RECAP: Cardinals Top Redskins 30-20

The Arizona Cardinals got Carson Palmer back in the lineup. Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd each scored their first touchdowns of the season and a late interception return for a touchdown by Rashad Johnson sealed the deal as the Cardinals knocked off the visiting Washington Redskins 30-20. Dallas went into Seattle and upset the Seahawks 30-23 so the Cardinals have a one-game lead...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gruden on Roberts fumble: You don’t have to go to New York to see the guy’s knee was down

For the fourth straight week the Washington Redskins have come up on the short end of the stick, losing to the Arizona Cardinals 30-20. The Redskins turned the ball over four times (three interceptions and one fumble lost) all in the fourth quarter. That fumble lost was the turning point of the game, and it may not have been anyone’s fault, except the referees. After a Chandler...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jefferson, Johnson give Cardinals safety net

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson knows the deal. With a first-round pick and a first-round talent sitting behind him and Tony Jefferson, it's only a matter of time before he becomes an NFL backup again. Or is it?  Through three games, all wins, Johnson and Jefferson have played so well that rookie strong safety Deone Bucannon and second-year free safety Tyrann...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals secondary has potential for greatness

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Antonio Cromartie can't decide what excites him most about Arizona's young and talented secondary. "Everything," the Cardinals' prized free-agent acquisition said. Arizona enters the 2014 season with a pair of cornerbacks who have been to the Pro Bowl the last two seasons, a budding free safety star in Tyrann Mathieu, a hard-hitting first-round...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals trade down, take safety Bucannon

After all the speculation, the Cardinals took neither a quarterback nor a pass rusher. Instead, they traded down from No. 20 overall in the first round, grabbing an extra third-round pick to to move back to 27th and then selecting Washington State safety Deone Bucannon. Bucannon, listed at 6-foot-1 and 216 pounds, was a first-team All-America selection last year as a senior. He also...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals need upgrade at strong safety

Yeremiah Bell remains unsigned and may be leaning towards retirement, Tyrann Mathieu may not be ready for the start of the season and the Cardinals have a trio of largely inexperienced players behind veteran Rashad Johnson. A strong safety would seem like a logical choice in the earlier rounds of this year's NFL Draft, which runs May 8-10.  "We need more depth going into...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Team Needs: Safety

The Cardinals need a safety and it’s becoming more likely that Arizona could select one in the first round with each passing day. Tyrann Mathieu is reportedly ahead of schedule in his rehab from tearing knee ligaments in December against the Rams. The other safety spot could go to Rashad Johnson but there is going to be competition for it in training camp. Arizona could be looking...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agency preview: Defensive Backs

The Arizona Cardinals are going to have a potential quagmire and a half in the defensive back field. And not the kind of Quagmire that runs around Rhode Island yelling “Giggity, giggity,” either. Let’s break it down and see what Arizona really needs. Patrick Peterson is in the final year of his contract and could hold out during the offseason to try and get a new deal. We...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

In honor of James Johnson, the Memphis Grizzlies are giving away neck tattoos

Small forward James Johnson has been a pleasant surprise for the Memphis Grizzlies this season. His play on the court has turned him into a fan favorite.So to celebrate Johnson being a pleasant surprise, the Grizzlies have decided to give to give away neck tattoos to honor Johnson. The first 5,000 fans into the team’s Feb. 21 home game against the Los Angeles Clippers will receive...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Speed skating competition leads to a double middle finger

We’re used to seeing sore losers in the major sports. But apparently being a sore loser can also be applied to speed skating as well. In the video you’re about to see, speed skater Sjinkie Knegt gets upset that he was going to lose a race to Victor An. So in Stone  Cold Steve Austin style, Knegt let the birds fly. Knegt was disqualified for his actions [The Independent] ...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson active for Cardinals, Skuta plays for SF

Arizona safety Rashad Johnson and San Francisco outside linebacker Dan Skuta were active for Sunday's game between the Cardinals and 49ers. Johnson was starting in place of injured Tyrann Mathieu, but missed last week's win at Seattle with an ankle injury. Skuta didn't practice all last week with a foot injury. Both had been listed as questionable. All other players...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Palmer, Fitzgerald both active for Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer are both active for the Arizona Cardinals after being listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Seattle with injuries. Fitzgerald passed all of his concussion tests after being injured late in last week's game at Tennessee. Palmer suffered an ankle injury in the win over the Titans as well. Arizona is without starting free safety Rashad...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The weekend in NFL stupidity

