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Arizona Cardinals sign a free-agent tight end

The Cardinals announced on today they reached terms on a two-year deal with a free agent tight end. But it wasn’t Jake Ballard. It wasn’t Jim Dray. It wasn’t Jeff King nor Kory Sperry. So who did they sign? John Carlson, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, agreed to the deal, according to the team’s website. Carlson, 29, was released earlier this week by Minnesota in the second...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign free-agent tight end Carlson

The Cardinals moved quickly Friday on one of their top free-agent targets, signing tight end John Carlson to a two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 29-year-old Carlson was released Wednesday by the Vikings and visited Arizona on Thursday. He spent two seasons in Minnesota after signing a five-year, $25 million deal and posted a combined 40 catches...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals need a tight end

The Arizona Cardinals need tight ends badly. The situation on the roster is rather dire at best. Rob Housler is the only tight end under contract for 2014. Jake Ballard, Jim Dray, Jeff King and Kory Sperry are all free agents in one fashion or another when March hits. Housler has been inadequate in his three seasons in Arizona with 96 receptions for 1004 yards and one touchdown in...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Need a Tight End

USA TODAY Sports Rhett Savage Arizona Cardinals Writer The Cardinals search for a TE continues, year after year our TE’S rank among the bottom of the list. Last year we rolled out with Jeff King, Robert Housler, Jim Dray, Mike Leach and late free agent signee Jake Ballard. King went down with an injury and Jim Dray played more as a Fullback and Leach played on special teams, ...
Via TopSportsReport
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Roster Review: Tight End

The Arizona Cardinals have some decisions to make at the tight end position. Will they continue with a committee of unproductive extra blockers or will they upgrade and make that position a force in the passing attack? That’s the biggest question facing Arizona at this position for 2014. Let’s take a look at everyone’s contract status. Information comes from Spotrac.com. Rob...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals notes: Finally, a game

TEMPE, Ariz. As he walked into his Wednesday afternoons media session at the teams practice complex, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians looked around at the large media contingent and remarked: Hoo, weve got a crowd here! There must be a game. Nearly eight months after he was hired as an NFL head coach for the first time in his life, Arians, 60, is finally experiencing a real prep week...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Trim Roster to 53 Players, Questions Still Unanswered

  The Arizona Cardinals waited until the NFL’s 3pm deadline to release their 53 man roster to the public.  Head coach Bruce Arians acknowledged that he spoke to the team following the initial cuts a day ago regarding no one being safe.  The list of final cuts underscore that comment as former Arizona State Sun Devil Kerry Taylor was among the final group waived just a day after...
Via Sports Report Arizona
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindley, Williams make Cardinals' 53-man roster

The Cardinals reduced their roster to the 53-man limit on Saturday by placing tight end Jeff King (knee) and defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin (shoulder) on injured reserve while releasing the following five players: OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb; LB Kenny Rowe; DT Padric Scott; LB and special teams ace Reggie Walker; and former ASU WR Kerry Taylor.Walker tweeted news of his release on Friday...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Cards notes: Cooper hopes to shake rookie jitters

GLENDALE, Ariz. Cardinals left guard Jonathan Cooper has a simple goal for Saturdays game against the Dallas Cowboys. My goals are really just to perform up to par and not look like a rookie out there, as I was told I did, said Cooper, who admitted to nerves in his first NFL game last week in Green Bay. My technique, that was very rookie of me, just kind of wild and flailing versus...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals notes: Offensive line still has questions

GLENDALE, Ariz. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians spent much of Mondays media session talking about offensive line play, and why not? Its been one of the teams biggest problems the past three seasons. An offensive line determines how good an offense is going to be, left tackle Levi Brown said. The eye is always on us. For a welcome change, the eye liked what it saw when the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals notes: Offensive line still has questions

GLENDALE, Ariz. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians spent much of Mondays media session talking about offensive line play, and why not? Its been one of the teams biggest problems the past three seasons. An offensive line determines how good an offense is going to be, left tackle Levi Brown said. The eye is always on us. For a welcome change, the eye liked what it saw when the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals notebook: Williams sits, bubble taking shape

TEMPE, Ariz. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said running back Ryan Williams will take another day off on Thursday to rest his right knee, which experienced a flare-up on Sunday. Williams was originally expected to return Thursday, but the knee apparently hasnt responded to treatment as well as the team had hoped. The knee is the same one in which Williams suffered a torn patellar...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

