Arizona Cardinals News and Rumors

  • Alameda Ta’amu’s workout bonus based on weight

    Alameda Ta’amu’s workout bonus based on weight

    ESPN.com Updated 6 hours ago
    TEMPE, Ariz. – If Arizona Cardinals nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu wants his workout bonus, he’ll have to watch his pounds. His one-year contract, signed on March 9, includes a $216,000 workout bonus, according to ESPN Stats & Information, but it’s all …
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  • Cardinals among teams to benefit from new roof rule

    Cardinals among teams to benefit from new roof rule

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (2 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- Let's say the radar shows a late summer storm is expected to pass by University of Phoenix Stadium in time for the sky to be clear and starry by the start of the second half of an August or September Cardinals' game. Under the old rules, if t…
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  • Cardinals sign tight end Ifeanyi Momah, another veteran combine…

    Cardinals sign tight end Ifeanyi Momah, another veteran combine participant

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25 (2 days ago)
    The Arizona Cardinals have now signed two players that took part in the league’s first veteran combine on Sunday. After signing wide receiver Nathan Slaughter earlier this week, the team also signed tight end Ifeanyi Momah to a contract on Wednesday. Mo…
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  • Arians narrows Cardinals' draft needs

    Arians narrows Cardinals' draft needs

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (2 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- Even though the Arizona Cardinals have stayed true to their "best player available" philosophy throughout the first two NFL drafts under coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim, they still have a list of needs that needs t…
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  • Vikings shrug, Cardinals aren’t touching Adrian Peterson talk

    Vikings shrug, Cardinals aren’t touching Adrian Peterson talk

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)
    As the NFC coaches shared their thoughts with reporters over breakfast Wednesday morning at the owners meetings, two guys got asked about Adrian Peterson. Neither one of them had much to say. In one corner of the room, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians made …
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  • Cardinals keep faith in Jonathan Cooper with move to right side

    Cardinals keep faith in Jonathan Cooper with move to right side

    ESPN.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- In Mike Iupati, the Arizona Cardinals saw a better fit at left guard. But that didn’t mean the end of Jonathan Cooper (pictured), the guard Arizona drafted seventh overall in 2013. Cooper will move to right guard, Cardinals general manager St…
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  • Veterans Combine Leads to a Signing

    Veterans Combine Leads to a Signing

    nytimes.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Wide receiver Nathan Slaughter became the first success story from the N.F.L. veterans combine, signing with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday.
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  • Cardinals pleased with free-agency haul while waiting for next …

    Cardinals pleased with free-agency haul while waiting for next move

    ESPN.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- Since they signed six free agents in a matter of days in early March, the Arizona Cardinals have been quietly basking in their haul and waiting patiently for the next wave of potential signings to come around. Moments after he was named the S…
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  • NFL got 2,000 applications to veteran combine, one guy signed

    NFL got 2,000 applications to veteran combine, one guy signed

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Well, no one can say yesterday’s veteran combine was a meaningless affair. OK, they probably still will, but it at least generated a transaction. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Cardinals have signed wide receiver Nathan Slaughter, the…
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  • Report: Cardinals LB Daryl Washington ‘looking forward to fresh…

    Report: Cardinals LB Daryl Washington ‘looking forward to fresh start’

    ESPN.com Mar 23 (5 days ago)
    TEMPE, Ariz. – In his first public comments since he was suspended for at least a year by the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy, Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was optimistic about his future in football. “I’m looking forward to a fres…
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  • Michael Sam won’t rule out CFL after veteran combine

    Michael Sam won’t rule out CFL after veteran combine

    profootballtalk.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)
    NFL director of football development Matt Birk described Sunday’s inaugural veteran combine as a “last chance” for many of the 105 players assembled at the Cardinals training facility. But for at least one of them, that chance may come some place less s…
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  • Cardinals viewed as team to join by free agents

    Cardinals viewed as team to join by free agents

    ESPN.com Mar 19
    TEMPE, Ariz. – These aren’t your Arizona Cardinals of old. They’re not viewed around the NFL anymore through losing-colored glasses. Those lenses have a tint of winning these days. When three of Arizona’s free-agent signings played against the Cardinals…
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  • Larry Fitzgerald: Trading for Adrian Peterson would be a “game-…

    Larry Fitzgerald: Trading for Adrian Peterson would be a “game-changer”

    The Vikings have reportedly told running back Adrian Peterson that they won’t release him, which would leave two options for Peterson if he wants to resume his career in 2015. One is to play for Minnesota and the other is to get traded to another team. …
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  • Arizona Cardinals ownership at a glance

    Arizona Cardinals ownership at a glance

    ESPN.com Mar 18
    Majority owner: Bill Bidwill, 83 Minority owners: None Source of wealth: Bidwill inherited the Cardinals from his father Charles, who was a Chicago lawyer. Charles W. Bidwill Sr. purchased the Cardinals for $50,000 in 1932. Net worth: $1 billion (Forbes…
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  • Sean Weatherspoon, Corey Peters take longstanding friendship to…

