Arizona Cardinals News and Rumors

  • Tillman 10 years later: A moment in time

    Tillman 10 years later: A moment in time

    ESPN.com Updated 13 hours ago
    The phone rang early in the morning on April 22, 2004. Cardinals president Michael Bidwill still remembers the exact place in his house he was standing when the news traveled through his phone: One of the Tillman brothers had been killed in Afghanistan.…
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  • Tillman's announcement was on his terms

    Tillman's announcement was on his terms

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    There was a sense that something was happening. At Pat Tillman's wedding in May 2002, his agent, Frank Bauer, asked Tillman's former Arizona State teammate and close friend Jeremy Staat why Tillman still hadn't signed the $3.6 million offer from the Ari…
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  • Cardinals pick up Peterson's 5th-year option

    Cardinals pick up Peterson's 5th-year option

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    The Arizona Cardinals made their easiest decision of the offseason Monday when they picked up the fifth-year option on cornerback Patrick Peterson.
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  • Cowboys kick the tires on Davin Joseph

    Cowboys kick the tires on Davin Joseph

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (7 days ago)
    The Cowboys haven’t been doing much buying in free agency, but they’re doing a little looking before the draft. According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys had veteran guard Davin Joseph in for a visit recently, and will take a look at forme…
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  • Carson Palmer gives the Cardinals his blessing to draft a quart…

    Carson Palmer gives the Cardinals his blessing to draft a quarterback

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (7 days ago)
    Carson Palmer is 34. He hasn't had a quarterback rating over 85 since 2007. He had 22 interceptions last year, second-most in the NFL. He's a stopgap quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. He's not so bad he'll kill your chances of winning, considering …
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  • Cards take different approach to FA

    Cards take different approach to FA

    ESPN.com Apr 11
    The first month of free agency in 2013 was decidedly busier than the first month this year, but the Arizona Cardinals went more for quality over quantity in 2014. Since March 11 the Cardinals have signed seven players, including three who are penciled i…
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  • Andre Roberts waiting to see how things shake out in Redskins r…

    Andre Roberts waiting to see how things shake out in Redskins receiving corps

    When wide receiver Andre Roberts signed with the Redskins in March, he admitted to feeling frustrated at times with the Cardinals in 2013. The source of the frustration was the limited opportunities that came his way as a third receiver behind Larry Fit…
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  • NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- NFC West

    NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- NFC West

    ESPN.com Apr 10
    Catch us if you can. That’s a message the Seattle Seahawks could send out to the rest of the NFC West. It is also something the San Francisco 49ers might say to the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams. But the Cardinals and Rams might have a statem…
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  • Cardinals were “shocked” Raiders didn’t franchise Jared Veldhee…

    Cardinals were “shocked” Raiders didn’t franchise Jared Veldheer

    The Cardinals signed left tackle Jared Veldheer to a five-year, $35 million contract at the start of free agency, but that wasn’t what they expected to do at the start of the offseason. Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin told Kent Somers of …
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  • Gold medalist Kingdom can teach speed

    Gold medalist Kingdom can teach speed

    ESPN.com Apr 8
    Bruce Arians has said it. So has his general manager. It's an adage as old as the NFL -- You can't teach speed. But on March 6, the Arizona Cardinals hired two-time Olympic gold medalist hurdler Roger Kingdom to be the team's speed coach. Apparently, yo…
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  • Cards top needs with 1 month 'til 1st round

    Cards top needs with 1 month 'til 1st round

    ESPN.com Apr 8
    One month from today, the hypothesizing will come to end. Until then, however, let the mock drafts, draft proposals and player dissections continue. The first round of the NFL draft will take place May 8 in New York City and after 19 picks, the Arizona …
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  • Current Cardinals safeties work, not ideal

    Current Cardinals safeties work, not ideal

    ESPN.com Apr 7
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Yeremiah Bell's absence from the roster has left the Arizona Cardinals with a sizeable gap in the secondary. Without a true strong safety on the team, the Cardinals will be looking to fill the position in May's NFL draft. If Arizona is f…
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  • Cardinals S Bell turns down deal, likely to retire

    Cardinals S Bell turns down deal, likely to retire

    Cardinals S Bell turns down deal, likely to retire
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  • Important Cardinals offseason dates

    Important Cardinals offseason dates

    ESPN.com Apr 3
    The Arizona Cardinals announced their offseason schedule on Thursday. Teams with a returning coach can officially begin their offseason strength and conditioning on April 21, when the Cardinals' program will commence. They'll have three voluntary organi…
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  • Arians tries out VT’s Logan Thomas

