Arizona Cardinals News and Rumors

  • Mike McCarthy on Eddie Lacy’s progress: So far, so good

    Mike McCarthy on Eddie Lacy’s progress: So far, so good

    profootballtalk.com Updated May 24 (2 days ago)
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy ensured that running back Eddie Lacy’s physical condition would be a running storyline this offseason when he said shortly after the team’s playoff loss to the Cardinals that Lacy “cannot play at the weight he did” in 2016. T…
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  • “Long way to go” before Larry Fitzgerald will think about 2017

    “Long way to go” before Larry Fitzgerald will think about 2017

    profootballtalk.com May 24 (2 days ago)
    Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald fulfilled a promise to his mother and received his college degree recently, which might not be necessary to his post-football employment options but certainly won’t hurt them. Not that it’s clear when Fitzgerald …
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  • Chargers, Cardinals to practice together in training camp

    Chargers, Cardinals to practice together in training camp

    profootballtalk.com May 23 (3 days ago)
    The Chargers haven’t conducted joint practices with another team during training camp since 2012, a year before Mike McCoy arrived as head coach. They’ll do it this year. Via Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Cardinals and Chargers pla…
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  • Tyrann Mathieu: I’m going to “play it patient” with ACL rehab

    Tyrann Mathieu: I’m going to “play it patient” with ACL rehab

    profootballtalk.com May 23 (3 days ago)
    In April, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said the team has to hold safety Tyrann Mathieu back in his ACL rehab and that he is “so happy” that Mathieu will be “ready to go” for training camp. Mathieu is “really pleased” by how things are progre…
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  • D.J. Humphries says being a healthy scratch all year “humbled” …

    D.J. Humphries says being a healthy scratch all year “humbled” him

    profootballtalk.com May 23 (3 days ago)
    If D.J. Humphries felt good about being a first-round pick last year, being a healthy scratch all 18 times the Cardinals played last year brought him back down to Earth. But with Bobby Massie gone in free agency, the Cardinals need Humphries to win the …
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  • CFL sack king Tristan Okpalaugo readjusting to NFL with Cardina…

    CFL sack king Tristan Okpalaugo readjusting to NFL with Cardinals

    ESPN.com May 19
    CFL sack king Tristan Okpalaugo readjusting to NFL with Cardinals
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  • Carson Palmer “addicted” to challenge of getting to Super Bowl

    Carson Palmer “addicted” to challenge of getting to Super Bowl

    The 2015 regular season was filled with highs for Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer as he played the best football of his career while leading the team to a 13-3 record on the way to the NFC West title. Postseason action wasn’t as rewarding. After sur…
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  • Cardinals 'light years' ahead of past seasons on firs…

    Cardinals 'light years' ahead of past seasons on first day of OTAs

    ESPN.com May 17
    Cardinals 'light years' ahead of past seasons on first day of OTAs
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  • Mathieu, Cardinals “deep in negotiations”

    Mathieu, Cardinals “deep in negotiations”

    Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim recently hinted during an appearance on PFT Live that the team would soon be prioritizing negotiations with defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. The prioritization apparently has occurred. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the C…
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  • Why isn’t Dwight Freeney getting work?

    Why isn’t Dwight Freeney getting work?

    Free-agent defensive end Dwight Freeney continues his quest to be not a free agent. And there’s one very intriguing fact that supports his case unlike any other. As Peter King of TheMMQB.com points out, Freeney had eight sacks in 317 snaps last season w…
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  • Larry Fitzgerald keeps promise to his mother, earns college deg…

    Larry Fitzgerald keeps promise to his mother, earns college degree

    It was a promise 13 years in the making, but a promise is a promise. Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald kept his word to his late mother, and earned his college degree, graduating in communications with a minor in marketing from the University of …
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  • Jerraud Powers' departure leaves Cardinals looking for rep…

    Jerraud Powers' departure leaves Cardinals looking for replacement

    Jerraud Powers' departure leaves Cardinals looking for replacement
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  • After Bills firing, Karl Dunbar lands at Alabama

    After Bills firing, Karl Dunbar lands at Alabama

    One of the strangest coaching moves of the NFL offseason came in March, when Bills head coach Rex Ryan suddenly and unexpectedly fired his longtime defensive line assistant, Karl Dunbar. Ryan and Dunbar had been close since 1994, when Dunbar was a defen…
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  • Matt Shaughnessy scheduled to work out for Saints

    Matt Shaughnessy scheduled to work out for Saints

    Defensive end/linebacker Matt Shaughnessy was out of the league in 2015 after being released by the Cardinals just before the start of the regular season, but that’s not keeping him from looking for a job this season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports t…
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  • Dwight Freeney, begging for work, admits he’ll go “anywhere”

    Dwight Freeney, begging for work, admits he’ll go “anywhere”

