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Cardinals TE Niklas on first two career TDs: 'It was pretty awesome'

Tight end Troy Niklas understands he'll never be confused with Rob Gronkowski, but for one game he got a taste of what it feels like to be more than just a blocker.Niklas played an integral role in the Arizona Cardinals 34-20 victory at the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, hauling in the first two touchdown catches of his career. Given that they were only the second and third receptions...
Via Fox Sports
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate tight ends Gresham, Niklas

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have activated tight ends Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas. Gresham, coming off back surgery, was on the physically unable to perform list, and Niklas, out with a hamstring injury, was on the non-football injury list. The Cardinals signed Gresham to a one-year contract on July 24. Niklas, a second-round draft pick out of Notre Dame last year...
Via Associated Press
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Cooley reportedly in talks with Arizona Cardinals

By Jesse Reed Former Washington tight end Chris Cooley is coming out of retirement this summer, and the Arizona Cardinals are reportedly interested in signing him. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke this story on Wednesday, citing a league source. Cooley was once one of the league’s better pass-catching tight ends before he hung up the cleats in 2012 (though he actually never technically...
Via Sportsnaut
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Troy Niklas

Our next installment of Arizona Cardinals offseason reviews is tight end Troy Niklas.Height: 6’6” Weight: 270 D.O.B.: September 18, 1992 (Age: 22)School: Notre Dame Experience: Rookie (2nd Round, 2014 ARI) Position: TEGoing into Season:When the Arizona Cardinals drafted Troy Niklas in the second round of the 2014 draft, they were focused on one key attribute: blocking. Niklas...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 27, 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...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
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

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 Tuesday at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Rewind: Meet the Arizona Cardinals Draft Class of 2014

The NFL Draft is now in the books and the Arizona Cardinals made seven picks. Take a look back and meet all of them as well as relive our coverage of the first-round in a special live draft event on our page. Cardinals draft Deone Bucannon S in Round 1 Cardinals draft Troy Niklas TE in Round 2 Cardinals draft Kareem Martin DE in Round 3 Cardinals draft John Brown WR in Round 3 Cardinals...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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