    Arians tries out VT’s Logan Thomas

    ESPN.com Apr 2
    Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas isn’t a first-round talent and that works out well for the Arizona Cardinals. In January, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the team is open to taking a quarterback on the second or third day of May’s NFL draft. On…
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  • Lorenzo Alexander targets OTAs for return

    Lorenzo Alexander targets OTAs for return

    ESPN.com Apr 2
    It’s been a little more than six months since Arizona Cardinals linebacker Lorenzo Alexander tore his Lisfranc tendon against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 22, 2013, but he’s on the verge of being ready for offseason workouts. Alexander said he plans …
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  • Two Cardinals trades that could happen

    Two Cardinals trades that could happen

    ESPN.com Apr 1
    On Monday, my colleague Field Yates put together a list of five trades that could happen (it's an Insider story) and one included the Arizona Cardinals. Yates, who is an ESPN NFL Insider, made the case for the Cardinals to send defensive tackle Dan Will…
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  • Cardinals to sign LeQuan Lewis

    Cardinals to sign LeQuan Lewis

    Cornerback LeQuan Lewis played his college football at Arizona State University. Now he’s heading back to the desert to play as a professional. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Lewis is signing a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. …
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  • Cards' needs at first 3 picks crucial for '14

    Cards' needs at first 3 picks crucial for '14

    ESPN.com Mar 31
    Arizona addressed its most pressing needs in free agency, giving the Cardinals the rest of the offseason, including May’s NFL draft, to fill the rest of the areas that require attention. First on that list is a tie between safety and right tackle. The C…
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  • Cardinals expected to pick up option on Patrick Peterson

    Cardinals expected to pick up option on Patrick Peterson

    One of the developments in the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association that brought the lockout to a close in 2011 was a wage scale for incoming rookie classes. Draft picks would be locked into four-year contracts…
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  • Cards not quite Super Bowl ready

    Cards not quite Super Bowl ready

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday the NFL owners meetings that the Arizona Cardinals could be the first team to play a home Super Bowl. “There's no reason we can't be the first team to play a home Super Bowl,” he said, according to multi…
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  • McKenzie: Veldheer didn’t want to be a Raider anymore

    McKenzie: Veldheer didn’t want to be a Raider anymore

    The Oakland Raiders elected not to place the franchise tag on left tackle Jared Veldheer this offseason. That decision ultimately led to Veldheer leaving in free agency and signing with the Arizona Cardinals. It left the Raiders in search of a new left …
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  • Cardinals’ Daryl Washington pleads guilty to assaulting ex-girl…

    Cardinals’ Daryl Washington pleads guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend

    Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Washington pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, the Associated Press reports. The disturbing incident took …
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  • All the NFL coaches but one posed for a group photo. One guess …

    All the NFL coaches but one posed for a group photo. One guess who didn't.

    yahoo.com Mar 24
    At the NFL Owners' Meetings currently taking place in Orlando, every current NFL head coach gathered for one big class photo. Well, all but one. Take a guess who skipped out. The full photo, via Mark Dalton of the Arizona Cardinals, is above; there will…
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  • Video - Cards Exercise Option On CB Peterson 01:15

    Cards Exercise Option On CB Peterson

    Apr 21
    Mark Brunell discusses why it was important for the Cardinals to retain CB Patrick Peterson.
  • Video - How Pat Tillman's Death Occurred 03:00

    How Pat Tillman's Death Occurred

    Apr 18
    The events leading up to ex-NFL safety Pat Tillman's death and one of the most infamous friendly-fire incidents in U.S. military history were rife with second-guessing from the start.
  • Video - Should the Arizona Cardinals draft Carson Palmer's successor? 01:49

    Should the Arizona Cardinals draft Carson Palmer's successor?

    Apr 16
    Although Carson Palmer led the Arizona Cardinals to 10 wins last season, should the team look to draft the quarterback of the future? The "Path to the Draft" crew answers the question.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Cardinals 00:52

    NFL Nation Buzz: Cardinals

    Apr 11
    ESPN.com Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss talks about the pressure put on the team to play in a home Super Bowl.

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  • NFL to release schedule Wednesday night

    Apr 22
    The NFL schedule is going to be officially announced and released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.
  • Don Banks: 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    Apr 22
    Not only will the NFL draft fall later than ever this year when it finally commences on the night of May 8, but also it will apparently pass the threshold of the calendar's fifth month while retaining its sense of utter mystery at the top. There are ple…
  • Chadiha: Time for Bradford to deliver

    Apr 21
    If Sam Bradford can't stay healthy and produce in 2014, the Rams should seek other solutions at quarterback, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Mailbag - Market only getting worse for running backs

    Apr 20
    Mailbag -- While there's still on-field value for RBs, it no longer translates into big contracts, writes John Clayton.