News and nuggets from Cardinals OTA’s

Arians is conducting his first set of OTA’s as Cardinals coach. (@AZCardinals, Twitter) Organized team workouts taking place means one thing. We are one step closer to the start of training camp and the NFL season kicking off. The Cardinals are in the second week of their OTA’s with the last day coming tomorrow. Arizona will also have OTA’s June 3-6 and then June 11-13. With...
Via One is the Loneliest Number
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Arians criticizes his Cards offense

First and foremost, Bruce Arians coaches the offense, even though he's got the whole team to worry about as new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. And that offense was the target of his criticism as the team resumed OTAs on Tuesday. ''We're just not picking it up fast enough,'' he said. ''We're still not picking it up the way I'd like to...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Arians criticizes offense as Arizona resumes OTAs

First and foremost, Bruce Arians coaches the offense, even though he's got the whole team to worry about as new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. And that offense was the target of his criticism as the team resumed OTAs on Tuesday. ''We're just not picking it up fast enough,'' he said. ''We're still not picking it up the way I'd like to...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals 2013 Salary Cap: The Struggle

One of the hardest things to discern when looking forward for a team that, as newly minted GM Steve Keim put it, re-tooling, is understanding what the roster and cap numbers look like going forward. Well fear not loyal #Birdgang, as I am here to do my best with what I can to figure out a way for the Cardinals to get back under the salary cap. Yes, you heard right the 2013 Arizona...
Via The Sports Headquarters
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Week 16 NFL Power Rankings (#27)

Last week: 29 (+2) Record: 5-9 Net points per drive: -0.31 (23rd) DVOA: -14.7% (26th) Weighted DVOA: -21.6% (27th) The Cardinals ended a 9 game losing streak last week and avoided the 4-0 to 4-12 collapse, but they did it almost purely on returns, returning two interceptions for touchdowns and returning a muffed punt to the Detroit 5, for an easy score. Ryan Lindley still didn...
Via The Football Fan Spot
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Cards notebook: Whisenhunt coy, Kolb ready

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is having fun with this less-than-suspenseful quarterback decision. Despite the fact that Week 1 starter John Skelton missed Wednesdays and Thursdays practices and was able to do only rehab work Friday with his walking boot off, Whisenhunt had this to say when asked if the Cardinals had a starting quarterback for Sundays game against...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Cards notebook: Whisenhunt coy, Kolb ready

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is having fun with this less-than-suspenseful quarterback decision. Despite the fact that Week 1 starter John Skelton missed Wednesdays and Thursdays practices and was able to do only rehab work Friday with his walking boot off, Whisenhunt had this to say when asked if the Cardinals had a starting quarterback for Sundays game against...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Blessing in Disguise?

  Blessing in disguise (and a walking boot)?   Is the injury to John Skelton exactly what the Arizona Cardinals need?   Most football fans around the country feel that the Arizona Cardinals acquisition of Kevin Kolb from the Philadelphia Eagles, prior to the start of the Lockout-shortened 2011 season, has been…unproductive. A bust. A screw-up. A mistake. Kevin Kolb spent a...
Via The Sports Headquarters
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: August 17

There have been four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one that played just one inning of one game. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a doubleheader against the Reds from the 1990 season. Before we get to the former players, one current player has a birthday. Relief pitcher Chad Qualls turns 34 today. He came to the Pirates from the Yankees...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Wells, King sidelined after failed physicals

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Cardinals fans received a mild surprise when training camp began at Northern Arizona University on Tuesday. Running back Beanie Wells (knee) joined tight end Jeff King (quadriceps) on the active physically unable to perform (PUP) list after failing the team physical. Like King, Wells designation will prevent him from practicing until that designation is lifted...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals RB Wells starts camp on PUP

Cardinals running back Beanie Wells will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Wells had knee surgery and missed offseason workouts. He failed his physical but coach Ken Whisenhunt said he should be ready to return soon. Starting tight end Jeff King is nearly recovered from a partially torn quadriceps tendon but also began training camp on PUP. Wells...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL 2012: Receiving Corps Power Rankings

I am power ranking NFL receiving units, but running backs are not part of my grading criteria. It just would have made the rankings too difficult to sort out. If I did mention really good receiving running backs in my descriptions, it just didn’t factor into the actual rankings.   Tight ends did carry significant weight in my rankings, however. This certainly muddied the water...
Via Football Nation
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals to use tight ends more in 2012

The Cardinals have never been ones to focus on the tight end in their offense, but times are changing. The tight end has become a focal point of offenses all across the league and the Cardinals no longer have quite the outside wide receiver talent that they had in years past when they had Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin in their primes. They used a 3rd round pick on a tight end...
Via The Football Fan Spot
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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