It certainly doesn't seem as though teams, players, coaches or officials become any less stupid as the home stretch rolls on. The difference is that their stupid moments feel even stupider because there's often more on the line. And yes, we know stupider isn't a word. Let's talk stupid, Week 15.  The stupidest offensive strategy The Dallas Cowboys led the Green...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer does not have ankle sprain

getty images Relax in Arizona. Quarterback Carson Palmer does not have a high ankle sprain reports head coach Bruce Arians. Palmer suffered a low-grade ankle sprain in the Cardinals overtime win against Tennessee on Sunday. All signs point to Palmer playing in Week 16 against Seattle. Even with Palmer it could be a tough task for the Cardinals to upend the Seahawks. The Cardinals...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Thomas Davis Played 63 Snaps Sunday With Dislocated Finger That Poked Through Skin

So maybe the Carolina Panthers are more smashmouth than finesse this year. While they may not be on the level of the Cardinals’ Rashad Johnson, who lost an actual chunk of his finger in the middle of a game this season, one of their linebackers knows a little bit about crooked digits and playing through pain. Linebacker Thomas Davis badly dislocated his finger during the first...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu moves to first string

The Cardinals’ official depth chart this week confirmed the obvious: rookie Tyrann Mathieu is now starting in place of Rashad Johnson at free safety. Johnson missed two games and was limited in a couple of others after suffering a severed fingertip against the Saints. He was healthy enough to start two weeks ago against the Falcons, yet it was Mathieu at safety in the base defense...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals injury report: Larry Fitzgerald listed as questionable

It appears the Arizona Cardinals are getting healthy just in time for their week 6 divisional matchup with the San Francisco 49ers’, according to their official web page. While several players were reportedly limited in practice on Thursday—such as All-Pro Larry Fitzgerald and inside linebacker Kevin Minter—none of them seem to be in any danger of missing Sunday’s contest...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals injury report: Larry Fitzgerald and Kevin Minter limited participants in practice

It appears the Arizona Cardinals are getting healthy just in time for their week 6 divisional matchup with the San Francisco 49ers’, according to their official web page. While several players were reportedly limited in practice on Thursday—such as All-Pro Larry Fitzgerald and inside linebacker Kevin Minter—none of them seem to be in any danger of missing Sunday’s contest...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals injury report: Darnell Dockett and Rashad Johnson listed as questionable

The Arizona Cardinals are reasonably healthy for their week 5 matchup with the Carolina Panthers, according to their official web site. The only concerns they have seem to lie on the defensive side of the ball where defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is being listed as questionable with a groin injury. Dockett is a terror on the Cardinals defensive line and a player every offensive...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals will get safety Rashad Johnson back after losing his finger

Today the Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson returned to practice. Johnson is expected to return to the field Sunday, two weeks after losing the tip of his left middle finger during a game Sept. 22 against the New Orleans Saints. Johnson was cleared by team doctors Thursday and was listed as questionable in Friday’s injury […]
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rashad Johnson could be sidelined longer than expected; danger of losing more of his finger

Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson lost the tip of his middle finger against the Seahawks in Week 3. Johnson missed Week 4′s game, and it looks he will be sidelined even longer. Pro Football Talk via Fox Sports and SiriusXM NFL Radio, report that Bruce Arians said Johnson was taken out of practice after hitting his casted hand. The Cardinals fear Johnson could lose more of the finger...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Safety Rashad Johnson Was at Risk of Losing More of His Finger by Continuing to Play

Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson lost part of his finger in a game against the Saints two weeks ago, but the damage almost got even worse. Soon after undergoing surgery to repair the lost finger tip, Johnson returned to Cardinals’ practice with a big cast over his left hand. The safety had to be pulled out of practice last week, though after banging his right hand while trying to...
Via NESN.com
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Finger still issue for Cards' Johnson

Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson is still recovering from losing the tip of his left middle finger during a Week 3 game against New Orleans. According to Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, the damage could have gotten even worse until Johnson was pulled out of practice last week after banging his hand. "There was a slight infection after the first hit, when they...
Via Fox Sports
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Keep Football Weird: Unexpected Oddities from the NFL

Another week has come and gone, leaving behind a trail of oddly shaped breadcrumbs that I will try and sort through. If, for some reason, you don’t think that my observations are altogether strange, let it be known that I tend to be a little more curious than most. In the words of Michael Scott, “I’m not superstitious, but I am…a little stitious.” Since I lack the creativity...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Buzz: Astros botch Ladies Night

You would think the Houston Astros had already done enough to alienate their fanbase by trotting out a minor league-caliber team that's going to finish with one of the worst records in recent baseball history (a list that includes last year's Astros team as well). I mean, it's gotten to the point where no one -- and I mean no one -- is even watching them on TV. But...
Via Fox Sports
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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