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Darnell Dockett carted off field at Cardinals practice

Arizona Cardinals star defensive lineman Darnell Dockett was carted off the field during today’s practice, according to Pro Football Talk, via Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic. According to a report on KTAR-FM, Dockett’s injury is to his right knee and he is scheduled to undergo an MRI tomorrow to find out what happened to it. Dockett has missed only two games in 10 years...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Camping With the Cardinals: Day 5–The Injuries Pay a Visit

Injuries a part of football and the Arizona Cardinals are starting to get some showing up on their roster in the first week of training camp. The biggest injury is center Lyle Sendlein who will be out three weeks with a left calf injury. Expect him to be out through the first two preseason games (Houston and Minnesota) but he should be ready to go for the regular season. Ted Larsen...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals training camp injuries

The Arizona Cardinals made it through the offseason healthy. There were of course a few bruises here and there, but they escaped the offseason without anything major. Training camp started the same, that was until the first day of pads. This article will be updated daily, whether to add a player to the list, to remove them, or add an update to their health. Name:                 ...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Williams leaves Sunday's practice early with knee injury

Cardinals starting nose tackle Dan Williams left Sunday afternoon's practice early with a swollen left knee. The severity of the injury is unknown. The Cardinals don't have much depth at nose tackle. Alameda Ta'amu, who split time with Williams last season, is on the physically unable to perform list because of a knee injury.
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Quotable: Dan Williams described in one word

Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Dan Williams is a big guy. He has to be in order to survive the pounding that he takes each play on the line.  Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians summed up Williams in one unusual word. “I thought Dan Williams looked as sexy in a run test as he’s ever looked,”  Arians said Friday in an Adam Green article on Arizonasports.com. That’s not...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Eagles, Falcons, Jets, & Seahawks

  Cardinals NT Dan Williams missed the majority of practice Sunday with what appears to be a swollen left knee. (Josh Weinfuss) RB Robert Hughes took snaps at fullback and there is a “strong possibility” that he could win the No. 4 running back job. (Josh Weinfuss) TE Rob Housler was working with the first-team offense while Jake Ballard sat out of practice. (Josh Weinfuss...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Preview: Defensive Line

The strength of the Arizona Cardinals is the defense and the line is a key to it. As the Cardinals open training camp at the end of the week, they can rest easy knowing they have a solid foundation on the defensive line. STARTERS This is an easy group to look at with Calais Campbell, Dan Williams and Darnell Dockett on the front line. All three are healthy and major disruptive forces...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Scout Lakendrick Ross

Dan Williams (right) celebrates with Calais Campbell following a sack in 2012 against the Chicago Bears. Mandatory Credit: Christian Peterson/Getty Images North America   On July 11th, the NFL will hold their supplemental draft for players who missed the NFL Draft deadline. One player who is looking to be selected, is Virginia-Lynchburg’s Lakendrick Ross. At 6-foot-five, 366 pounds...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Players who must step up for the Arizona Cardinals this season

Let’s take a look at the top five players who need to step up for the Arizona Cardinals in 2014. 5. Dan Williams The 26th selection of the 2010 NFL Draft, Williams has yet to live up to his draft status and his potential as an elite run-stuffing tackle in the Cardinals 3-4 defensive scheme. Williams has shown flashes throughout his four seasons in the NFL, but has never really...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ta’amu Hoping to Return by Training Camp

Ta’amu rushes towards Drew Brees. We have all followed Tyrann Mathieu’s recovery closely, going as far to watch the rehab videos that are posted to azcardinals.com. However, there is one player who has fallen out of the public’s eye. Alameda Ta’amu tore his ACL in the season finale on December 29th against the San Francisco 49ers. Ta’amu summed up the reason as to why so...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Cardinals 7 Round Mock Draft

(photo courtesy of draftbreakdown.com) It’s the Christmas Eve of the NFL Draft, sports fans!  After having to wait an extra three weeks, the draft will take place, and the Cardinals will have a few new names to add to their roster.  Who are some of the players we could see on their team next year?  Let’s find out! “And the Cardinals select:” Round 1: (TRADE W/ PANTHERS...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Arizona Cardinals trade down?

