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Linebacker Alex Okafor set to return to Cardinals

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Alex Okafor's return could provide a big boost to the Arizona Cardinals defense. The third-year linebacker and pass rush specialist is practicing in full this week after missing the past three games with a calf injury. He got an extra week to heal with the Cardinals' bye last week and said he's 100 percent. Okafor had been a starter until he got hurt at Detroit in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Impending return of Okafor kept Cardinals out of trade market

Although the Arizona Cardinals are among the league leaders in a number of defensive categories, but the team has one glaring weakness - an inability to get to opposing quarterbacks.Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told the team's official website that the organization had no concerns about pursuing a pass rusher prior to Tuesday's trade deadline due to the impending return of outside...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Arians expects Cardinals to come out of bye week completely healthy

The Arizona Cardinals could be back to full health when they return from this week's bye.Coach Bruce Arians said the one injury concern coming out of Sunday's 34-20 victory at the Cleveland Browns was center Lyle Sendlein, who hurt his shoulder and underwent an MRI exam.The Cardinals could see the return of starting outside linebacker Alex Okafor and tight end Darren Fells early...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Report: Four Starters Sit Out Wednesday

The Arizona Cardinals are currently in West Virginia preparing for their Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their Wednesday injury report includes several starters. Not practicing on Wednesday were linebacker Alex Okafor (calf), wide receiver John Brown (hamstring), safety Tyrann Mathieu (heel) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley... The post Cardinals Injury...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals send Okafor, two others back to Arizona for MRI exams

Starting outside linebacker Alex Okafor was among three players injury in the Arizona Cardinals' 42-17 rout of the Detroit Lions on Sunday.Okafor suffered a calf injury and was joined on the sidelines by backup linebacker Kenny Demens (knee) and safety Chris Clemons, who all flew back to Arizona to undergo MRI exams. Demens, a special teams standout, appeared to have suffered the...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Okafor hopes to stay healthy and put up huge sack numbers

Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor was on pace for a huge year last season until an injury limited his production. This year, Okafor is feeling healthy and hopes to put up the monster sack numbers he knows he is capable of. "Alex has improved and in 16 games he would have been a double-digit sack guy last year," head coach Bruce Arians told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. ...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Campbell, Okafor rack up sacks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Cardinals Calais Campbell and Alex Okafor line up on the same side of the defensive front, the competition can be fierce. Their competition may learn to hate it. "We both take pride in rushing the passer well," the veteran defensive end Campbell said. "He's really good at it. And I like to compete with him, because it makes me play better." The play is the thing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fitzgerald enjoys bigger role; Okafor steps in, steps up

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- He's back. The Cardinals made Larry Fitzgerald a large part of their game plan Sunday, and he made the most of it with six catches for 98 yards and his first touchdown of the season in a 30-20 victory over Washington.  Fitzgerald tied a season high for receptions and set a season high for yards, and it was the touchdown that showed him at his bullish best. Fitzgerald...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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