Found June 05, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
For the first time since 2007, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is having to study at night during the offseason—along with head coach Bruce Arians—in order to learn three positions in a new offense. As Kent Somers of notes, Fitzgerald is often “uncomfortable, unsure and left wondering how much he really knows about playing receiver” in his new role and “that is by design.” “They don’t like for you to come in and think, ‘Oh, it’s just another day at the office,’ ” Fitzgerald said. “No, that’s not how it is. It’s like being in a cold tub every morning. They push you in there, and it’s like a shock to the body.” Photo Credit: Fitzgerald, 29, used to line up exclusively in the “X” spot in Ken Whisenhunt’s offense.  Now, he’s having to study his usual position and two new spots at “Z” (flanker) and the “F,” which is sort of a slot position.  And the 6-3, 218-pound wide out is never sure what’s going to be on th

Larry Fitzgerald Moved Around Cardinals Offense

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic wrote Wednesday that new Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is taking some drastic measures to ensure Larry Fitzgerald once again becomes the centerpiece for the Cardinal offense in 2013. Arians is reportedly working out Fitzgerald at more than just the primary “X” receiver position, but also as the “Z” and slot positions as well...

Creative cuts create cap space for Cardinals

The NFL salary cap can simply be summed up as the amount a team is allowed to spend on their players preventing the most wealthy teams, such as the Cowboys, from buying all the valuable players. Over this past weekend the Arizona Cardinals gained another $3 mil in cap space to increase the grand total of their overall cap space at just over $10 mil in 2014.

Palmer, Fitz create tantalizing potential for Cardinals

TEMPE, Ariz. Carson Palmer has worked with plenty of top-end receivers in his 10-year NFL career. He had Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens and T.J. Houshmandzadeh at various stages of his seven-year run in Cincinnati. Despite that lengthy brush with greatness, Palmer is at a loss for words when trying to describe what he sees in Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Ive been around him...

Cardinals sign two more draft picks to contracts

The Cardinals moved one step closer to locking up their entire 2013 draft class on Tuesday with signing fourth round selections Alex Okafor and Earl Watford to four-year contracts.

Cardinals rookie Swope still having concussion issues

Unfortunately for Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver Ryan Swope, concussions have been a common occurrence throughout his football career.

Cardinals’ QB coach has heart surgery

It was a scary situation for those involved in the Cardinals organization today, as quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens underwent an emergency heart surgery Tuesday night. 

Dizzy spell leads to heart surgery for Cards QB coach

Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens underwent heart surgery Tuesday night to repair a defect in his aorta. Team officials reported that the early prognosis is positive. According to a statement from the team, Kitchens left practice early on Tuesday after feeling ill. He was sent to the training room with symptoms of dizziness and light-headedness, and after being...

Arizona QB coach Kitchens undergoes heart surgery

Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens underwent heart surgery and the team says his early prognosis is ''positive.'' A team statement says Kitchens did not feel well and left Tuesday's OTA practice. The team's medical staff sent Kitchens to a hospital, where a CT scan revealed a defect in his aorta. Kitchens underwent surgery Tuesday night...

2013 NFL Scouting: Can Carson Palmer Regain His Form in 2013?

When he arrived in Arizona in 2005, Kurt Warner's career looked to be over. In the previous seasons he'd given way to two younger quarterbacks (Marc Bulger and Eli Manning), and he'd just signed a two year deal with the Cardinals to be a place holder until Arizona drafted their quarterback of the future. Instead, Warner revived his career and ended up leading his new...

Arizona signs 4th-round picks Okafor, Watford

The Arizona Cardinals have signed both of their fourth-round picks, linebacker Alex Okafor and guard Earl Watford, to four-year contracts. The moves mean Arizona has signed eight of its nine draft choices. Only first-round pick Jonathan Cooper, a guard out of North Carolina, remains. Okafor led Texas with 12 1-2 sacks as a senior last season, ninth most in the country and most...

Beanie Wells Makes A Visit To Jacksonville

There are very few players in the NFL that I loathe more than Chris “Beanie” Wells but today he made the news by getting a visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He did get an early look from the Steelers and Bengals back in March but his knee was still an issue and neither team really considered him. And after a lengthy time with no sign of life from the Wells camp, he is getting...

Free Agent Running Back Rumors: Beanie Wells, Ahmad Bradshaw

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports Thursday that the Jacksonville Jaguars will host free agent rusher Beanie Wells later in the day for a workout. Wells, a former first-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals, has spent his entire NFL career in the desert. Last season, he was placed on Injury Reserve in late September but was “designated” for a return, per the new...

Beanie Wells Slated To Work Out For Jaguars

Free agent halfback Beanie Wells is set to work out for the Jaguars on Thursday afternoon. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times-UnionFantasy Spin:Teams have been skeptical about signing Wells because of his injury history. Jacksonville's backfield already includes Pro Bowler Maurice Jones-Drew, Justin Forsett and rookie Denard Robinson. That doesn't leave many carries...
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