CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Su’a Cravens continues to be an intriguing prospect

Two years ago, the Cardinals surprised pretty much everyone by devoting a first-round pick to safety Deone Bucannon. He’s now a linebacker, and a very good one. This year, some are wondering whether the same thing will happen with Su’a Cravens. The former USC linebacker will enter the NFL preferably as a safety. His eventual…
Via Pro Football Talk
11 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals: Bobblehead honors go to Bruce Arians

This summer, on June 17th 2016, the first 1,500 fans who attend the minor league baseball game between the York Revolution and the Bridgeport Bluefish will receive a bobble head of Bruce Arians. Why a bobblehead and where did the bobblehead originate from in the sports realm? The term bobble head was first used it is believed in a literary work back in the 1840’s, but it was...
Via cover32
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals draft need: Cornerback

The Arizona Cardinals are heading into Thursday’s NFL Draft in good shape compared to how back things could be. They don’t have many needs, like some teams like the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Rams. Both of these teams seem to be in search for a starting quarterback. The Cardinals needs are in the defensive area, primarily at the cornerback position. Patrick Peterson and...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Making the Grade

Arizona Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim and Head Coach Bruce Arians have come up with a new grading system to evaluate possible draftees for the upcoming NFL Draft on April 28. The grading system is on a scale from A to F, just like players would get in school, and will take a look at players’ off the field personal character as well as their on field performance. Steve Keim...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals draft prospect: T.J. Green

With the 29th pick in the NFL Draft the Arizona Cardinals select safety out of Clemson University, T.J. Green, or at least he is looking like a pretty good possibility. The NFL Draft is a little over three days away and analysts, coaches, and front office members from all 32 teams are licking their chops.  The Arizona Cardinals have six picks including the 29th pick in the first...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Priority number one in the draft

v iThe Arizona Cardinals may be dealing with a serious crisis on their offensive line. Hidden beneath the stories of Tyrann Mathieu’s rehab and the Chandler Jones trade lies a crucial need. A need that has flown well under the radar this offseason. Ignore the misleading comments head coach Bruce Arians made about this year’s crop of quarterbacks in the draft. Disregard whatever...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Offer Excites Legacy Recruit Kolin Demens

Kolin Demens, a linebacker at Detroit Country Day (MI), received his second offer on Tuesday (Nebraska is his other). Blessed & honored to receive my 2nd offer for the University of Michigan 〽️#goblue#lilbigbropic.twitter.com/IsuOy7ZZEC — Kolin Demens (@_kdocho_) April 19, 2016 Kenny Demens, a former Michigan player and current Arizona Cardinals LB, is the older...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals aim for Super Bowl as conditioning begins

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals began their offseason conditioning program Monday loaded with optimism and with what they believe is a realistic goal of reaching the Super Bowl. Nearly all of the players on the roster showed up for the first session. Quarterback Carson Palmer says the returning players and the offseason additions know ''there's something special going...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals release veteran DT Cory Redding

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have released defensive tackle Cory Redding. The 14-year NFL veteran missed four games last season with an ankle injury but played in the other 12. The 34-year-old lineman had a career-low five tackles last season but recovered two fumbles and had the second interception of his career. He made two memorable big plays. The 6-foot-4, 318...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Re-Sign RFAs S Tony Jefferson, WR Jaron Brown & S D.J. Swearinger

The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday that restricted free agents S Tony Jefferson, WR Jaron Brown and S D.J. Swearinger have all signed their restricted tenders. Each of these tenders will cost the Cardinals $1,671,000 for the 2016 season. Jefferson, 24, signed on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma back in 2013. In 2015, Jefferson appeared in all...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Beanie Wells victim of attempted extortion from drug deal gone wrong

Former Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells has been named as the victim in an extortion case, according to a report. Two men are accused in a federal case of attempting to extort Wells in an attempt to recoup money from a drug deal gone wrong. The men were allegedly put into touch with a Mexican drug dealer through Wells’ brother. The men, Franklin Conley and Patrick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Tyrann Mathieu has something to prove

