Cardinals notebook: Cooper off to slow start

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With Jared Veldheer arriving to provide an anchor at tackle, the left side of the Cardinals' offensive line figured to be secure for years to come. And that's still what the team is expecting. But the other half of Arizona's prized tandem, Jonathan Cooper, is not progressing as quickly as coach Bruce Arians anticipated. "I'm a little disappointed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals see Veldheer as long-term answer at left tackle

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It almost sounded like an incantation from a mad scientist reviewing the schematic for his latest creation. "Six-eight, three-twenty and 26 years old . . . and he's mean, he's athletic, he's got all the traits. " Bruce Arians didn't quite punctuate this description with an evil-sounding cackle, but it probably would have served. We can...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Kings 2014 Cardinals outlook

Courtesy of Hensley Beverage Company   Training Camp opens tomorrow, as players and staff will flock from all over the country to Tempe headquarters. Rookies will get their first taste of an actual NFL practice, returning players come back with a confidence from last season, and fans can finally leave their caves of misery and step into the sunlight. The Phoenix Sports-Kings staff...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Leftist movement: Cardinals have high hopes for Veldheer, Cooper

With training camp only one month away, the biggest concern for the Cardinals is that gaping hole at inside linebacker where departed free agent Karlos Dansby and suspended fifth-year pro Daryl Washington both played at an elite level in 2013. Despite the best efforts of Kevin Minter, Larry Foote and whoever else may jump aboard in camp, it's obvious the Cardinals will be compensating...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Mock Draft

1. Oakland Raiders- Jameis Winston, QB, FSU #484614731 / gettyimages.com First of all, the Raiders have the worst roster in the league.  I don’t even know how they managed to win 4 games last year.  With no stable quarterback, injury prone running backs, no go-to wide receiver, an offensive line that might be the worst in the league with the loss of Jared Veldheer, mediocre...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Arizona Cardinals OT Jared Veldheer not named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Goodwin: ‘Veldheer signing shocked us’

AP Image Early in the free-agency frenzy, the Cardinals pulled off a huge coup   They signed Jared Veldheer to a long term contract   This move helped the team find a franchise left tackle, a position that’s been a major problem for the Cardinals for several years. In an interview with Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, offensive line coach and coordinator Harold Goodwin...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals were “shocked” Raiders didn’t franchise Jared Veldheer

The Cardinals signed left tackle Jared Veldheer to a five-year, $35 million contract at the start of free agency, but that wasn’t what they expected to do at the start of the offseason. Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin told Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic that the Cardinals didn’t think Veldheer would be available because they thought the Raiders would put...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Top five remaining needs

The Oakland Raiders entered the offseason with too many holes to even list them all. At the beginning of free agency, two more big holes were created when two of the team’s best players departed in Jared Veldheer and Lamarr Houston. But since then, general manager Reggie McKenzie has put a big dent in those needs, adding thirteen new players to the mix for 2014 (including pre-free...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What will the Cardinals do at right tackle?

By just about any measure the Arizona Cardinals have had a pretty good start to their offseason. Many national football writers have given them an A rating for adding left tackle Jared Veldheer and cornerback Antonio Cromartie among others. Still there is one question that hasn’t been brought up a whole lot that needs to be answered. Who will be the Cardinals starting right tackle...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

There’s No Need to Fear, Jared Veldheer is here

(courtesy of standingosports.com) HOLDING/FALSE START #75 OFFENSE! There’s not one Cardinal fan in this world who got tired of hearing that every Sunday. Number 75 was worn by Levi Brown, an offensive lineman whom now days can easily be considered a bust. Levi came out of college as one of the best offensive linemen in his class, and was drafted 5th overall in 2007 by the Arizona...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

McKenzie v. Veldheer: Raiders surrounded with rumors, reports and speculation

The Oakland Raiders saw their starting left tackle, Jared Veldheer, depart from the team in free agency to sign with the Arizona Cardinals. One of the best players on the Raiders the past few seasons, many were surprised if not shocked that general manager Reggie McKenzie was unable to retain his services. Since then, a wild fire of speculation and unsubstantiated reports has fueled...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Reggie McKenzie: Jared Veldheer didn’t want to play for Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have been criticized for losing Jared Veldheer as much as they’ve been criticized for their botched Rodger Saffold contract. But team GM Reggie McKenzie told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Vic Tafur that Veldheer signing with the Arizona Cardinals in free agency wasn’t an issue of the Raiders not trying to retain him. […]
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Raiders Better After First Wave of Free Agency?

