Could Gerald Christian Be The Tight End Carson Palmer Has Been Waiting For?

A tight end is a quarterback's best friend. A good one will be able to do multiple things for his quarterback. If he is big enough he can stay in and provide a little much-needed protection from time to time. As long as he's not too big to run he can also get out and pass  patterns and be a valuable chain-moving target in the passing game.Bruce Arians is not known for making use...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Syracuse Players Prepare to Arrive at NFL Camps

When the 256th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft was made and the Arizona Cardinals selected Gerald Christian, it became official. No Syracuse players were taken in the NFL Draft for the first time since 2008. This was despite three former Syracuse players being projected to be taken: Sean Hickey, Durell Eskridge and Dyshawn Davis. Since being passed over on Draft Night, several former...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals’ Gerald Christian’s Reign as Mr. Irrelevant

Gerald Christian (83) participates in offsesason drills with the Arizona Cardinals. (Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports) Gerald Christian of the Arizona Cardinals, the last pick in the 2015 NFL draft, has been pampered this past week more than any other 7th round pick. Every year, the “Mr. Irrelevant” of the draft goes through the tradition of “Mr. Irrelevant Week”. This...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerald Christian seems to be enjoying 'Mr. Irrelevant Week'

Being the last pick in the NFL draft has its benefits. Just ask Arizona Cardinals rookie tight end Gerald Christian, who is having a quite a week in Los Angeles.  After being selected as the very last pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, Christian gets to experience the royal treatment in Los Angles for a whole week before he has to report to his first training camp. His week got started...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Gerald Christian can't wait to experience 'Irrelevant Week'

Arizona Cardinals tight end Gerald Christian was the very last pick of the 2015 NFL Draft and with that honor, Christian gets to experience a whole week in California dedicated solely to him. Christian was already flown out to California once after the draft to experience a taste of what is to come this week. 'Irrelevant Week', which has become very popular recently for every player...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals TE's in June

Last month we discussed how John Carlson’s retirement has left the Cardinals with a very young and experienced group of tight ends. Things haven’t changed much a month later.Darren Fells and Troy Niklas are still expected to take most of the snaps at tight end for Arizona in 2015. However, Niklas underwent a minor surgery on June 10th after tweaking his ankle in a minicamp practice...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Analyzing Each Team's Draft Haul

Every draft, teams surprise fans early and often. This year's was no different, with the Redskins selecting Brandon Scherff with the fifth pick, allowing Leonard Williams to fall to the Jets at six. There were only two trades in the first round, but six teams opted to move up in the second. From Jameis Winston to Gerald Christian, this was an exciting draft filled with tons of young...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals’ Mr. Irrelevant lives it up

The Arizona Cardinals had the last pick in last month’s draft and chose tight end Gerald Christian. The dubious honor that goes with being picked last is that of Mister Irrelevant. This is the 40th year of the moniker and features a week of activities specifically designed for him. That comes up in early July but what is Christian doing now? He does what everyone likes to do in...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Tuesday 5/19

Bills Bills signed sixth-round LB Tony Steward to a four-year contract. Browns Browns signed fourth-round WR Vince Mayle to a four-year contract. Buccaneers Buccaneers waived TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi. (NFLTR) Buccaneers signed G Antoine Everett. (NFLTR) Cardinals Cardinals signed third-round RB David Johnson and seventh-round TE Gerald Christian to four-year contracts. Chargers Chargers...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona signs draft picks Johnson, Christian

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed two more draft picks - running back David Johnson and tight end Gerald Christian. Johnson was a third-round pick out of Northern Iowa. Christian was drafted in the seventh round out of Louisville, the final player selected in the draft as the so-called ''Mr. Irrelevant.'' Six of the Cardinals' seven draft picks have signed contracts...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals TE's in May

The depth at tight end has certainly changed for the Arizona Cardinals after the 2015 NFL Draft. The team added tight end Gerald Christian from Louisville, who could fill the team’s H-back role and after the draft the team learned John Carlson was retiring.Carlson’s retirement is a bit of a shocker in the sense that the Cardinals do not have much experience at the tight end position...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

'Mr. Irrelevant' working to change his nickname

Nicknames can be a funny thing. For example: the largest man in the room is usually the one called “Tiny.” Former Louisville tight end Gerald Christian is hoping that kind of ironic twist will apply to the moniker recently bestowed upon him: “Mr. Irrelevant.” It’s the nickname given to the last player selected in the NFL draft, which turned out to be Christian, when the...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville TE Gerald Christian Was Mr. Irrelevant Of The 2015 NFL Draft

