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According to the Associated Press, the Cardinals have approached Daryl Washington about a long term extension and that the two sides have “talked back and forth,” though no official offer has been made. Washington, a 2010 2nd round pick, still has 2 years left on his rookie contract, but, with no players of note heading into contract years, it appears the Cardinals are looking to get a head start on negotiations with Washington.
Washington was Arizona’s leader in tackles last season and graded out as ProFootballFocus’ 10th ranked middle linebacker, grading out above average against the run, in coverage, and as a blitzer, adding 6 sacks, 5 quarterback hits, and 19 quarterback pressures. Heading into his 3rd year in the league, he has a good chance to make his first Pro Bowl in 2012.
I don’t expect the two sides to reach a deal this offseason though, as it’s more likely that the Cardinals are just having preliminary talks with him so there’s less to do next offseason, when he becomes ...
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S Kerry Rhodes
I only list Rhodes because the Cardinals don’t have another even remotely good candidate for the tag. Safeties have been franchised 4 times in the last 2 seasons because of how cheap the safety franchise tag is (just 6.2 million in 2012). However, Rhodes isn’t the level of Michael Huff, Tyvon Branch, Dashon Goldson, and Michael Griffin, all of whom have been franchised...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- For the past eight months, the question has been: Kevin Kolb or John Skelton?
Heres another to ponder: What if neither Cardinals quarterback is good enough to be an NFL starter? What if both are nothing more than backup quality?
Thus far, the organization and even the media have defended the pair with a number of excuses.
Kolb didnt have an offseason to learn...
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is the recipient of the Arthur K. Arkush Humanitarian Award.
The award, presented by Pro Football Weekly and named for its founder, goes to the NFL player who demonstrates outstanding contributions to the community and to charitable organizations.
Fitzgerald works with the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, established in honor of his...
The Arizona Cardinals are back at training camp for the first time in more than a week.
Happy campers, they aren't. Not after the starters played poorly in the Hall of Fame Game preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints, then worse in Friday's loss in Kansas City.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt says a few of the starters got it right in the 27-17 loss to the Chiefs. The rest...
The good news for quarterback Kevin Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals is that he finished the game without getting injured. The bad news is that he still doesn’t look like a franchise quarterback.
So far this preseason Kolb has only complete 2 of 9 passes for 25 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. That gives him a quarterback rating of 0.0.
The good news for...
Kevin Kolb is making this quarterback situation in Arizona very easy to resolve. The way he has played in the first two preseason games for the Arizona Cardinals, it's John Skelton's job to lose. Even Ryan Lindley could move into the no. 2 quarterback spot on the depth chart by the time the season is over.
Kolb went 1-for-5 for 21 yards to make his total preseason numbers...
With their first preseason game under their belts, the Kansas City Chiefs outlasted the Arizona Cardinals 27-17, so who stood out and what does this win mean?