    Sean Weatherspoon, Corey Peters take longstanding friendship to Cardinals

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The two were as close teammates can be and lived a mile apart from one another in the Atlanta area. Their wives were as "thick as thieves." But Sean Weatherspoon and Corey Peters didn't plan on signing with the Arizona Cardinal…
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  • Free agents' impressions of Bruce Arians helped sway decisions

    Free agents' impressions of Bruce Arians helped sway decisions

    ESPN.com Mar 17
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Bruce Arians proved during the first week of free agency that a coach's appearance can make as much of an impression as his personality. Fortunately for the Arizona Cardinals' head coach, both worked in his favor last week. "Well, h…
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  • Report: Cardinals host RB Melvin Gordon on draft visit

    Report: Cardinals host RB Melvin Gordon on draft visit

    ESPN.com Mar 16
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- While the rumors continue to swirl connecting Adrian Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals, the Cardinals reportedly hosted a running back who could be in the mix if Peterson doesn’t land in Arizona. The Cardinals met with former University…
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  • Nate Irving visiting with Colts

    Nate Irving visiting with Colts

    The Colts added one veteran linebacker already this offseason when they signed Trent Cole and they’re taking a meeting with another one on Monday. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Nate Irving is visiting with the Colts on Monday. Irving visited with…
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  • Report: Browns inquired about trading for Larry Fitzgerald

    Report: Browns inquired about trading for Larry Fitzgerald

    The Browns — the Browns? — making a play for a star wide receiver? According to a published report, the Browns indeed went after one of the game’s long-time pass-catching standouts. Cleveland attempted to acquire Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald…
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  • Is a Peterson-for-Fitzgerald trade still possible?

    Is a Peterson-for-Fitzgerald trade still possible?

    The revised contract given by the Cardinals to receiver Larry Fitzgerald contains a no-trade clause. Which means Fitzgerald won’t be traded. Unless he’s willing to be. In announcing the new deal at the Scouting Combine, the Cardinals were unequivocal in…
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  • Report: “No way” Cardinals trade for Adrian Peterson at current…

    Report: “No way” Cardinals trade for Adrian Peterson at current salary

    The Cardinals have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in the event that the Vikings trade or release him this offseason. Based on a report from Peter King in this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback, the re…
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  • Without Antonio Cromartie, Cardinals have options at corner

    Without Antonio Cromartie, Cardinals have options at corner

    ESPN.com Mar 13
    TEMPE, Ariz. – It was a move that was expected. If anyone paid any attention to Antonio Cromartie the month after the Arizona Cardinals’ season ended in the wild-card round, it was clear he wanted to go back to the New York Jets. He got his wish Thursda…
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  • Cardinals restructure Carson Palmers deal for cap room

    Cardinals restructure Carson Palmers deal for cap room

    The Cardinals have been pretty active in free agency already. But they have a little more room now if they need it. According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals completed a restructure with quarterback Carson Palmer today, clearing $7…
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  • Cardinals release Lyle Sendlein

    Cardinals release Lyle Sendlein

    When the Cardinals signed A.Q. Shipley on Wednesday, we mentioned that he might compete for the starting center job with incumbent Lyle Sendlein. Shipley may compete for the job, but it may not be with Sendlein. The Cardinals announced on Thursday that …
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  • Signing Sean Weatherspoon could go very good or very bad for th…

    Signing Sean Weatherspoon could go very good or very bad for the Cardinals

    ESPN.com Mar 12
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Sean Weatherspoon sat in front of the cameras Wednesday and said he thought signing with the Arizona Cardinals was "the best deal for both parties" he was right. Sort of. If the inside linebacker can stay healthy and play …
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  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Cardinals' Running Backs 00:44

    Inside The Huddle: Cardinals' Running Backs

    Mar 26
    Since the red zone was the dead zone for Arizona last season, the Cardinals are going for a big back in the draft or by trade.
  • Video - NFC West Coaches Dish On Team Personnel 03:45

    NFC West Coaches Dish On Team Personnel

    Mar 25
    NFL Nation reporters discuss what they learned from coaches in the NFC West during the NFL owners meetings.
  • Video - Offseason Moves In NFC West 03:43

    Offseason Moves In NFC West

    Mar 24
    NFL Nation reporters discuss what they learned about NFC West teams during Day 2 of the NFL owners meetings.
  • Video - Latest In The NFC West 03:41

    Latest In The NFC West

    Mar 23
    NFL Nation reporters discuss what they learned about the NFL West teams during the NFL owners meetings.

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    Mar 25
    PHOENIX — Lunch was served just before noon at the annual NFL meetings Tuesday. Lunch’s name was Jeffrey Lurie. Under a scalding sun on a cloudless 87-degree day, Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, stood for a mostly withering 40-minute cross-…