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Slowly but surely the entire 2013 NFL draft class has been getting signed by their respective teams in time for camp. Except for at least one player.
According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals and rookie first round pick, guard Jonathan Cooper can’t seem to reach a middle ground to get a deal done.
The Cardinals and the agent for guard Jonathan Cooper are past the negotiation stage. There is no middle ground. For Cooper to sign and start practice, it’s going to require one side giving in. And that’s not going to be the Cardinals.
Cooper’s four-year contract will be worth around $14.5 million, including a $10 million signing bonus. That’s not the issue. The Cardinals have agreed to provide the maximum amount of money allowed, according to an NFL source, in the form of workout bonuses and such.
The hangup is over an “offset” that would protect the team financially in the event Cooper was cut at some point and picked up by another team. That’s not likely to happen...
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Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic confirms that Cardinals first-round pick G Jonathan Cooper is officially holding out from training camp.
Cooper, who has yet to sign his rookie contract, has officially made it known that “negotiation time” is over after failing to show up to the team’s first day of training camp on Friday. According to Somers, both sides are far apart from...
Tyrann Mathieu Twitter Page (@Mathieu_Era)
It has been a long and stressful couple of years for rookie (or former rookie) sensation Tyrann Mathieu, After two sensational years with LSU Tigers, accumulating 14 overall turnovers ( 8 forced fumbles, 4 interceptions, and 2 fumble recoveries), scoring 4 touchdowns ( 2 punt returns) and also being a Hiesman finalist in 2011, Tyrann Mathieu...
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Ryan Swope has already decided to retire from the NFL after suffering multiple concussions during his college career at Texas A&M.
The #AZCardinals placed wide receiver Ryan Swope on the reserve/retired list due to concussion issues. #CardsCamp #nfl
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) July 25, 2013
Swope ended up suffering a concussion...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A day after the signing of veteran free agent Eric Winston created a host of questions about competition on the offensive line, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians offered some clarity.
Winston's signing seemed to open up the possibility that right tackle Bobby Massie could shift to left tackle, replacing Levi Brown, who missed all of last season with a torn triceps...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Ryan Swope mystery continued Thursday as the Cardinals opened training camp without the wide receiver they drafted out of Texas A&M in the sixth round of the April draft.
The Cardinals convened at University of Phoenix Stadium to open camp with a brief team conditioning test, but Swope was not present. The 22-year-old missed most of the Cardinals'...
The only constant is change. True when it comes to life and even more true when it comes to the National Football League. Teams have undergone massive offseason changes, plan to tune up at training camp and hope to be well oiled machines at the end of preseason. However, even well oiled machines get a wrench thrown in the mix with unpredictable injuries and obstacles. Predictions...
Offensive tackle Eric Winston says he has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
Winston confirmed the signing in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio. He says he understands he will be competing for playing time but he expects to be the starter at right tackle.
Winston also talked about joining the Cardinals in a series of comments via Twitter. Winston started...
Day Two of Cardinals Camp has already come and gone. From all indications, it was another productive day as this team continues to build up to their first preseason game in a couple of weeks.
According to Black Sports Online, Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett has a pet tiger named “Lil Buddy.”
“I’m trying to bring him to training camp,” Dockett said, FOX Sports 910 in Phoenix. “I don’t know if they’ll let me, but we’re going to see.”
Dockett says his tiger weighs about 60 pounds and is “very chill, very playful.” I would love to see...
In the NFL, there are a lot of characters, and Darnell Dockett is one of the very entertaining ones. Apparently, according to Dockett, the Cardinals defensive tackle tried to bring his pet tiger to training camp. Dockett shared the story on Twitter.
"The security guard at training camp saw my tiger and said "you got to be ******* kidden me that's amazing" I...
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, in an interview, reported that he would love the chance to bring his new baby tiger to practice. Interesting.
Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett has it all figured out when it comes to filling the stands and driving up his jersey sales.
Fox Sports 910 Phoenix hosted Dockett in one of the funnier interviews I’ve come across in a while. The long-time Cardinal told the radio station that he has acquired a pet tiger named Little Buddy, and that he’s hoping to bring his...
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Ryan Swope retired before beginning
his rookie season because of lingering issues caused by