Zastudil ailing, Cardinals sign punter Drew Butler

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) With Dave Zastudil nursing a sore left groin, the Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Drew Butler. Butler punted in all 16 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a rookie in 2012, averaging 43.8 yards per kick with 26 inside the 20-yard line. He was out of football in 2013 after being cut by the Steelers at the end of preseason. Butler was with the Detroit Lions...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals name 2014 Team Captains

(foxsports.com) The Arizona Cardinals have officially named their Team Captains for the 2014 NFL season. According to Darren Urban, official writer and blogger for the Arizona Cardinals,  Defensive End Calais Campbell and Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander will be this year’s captains for  Todd Bowles vicious Defense. On the other side of the ball , Punter Dave Zastudil and Quarterback...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Name Team Captains

According to the team’s official website, the Arizona Cardinals have named their captains for the 2014 season. On offense it will be quarterback Carson Palmer. Defensively, Lorenzo Alexander and Calais Campbell got the nod. Punter Dave Zastudil was named the fourth and final captain for the season. The number of stars that are filled on the patch indicate how many years in a row...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians; “He can be our best”

In every players career, they strive to be one of the best, if not the best. That does not exclude a Cardinals corner from a small school. Justin Bethel was drafted in 2012 during Ken Whisenhunts final draft class. The sixth round pick out of small Presbyterian College was drafted because of his abilities on special teams and ability to play everywhere in the secondary. He instantly...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Introducing FC Cardinals

NOTE: The following article contains football (soccer) terminology. This piece does an excellent job at describing several of the terms in the following article. Circulating the web are articles that create a fantasy football club, using American football players. Or more widely known in America as soccer. So without further ado, allow me to name the starting XI that FC Cardinals...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Stover set the bar for all of these players

The Ravens have been in the NFL for a short period of time compared to many other franchises around the league. In their short history, the organization has not been known to draft many kickers and punters, as most of these specialty players can be picked up after the draft. In fact, the Ravens have only drafted two special team players throughout their history.  However, they have...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MOCK DRAFT 3.0: With the 11th(!) overall pick, the Ravens select…

Yep, you read that correctly. Although the Ravens possess the 17th overall selection in the first round, there has been some discussion about them either moving up or down.  As to them moving down in the first round (either into the twenties or out of the first entirely), I don’t see that happening due to the rare opportunity to snag a top-shelf talent.  As to moving up, well...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Dave Zastudil wasn’t worth it

The Baltimore Ravens have selected exactly two players in the draft who were primarily a kicker of some fashion. Both players were punters. One lasted four years and moved on, while the other is a Super Bowl champion.  I’m talking about Dave Zastudil and Sam Koch, respectively. The fact that the Ravens have only drafted two specialty players is fantastic. I have never thought...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Top 10 Punter or Kicker could help the Arizona Cardinals?

Special teams aren’t thought about that much when it comes to the NFL Draft. You’ll hear the name of a kicker or a punter usually on the third day of the draft unless someone is really reaching. Yes, we’re talking to you Jacksonville about Bryan Anger. Remember that third round pick? Our Top 10 list of the best kicker and punter prospects has six punters and four kickers. The...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Mailbag: What to spend cap $$ on

Each week, we take your questions from our Twitter feed and answer them here. Submit your questions at our Twitter address below and use the hashtag #32chat. This week’s questions comes to us from Bill in Buckeye and Mike in Mesa. The Cardinals have cap space, what positions should they spend it on? –Bill in Buckeye Well, Bill, that’s going to be the question and answer that...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals season review: Specialists

This is the final edition of FOX Sports Arizona's position-by-position analysis of the Arizona Cardinals, examining their personnel's strengths and weaknesses, the team's free agents at those positions and the team's draft or free-agent needs. SPECIALISTS STARTERS K Jay Feely, P Dave Zastudil, KR Javier Arenas, PR Patrick Peterson Feely will be the most intriguing...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Mailbag: The Final Edition

For the final time this season, we’ll open up the Arizona Cardinals mailbag and see what’s still in there. Let’s take a look. Junk mail. Ads. Homeowner association notice of some sort. Postcard announcing a wedding. Bills. More bills. There has to be a question in here somewhere. Maybe it got returned to the sender after the postage increased to 49 cents on Monday. Ah here’s...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Zastudil returns on a two-year deal

The Arizona Cardinals announced yesterday that the team has re-signed punter Dave Zastudil to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. He was a key weapon in the field position battles as he averaged 45.7 yards per punt last season. He has had 81 punts downed inside the 20-yard line in the last two seasons and hasn’t been blocked. Zastudil is also the holder on...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign punter Dave Zastudil to 2-year deal

The Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Dave Zastudil to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released. Zastudil, who joined the Cardinals in 2011, is coming off the two best seasons of his career. In 2013, he averaged 45.7 yards per kick and tied Kansas City's Dustin Colquitt for the NFL lead with 35 punts inside the 20-yard line. He set an NFL record with 46...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign P Zastudil to 2-year deal

The Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Dave Zastudil to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released. Zastudil, who joined the Cardinals in 2011, is coming off the two best seasons of his career. In 2013, he averaged 45.7 yards per kick and tied Kansas City's Dustin Colquitt for the NFL lead with 35 punts inside the 20-yard line. He set an NFL record with 46...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign punter Zastudil for 2 years

The Cardinals and punter Dave Zastudil have agreed on a two-year contract. Zastudil, a 12-year pro, has punted for Arizona for the past three seasons. He averaged 45.7 yards per punt in 2013 with a net average of 40.1 yards and 35 punts downed inside the 20-yard line (tying Dustin Colquitt for the league high). He set an NFL record in 2012 with 46 punts inside the 20 while averaging...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Sign Dave Zastudil to Two-Year Deal

Dave Zastudil has been one of the best punters in the NFL since joining the Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals, fresh off a surprising 10-6 season that saw them defeat both of the top seeds in the NFC, have resigned punter Dave Zastudil to a two year deal. Despite the position he plays for, Zastudil has been a serious weapon for the  Cardinals since he signed with the team...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign punter Dave Zastudil to extension

The Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Dave Zastudil to a two-year extension. Zastudil, 35, would have become a free agent in March. In 2013 he dropped a league high 15 punts inside the 10-yard line. It was his third season with the Cardinals. Previously Zastudil played in Baltimore and Cleveland.
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Zastudil Agrees To Two-Year Deal

Dave Zastudil’s career might have been over, done in by painful right knee tendonitis and the invasive surgery needed to repair in halfway through the 2009 season. It cost Zastudil all of the 2010 season and only the Cardinals’ call late in training camp of 2011 got him back on a roster. From there, Zastudil has made it work. Three years with the Cardinals post-rehab have been...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign P Dave Zastudil To A Two-Year Contract

The Arizona Cardinals have announced that they have reached an agreement with P Dave Zastudil on a two-year contract. The news was first reported by Darren Urban. Zastudil, 35, finished 2013 ranked No. 13 in net yardage averaging 40.1 yards per punt and was tied for the lead in both punts inside the 20-yard line as well as punts inside the 10-yard line. Pro Football Focus had...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Browns specialists still special?

This will be a big change for the Browns this season as the one area that has been the most consistent since the Browns returned in 1999 has been the specialists. Phil Dawson had been the kicker since 1999 and the Browns punting situation has consistently been one of the team's stronger areas with the likes of Chris Gardocki, Dave Zastudil and Reggie Hodges manning the duties...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#28)

Last week: 22 (-6) Record: 4-7 Net points per drive: -0.19 (22nd) DVOA: -7.9% (22nd) Weighted DVOA: -8.7% (22nd) Tier 7: Terrible Studs LG Daryn Colledge: Did not allow a pressure on 55 pass block snaps RG Adam Snyder: Did not allow a pressure on 55 pass block snaps, 1 penalty CB Patrick Peterson: Did not allow a catch on 2 attempts, 1 interception, 4 solo tackles, 2 stops, 4 punt...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Three important calls from NFL Week 9

The inadvertent whistle in the Panthers-Redskins game turned undue attention to the officials in Week 9, and three more controversial situations occurred in which the judgment on the field also came into question. The Game: Miami at Indianapolis The Situation: The Dolphins had the ball, second-and-1, on their own 30 with 5:26 remaining in the game. Indianapolis led, 23-20. The...
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November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Cards notebook: A leg up in the kicking game

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Through four games, the Cardinals have yet to unleash their vaunted return game. But special teams coach Kevin Spencer has no complaints with the performance of his punter and kicker. Dave Zastudil ranks just 12th in the league in yards per punt (47.5), but he is seventh in net yards per punt (42.9), a far more important stat. Hes also fifth in punts downed inside...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Grading the Arizona Cardinals in Their Season Opener

The Arizona Cardinals are happily off to a 1-0 start following their 20-16 triumph over their NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. Let's take a look at how the Red Birds graded out in all three categories: OFFENSE Grade: C- This grade would have been worse if not for the fourth quarter heroics of reserve quarterback Kevin Kolb. Kolb saved the day after John Skelton...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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