The Arizona Cardinals enter Thursday’s draft with just six picks to help build out their roster. This draft has been touted by many as one of the deepest drafts in years. General manager Steve Keim has said himself that this draft will produce impact players as deep as the fourth and fifth rounds. He is also on record as saying that he will draft with a three year plan in mind...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Worst Defensive Tackle Drafted in Arizona Cardinals History

We have now reached part eight of our series of the worst players drafted by position in Arizona Cardinals history. After breaking down the defensive end position last week and discussing the Cardinals biggest bust of the 1990s defensive end Andre Wadsworth, we now head to the interior part of the defensive line the big boys in the middle, the defensive tackles. The Cardinals have...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The best defensive tackle drafted by the Arizona Cardinals is…

In the latest in our series of the best Cardinals draft picks in history, the focus this week is on the defensive tackles. Defensive tackle is one of the most important positions on the field and often one of the most difficult to find superior talent in. So how have the Cardinals done in finding top defensive tackles? Let’s take a look. Since 2005 the Cardinals have spent five...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Top-10 Defensive Tackle could help the Arizona Cardinals?

The Arizona Cardinals need to find depth for the long-haul behind Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett on the defensive line. The Cardinals play a 3-4 defense so the team would have more interest in defensive ends and a nose tackle. You could look at Dan Williams as a defensive tackle and consider Alameda Ta’Amu his back up. If the Cardinals look that way in the draft, they could...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Re-sign Key Free Agent Ta’amu

Cardinals Retain Needed Depth At Nose Tackle #66, Ta’amu rushing Drew Brees (Credit: azcardinals.com) The Cardinals continue to stay active in Free Agency by retaining key free agent depth at nose tackle. Cardinals have re-signed NT Alameda Ta’amu, an exclusive rights free agent who played in 14 games last year — MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) March 6, 2014 The 6’3, 348 lb. Ta’amu...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals re-sign nose tackle Ta'amu

The Cardinals on Thursday re-signed nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu to a one-year contract. Ta'amu, a restricted free agent, played in 14 games with three starts last year after the Cardinals claimed him off waivers from the Steelers prior to the season. The 6-foot-3, 348-pounder, who primarily backed up starter Dan Williams, had 13 tackles, including three for loss, and added...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 free agents Arizona needs to re-sign

The Arizona Cardinals have more than a dozen free agents set to hit the market in a few weeks. Let’s take a look at the five they need to retain the most. 5. Alameda Ta’Amu Defensive Lineman Ta’Amu was a solid contributor in relief of nose tackle Dan Williams. Ta’Amu was able to plug holes and played his role as a backup nose rather well. A torn ACL in the season finale with...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Roster Review: Defensive Line

The Arizona defensive line has two big men with two big contracts and that leads to two big problems when it comes to the salary cap. Let’s take a look at the numbers from Spotrac.com about this position. Dan Williams $2.185 million Calais Campbell $11.25 million Darnell Dockett $8.75 million FA: Frostee Rucker, Everette Thompson, Alameda Ta’Amu (exclusive rights), Ronald Talley...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals season review: Defensive line

Over the next several weeks, FOX Sports Arizona will conduct a position-by-position analysis of the Arizona Cardinals, examining their personnel's strengths and weaknesses, the team's free agents at that position and the team's draft or free-agent needs. Starters DE Calais Campbell, NT Dan Williams, DT Darnell Dockett: Campbell emerged as an elite end this season with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards stay in the playoff hunt with 17-10 win at Seattle

If they lost on Sunday, it would all be over for the Cardinals. That’s what most of NFL world thought was going to happen, too. Everyone expected the Cardinals to lose on their trip to CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks, after all, had the best record in the NFL, had won 14 straight at home and were chilling the champagne ready to celebrate winning the No. 1 seed in the NFC and with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald is Forbes Magazine’s most liked NFL player according to a study; Top 10 List

Well while I cannot disagree that everyone loves Larry Fitzgerald, I have not many people that say they don’t like him.  Fitzgerald has went his entire career catching passes from horrible quarterbacks minus Kurt Warner.  He has never complained and continues to play his hardest. Well today in a Forbes study, they found out who […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: What to watch for against the Carolina Panthers

(photo credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Setting the stage After defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, the Arizona Cardinals had to be more than excited to head back home to Phoenix and sleep in their own bed for a change; following the week three loss to the Saints, the team flew straight to Florida to prepare for the Tampa...
Via isportsweb.com
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers intent on shaking off rust, ready for Cards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Ideally, bye weeks come in the middle of the season when NFL teams are battered and bruised and need time to get everybody back on the mend. Not the case for the 1-2 Panthers. Their bye came at about the worst time possible a week after a 38-0 thrashing of the Giants and only four weeks into the season. That momentum may have partially subsided, leading up to...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams returns, to start on Sunday

With a heavy heart nose tackle Dan Williams rejoined the Cardinals and participated in his first practice with the team Wednesday since the death of his father Thomas who perished in a car accident on Sept. 20. “I’m doing a lot better. Anytime you lose a parent it’s definitely a tough loss” Williams said. “But I just count my blessings that my mom and my sister they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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