CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald not thinking beyond this season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Larry Fitzgerald has been an Arizona Cardinal all 12 of his NFL seasons, breaking every franchise receiving record along the way. Now, he enters the final year of a two-year, $22 million contract, and he said Tuesday that he doesn't even think about whether he will play football beyond this season, with the Cardinals or anyone else. ''We're just in OTAs right...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

“Long way to go” before Larry Fitzgerald will think about 2017

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald fulfilled a promise to his mother and received his college degree recently, which might not be necessary to his post-football employment options but certainly won’t hurt them. Not that it’s clear when Fitzgerald might be ready to move into a different line of work. Fitzgerald’s future beyond the 2016 season…
Via Pro Football Talk
18 hours ago

Will the Arizona Cardinals’ Pay Tyrann Mathieu as a Top Defender?

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu has has been named an All-Pro twice and a Pro Bowler once in three seasons in the NFL. Along with these accolades, Mathieu has suffered a torn ACL and LCL as a rookie in 2013, a fractured thumb in 2014 and a torn ACL in 2015. Mathieu has a difficult negation with the Cardinals as his tremendous production on the field is coupled with his lengthy...
Via The Sports Journal
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

De-flategate: could something like this affect the Arizona Cardinals?

Could an incident like that which occurred last year, ever happen again. Deflated footballs being snuck onto the field and used during the game. Was this an accident or was it foul play. The fact that the team and player/s were involved were penalized by the NFL governing body indicates that this was an act of foul play. But how could this have happen and could it happen again? What...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu won’t play unless 100-percent healthy

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is looking to get back on the field with his team after suffering a season-ending knee injury late in the 2015 season. He is pretty confident that he will be ready to go this year, but he wants to be absolutely sure he is ready to play. Mathieu was attending a fundraiser for coach Bruce Arians’ foundation on Sunday when he spoke to The Arizona...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rookie Spotlight: Marqui Christian

The Arizona Cardinals selected safety Marqui Christian from Midwestern State University. Midwestern State is located in Wichita Falls, Texas. They play in the Lone Star Conference and are part of the NCAA Division II, so their players don’t get much T.V. time to showcase their talent. When players get noticed by an NFL team, there is some special talent there. As a freshman for...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Arizona Cardinals will improve on last season

The Arizona Cardinals learned a tough but valuable lesson last season: don’t trust the regular season hype. Their impressive 13-3 record, which was a franchise best, would ultimately be capped off with disappointment in the NFC Championship. Since then Arizona has become one of the most improved teams entering the new season. Several moves have been made to the roster, although...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Los Angeles, Cardinals, Colts & Steelers

Los Angeles According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News, the NFL is expected to officially award Los Angeles with either Super Bowl LIV (2020) or LV (2021) during the upcoming owners meeting. Cardinals Jason Cole recently spoke with Cardinals GM Steve Keim and HC Bruce Arians both of whom confirmed that they are looking to sign Tyrann Mathieu to a long-term...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer ‘addicted’ to idea of reaching Super Bowl

The last time Carson Palmer took the field, he threw four interceptions and turned the ball over a ridiculous six times in the Arizona Cardinals’ blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship game. In the months since that horrendous performance, Arizona has done everything in its power to help Palmer overcome the bitter end to that season. The team upgraded its...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Palmer shrugs off 'big game' failure, expects big season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Carson Palmer had probably the finest season of his 13 years as an NFL quarterback. But he and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals must deal with the ugly way it ended in a blowout loss to Carolina in the NFC championship game. Palmer knows he will carry the `can he win the big game' question with him until he gets a chance to redeem himself. And the Cardinals opened...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tyrann Mathieu to be NFL’s highest-paid safety

The Arizona Cardinals and safety Tyrann Mathieu are reportedly “deep in negotiations” to make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. An ACL hasn't changed the plans: #AZCardinals are deep in negotiations for an extension for Tyrann Mathieu, soon to be highest paid safety — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 16, 2016 Rapoport added this, speaking...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fitzgerald graduates college, fulfills promise to mother

Though Mother’s Day was one week ago, this is a touching story from Larry Fitzgerald, who fulfilled a promise he made to his mother Carol before she died of breast cancer in 2003: to graduate from college. “I’m glad I can finally shake the 15-year college student stigma,” Fitzgerald joked to ESPN. Fitz left the University of Pittsburgh after his sophomore season to pursue...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Three takeaways from the offseason

