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Extreme makeover: Arizona Cardinals “No Fly Zone” edition

In a league where change is almost constant, it is very unusual how little change the Arizona Cardinals secondary experienced in the 2013 to 2015 seasons. The Cardinals secondary, also called the “No Fly Zone,” has mostly consisted of Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Peterson, Jerraud Powers, Rashad Johnson, Justin Bethel and Tony Jefferson the past few years. After Johnson left to the...
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals defensive leadership

With the offseason departure of Rashad Johnson to the Tennessee Titans and Jerraud Powers to the Baltimore Ravens, the defensive leadership of the Arizona Cardinals now falls on the shoulders of cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety Tyrann Mathieu. Both players are coming back from offseason surgeries and should be ready to hit the field in time for training next month. Mathieu...
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June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Recent changes to the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Over the past couple of weeks, there have been some changes to both the Arizona...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Titans agree to 1-year deal with safety Rashad Johnson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with veteran safety Rashad Johnson on a one-year contract. The Titans announced the deal Friday. The 5-foot-11, 204 pound Johnson spent the past seven seasons with Arizona after the Cardinals selected him in the third round of the 2009 draft out of Alabama. Johnson has started 51 of his 100 career games with 15 interceptions...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Rashad Johnson continuing to hone pickoff move for Cardinals

Rashad Johnson is not the most high-profile member of the Arizona Cardinals' secondary, but he continues to turn in some of the unit's more noteworthy plays.The seventh-year safety was in the right spot again in Sunday's 34-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns, intercepting a pass in the end zone with the Cardinals clinging to a four-point lead. The pick came right after Arizona...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ware, Rashad Johnson hit with hefty NFL fines

Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware and Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson each have been fined $17,363 by the NFL for infractions during last week's games. The league said Friday that Ware was fined for roughing the passer, hitting Kansas City's Alex Smith low on Sept. 17. Johnson was docked for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Arizona's victory last Sunday at Chicago. Johnson...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson has a future in coaching

Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson is still playing in the NFL, but he has the tendency to act more like coach than a player sometimes. Johnson is in constant communication with the Cardinals secondary, telling them what he see and how they can improve on every play.“It’s something that makes me who I am,” Johnson said, via “It makes me that special...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Gruden on Roberts fumble: You don’t have to go to New York to see the guy’s knee was down

For the fourth straight week the Washington Redskins have come up on the short end of the stick, losing to the Arizona Cardinals 30-20. The Redskins turned the ball over four times (three interceptions and one fumble lost) all in the fourth quarter. That fumble lost was the turning point of the game, and it may not have been anyone’s fault, except the referees. After a Chandler...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jefferson, Johnson give Cardinals safety net

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson knows the deal. With a first-round pick and a first-round talent sitting behind him and Tony Jefferson, it's only a matter of time before he becomes an NFL backup again. Or is it?  Through three games, all wins, Johnson and Jefferson have played so well that rookie strong safety Deone Bucannon and second-year free safety Tyrann Mathieu...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson active for Cardinals, Skuta plays for SF

Arizona safety Rashad Johnson and San Francisco outside linebacker Dan Skuta were active for Sunday's game between the Cardinals and 49ers. Johnson was starting in place of injured Tyrann Mathieu, but missed last week's win at Seattle with an ankle injury. Skuta didn't practice all last week with a foot injury. Both had been listed as questionable. All other players on the injured...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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