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When Daryl Washington was drafted in the 2nd round in 2010, the biggest knock on him was his size at 228 pounds. The Cardinals took a risk on him anyway, even though he doesn’t have the prototypical size for a middle linebacker, especially in a 3-4. That risk has panned out as he has emerged as an above average middle linebacker at just 25 years of age in his first 2 seasons in the league, even though he has played his entire career in the high 220s/low 230s.
Heading into his 3rd season, Washington has made it a priority to add weight and he now tips the scales at 243. Washington says he does not feel the change when he runs and that his speed is “still the same.” That should be taken with a grain of salt obviously and we’ll have to see how the added weight affects him on the field. If it effects him positively, he could break out to a Pro Bowl level in his 3rd year in the league.
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt was asked Thursday what fans and media members should read into the fact that quarterbacks Kevin Kolb and John Skelton are splitting reps during organized team activities.
"That its a competition," he said, "like weve said all along."
Whisenhunt preaches competition at every position. He believes, and justifiably...
Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals is probably one of the best wide receivers to ever play the game. He keeps himself in tremendous shape, is a super hard worker and is a tough matchup for any defensive back with his freaky combination of size, speed and catching ability. But how do his numbers compare to those of Jerry Rice, the wide receiver that is considered the best to...
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Wisenhunt confirmed that both Kevin Kolb and John Skelton have been splitting the first team reps through the first couple of weeks of OTA’s.
“I don’t think about that when you’re on the field,” he said. “I don’t look at a player and think what’s he’s making or what you did to get him here. I look at them based on what...
Despite the contrary, John Skelton should be the least of Kevin Kolb’s worries in training camp this year.
Because if Skelton passes him on the Cardinals’ depth chart, it’ll already be too late for Kolb to save his career in the desert.
The 27-year-old Kolb is entering a make-or-break year in Arizona. The Cardinals signed him to a six-year, $65 million contract after acquiring...
The Cardinals made a big investment to get Kevin Kolb last offseason, giving him 63 million over 5 years with 21 million guaranteed and trading away a 2nd round pick and a starting cornerback, Dominique Rodgers Cromartie, to get him. However, Kolb struggled in his first year in Arizona and was arguably outplayed by John Skelton. Skelton didn’t have better statistical production...
Newly signed Quentin Groves gives the Cardinals yet another option at outside linebacker and RB Ryan Williams is starting to participate in individual drills.
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Once considered a can’t miss prospect, Beanie Wells has had his share of knee issues to make him a reliable fantasy option. He was downright nasty at times last year in posting his first 1,000 yard season...