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The Arizona Cardinals have placed first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper on injured reserve, ending the left guard's season after initially expressing hope he could be back for as many as the final six games.
Cooper underwent surgery last Sunday after breaking his left leg the previous night in a preseason game against San Diego. Cooper, the ninth pick overall, had been slated to start on a rebuilt offensive line under new coach Bruce Arians.
The team released 13 players, including wide receiver Mike Thomas and defensive tackle David Carter.
Others released are safety Jonathan Amaya, center Adam Bice, wide receiver Dan Buckner, tight end Alex Gottlieb, wide receiver Charles Hawkins, guard Senio Kelemente, linebacker Zack Nash, linebacker Colin Parker, tight end Richard Quinn, guard Chilo Rachal and safety Curtis Taylor.
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Has anyone actually seen Darnell Dockett's pet tiger cub Buddy?
Sure, via the miracle of the internet, we've all seen Dockett's Twitter pix of the young cub, but as for an honest to goodness real-life, flesh-blood-and-teeth sighting ... anybody?
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The Cardinals looking to add some explosiveness to their offense, have tried stud cornerback Patrick Peterson out on offense, and the results have been staggering.
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer Defense was one of the Arizona Cardinals' few strengths last season.
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It looks like new Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is going to try something that hasn’t been done successfully in a while. Peter King reported in today’s MMQB that Arians plans on using his star cornerback and return man Patrick Peterson on offense too. People have said he’ll be pulling double duty but if he’s still a return man wouldn’t that make it triple...
GLENDALE, Ariz. Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington said Wednesday that he will be in New York on Monday to meet with league officials in an attempt to either reduce or lift his four-game suspension, levied in April, for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Washington did not elaborate on his reasons for challenging the suspension, and he called...