Tyrann Mathieu is out to show his worth to the Arizona Cardinals entering the new season. The All-Pro safety is coming off his best year, conveniently right before his rookie contract expires, but he has yet to play a full season. There’s some speculation as to why Arizona hasn’t inked Mathieu long term, but after taking a look at his entire career don’t second guess the hesitation...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu is 'taking a break' after deactivating social media accounts

Tyrann Mathieu is taking a break from social media. The Arizona Cardinals safety deactivated his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page on Friday with his reps telling ESPN that he’s “taking a break for a while.” They also said he doesn’t have a timeline when he’s going to return. Denise White, the CEO of EAG Sports Management, told ESPN the deactivations aren’t linked...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu is going on a social media hiatus

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu aka The Honey Badger is stepping away from social media for an unspecified amount of time. As of Friday afternoon, the Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the 23-year-old Pro Bowl defensive back were shut down. A representative for Mathieu, Denise White of EAG Sports Management, told ESPN that he's "taking a break for a while” and added there...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mathieu: I received death threats from alleged killer's family

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has never been afraid to address issues surrounding his past and what defines him as a man today. Since his own off-field issues during his college career, the All-Pro has turned the corner. Not only has “Honey Badger” righted the ship in his personal life, he’s speaking out on some of the major issues in the United States today...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians: Moms are afraid of football

It has been well documented that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who has been around football for going on four decades, is a staunch defender of the game. When you strike the integrity of football, Arians strikes back. And that’s just what he did on Friday at the Cardinals’ training facility while delivering a keynote speech to over 130 high school football coaches...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald: Tyrann Mathieu 'heals like Wolverine'

At this point it’s safe to say Tyrann Mathieu is a savage. The man who has long been known as the “Honey Badger” for his relentless attitude on the football field is now being compared to Marvel comic book hero Wolverine by teammate Larry Fitzgerald. Mathieu, currently recovering from a season-ending knee injury, is actually having to be held back in his rehab right now. Fitzgerald...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 players in Arizona Cardinal history

The Arizona Cardinals have a pretty up-and-down history. In 2009, they advanced to their first and only Super Bowl in franchise history and fell just short of bringing home the Lombardi Trophy. Now, the Cardinals are looking like a team that can compete every year. There have been some pretty great players to strap up for the Red Birds in the past and it is pretty hard to ignore...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals are having quite the offseason

The Arizona Cardinals entered this offseason with one of the best rosters in the NFL on paper. That talent was able to produce on the field as well, leading the team to an NFC West divisional title and a first-round bye in the NFC Playoffs ultimately falling to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship game. Hardly into the offseason, the Cardinals have done the most out of...
Via EndZoneScore
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals confident in re-signing Chandler Jones

The Arizona Cardinals aren’t worried about newly acquired pass-rusher Chandler Jones—who was dealt to Arizona from New England during the second week of free agency—becoming a one-year rental. “When he hits free agency, we’ll have the dollars to make sure he stays,” head coach Bruce Arians said, via the team’s official site. Jones, 26, is entering the final year of...
Via The Sports Daily
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals re-sign Chris Johnson to one-year deal

CJ2K is officially set to remain in Arizona through 2K17. According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN on Thursday, Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is re-signing with the team on a one-year deal. RB Chris Johnson is re-signing a one-year deal with Arizona, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2016 Though the 30-year-old Johnson is well past the age where...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald has easy fix for NFL catch rule

It’s no secret the NFL catch rule is overly complicated and sometimes downright confusing. One of the great all-time NFL receivers, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, doesn’t think it should be so difficult to determine what constitutes a catch and has an easy fix for the problem. Via Kalyn Kahler of MMQB, Fitzgerald presented his thoughts on how the NFL catch rule could...
Via Sportsnaut
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones could put Arizona Cardinals over the top

If the 13-3 Arizona Cardinals had a single Achilles’ heel in 2015, it was a pass-rush that ranked 20th with 36 sacks (despite amassing nine in one game), 19th with a sack rate of 5.9 and 27th at Football Outsiders. As we saw in Super Bowl 50, getting to the passer consistently is as crucial as it has ever been in this league. The NFL these days is about passers and those charged...
Via This Given Sunday
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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