The master plan for the Arizona Cardinals is finally coming to full view this offseason, and behind it all lies one person. For the last three years, general manager Steve Keim has made several risky moves that will typically put a GM on the hot seat. To his credit those risks have paid off. Two were All-Pro last season, Tyrann Mathieu and Carson Palmer, while Arizona became a playoff...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Nkemdiche Told To Stop ‘Killing People’ In Arizona Cardinals’ Rookie Mini-Camp

Darron Lee isn’t the only rookie defensive player who went a little too hard in his first day of mini-camp.  The former Ohio State linebacker, who tackled a teammate during a New York Jets’ non-contact drill, has company in former Ole Miss defensive lineman/current Arizona Cardinal Robert Nkemdiche.  Arizona head coach Bruce Arians reportedly had to tell Nkemdiche to stop “killing...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Nkemdiche ‘killing people’ in Cardinals walk-through

Robert Nkemdiche had to be slowed down during a walk-through session during Arizona Cardinals rookie mini-camp on Saturday. The rookie defensive tackle was fired up to be on the field, and head coach Bruce Arians had to make him tone things down for the sake of avoiding a fine from the NFL. “He was killing people in walk-through,” Arians said, via Kent Somers of azcentral.com...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Coker signs UDFA contract with Cardinals

Of the 15 quarterbacks taken in the 2016 NFL Draft last weekend, former Alabama quarterback Jake Coker was not one of them. It looks like he has gotten his shot by signing with the Arizona Cardinals. He is looking to have his shot in the NFL after signing as an undrafted free agent and he is excited to play under a veteran like Carson Palmer. He seemed to enjoy his first day as a...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign first-, fifth-round picks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche to a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option.The $8.6 million contract includes a $4.4 million signing bonus.Nkemdiche, a defensive tackle from Mississippi, was considered one of the top talents in the draft but slid to the Cardinals largely because of character concerns.The Cardinals...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians: Coaching Cardinals ‘will be my last job’

Bruce Arians has been coaching in the NFL for so long that it seems hard to believe that he has only been a head coach for three years. The Cardinals were the first team to give Arians a head coaching job (aside from an interim stint with the Colts), and the 63-year-old says his first will be his last. Following a 13-3 season and a trip to the NFC Championship, Arians knows expectations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals may ask Robert Nkemdiche to distance himself from his brother

The Arizona Cardinals made an investment in Robert Nkemdiche on Thursday night, and they may ask him to make some uncomfortable changes in order to get the most out of their investment. That could include asking Nkemdiche to distance himself from his troubled brother, Denzel. Robert Nkemdiche arrived at Ole Miss in 2013 as the No. 1 player nationally in his recruiting class. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Nkemdiche falls to Arizona, picked No. 29 in 1st round

While Robert Nkemdiche watched his teammate go thirteenth overall despite his personal life going up in flames on social media…..Nkemdiche waited to be picked. Nkemdich, like Tunsil, had concerns which caused his stock to drop way below his skill level. The Arizona Cardinals finally took a chance on Nkemdiche at No. 29 of the first round. If Nkemdiche keeps on the straight and...
Via This Given Sunday
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Select Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche No. 29 Overall

The Arizona Cardinals took Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche, a highly-talented player who slipped due to off-field issues with the 29th-overall pick.  Round: 1 Pick: 29 With the #29 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @AZCardinals select DT Robert Nkemdiche! pic.twitter.com/MqDqr7Q5Di — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Selection: Arizona Cardinals select Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche Analysis...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Beanie Wells victim of attempted extortion from drug deal gone wrong

Former Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells has been named as the victim in an extortion case, according to a report. Two men are accused in a federal case of attempting to extort Wells in an attempt to recoup money from a drug deal gone wrong. The men were allegedly put into touch with a Mexican drug dealer through Wells’ brother. The men, Franklin Conley and Patrick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians: Moms are afraid of football

It has been well documented that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who has been around football for going on four decades, is a staunch defender of the game. When you strike the integrity of football, Arians strikes back. And that’s just what he did on Friday at the Cardinals’ training facility while delivering a keynote speech to over 130 high school football coaches...
Via The Comeback
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals confident in re-signing Chandler Jones

The Arizona Cardinals aren’t worried about newly acquired pass-rusher Chandler Jones—who was dealt to Arizona from New England during the second week of free agency—becoming a one-year rental. “When he hits free agency, we’ll have the dollars to make sure he stays,” head coach Bruce Arians said, via the team’s official site. Jones, 26, is entering the final year of...
Via The Sports Daily
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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