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Arizona agrees to 1-year deal with DE Rucker

Free agent defensive end Frostee Rucker has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. Rucker started all 16 games with the Cleveland Browns last season, with four sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defensed. His 48 tackles were third-most on the team. Rucker joined the Browns last season after six years with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was a third-round draft pick...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals add defensive end Rucker

The Cardinals agreed to terms Thursday on a one-year contract with free-agent defensive end Frostee Rucker. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 29-year-old Rucker spent 2012 with the Browns and started a career-high 16 games, tallying 48 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defended. He finished third on the team in sacks and 10th in tackles. Rucker signed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Frostee Rucker

According to Mike Jurecki of Xtra 910 in Phoenix, the Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent defensive lineman Frostee Rucker. Rucker played for the Browns last season and recorded 48 tackles, 4 sacks and 1 forced fumble.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns start building for 3-4 defense, release DE Frostee Rucker

The Cleveland Browns have once again cleaned house with a completely new coaching staff and front office. Even the team ownership is new. Rob Chudzinski has been named the Browns new head coach and former Arizona Cardinals coordinator Roy Horton has been hired as the team’s defensive coordinator. Both men have agreed that the Browns will change their defensive alignment to a 3...
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns release DE Frostee Rucker

The Browns have released defensive end Frostee Rucker after one season. A top free-agent signing by Cleveland last year, Rucker is the first casualty of the team switching from a 4-3 to multi-front defensive scheme under first-year coach Rob Chudzinski. Rucker made $6 million last season, when he started all 16 games and finished with 48 tackles and four sacks. Rucker was due to...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Cleveland Browns release DE Frostee Rucker

The Cleveland Browns have released veteran defensive end Frostee Rucker. The Browns signed Rucker, 29, to a 5-year, $20 million deal before the 2012 season. On that contract, $8 million was guaranteed and he had already been paid $5.5 million between his signing bonus and first-year salary. Rucker was due $2 million in a roster bonus had he not been released by Wednesday, February...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL free agency is far from over for the Browns

I know how stressful it can be to watch big names fall off the boards with the Browns being so quiet. (Apologies to Frostee Rucker.) I’ve gotten caught up at various times during the past two weeks trying to balance between my desire to see the Browns get better and not get held up by some player agent for way too much money. I’ll admit that I sometimes want to crack jokes on...
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March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

New Browns DE Frostee Rucker on signing: “It was pretty much a no-brainer”

The Browns officially announced the signing of DE Frostee Rucker this morning, and Rucker had the chance to answer questions from the local media- “It was pretty much a no-brainer. I want to be a part of something on the rise.” “They are giving me the keys to the car at right DE.” On playing the Browns last season- “They were a scrappy group. Both games came down to...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns hope Rucker fills end spot

The Browns hope they strengthened themselves, while weakening their rival as the team's first addition in free agency came via their in-state and division rival Bengals. In a day that saw the Browns cut Eric Steinbach and lose Peyton Hillis to the Chiefs, the Browns were able to land Frostee Rucker, a 6-3, 280 pound defensive end from USC. Rucker is expected to compete for the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency Rumor: Bengals DE Frostee Rucker to the Browns

O.K. we finally have enough info to report something about Frostee Rucker. It might have been accurate in hindsight, but all I had was a Twitter rumor from a guy who allegedly knows Frostee Rucker’s girlfriend’s best friend. No. I am not kidding. Welcome to the modern age of social media. Anyway, Joe Reedy of The Enquirer is finally reporting that Frostee Rucker and the Browns...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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