    Most people looking for work have to spend days sending out resumes and searching the want ads. Longtime NFL pass-rusher Dwight Freeney was able to use ESPN for some free advertising, however. Via Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ team website, Freeney sai…
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  • Cardinals sign three more picks, finishing their draft class

    Cardinals sign three more picks, finishing their draft class

    Add the Cardinals to the list of teams wrapping up their paperwork early. The team announced it had reached deals with its last three remaining unsigned draft picks. Today’s contracts were for third-round cornerback Brandon Williams, fourth-round center…
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  • Cardinals sign two after minicamp tryouts

    Cardinals sign two after minicamp tryouts

    The Cardinals were one of the teams that held their rookie minicamp over the weekend and they found a couple of tryout players they felt like keeping around during the three-day session. The team announced that they have signed running back Elijhaa Penn…
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  • Cardinals bring Byron Leftwich in as coaching intern

    Cardinals bring Byron Leftwich in as coaching intern

    Bruce Arians’ Cardinals coaching staff is full of former NFL players, and he’s found two more who might join the club one day. Via Darren Urban of the team’s official website, longtime NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich is on hand as a coaching intern for O…
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  • Cardinals will soon turn attention to Tyrann Mathieu’s deal

    Cardinals will soon turn attention to Tyrann Mathieu’s deal

    Three years ago, the Cardinals struck gold in round three of the draft by landing defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. Now, the Cardinals hope to struck a long-term deal with him — eventually. “We haven’t put a deadline on that yet but because of the draft an…
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  • Arians chides Nkemdiche for “killing people in walk-through”

    Arians chides Nkemdiche for “killing people in walk-through”

    Most new NFL players get their first taste of the league at a rookie minicamp. And some of them can’t turn off their taste for physicality, even through offseason practices are supposed to entail no contact at all. On Friday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arian…
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  • Vegas pegs Seahawks as NFC West favorites over Cardinals, sets …

    Vegas pegs Seahawks as NFC West favorites over Cardinals, sets win total at 10.5

    ESPN.com May 6
    Vegas pegs Seahawks as NFC West favorites over Cardinals, sets win total at 10.5
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  • Cardinals give Brandon Williams avenue to provide for two daugh…

    Cardinals give Brandon Williams avenue to provide for two daughters

    ESPN.com May 5
    Cardinals give Brandon Williams avenue to provide for two daughters
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  • Cardinals cut Aussie import Joel Wilkinson, three others

    Cardinals cut Aussie import Joel Wilkinson, three others

    The Cardinals drafted six players last week and they agreed to terms with 16 undrafted free agents, leaving them with more players than they had room for on their 90-man roster. They began remedying that problem on Wednesday by parting ways with four pl…
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  • Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: “This will be my last job”

    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: “This will be my last job”

    Part of the reason Bruce Arians seems to be enjoying himself so much is that he’s been liberated from worrying about the future. Having been through so many moves and coaching changes in his career, the 63-year-old Arians has a rare sense of self-awaren…
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  • Patriots won’t pick up Jonathan Cooper’s option

    Patriots won’t pick up Jonathan Cooper’s option

    The Patriots didn’t make a first-round pick in 2013, but they did have a decision to make about a 2017 option for a player who did go on the first day of the draft that year. New England acquired guard Jonathan Cooper in a trade with the Cardinals this …
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  • Jake Coker among 16 undrafted free agent signings by Cardinals

    Jake Coker among 16 undrafted free agent signings by Cardinals

    Heading into the draft, there was some thought that the Cardinals would take a young quarterback to develop behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton. The seven rounds of the draft came and went without Arizona taking a quarterback, but the team added an un…
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  • Bidwill helped Cardinals feel comfortable about Nkemdiche

    Bidwill helped Cardinals feel comfortable about Nkemdiche

    One of the biggest boom-or-bust prospects in the 2016 draft landed in Arizona, where he’ll beef up their pass rush if he doesn’t fall out of a window while trying to get away from a large house cat who has developed a taste for man meat. To get to the p…
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  • Video - Okafor looking forward to build off low 2015 stats 01:31

    Okafor looking forward to build off low 2015 stats

    May 20
    ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss linebacker Alex Okafor feels he is an improved pass-rusher and looking forward to progressing even more in 2016.
  • Video - Chandler Jones changes the game in Arizona 00:55

    Chandler Jones changes the game in Arizona

    May 18
    Bill Barnwell explains why the Cardinals earned top marks for their offseason moves.
  • Video - Freeney: I thought I was done with football until Cardinals calle... 02:01

    Freeney: I thought I was done with football until Cardinals calle...

    May 12
    Dwight Freeney recalls how he became a member of the Cardinals after thinking NFL teams weren't going to call him.
  • Video - Freeney not looking to retire 02:14

    Freeney not looking to retire

    May 12
    Dwight Freeney explains why he wants to keep playing in the NFL and where he could end of playing next season.