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There might not have been a team needier for offensive tackles than the Cardinals, not just because of their lack of talent at the position last year, but because of their lack of talent at the position for many years. It’s been seemingly forever since they had competent offensive tackle play. Bradley Sowell was horrific this season at left tackle, after taking over for Levi Brown, an overpaid offensive tackle who was traded to Pittsburgh. Sowell graded out as Pro Football Focus’ worst ranked offensive tackle.
Neither of youngsters Nate Potter nor Bobbie Massie did anything of note this season, playing 80 and 57 snaps respectively this season. Meanwhile, free agent acquisition Eric Winston was awful as well at right tackle, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 69th ranked offensive tackle out of 76 eligible. He’s a free agent this off-season anyway. They needed one, if not two new starters at offensive tackle this off-season. Jared Veldheer is a new starter and a very good one at that...
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The Arizona Cardinals have released running back Alfonso Smith today, according to Smith’s Twitter account.
I’ve been informed that I won’t be back with @azcardinals. I appreciate the 4yrs I’ve spent there, wish you the best Birdgang #FreeAgent
— Alfonso Smith † (@FonzoRB29) March 18, 2014
He continued on…
Thanks #Birdgang fans, y’all gonna bring tears to my Eyes...
The Arizona Cardinals spent the past week, like most teams in the NFL, scrambling to put together visits, meetings, and new contracts. There were offers to re-sign current free agents, and there were free agents like Karlos Dansby who found new homes. The biggest of the new names were left tackle Jared Veldheer and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. The team has visited with cornerback Antonio...
The team’s official website has its own version of Bracketology going on it right now as they try to determine the best play of 2013. We’ll break down the 16-play bracket and give our predictions as to hat play will win.
The favorite: #1 seeed Michael Floyd’s touchdown catch to beat Seattle in Seattle. It was his only catch of the game and gave Seattle its only loss at home...
One year's worth of free-agent signings isn't enough to judge Steve Keim (and his staff) -- even if the Cardinals general manager hit some home runs in his first season with Karlos Dansby, John Abraham, and some extra base hits with the likes of Alameda Ta'amu, Matt Shaughnessy and Frostee Rucker.
But one thing has become clear about Keim and Co.: they are a shrewd...
Cornerback Patrick Peterson is worth all the money the Arizona Cardinals can afford. His contract isn’t due until next season, but his level of play and leadership shown is worth top-dollar. Patrick Peterson is worth it all for the Cardinals and here’s why.
Playing under his rookie contract, a four-year deal worth $18.5 million, Peterson has been a Pro Bowler in his first season...
Patrick Peterson's on-field value to the Cardinals is above question at this stage of his career. He has emerged as one of the NFL's top cornerbacks and, despite a dry spell last season, is still regarded as a deadly return man.
On Saturday evening, Peterson may have revealed another talent -- that of recruiter. Peterson and Pro Bowl free-agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie...
While the NFL’s free agency period is fun, providing every team in the league a reason to be hopeful about next season, there is a sobering reality about professional sports that comes through during this time of year. In the end, players are just interchangeable parts.
Loyalty, from either the teams or the athletes, doesn’t even enter into the equation. Being a part of the community...
The retirement announcement of Rashard Mendenhall came and went with one media cycle. The product of Niles West High School in Lincolnwood who went on to stardom at University of Illinois announced via The Huffington Post that he was hanging up his shoulder-pads for good after 6 seasons with the Pittsburg Steelers and Arizona Cardinals.
Despite appearing to be healthy and in shape...
The defensive end position is a strength for the Arizona Cardinals. Calais Campbell is one side while Darnell Dockett patrols the other in the front of the Arizona defense. Dockett, 32, and Campbell, 27, are each set to count more than $8 million against the salary cap during the 2014 season. They have some depth behind them with guys like Frostee Rucker but they could use more for...
It was Big Shawanna, but whatever.
The Arizona Cardinals re-signed CB Bryan McCann on Monday, according to the NFL transactions release.
McCann, 26, signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Methodist back in 2010.
He appeared in six games for the Cardinals last year and totaled two special teams tackles. He’ll most likely have to compete for a job in training camp.
Mike Garafolo suggests the Arizona Cardinals as a team to watch in regards to veteran ILB Larry Foote.
Garafolo points out that the Cardinals showed interest in Foote last year before he ultimately re-signed with the Steelers.
According to Garafolo, Foote had obligations to attend to last week, so his market is expected to pick up in the coming days.
Arizona has shown plenty...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed backup cornerback Bryan McCann to a one-year deal.
After it was announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer signed with the Arizona Cardinals, we speculated that, based on the contract numbers, it seemed likely the Steelers didn’t have much interest in retaining him.
Dwyer contradicted that speculation yesterday, saying that he had an opportunity to return to Pittsburgh, but preferred the opportunity for...
Mike Jenkins with the Dallas Cowboys. (AP Image)
Free agent corner back Mike Jenkins continues on his quest to find a new team. The Arizona Cardinals are the latest team who are interested in the services of the former first round draft pick.
Jenkins will be visiting the team on Tuesday, a day after visiting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had previously played with the Dallas...