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Mathieu will play free safety for Cardinals

Mathieu will play free safety for Cardinals

Tyrann Mathieu’s twisting, turning football career already has taken an unexpected twist in Arizona. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says that Mathieu, a third-round pick widely expected to play slot cornerback at the NFL level, will be assigned to the pos
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  • Big names come off the board on Day 2 of draft

    Big names come off the board on Day 2 of draft

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have made Florida International safety Jonathan Cyprien the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.
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  • Jonathan Cooper's special appeal to Cards

    Jonathan Cooper's special appeal to Cards

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Arizona Cardinals had their offensive line in mind when they used the seventh overall choice in the 2013 draft on North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper. They were also thinking about the NFC West. "Our division is so physical," coach Bruce …
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  • Steelers agree to deal with La’Rod Stephens-Howling

    Steelers agree to deal with La’Rod Stephens-Howling

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Steelers have brought another local product home. According to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com, the Steelers have agreed to a one-year deal with former Cardinals running back La’Rod Stephens-Howling. Stephens-Howling is a capable third-down back an
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  • Wrap up the first round with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Wrap up the first round with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    The first 32 picks are in the books and Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network will bring you everything you need to know about them on Friday afternoon. Mike Florio, Erik Kuselias, Shaun King and former Cardinals General Manager Rod Graves will give t…
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  • 2013 NFL draft: 1st round analysis - pick-by-pick

    2013 NFL draft: 1st round analysis - pick-by-pick

    azcentral.com Apr 26, 2013
    Pick-by-pick results, analysis for Round 1 of NFL draft: Pick in Round 1; (overall pick); team; selection 2013 second round NFL mock draft: Could the Arizona Cardinals take a quarterback with No. 38 pick?
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  • Arizona Cardinals need high picks to make big impact

    Arizona Cardinals need high picks to make big impact

    azcentral.com Apr 26, 2013
    In their history in Arizona, the second round has been pretty, and also pretty ugly for the Cardinals. For every Calais Campbell (2008), who has become a dominant starter, there's been a Cody Brown (2009), who couldn't make it through one training camp.
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  • Bring on beef in draft, starting with OT Eric Fisher

    Bring on beef in draft, starting with OT Eric Fisher

    azcentral.com Apr 26, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Short on glam, slim on glitter and no sign of Manti Te'o, the NFL draft was still a solid B-plus. As in Big, as in Brawn, as in Bulk, as in Beefy.
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  • Underdog Donterrious Porter undeterred in quest for shot in NFL

    Underdog Donterrious Porter undeterred in quest for shot in NFL

    azcentral.com Apr 26, 2013
    Hundreds of young football players will be waiting by their phones this weekend as the NFL draft continues to play out following Thursday night's first-round selections. But at least one player doesn't plan to follow the usual etiquette.
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  • Video - Bruce Arians On Tyrann Mathieu 02:04

    Bruce Arians On Tyrann Mathieu

    Apr 26
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians breaks down the selection of CB Tyrann Mathieu.
  • Video - Cardinals Select Tyrann Mathieu 01:59

    Cardinals Select Tyrann Mathieu

    Apr 26
    CB Tyrann Mathieu talks to Trey Wingo after the Arizona Cardinals draft him in the third round.
  • Video - Tyrann Mathieu reveals he will be drug tested by Arizona Cardinals 02:30

    Tyrann Mathieu reveals he will be drug tested by Arizona Cardinals

    Apr 26
    Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu joins NFL Network shortly after being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals 69th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Arizona Cardinals draft Tyrann 'Honey Bader' Mathieu No. 69 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft 02:50

    Arizona Cardinals draft Tyrann 'Honey Bader' Mathieu No. 69 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The Arizona Cardinals drafted LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu with the No. 69 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
    ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…
  • Don Banks: With GM seats burning, Bills and Dolphins go bold; more Snaps

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a less-than-riveting first round of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall ...