with communications before

    Karlos Dansby said in an appearance on PFT Live this week that he suspected the Patriots of wrongdoing in 2008, when the Cardinals visited New England and had trouble with their coach-to-helmet communications system. Dansby wasn’t the first to make such…
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  • Cardinals may spend some time in West Virginia

    Cardinals may spend some time in West Virginia

    The NFL-quality practice facility built last year for the Saints at the Greenbrier in West Virginia may get some extra use this year, and not by the Saints. Per a league source, the Cardinals are considering spending the week in West Virginia between an…
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  • Cardinals sign a pair of picks, leaving just three to go

    Cardinals sign a pair of picks, leaving just three to go

    Draft pick signings are so routine, even the teams doing the signing are downplaying them these days. The Cardinals signed second-round pick Markus Golden and fourth-rounder Rodney Gunter Wednesday, leaving three picks unsigned more than a week before M…
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  • Cardinals rookie knows Bruce Arians really is the cool uncle

    Cardinals rookie knows Bruce Arians really is the cool uncle

    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians wants to be known as “the cool uncle,” to all his players. But one of them, at least for the moment, actually is his nephew. Undrafted rookie Trevor Harman, a wide receiver from Shippensburg (Pa.) University, has plenty of b…
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  • Cardinals sign their fifth-round picks

    Cardinals sign their fifth-round picks

    The Cardinals have wrapped up deals with both fifth-round selections, signing West Virginia linebacker/defensive end Shaquille Riddick and UAB wide receiver J.J. Nelson, the team said on Twitter on Tuesday. Riddick (6-6, 242) notched seven sacks in 2014…
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  • Cardinals checking out former rugby star with family ties

    Cardinals checking out former rugby star with family ties

    The Cardinals aren’t much of a fullback team, but that might not matter much to rookie Paul Lasike, since he wasn’t sure he was much of a football player. The New Zealander and former rugby star is among the rookies trying to impress the Cardinals in mi…
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  • Reports: Cardinals sign rookie QB Phillip Sims

    Reports: Cardinals sign rookie QB Phillip Sims

    A former Alabama quarterback who took part in the Cardinals’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis will reportedly be added to the roster. Phillip Sims, who finished his collegiate career at Winston-Salem State, has signed a deal with the Cardinals, the sch…
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  • Veteran linebacker Daryl Sharpton visited Cardinals

    Veteran linebacker Daryl Sharpton visited Cardinals

    The post-draft days are always a bit of a scramble, as teams try to fill last-minute holes in the roster, and players try desperately to find a place after teams have brought in the young and the cheap. So it’s worth noting that journeman linebacker Dar…
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  • Cardinals Claim Former Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard Off Waivers

    Cardinals Claim Former Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard Off Waivers

    The Cardinals received cornerback Alfonzo Dennard from the Patriots on Wednesday on a waiver claim, the Associated Press reports. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Dennard made 20 starts and played in 29 games in three seasons with New England, finishing with 92…
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  • John Carlson's retirement leaves Cardinals with two big, inexpe…

    John Carlson's retirement leaves Cardinals with two big, inexperienced tight ends

    John Carlson's retirement leaves Cardinals with two big, inexperienced tight ends
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  • Carson Palmer was on field with Cardinals on Monday

    Carson Palmer was on field with Cardinals on Monday

    The Cardinals started the second phase of their offseason workouts on Monday, which means that they are permitted to start running plays on the field without helmets or pads. Among the Cardinals doing that with the first team was quarterback Carson Palm…
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  • Cardinals plan same role for Andre Ellington

    Cardinals plan same role for Andre Ellington

    During the weeks leading up to the draft, the Cardinals were often mentioned as a potential trade destination for Adrian Peterson. It made sense as a landing spot because the Cardinals struggled to run the ball effectively last season and because they’r…
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  • NFL draft in review: The highs and lows from the seven-round af…

    NFL draft in review: The highs and lows from the seven-round affair

    yahoo.com May 3
    The NFL draft is (finally) over. From the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafting Jameis Winston (and the dumb Social Media Outrage that followed the crab legs photo) to the Arizona Cardinals taking Mr. Irrelevant, it was a wild three days. What moments won the t…
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  • Video - Most appealing NFL players 03:32

    Most appealing NFL players

    May 23
    Mark Schlereth guesses who the top five most likable NFL players are, based on a survey from the DBI index of appeal, and is surprised by the No. 1 answer.
  • Video - Cardinals' position battles have begun 01:36

    Cardinals' position battles have begun

    May 15
    ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss talks about position battles at tight end, linebacker and along the offensive line.
  • Video - Cardinals' draft picks likely to make roster 01:18

    Cardinals' draft picks likely to make roster

    May 8
    ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss talks about the team's rookies and where they might fit for the 2015 season.
  • Video - Former Redskins TE reinstated by NFL 02:21

    Former Redskins TE reinstated by NFL

    May 7
    Jim Trotter weighs the risk vs. reward equation for NFL teams potentially interested in signing tight end Fred Davis, who has been reinstated by the NFL after being suspended indefinitely in 2014.

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    May 20
    When the time came at the league meetings in San Francisco to discuss changing the extra point, there wasn’t much debate. Insiders say the discussion lasted less than a half hour. In the end the owners were ready for a change in the way the NFL treats t…
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