Posted June 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Arizona Cardinals opened their final session of OTAs Monday, shrugging off the scorching desert heat as first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper moved in at the starting guard spot on the revamped left side of the team's offensive line. Cooper said he came into the offseason workouts expecting to compete for a starting job after Arizona chose him out of North Carolina as the seventh pick overall in this year's draft. The 6-foot-2, 311-pound lineman would start alongside left tackle Levi Brown, who was sorely missed a year ago after he tore his right triceps in a preseason game and sat out the entire season. Installing Cooper at left guard means that Daryn Colledge shifts to the right side. ''It's getting a little bit easier every day but I'm really still trying to focus on learning the playbook,'' Cooper said after Monday's workout. ''The physical aspect will be there, but I'm really just trying to be more of a technician and more...

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.

Focus shifts to football as Mathieu settles in with Cards

TEMPE, Ariz. Since he was drafted, Cardinals third-round pick Tyrann Mathieu has been a greater focal point of the Phoenix media than top pick Jonathan Cooper or second-round pick Kevin Minter. Given his myriad accomplishments at LSU -- and his equally notable missteps off the field -- that made sense. But as organized team activities (OTAs) entered their third week on Monday at...

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.

Tyrann Mathieu working with the Cardinals’ first-team defense in nickel packages

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, safety Tyrann Mathieu was working with the first team defense as a nickel corner on Monday. The numbers were thin at cornerback on Monday. Patrick Peterson is missing his second week of work because of family issues, including a death. Antoine Cason was out with an injury, and Jerraud Powers also missed. Those absences led to more...

Free Agent Notes: JaMarcus Russell, Early Doucet

JaMarcus Russell According to Michael C. Wright of ESPN, the Bears will work out free agent QB JaMarcus Russell on Friday. Matt Garafolo of USA Today reports that the Ravens are also showing interest in Russell Russell, 28, is arguably one of the biggest draft busts in recent years but also has a lot of talent when it comes to throwing the football.  Ultimately though work ethic...

PFZ Podcast: Cardinals a contender in 2013?

I think the Arizona Cardinals will be a playoff contender in the 2013 NFL season. Need NFL Tickets? The post PFZ Podcast: Cardinals a contender in 2013? appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

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...

Steelers rookie back Le’Veon Bell impressing during offseason work; among top fantasy sleepers to target in 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled running the ball last season, so rookie Le’Veon Bell will get plenty of touches all season long. Other rookie running backs have more hype, but Bell has no one to really challenge him for playing time which could result in a strong output. This puts Bell among our top valueplays for the coming season...

Darnell Dockett continues Twitter creepin’ ways, next up J Lo

Darnell Dockett expresed his love for Jennifer Lopez, but it was not nearly the first time the Arizona defensive tackle has perved hard on Twitter.
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