Al Bello After a tumultuous start to the free agency period in which the Oakland Raiders watched three of their top free-agents leave town and had a controversial failed physical void their lone free-agent signing, GM Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders have righted the ship and they can now hold their head high now that the dust is beginning to settle. On the first day of free agency...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals sign OT Jared Veldheer

There might not have been a team needier for offensive tackles than the Cardinals, not just because of their lack of talent at the position last year, but because of their lack of talent at the position for many years. It’s been seemingly forever since they had competent offensive tackle play. Bradley Sowell was horrific this season at left tackle, after taking over for Levi Brown...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading week one of Oakland Raiders free agency

Day one of the free agency frenzy left fans breathing heavily into paper bags. Lamarr Houston was gone as was Jared Veldheer and the only new player coming to Oakland was Rodger Saffold (who would soon be leaving again). All the cap space for making moves was still in Reggie McKenzie’s pocket and Raider Nation was quickly bracing for full panic mode. What a big difference six days...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What left for the Arizona Cardinals in free agency?

The Arizona Cardinals spent the past week, like most teams in the NFL, scrambling to put together visits, meetings, and new contracts. There were offers to re-sign current free agents, and there were free agents like Karlos Dansby who found new homes. The biggest of the new names were left tackle Jared Veldheer and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. The team has visited with cornerback Antonio...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Ginn Could Be Versatile Weapon, For Cardinals

  (USA Today Sports Images)   As promised. General Manager Steve Keim, has been very aggressive in the first week of Free Agency. He went out and got the Arizona Cardinals a new Left Tackle, with Jared Veldheer and now he’s added the dynamic return specialist and receiver from the Panthers. Ted Ginn Jr. will join the Cardinals, after signing a three year deal, Thursday afternoon...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Weekly Rewind: Veldheer signs, Mendenhall retires, Dansby departs, Fitz flies

The last week was the opening of the frenzy known as free agency. Arizona was smartly active this week and made a big signing, literally. Here’s a look back at the week that was. Jared Veldheer signs with Arizona (READ) Rashard Mendenhall retires (READ) Karlos Dansby bolts for Cleveland (READ) Larry Fitzgerald goes up in an F-16 (READ) Daryn Colledge gets cut (READ) Top 5 ugliest...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals landed coveted left tackle in a hurry

TEMPE, Ariz.  -- Finding a left tackle was the Arizona Cardinals' top priority, and it didn't take long for them to land one. Shortly after the start of free agency signings, the Cardinals reached an agreement with towering Jared Veldheer on a five-year, $37 million contract, with $17 million guaranteed. Veldheer signed the contract Wednesday, then appeared at a news conference...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Middlekauff pulls curtain to reveal big drama in Jared Veldheer negotiations

The Oakland Raiders lost their starting left tackle in free agency when Jared Veldheer signed with the Arizona Cardinals. As a result of this, much of the Raider Nation was very upset and blamed general manager Reggie McKenzie for losing one of their home grown guys. But this morning on 95.7 The Game, John Middlekauff dropped an absolute bomb on fans. According to Middlekauff, the...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign a New Left and Right Tackle

Even though the Raiders let left tackle Jared Veldheer hulk smash his way down to Arizona, they still walked away in decent shape. The Raiders have been able to bring on board a new left and right tackle in the shape of Rodger Saffold and Austin Howard. The former Jets offensive lineman will reportedly signed with Oakland for five years, worth up to $30 million with $15 of that being...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What the hell are the Oakland Raiders thinking?

The Oakland Raiders entered free agency with about $60 million in salary cap space, which was apparently an NFL record.  And while building through free agency is hardly ever the answer, we're baffled by what Oakland has done (or failed to do) thus far in the process.  The Raiders have inexplicably let their top free agents walk. Lamarr Houston, who led the team in...
Via This Given Sunday
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Veldheer’s mother: ‘Fair offer from the Raiders never happened’

The Oakland Raiders lost their starting left tackle, Jared Veldheer to the Cardinals in free agency. Rightfully so, Raiders fans are not happy about it. Apparently, neither is Jared Veldheer’s mom, Mary Veldheer.   @raiders343 A fair offer from the Raiders never happened. Nothing near the Saffold deal. We will always ❤️ Raider Nation. — mary veldheer (@mommagolfer) March...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals, Jared Veldheer Agree to 5-Year Deal

The Arizona Cardinals surprised a lot of people last year, but they were a piece or two away from being on the same level as the Seahawks and the 49ers. So to close the gap, the Cardinals started off the free agency period with the bang. Arizona agreed to a 5-year, $35 million dollar deal with left tackle Jared Veldheer. THIS JUST IN: Former Raiders OT Jared Veldheer reached agreement...
Via Standing O Sports
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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