Arizona Cardinals Top Draft Picks Over the Last Decade

The Arizona Cardinals have done a relatively decent job through the draft over the last ten years, but as with any team, they hit on later picks while missing on first and second round picks. While those top two rounds do dominate the list, there have been players later who have been those hidden gems teams long for in the later rounds. The team has only had two general managers...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
16 days ago  |  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...
Via No Guts, No Glory
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Roster Review: Defensive Backs

This time around on the Cardinals roster review, we’ll take a look at defensive backs. Arizona has a couple of stars in Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu but how does the rest of the defensive backfield look after them. Let’s start with who will be under contract in 2014. Patrick Peterson $5,863,962 Jerraud Powers $4 million Justin Bethel $598,556 Rashad Johnson $2.133 million...
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January 22, 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...
Via NESN.com
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

Seattle up 7-0 early against Arizona

Russell Wilson hit Sidney Rice on a 31-yard touchdown pass, helping the Seattle Seahawks take a 7-0 lead over the Arizona Cardinals after the first quarter Thursday night Seattle dominated Arizona in the teams' last meeting in 2012 and picked up where it left off, marching quickly down the field on its opening drive. Wilson capped it by rolling right, throwing off his back foot...
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October 17, 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...
Via NFL Injury Report
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

'D' coordinator Bowles remains confident despite injuries

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is expressing confidence in his new influx of players and promises his scheme will be adjusted accordingly this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Cardinals lost starting linebackers Lorenzo Alexander, Sam Acho and top backup Alex Okafor to season-ending injuries in last Sunday's loss at New Orleans...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 27, 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...
Via Third And Wrong
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

Arizona Cardinals to sell severed foam finger for Rashad Johnson?

Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson suffered probably the most gruesome injury you will see all NFL season on Sunday. It’s always tough to watch a player blow out their knee or take a shot to the head, but I can’t imagine anything more graphic than a player losing the tip of his finger. Johnson did […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Arizona Cardinals are working on a special foam finger in honor of Rashad Johnson’s finger

If you’re unaware of what happened to one of Rashad Johnson fingers on Sunday, go here for the details and here for the visual that is sure to turn your stomach. Johnson has remained in good spirits despite losing the tip of one his fingers and apparently the Cardinals have too. So in response to his injury the team tweeted out this foam finger that is just for Johnson. Working...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals’ Rashad Johnson’s Lost Finger is Cringe-Worthy

Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson apparently suffered two losses on Sunday. Not only did his team get demolished by the New Orleans Saints, he also reportedly lost part of a finger. While tackling New Orleans’ Darren Sproles on a punt return, part of Johnson’s left middle finger tore off, Kent Somers of azcentral.com reports. [Continue Reading] Hopefully, you didn’t catch this...
Via Unathletic
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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