Christian caught 10 touchdowns in his college career Each year, the final player selected in the NFL Draft is given the title of “Mr. Irrelevant.” It may sound like a slap in the face, but the nickname was created all in good fun and many players who receive the designation wear it with pride. This year’s Mr. Irrelevant was Louisville tight end Gerald Christian. A one-time...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mr. Irrelevant: Louisville TE Christian last pick in draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The 10th Louisville Cardinal chosen in the NFL draft earned the title ''Mr. Irrelevant.'' With the 256th - and last - pick of the three-day draft, the Arizona Cardinals chose tight end Gerald Christian. He will be the guest of honor for a weeklong celebration in Newport Beach, California, next month. At the event, Christian will be presented with the Lowsman Trophy...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

TE Gerald Christian is 2015's Mr. Irrelevant

The Arizona Cardinals have selected Louisville TE Gerald Christian with the 256th, and final, pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. With the selection, Christian earns the moniker “Mr. Irrelevant”.Mr. Irrelevant is a nickname that has been used for the last player picked in the draft for decades. The first player to earn this nickname was wide receiver Kelvin Kirk in 1976. Kirk was drafted...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville Football Has Plenty Of Options At The Tight End Position

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsAfter marinating on the return of Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino many began to evaluate the differences with him at the helm versus the previous regime. One of the obvious was the usage of the Tight End position; and Louisville had the perfect guy in highly heralded Gerald Christian. While he finished tied for the team lead with five touchdowns and...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Only One Team Will Have More Players At The NFL Draft Combine Than Louisville

Photo: Pete CautilliThe Louisville football program had major representation in the 2014 NFL Draft with three players selected in the first round. The Cards may not get three first rounders in 2015, but they have set a program record with 11 former players being invited to the NFL Draft Combine. Florida State is the only school that has more players participating in the annual combine...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks Louisville Football No. 25 In Their Way Too Early Rankings For 2015

Photo: Pete CautilliWe’re still a good seven months away from kicking off the 2015 college football season, but the folks at ESPN are already gearing up. Mark Schlabach of the four letter network released his “Way Too Early Top 25″ rankings for next season. The Louisville Cardinals came in at No. 25. 25. Louisville Cardinals 2014 record: 9-4, 5-3 ACC Returning starters:...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Eight Louisville Players Have Been Invited To The 2015 NFL Draft Combine

AP Photo/Dave MartinThe University of Louisville football program had some major representation in last year’s NFL Draft. Louisville was one of just three programs to have three players drafted in the first round. It’s highly unlikely that we see three Cardinals taken in the first round of this year’s draft, but we may see more players drafted overall than we did a year ago...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Louisville WR Gerald Christian Makes Sweet One-Handed Catch to Get Louisville on the Board

Louisville tight end Gerald Christian got a chance to do what every tight end hopes to do in his final game Tuesday night. After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter against Georgia in the Belk Bowl he got the chance to get his team on the board with an 11-yard pass from Kyle Bolin--but it wasn't just any catch.It was an absolute beauty of a one-handed grab between defenders! Read more »
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven Cardinals Honored By ACC Football Coaches

Photo: Pete Cautilli On Wednesday morning the ACC released the annual All Conference Team’s voted on by the league’s coaches. A total of seven Louisville players were honored by the ACC coaches, with two being named to the league’s All First Team. Here is an excerpt from the official release from UofL. Senior offensive tackle Jamon Brown and senior wide receiver DeVante...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerald Christian’s Younger Brother Has Committed To Louisville

Photo: 247 Sports Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program picked up their second commitment in three days on Tuesday morning. Geron Christian, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound, offensive tackle from Ocala, FL., informed the Louisville staff of his verbal pledge shortly before 10 AM. Christian was previously committed to Miami, but decided to reopen his recruiting at the end of November...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Parker, Holliman, Mauldin & Christian Getting Love From NFL Draft Analysts

Photo: Pete Cautilli With just four weeks left in the 2014 college football regular season, veteran NFL Draft scout Matt Miller has released his updated prospect rankings. DeVante Parker (#13), Gerod Holliman (#21) and Lorenzo Maudlin (#46) are ranked as top 50 overall prospects. Gerald Christian didn’t make the top 50, but was ranked as one of the top ten draft eligible tight...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State Head Coach Dave Doeren Previews Louisville

Photo: Getty Images North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren spoke with the media earlier this week to preview Saturday’s match-up with Louisville. The Wolfpack are having some tough times as of late and have lost three consecutive games. To make matters worse, seven players, including two starters have been suspended for Saturday’s game for a BB gun incident. Here is the...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

If INT’s Counted As Receptions, Gerod Holliman Would Be Louisville’s Fourth Leading Receiver

Photo: Pete Cautilli Offensive yardage has been at a premium for Louisville’s wide receiving core this year.  The A.F.R.O.S have been constricted this season, amid The Cardinals seemingly two dimensional offense.  Louisville’s balanced rushing attack has consistently found strides against a myriad of opponents during this season. The passing attack has not been as fortunate...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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