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Troy Niklas fighting to catch-up

Rookie Tight End Troy Niklas sits on the sideline at Tuesdays start of minicamp after suffering a broken hand in last weeks conclusion of OTA’s. Mandatory Credit: Troy Niklas early stage in the NFL has not been what fans were hoping for. After sitting out much of offseason work recovering from a sports hernia, he finally found the field. That lasted shortly...
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Rookie TE Niklas 'way behind' after hand injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The start of Cardinals tight end Troy Niklas's professional career has been anything but smooth, and, with the season fast approaching, the former Notre Dame standout is behind the proverbial eight ball. Still recovering from a hand injury suffered in the spring, Niklas faces the task of playing catch up in his first training camp while competing for a position...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network’s Mayock: Arizona Cardinals’ Troy Niklas should be best blocking tight end in league

Niklas watches on the sidelines during rookie minicamp Credit: Norm Hall   It’s obvious the Arizona Cardinals drafted an unknown entity when the selected Troy Niklas, the tight end out of Notre Dame, with their second round selection (52nd overall). Niklas only accounted for 37 receptions for 573 yards and 6 touchdowns total in his college career, thus after converting from the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Arizona Cardinals first day of Minicamp

Rookie Tight End Troy Niklas sits on the sideline at Tuesdays start of minicamp after suffering a broken hand in last weeks conclusion of OTA’s (photo courtesy of www.revengeof     Tuesday marked the beginning of a three-day mandatory minicamp for the Arizona Cardinals, before the players are dismissed until training camp starts in late July. This is where it starts...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals rookie Troy Niklas out until training camp

(Courtesy of The Arizona Cardinals have a plethora of tight ends that includes Rob Housler, Jake Ballard, John Carlson and now Troy Niklas. Even with the depth, an injury in OTAs usually effects player growth, especially in rookies. The Cardinals 2014 second-round draft pick Troy Niklas has suffered multiple setbacks on his path to the NFL as he missed early...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Troy Niklas breaks hand, out until training camp

Arizona Cardinals rookie tight end Troy Niklas broke his right hand and will be sidelined until next month’s training camp, according to Adam Green of Niklas got his hand caught in someone’s jersey and got his hand twisted which led to the break. Arizona has two more days of mandatory mini-camp today and tomorrow before the official camp starts. You may also...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Second-Round Pick TE Troy Niklas Breaks Hand

  Cardinals HC Bruce Arians told reporters on Tuesday that second-round pick TE Troy Niklas got his hand caught in a jersey last week and suffered a broken hand, via Darren Urban. Arians added that Niklas is expected to be back in time for the start of training camp. Niklas seems like a great fit in Arians’ offensive system which requires tight ends to be blockers first...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Why Troy Niklas was their best pick

As I stated in my previous article, I was mixed on the Arizona Cardinals draft. It was a decisive draft, for sure, and I believe general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians got the guys they wanted. But with each pick, I found myself going “Who?!” Maybe I don’t know college football as much as I think I do, but most of Arizona’s choices weren’t the guys being...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals tight end Troy Niklas says he's very open to blocking

Troy Niklas, the Cardinals' second-round draft pick, played tight end at Notre Dame for just two seasons. But rather than view that as a negative, he thinks his inexperience might benefit him. "I haven't developed a lot of bad tendencies," Niklas said on Tuesday. The Cardinals hope that Niklas becomes the elite all-around tight end the team has lacked for most...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Niklas hopes to revive 'dying breed'

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The first thing you notice about Troy Niklas is how young he looks. That just feeds into the idea of untapped potential for a guy who only played two years of tight end at Notre Dame before declaring for the NFL Draft after his junior year. "It's a whole nother level -- you've got everything to prove," Niklas, 21, said at an introductory press conference...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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