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NFC West Free Agency Capsules

ARIZONA CARDINALS (11-6) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Antonio Cromartie, ILB Larry Foote,, LB John Abraham, NT Dan Williams, TE Rob Housler, OLB Sam Acho, LS Mike Leach, DT Tommy Kelly, OG Paul Fanaika, OLB Marcus Benard, RB Jonathan Dwyer. RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Ryan Lindley, DT Alameda Ta'amu. NEEDS: The Cardinals want to upgrade their pass rush, particularly from outside linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dockett: I would have signed with Cardinals for less money

Darnell Dockett signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday after playing 10 seasons for the division rival Arizona Cardinals, and he expressed disappointment with his former team for letting him go. Docket, who signed a two-year, $7.5 million deal, told Jody and MJ on FOX Sports 910 in Phoenix that he was willing to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Palmer restructures contract, aims to be ready for OTAs

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer says he has restructured his contract to help with the team's salary cap status with the aim of making a good team better come the free agency period. Palmer, recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, says he ''is doing great,'' throwing the ball five days a week, and hopes to be ready for OTAs this summer. Regardless...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Chargers, Lions, Patriots, & Steelers

Cardinals Mike Jurecki reports that veteran DL Darnell Dockett gave the Cardinals an opportunity to match the 49ers offer last night. Dockett said of playing the Cardinals next year and signing with the 49ers: “I’m excited to play with so much talent in San Francisco, and can’t wait to play the Cardinals.” (Mike Jurecki) Chargers Chargers ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which Arizona Cardinals Free Agents Could Return to the Team?

We’re on the cusp of free agency and it’s time to take a look at who the Arizona Cardinals all have as free agents. We’ll also discuss their possibility of returning to the team.The list is from the data at, per usual. Darnell Dockett DE 33 ARI TBD $8,750,000 UFA Antonio Cromartie CB 30 ARI TBD $4,000,000 UFA John Abraham OLB 36 ARI TBD $3,925,000 UFA Ted Ginn Jr...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
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Report: Darnell Dockett to decide next destination today

It appears that today is the day for Darnell Dockett to decide where he is going to play football in 2015.After being released by the Arizona Cardinals Friday, Dockett has visited NFC West rival San Francisco. The Cardinals still want to bring Dockett back if they can make the money work.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dockett is expected to decide between San Francisco and...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Can A Driver’s License Impact the Arizona Cardinals?

Your driver’s license seems like a rather harmless thing. You might be an organ donor. You may have the sticker for an ignition interlock device on yours. You probably have a horrendous picture on yours. For the Arizona Cardinals, a simple driver’s license could really derail the team if they make it to the playoffs for a second straight year. According to Catherine Holland of...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Dockett reportedly visiting 49ers on Tuesday

The Arizona Cardinals released longtime defensive tackle Darnell Dockett last week after talks with the player’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, fell apart. Dockett is now free to sign with whichever team he wants—even before free agency opens on March 10—and has chosen to stop in Santa Clara on Tuesday to visit the San Francisco 49ers, according to Matt Maiocco of ...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: 11 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - 2015 league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July. At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Free Agency Profile: Ryan Lindley

Free Agency Status:Unrestricted Free Agent2014 Contract:$570,000Why they must keep him:There’s no compelling argument to make here. Lindley was brought back because of the injuries to Palmer and Stanton. Bruce Arians didn’t want to throw rookie Logan Thomas into the fire during his rookie season. With the quarterbacks healthy, there’s no need for a fourth quarterback unless...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Jonathan Dwyer

Jonathan DwyerHeight: 5’11 Weight: 229 D.O.B.: July 26, 1989 (25)School: Georgia Tech Experience: 5 Position: RBGoing Into Season:With Rashard Mendenhall retiring, the Cardinals needed a bigger back to take touches to keep Andre Ellingon fresh. The Cardinals brought in Pittsburgh connection Jonathan Dwyer to assume that role.Season:Dwyer wasn’t spectacular in his only two games...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Darnell Dockett, save $6.8 million in cap space

Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett will be looking for a new team in 2015 after sitting out the entire 2014 season with torn ACL. In releasing the 3-time Pro Bowler, the Arizonal Cardinals will save $6.8 million in salary cap space. Dockett, if back to usual form, will see what the market dictates, with the possibility that he could return to Arizona under a more cap-friendly deal...
Via 60 Max Power O
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals release Darnell Dockett

The Arizona Cardinals released Darnell Dockett Friday after the team and the player couldn’t come to a new contract agreement. Dockett’s contract carried a $9.8 million salary cap number into the final season of his current deal. The Cardinals will save $6.8 million of cap space with the move. “We have been very clear about our feelings for Darnell and our desire to...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Uncertainty of contract situation won't impact Sendlein's approach

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Lyle Sendlein has never taken anything in his eight-year Cardinals career for granted. As an undrafted free agent in 2007, he had to fight harder than most NFL players for his opportunity.  "I came into the league trying to get a spot on the practice squad," Sendlein said. "I'm not a God-given ability type of guy. I've always had to work with what little skills I...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ted Ginn Jr.

The Arizona Cardinals have released wide receiver/return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. Ginn was signed as a free agent a year ago in hopes of punching up the return game and serving as a speed receiver to complement starters Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. But his contributions in the return game were inconsistent (26 punt returns for 277 yards and one touchdown), and rookie John Brown...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals re-sign WR Larry Fitzgerald

This is a terrible move for the Cardinals. Yes, it lessens Fitzgerald’s cap hit for 2015, which was scheduled to be 23.6 million, but if this was the most of a pay cut that Fitzgerald was willing to take, they should have just outright cut them, a move that would have saved them about 9 million on the cap immediately and gotten him off their cap completely for 2016. This deal pays...
Via The Football Fan Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals DB Patrick Peterson Had a Blood Sugar Issue Last Season

Patrick Peterson is paid like one of the best defensive backs in the NFL should be paid. That being said, he will be the first to admit that he did not have the greatest season last year in his opinion. His head coach, Bruce Arians, does not concur with Peterson's assessment, but does think that his September was not up to par. After September he got it together and had a fine season...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals finalize deal to keep Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim indicated at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis that the team and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald have completed a new two-year contract that will enable the veteran to remain in Arizona. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that Fitzgerald’s new deal is for $11 million, a total that saves the team $13 million in 2015. It...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald looking to finish career with Cardinals

It looks like the Arizona Cardinals and Larry Fitzgerald are hot and heavy in negotiations to have him finish his career as a member of the Cardinals. Fitzgerald was the third overall draft pick by the Cardinals in 2004 and has 909 receptions in a Cardinals uniform along with 89 touchdowns. It’s always nice to see someone as talented as Fitzgerald stay with the same team from...
Via This Given Sunday
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald reportedly closing in on deal

Larry Fitzgerald is in position to end his career right where it started.   ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that the Arizona Cardinals and the veteran wide receiver are nearing a multi-year contract that likely would keep him in Arizona for the rest of his career. Cardinals and Larry Fitzgerald closing in on multi-year deal that will get done and enable him to...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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